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Martha Montelongo
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Liberty and Freedom
Liberty and Freedom

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Ha..This is a silly set of photos, I know. This little clip is a Google Photos creation. Google photos recognizes photos shot in rapid sequence and makes a clip from them before asking you if you would like to save it.

I like this one and today, Aug 7, 2017, I decided to save it. It's from May of 2016. Only three months after I discovered and read Dr. McDougall's The Starch Solution book.
At the point in this photo, I had lost 20 pounds by cutting out the oils and the fatty foods in my diet. I was already plant based, but I was eating foods that were keeping me heavy.
I was so happy to learn brown rice, potatoes and quinoa were my friends.
Once I got the hang of it, it became easy to maintain at my new lower weight. I am steady now at between 147 and 140.

I can eat to be satiated without worry about gaining my weight back, and seasonings, spices and condiments, are par for the course, to make meals savory. Call me Mrs Potato Head because potatoes and other starchy whole foods are my dear friends, my go-to comfort food and travel food, and they're so good to and for me. I love them!

More than a year later I'm at the same weight as in this photo. If I eat fatty foods, foods cooked in oil, or eat lots of nuts, or start eating until I'm stuffed and going to bed shortly there after, I will gain some weight, and have gone as high as 143 at one point or another, over the course of the past year and and two months. But dropping it is as easy as getting back on track with my diet. No measuring or calorie counting. Just respecting the science which is simple once you learn it, and learning it is as simple as reading a book like The Starch Solution, or How to Prevent or Reverse Heart Disease, or The China Study to name a few of the books that are based on low-fat whole food plant based nutrition.
Dr. McDougall makes it easy in his book, and he makes it even simpler in his picture book which anyone can download for free on his website at https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/education/cpb/

The only things we add to our low fat whole foods plant based diet is a B 12 supplement of 5000mcg a week, which is overkill and we could cut that tablet in half and take half and that would be more than enough, but it’s not harmful. And we take care to get our essential fatty acids by adding a fresh ground tablespoon of flax seed every morning, to our smoothie. We don’t worry about too many Omega 6s interfering with our body’s ability to convert enough ALA into DHA. We don’t cook with oil or add it to our foods in condiments or dressings, so we trust our body will have enough ALA to convert to the other essentials as it deems necessary and it won’t have disruptions because of too many omega 6s being present, such as those present in olive oil.
A few of my other favorite gurus who've helped me learn how to eat healthy and be lean include Dr. Neal Barnard M.D. http://www.pcrm.org/media/experts/neal-barnard, Dietician Pamela Popper http://wellnessforumhealth.com/about/dr-pamela-popper/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/drpamsnewschannel , and Nutritionist Chef AJ https://www.youtube.com/user/therealchefaj.
I watch Dr. Pam Popper and Chef AJ on Youtube regularly. I learn so much, every time. It's a great way to pass the time while on the elliptical. It makes the time fly by.
Bon Appetite! and en Bonne Santé
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Reading the books, The China Study, The Starch Solution, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and How Not to Die will give any one who wants to know, everything they need to know, to eat a plant based diet that is free of processed food and animal food and by products, and assures optimal health and nutrition.   It takes the mystery and guess work out of it.  It gives peace of mind, and ease.  And the best thing is it reverses chronic diseases and promotes vibrant health.    

The leading causes of death in this country are all related to diet, though most doctors won't tell you much in terms of how to eat optimally, mainly because they don't know.  It's not really part of their training.  They are trained to prescribe meds to manage your health, or do surgeries to deal with your illness, injury, or disease. 

But the science is out there, and is hard and plentiful.    The books I mention above are all written by doctors who excelled in the conventional field of science and medicine, and reached the  the highest levels in their respective fields.    Yet their books present their findings, reasoning and argument in such a way that is easy to digest, and absorb, adopt and enjoy.    Cheers.  
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Evolutionary Changes of our Typical Meals
It's been 10 days since I ate the vegetarian pot stickers Dan and I picked up at Costco, and I got very ill.    I am fairly convinced it was my reaction to the gluten in the wrappers.    I got tested for gluten sensitivity and the results came back negative...
Evolutionary Changes of our Typical Meals
Evolutionary Changes of our Typical Meals
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The sea of alternative realities...
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Blessings Received in the Course of Life with Family
     This past Thursday Dan and I went to a memorial service for
brother-in-law Tom's father, who passed away in April.    It was held at Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Catholic Church.   Love the name.     This was Dan's mom's church in the latter part of her ...
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Blessings Received in the Course of Life with Family
     This past Thursday Dan and I went to a memorial service for
brother-in-law Tom's father, who passed away in April.    It was held at Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Catholic Church.   Love the name.     This was Dan's mom's church in the latter part of her ...
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Two Years Later a New Way of Eating Has Become a Habit and Has Gotten Easy to Do
It's been two years since we went all in on a whole food plant based diet.  It is a little over a year since we took that further and went to a low-fat whole food plant based way of eating.  The rewards have been great.   Health wise, energy, medical issues...
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Staples we buy at Costco, when available at our local Costco Stores
It's gotten easier to prep our meals.  We're on auto-pilot on most of our meals now, and trying new things is easier too because we've got a base on which to build.   Like anything else, it takes time and practice.   Below is a link to an album of pictures ...
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