Go read it now, and then come right back here:
Okay, so you’ve read it?
Now let’s talk about it.
It’s my story, sort of. I never got into the gum chewing thing to maintain my weight loss. But so much else rings true. Especially the part about needing to have total control and total focus in order to maintain my low weight. That’s 100% been my experience.
Got a comment on the blog today:
“Hi! I’m really enjoying this project and I just bought the book yesterday. I’ve been vegan for 5 years and eating a low fat vegan diet for almost 2 years (McDougall, Engine 2) but I’m really excited to give these recipes a try. I’ve got about 10 lbs to lose and I’m curious, you mentioned early on that you had lost 3 lbs so far and I’m wondering if you’ve kept it off or even lost a bit more? I LOVE my plant-based diet and my family is thriving on it but I feel like i need to fine-tune it for my body. Even though I feel wonderful on a high-starch low fat vegan diet I still think I’m retaining more water than I like due to the grains so I think the Eat to Live recipes might be what my body wants. Thanks again for sharing your experiences – it’s been really fun!”
My reply . . . as totally influenced by the fact that I read “the article” earlier today?
I haven’t weighed myself in about a week (to tell you the truth, I’m scared to). I’m trying not to obsess after reading this article: http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2013/10/finally-thin….
What is most important to me is that I am feeling great about most of what I am eating and the way that I am feeling. I am so far from being a perfect Nutritarian that using my weight as a basis of comparison of diets would be a huge mistake. Yes, the closer I follow this way of eating, the less I will weigh. I do not doubt that one bit. But can I follow this diet to a T all the time? Probably not. Am I thrilled that I eat a ton of Nutritarian food every day? Hell yes!
I hope that answers your question Sophie. :)”