Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eat to Live

Do you have any idea how annoying it is to have a sister that is prettier then you? Well, if you are one of those lucky few, then let me explain it to you. Have you seen the movie You Again with Kristin Bell and Jamie Lee Curtis? Readers digest version, KB's character has a high school nemesis that ends up engaged to her brother. JLC's character's high school nemesis is the aunt. So you can imagine the hilarity that comes out of that. But when they introduce the nemesis characters, their hair fly's back, their eyes sparkle and the birds begin to chirp. Very realistic. But that's besides the point. The point is that sometimes its like that when my sister comes in the room. That is my sister to the right. I love her to death, would do anything for her, but sometimes I wish she would stop being to dang beautiful!

But I was with her this weekend having a girls night with my other sisters for my sis in-law's baby celebration. We live fairly close to each other, so we always carpool to everything. While chatting, the normal topic of my weight came up. Now not in a bad way, but that is something that we talk about. Its a point of concern for me. She told me about this new diet that she tried for two weeks (like she needed a diet) and it really helped purge her body of toxins and she lost 8 lbs. Now on her thats like losing 15 lbs is you compare to a normal person.

So that got me to thinking and I did some research on the diet. It's by Joel Fuhrman called Eat to Live. It's basically a diet that is pure vegetarian for 6 weeks, eating only raw or steamed veggies most of the time. While most of you may think "WHAT? NO MEAT FOR 6 WEEKS!", I'm at my wits end. I have literally tired everything to loose weight short of pills and surgery. My sweet husband has been with me every step and is so supportive, I think he would have shelled out the thousands of dollars for me have surgery. But because we really don't have the money as we are both still in school, we're going with the cheaper version.

The claims that it has are pretty astounding. Some people are claiming over a hundred lbs of weight loss, but the average looks like 35-40 lbs. This is over the 6 weeks or over years. But I feel like its worth a shot. I'm 6'0" and weigh 210 lbs. It's not morbidly obese, but it is overweight and with the history in my family, I don't want to get a incurable disease.

If any of you guys have done this diet, let me know. I'm really interested in it and want to know who else has had success.

Word to your mother!!!!



  1. I haven't done eat to live, but I did do the kind diet which is similar over the past summer. I was on track for losing all my baby fat, but then once school started, processed foods made it back into our house because sometime it was easier to grab a nutri gran bar than it was to make oatmeal. But I really want to do it again. Because I am back up to 13 pounds that I need to lose when I was only at 7 over the summer. I hope this works out for you, the biggest thing is changing our mentality. The kind diet has some awesome recipes and I've posted some vegan or recipes that can easily be made vegan on my cooking blog. www.journiesinthekitchen.blogspot.com

  2. I know that short term, a pure God-food diet is fabulous for your body. As close to the way He made it. And fix it yummy with good spices and you'll be quite satisfied. Get all the trigger foods out of the house and ask your sweetie not to eat them in front of you. Lots of water with lemon in it and you'll be amazed at how forgiving bodies can be when given the building blocks and not given the toxins. I'm here to be your oldest cheerleader!!!

  3. I am thinking about joining you on this diet. Do you know if it is gluten heavy, because it kinda sounds like it would fit well with my needs. Maybe we should do it together, so we can help motivate and support each other. Tell me what you think babe.

  4. The pretty sister? Yeah....tough to live in her shadow. :) I'm proud of you and you can do it!!!! :) You know my story, Vegan is basically the only kinds of food I can eat without getting sick. So I'm all for it!!!!