Thanks for the input and for contacting Colin Campbell. I'm almost finished with the China Study. Reading the China Study and the Omnivores Dilemma I've become convinced processed foods and animal fat are poisons. True or not that is how I now feel.
The African study you mention is interesting. I started off my new way of eating without fish buy my nutritionist suggest I have it once or twice a week. I will say I do feel better having the fish than I did when I first started taking control of my diet.
I'm eating over ton of vegetables a day. Mostly raw though. I eat a huge salad for lunch which is well over a pound. I start my day with a green smoothie and also have one before dinner most days.
I'm eating a ton of beans. Most of the food I eat for dinner consists of some sort of whole grain pasta or rice with cooked veggies or beans.
I do eat grilled fish once a week as I stated but have not had any red meat/chicken/pork in 7 months and do not see myself eating those foods every again. I've had minimal if any processed pasta and breads.
My next goal would be to eliminate the once a week grilled fish. That's going to be a hard one as that is my social situation food!
Thanks again for the response. If I do ever cheat it will be good to know that I'm not the only one.View Thread
I've been on the Ornish diet with the exception of grilled fish once or twice a week and a handful of nuts daily for close to 7 months now. And I've never felt better. I've also had steamed clams and mussels a couple times when I ate out.
I'm curious if folks following the strict way of eating cheat when on vacations or functions where it's not possible to find Ornish approved foods?
Also curious if you did cheat and have a cheeseburger or whatever how did your body react? I feel if I ever ate red meat again I may be ill!
The most I've cheated to date is to have some white rice maybe once or twice and a veggie dish that had oil in it about a month ago. Also the mussels and clams I mentioned above. I guess I should consider the fish as cheating even though my Dr. and nutritionist recommend salmon/tuna once or twice a week.
I would really like to eliminate all animal products from my diet.
Well I've been consuming large amounts of spinach the past few weeks. I have a large salad for lunch everyday with spinach(among other veggies) instead of lettuce and two green smoothies a day that are 70% spinach, the rest is either kale or swiss chard, broccoli and some carrots and or grapes for taste.
I just joined an organic CSA and this will help me vary my veggie intake a bit more than I do now.View Thread
josvin84 I will post up what my cardiologist has to say.
This is a tough one for me as I am one who as I've aged usually listen to my Dr's advice. I really do not want to be on any drugs either. Right now I'm on 5mg Lipitor(down from 10MG after this blood work)and 25MG Toporol for extra heartbeats. I will see what my cardio Dr says and decide what to do about the Lipitor. I also wonder what cutting the does in half will do to my numbers. Next blood test is 4 months.View Thread