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Hi all. New month, let's get to it!<br>
I know there were some of you who started yesterday. How's that going?<br>
So I kind of half-assed etl in June. I had my holiday and totally didn't follow during that time. But I'm re-committed. I lost 5 lbs last month, which I'm happy about. I've got a 7 month old who is still ebf, so I'm not trying to lose too much too quickly. I'm eating more nuts and avo and oils than recommended for the strict 6 weeks. I did etl 3 years ago and lost the stubborn 25 lbs that wouldn't budge doing anything else.<br>
Speaking of which...today is my 3 year veganniversary!<br>
I find I do best keeping a food diary, so far for today:<br>
b-peach, handful of nuts, and coffee<br>
l-strawberry smoothie, hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouli, lentils and rice, greek salad, 1 dolma, 1/2 pita, 1 falafel<br>
dinner will probably be southern beans and greens I made a couple days ago
 

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I've been doing okay. I am eating too much bread. I am not eating enough leafy greens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> I have lost some weight. I'm not sure how much but not more than a few lbs.<br>
I am still trying to not focus on weight loss and just focus on taking care of myself. I feel so great when I stick to it. My head feels more clear and I have more energy!<br><br>
I need to do a meal plan each week because I get tired of trying to figure out what to make for dinner. Here I sit thinking what the hell am I going to make for dinner tonight and nothing really sounds good and I don't feel like cooking (whine whine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).<br><br>
We need to do a what's for dinner ETL style or ETL weekly meal plans.<br><br>
I do have collards and kale I need to cook, reading your posat reminded me.<br><br>
Thanks for starting the July thread for us!!!
 

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I don't know if you'd be into this, but I made a raw kale salad and have been craving it since. You chop up the kale into pieces and massage with lemon to break it down a bit. Then toss with a bit of oil, some diced avocado, and some walnuts. It was really good, and I ate a whole bunch of raw kale that way!
 

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I must be detoxing 'cause I feel like poo. Started EtL yesterday and felt tired and out of it all day today. Had a headache, too. But I haven't been hungry at all, so that's good!<br><br>
Just want to clarify -- beans and legumes are unlimited, right? I got the book from the libary and under unlimited it says, "beans, legumes, bean sprouts and tofu (250g daily)." Does this mean that tofu is limited to 250g per day, but you can have as much as you want of other beans?
 

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What I remember is that beans are unlimited, but tofu is, to about 1 c a day.
 

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Thanks, isosmom. That's how I understood it, but then started to wonder when I read through other people's daily eating lists as it seemed like most were having beans only at one meal.<br><br>
I know you're supposed to fill up on raw veggies/greens first, but this is a major change for dh (not so much for me as I'm already vegetarian) and he much prefers cooked food. He'll be happy to know he can have hot beans/lentils/etc. at every meal.
 

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I've read if you up your greens it helps with the detox symptoms. The first time I did ETL I felt like crap for a few days.<br><br>
isosmom, that kale salad sounds good! I think I'll make it for lunch today. I'll probably add some fresh tomato too. Did you let the kale sit at all with the lemon juice on it, kind of marinated it in the lemon juice?
 

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I ate it right away because I was starving, but it would probably taste better if it sat for a bit.
 

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Thanks. I am actually out of lemons so I marinated it in rice wine vinegar, a tiny bit of olive oil, fresh garlic and shallot. Then after about an hour I added avocado and tomato. It was good!
 

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I'm back on after a few years. I love this diet, I just wish it were easier for me to stick with! I'm feeling pretty good so far <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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Hi all! I lurked in the last thread a lot. I'm set to start trying etl this month. I've had a bad history of being overweight since childhood and I'm now at the biggest I've ever been (probably bigger than most people even imagine being, although I hate to admit that). Anyway, I did Dr McDougall's plan for awhile before & while I was pg with ds. After he was born I got way side tracked and gained this extra wt. For what ever reason ETL is really speaking to me right now. This week I've cut back on the meat & cheese and next week's menu is filled with salads and fruit and beans. I'll probably still lurk a lot, but I get lots of motivation from all your success stories. I hope I'll be able to post some progress of my own soon. Oh and a few years ago I threw out my scale since it did bad things to me when I got obsessed with # instead of health. So I'll be judging how I do on how I feel and how my clothes fit.
 

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I don't know if it was the greens, but today I feel great!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">: All week I've had headaches and felt shaky (but not from hunger) and generally awful. I'm amazed at the difference today. I feel really alert and the brain fog is gone.
 

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I've been doing great so far! I think the biggest challenge is being vegan; I've never even been vegetarian <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> it's going ok, though, and I'm starting to come up with better ideas for what to eat. dinner is really the hardest meal for me to come up with, and especially because I have a toddler with picky eating habits!<br><br>
speaking of the little one... how does doing the detox affect what your kids eat and how do you make sure they're still getting what they need? I'm just so new to all of this no-animal-product-consumption business!
 

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I also sort of wonder if I'm doing something wrong because I actually never felt crappy at all! well, other than the first day a little but I think that was just from cutting down to only one cup of coffee...
 

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I never felt bad, either. I did go vegan for a month before starting etl (and have been since), so I did feel a change that way. But once I was doing etl, I only felt wonderful (and hungry sometimes).
 

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I just got back from the store with tons of salad making supplies! I had a big salad for lunch. I'm off to a good start. I've been eating fruit and oatmeal for breakfast the past few days (I used to really like it and I got out of the habit a couple months ago). Can't wait to see what happens as I take off with E2L.
 

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Hi everyone! I had a not so good eating weekend. Not bad really, since we're vegan anyway but definitely didn't follow ETL. My husband's b-day was on Thursday and I made him vegan manicotti and a chocolate cherry cake. I did have a big spinach salad with it though! Yesterday, we were out all day long which made it hard. I wanted to go to our fave African restaurant for dinner and know they have a bunch of greens there but it was closed<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> At least we walked over 5 miles so it should have worked out okay calorie wise. I'm back on it now. I'm making my favorite salad for dinner with roasted fennel and shallots. I'm planning a soup/salad week since my husband and son are out of town for the week so it's just me and my 2 month old. I'll have some tomato rice soup tonight as well. Also this week I'm going to try a recipe I have for a lemongrass-ginger miso soup that looks great. I'm interested to try the raw kale with the lemon since I normally don't like raw kale- thanks for the idea! Good luck everyone<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Isn't it funny how a *bad* etl day is a *great* regular day? When I get down on myself for not following etl 100%, I think about how I'm still eating way better than before.<br>
I'm enjoying my green smoothie right now, spinach, cashew butter, mangoes, bananas, and plums.
 

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Well, after last night's binge on cheese and crackers (my all time fav comfort food, but cheese does bad things to me now), I'm back on track today.<br><br>
I made a big 7 layer salad with lettuce, peas & carrots, broccoli, green onion, green pepper, and cucumber. Topped it with some Nayonaise mixed with Better than Sour Cream that I mixed together. I sprinkled some onion powder, garlic powder, and dill over the top. It tastes to good!
 
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