• The Difference Between a Diet and a Lifestyle

    July 27, 2017lectinfreemama

      I hear people say about their changed eating habits, “It’s not a diet; it’s a lifestyle choice,” and I wonder what the heck that even means. I heard one woman say once, “Oh, I don’t miss bread because my way of eating is a lifestyle choice, not a diet.” I nodded in solidarity, and…

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  • The Secret to Dr. Gundry’s Success

    July 13, 2017lectinfreemama

    If you don’t know who Dr. Gundry is, he’s the author of the new book The Plant Paradox and The Plant Paradox Cookbook (affiliate links). He’s a pretty successful guy: his diet treats the root cause of disease and has sent thousands of patients into remission. He hints at it, especially in the last section…

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  • How to Trick Your Toddler into Eating Swiss Chard

    June 27, 2017lectinfreemama

    In my house, green food items on the high chair tray get a one-way ticket overboard. They may get to stick around while the superior food items are eaten, but they inevitably fall to their hardwood demise, where we let them dry out, then vacuum them up later with the stick vacuum. *sigh* But I…

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  • Vacation & Travel Guide

    June 18, 2017lectinfreemama

    Tips for staying Plant Paradox compliant on vacation.

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Success! (Then a Failure)

    June 10, 2017lectinfreemama

    I did it!!! I made it through three days of eating the color green for 72 hours! In the spirit of full disclosure, I “cheated” a couple times, because being hangry and taking care of a one year old weren’t meshing. I ate a couple handfuls of approved nuts, an egg here and there, and…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Quorn (Chick’n)

    June 8, 2017lectinfreemama

    It was a sad day when I discovered that poultry was making me feel like I had food poisoning. Even the free range, organic roasting chicken that was $12 more expensive than the other one caused debilitating cramps and alllll the gas. So I stopped eating chicken and turkey, and resorted to eating pork, eggs, steak,…

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  • Plant Paradox Phase 1: Salad for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    June 6, 2017lectinfreemama

    The first phase of the Plant Paradox (PP) involves a “cleanse” that kickstarts the feeding of the good gut bacteria with three days of awesomeness for your gut and three days of horribleness for your taste buds. I’ve heard of these infamous cleanses before–people drinking nothing but lemon juice and cayenne pepper, people fasting and drinking…

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