I’m on the mailing list of many plant based experts, including neuroscientist Susan Pierce Thompson. This vlog on the fat/weight set point is a must-watch for BOTH those who want to lose weight AND those who have lost a substantial amount of weight and want to keep it off or even get a bit smaller. Several weeks ago Julianna Heaver and Ray Cronise alluded to this phenomenon on the Rich Roll Podcast when they said that plant based food is getting so hyper palatable that we can make a “healthy” version of anything now and still be 100% SOS free plant based and that is an issue in itself. We are still obsessed with food. This is why I said in the short book I’ve written that it is NOT a recipe book but a book about my journey and my path to weight loss, fitness, wellness, and health. It has a few recipes for these reasons but much more ideas on SIMPLE ways just eat simple foods. This is the reason that I now eat a few cups of plain spring mix salad leaves with a tablespoon of walnuts for nutrient absorption before eating anything else for breakfast because I consider the raw greens to be like medicine—plain, simple, and powerful—and find that they keep my brain craving free. That’s why my favorite meals are just bean veggie stew or a large salad with cooked vegetables or a baked sweet potato added. That is why after Dr. Fuhrman explains the science behind the advantages of a Nutritarian WFPB diet in Eat To Live he has a page that gives a few lines summary on page 223 (and bottom of 222) with the following:
“Keep it simple….
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Breakfast: fresh fruit
Lunch: salad, beans on top, and more fruit
Dinner: salad and two cooked vegetables (1 lb.), fruit dessert
You do not have to prepare fancy recipes all the time.”
I highly recommend watching this vlog linked below. And I will be looking to order and read the book referenced in it, The Hungry Brain.
We don’t want to hear it but so-called bland food keeps one healthy and slim. Believe me, our food-addicted brains adjust and vegetables and fruits that God gave us DO begin to taste good and we realize we don’t need chemical foods and hyper palatable enhancements of our WFPB foods anymore. I’m constantly working on getting more simple with food. Food is fuel. There is so much more in life to focus on, live, and thrive! It’s a journey.