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I eat starchy plant based foods but snack on so much processed junk that I sabotage my efforts. Last year I removed almost all processed foods for a month and my HS-CRP (marker for inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk), dropped from 2.69 to 2.0, but one thing led to another and I'm eating junk again. On a mission to be my healthiest and remain prescription drug free.

Nutrition Goal:

Nutrition Streak: to actually make it a streak :)
Replace at least one processed snack with an unprocessed one every day.


Health Goals:

HS-CRP - marker for inflammation and cardiovascular disease
1 = low risk... 2-3 = med risk... Over 3 = high risk
2.0 (goal under 2, optimal under 1)

A1C- 5.3 (goal under 5, optimal under 4)
Glucose 101 = prediabetic (goal under 99)

Total cholesterol 167 (goal under 160, optimal under 150)
Triglycerides 87
HDL 58
LDL 92 (goal under 60)


The Starch Solution and Forks Over Knives

Meals centered around unrefined starches with added veggies, fruit, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. No animal products including eggs, cheese, dairy (butter, cream, milk, yogurt, icecream, etc), animal broth, gelatin or oil, and don't count calories.

Exercise - at least 10 minutes a day
Yoga - working up to every day

Member Since: 6/21/2019

My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:
Years ago I wanted to lower my cholesterol and saturated fat intake and after researching stopped consuming beef, pork, chicken, eggs, eventually seafood and finally.. cheese and dairy. Years later, I survived a heart attack which scared me into quitting a two pack a day smoking habit, my daily two pots of black coffee and anything with hydrogenated oil and trans fats which meant no more sweets from the bakery (donuts, pastries, pies, etc). A decade later I trained for and finished a half marathon which I'm super proud of and went on to remove alcohol, soda and cooking with oil. I'm currently working on removing processed snack foods (boxed cereal, dark chocolate, non dairy ice cream and chips), which is proving to be my most difficult challenge yet. Mid year I bruised my ribs which kept me sidelined but I'm almost 100% recovered. Life is good!

Other Information:
I used to consume meat, switched to a vegetarian diet, then to a vegan one for almost twenty years. Realized I could do better by going Whole Foods Plant Based No Oil (WFPBNO) after reading The Starch Solution, The China Study, watching Forks Over Knives and countless other books and documentaries on the subject. Not completely transitioned (replacing processed snacks with whole foods), but it's a worthwhile endeavor to give my body the nutrition it needs to achieve optimal health and healing.

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  • v NANBENT1963
    Hi Deb,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving some motivational love on my spark page! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Nan
    4 hours ago
    Hi Deb,
    Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros
    1 day ago
  • v FLASUN
    Happy Monday & Columbus Day!! emoticon
    1 day ago

    Comment edited on: 10/14/2019 6:00:02 AM
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    CONGRATULATIONS on your first week, Casual Traveler!

    We made it to Moscow, Russia, logged 9,687 exercise miles, 1,650 points for water and it looks like we have a nice overall loss for the week!

    Very Well done!!!

    I hope you're equally excited for the 2nd week of your journey!! The plane is currently heading toward Mexico city, Mexico which is 6,671 exercise miles, nutrition tracking and water points away!

    Please remember exercise has a daily maximum of 120 minutes; each minute is 1 mile.

    Tracking is 10 points if you track ALL your meals/snacks food for the day; if you don't track 100 %; please do not log any points. This is an all or nothing record.

    We are again tracking our water intake and each 8 ounce glass or cup we drink can be
    counted as 1 point with an 8 cup maximum to be recorded.

    As shared before, we're a very supportive, no pressure team but we do want everyone to
    participate to the best of their abilities, so please make sure to log all of your water & exercise miles before 11:59PM Friday, October 18th.

    Have fun and enjoy the trip!! For your In flight Entertainment, we offer a fun and ever changing category for the Alphabet game. Currently, the category is girl's names!

    Every Wednesday, a new and optional Wellness Challenge will be offered that will include a few mini challenges that focus on mind body and soul.

    Please have a great week, have fun with the challenge and make sure to visit the team forum to stay up on current affairs. Please also look for emails from me, highlighting team members and special days.

    Your Motivational Leader,


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    1 day ago
    May the week ahead bring love, laughter, and blessings!
    2 days ago
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