What I Eat.

When people ask me what I eat I tell them:

 I eat a low-fat plant-based whole-food starch-centered diet.  I eat some fruit, plenty of vegetables, but mostly whole food starches.   When I say "whole foods" I mean I eat my food in as close to the form God made it as possible. When I say "starches" I mean foods like oats, barley, quinoa, rice, potatoes, pasta, beans, corn, squash, etc.   I avoid processed foods as much as possible.  I buy whole, organic grains and for the most part I cook and eat them whole.  For bread, rolls, and pizza I start with whole organic wheat and mill it into flour by hand.  Vegetables I eat raw or lightly steamed.   I do not eat animal products.  In general I do not use any oils or fats in my cooking.

 There are exceptions.  I have never done well with hard, inflexible, and rigid rules.  But I'd guess that 98-99% of the calories I eat conform to the guidelines above.

 My typical day's breakfast is whole organic oats, slow cooked with banana and other fruit, usually one or more of strawberries, blueberries, and/or goji berries.

Most days I eat a salad of kale and/or spinach, with other fixing added in.
Dinners consist of some starch and some vegetables.   I make a point of eating beans at least twice a week.

 I do not count calories or limit how much I eat.   Because the foods I eat are so low in calories and so high in fiber, I satisfy my hunger long before I've consumed too many calories.  So I get to lose weight and eat as much as I want to!  I never go to bed hungry.  I never wake up wondering if I'll have the willpower to stick with it another day.  This is truly a joyous journey I'm on!

 If you'd like to learn more about this way of eating I recommend Dr. McDougall's Website and specifically his video The Starch Solution.


Happy Eating!