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Forks over Knives
Tue 30-Jun-15
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danast
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wave I like that thinking too, Sue!   I much prefer a low carb diet!

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I love beetroot but have tried the juice and just couldn't be doing with it...at the mo, I'm 5 days in to a 5:2 with a bit of weightwatchers thrown in on the 5 days. Doing ok.

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Plant based is the way I eat. It's not so narrow in focus as vegan. It is now heralded as the healthiest way to eat, with numerous examples of people (usually those previously hooked on the Standard American Diet - which is a killer) who have come off all medication and are able to maintain a healthy weight.

Forks Over Knives is good but for really hearty meals look at the Engine2 diet. Designed to suit a team of American firefighters after one of them had a heart attack. For thoughtful healthful eating I like Slow Motion Miracle. A very gentle lady with a lot of health problems who has improved her health immensely through food. There are loads - Happy Herbivore (I liked her better before she became so successful), Plant Based On a Budget, etc.

I eat this way because the recipes usually avoid all the things I can't digest comfortably - gluten (but not all recipes are gluten free), dairy, animal fats and refined sugar. Unfortunately I have to report that I can still gain weight while eating plant based. You really can have too much of a good thing!

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Thanks for those useful references, Ruthie, and for sharing your experiences. The pounds fell off in the first 2 weeks and then plateaued but I don't lose sleep over it. That was without any exercise and I know my lifestyle is still unhealthy.

But now I need a belt on my trousers whereas before I did plant based I could not close them!

I saw the Fire Engine diet book - maybe I will buy it or one of the others you listed.

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I often wondered about the term 'vegan' and how it related to a plant food diet.

This is a good article that explains the difference.

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