Lynne and Heather embark on the Eat to Live diet developed by Dr. Joel Furhman. The adventure begins with an initial 6 week diet to re-energise and detox the body. Follow us as we discard our favourite high calorie/low nutrient foods for a nutritional, disease-free diet!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

First Day

"Healing is a natural phenomenon...we are born with a healing system, with the capacity for self-repair, regeneration." Andrew Weil, M.D.

First day, eating plants!
My first day, caught me unprepared! I was originally planning a start date on my 48th birthday (Sept 19), but during a txt-fest with my daughter (she lives in Scotland, and I'm in the U.S.) the seed for this blog was planted! and, I thought....why wait? Why should I wait to start filling my body with the nutrients it needs? So, we decided - no time like the present. Which leads me back to....unprepared!!?
I haven't even gone grocery shopping! No menu planning, list-making, stocking up. The perfect excuse, but I'm not having it!
So, I rummage...and I find: oats, cinnamon, apples (there's breakfast!)

I continue rummaging....brown rice, canned pinto beans, frozen spinach and tortillas (there's lunch/dinner!) I also find sweet corn and yellow string beans, fresh from the farmer's market!
Soooo...where there's a will, there's a way.
Now, off to the store!


  1. So resourceful- looks yummy too! What are the vitamins?

    1. I ordered Dr. Fuhrman's multivitamin for women. (click on image to enlarge picture)
      I'm actually feeling better already! How can that be, it's only been a few days?!

  2. Great news! I've been taking some vitamin D (two capsules daily) and it has made a huge difference in my energy levels.

    1. Great idea! With the sunshine deficit in Scotland, a boost in vitamin D should really make a difference for you. Keep up the vitamin regimen!!