Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Move Back Towards Plants
We need to make a move back toward the plants that sustain us.
We need to leave behind the typical American diet.
The American diet – full of highly processed foods, fatty meats, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar, and pathetically lacking whole plant foods like whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits – is killing us.
We struggle with all kinds of diet-related diseases: heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, premature aging, early death, poor mental and physical functioning, and the list goes on.
Even our kids are now facing these diseases.
Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes, because it rarely occurred before age 40.
Today, it happens in children, too.
In addition, kids now have strokes and are in the early stages of atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries), all as a result of their poor diets and lack of exercise.
For the first time in history, our kids are set to live shorter lives than us.
As kids with early risk factors for diabetes and heart disease mature, our country will be burdened with poor health, medical bills, and disability.
And our entire planet is already maxed out for resources: scientists say we’d need 1-1/2 Earths to keep up with our consumption of food, water, and energy.
It’s no longer sustainable to eat this way – for us, for our children, or for our planet.
Diet is a powerful ally that can literally save your life.
You can reduce your risk of all these chronic diseases by 80% (yes, you read that right!) by embracing a healthy lifestyle that includes eating and drinking well, exercising, and not smoking.
No drug on the market can boast those odds.
The perfect diet for a healthy life – and planet – is within our reach.
It’s so sweet and simple we often don’t notice it with all the noise around fad diets.
It’s simply a diet getting back to nature, eating the simple whole foods that used to nurture us.
Recipe of the Day: Asian Salad Dressing
This simple salad dressing takes just minutes to make and lends itself to a variety of uses, from sliced tomatoes to cabbage salad to side dishes like Asian tomatoes and rice.
Makes 1 cup
1/4 cup yellow or white miso
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon pickled sushi ginger
1 tablespoon toasted (or untoasted) sesame oil
1 tablespoon chopped shallots or garlic
1 tablespoon water
*Use as many organic ingredients as possible.
Combine the miso, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, ginger, oil, shallots or garlic, and water in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
Transfer to a jar and refrigerate.
The dressing will keep for 2 weeks.
Per tablespoon: 15 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 2 g total carbohydrates (1 g sugars), 0 g fiber, 0 g protein.
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Dick and Lenay
from Plant-Powered For Life by Sharon Palmer, RDN