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Diana

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Hello everyone!

 

I’m so excited to have found Dee, Michael and Plan-D, I figured it would be nice to introduce myself here & connect! Perhaps, and I would personally like that, you would like to introduce yourself too?

 

I stumbled upon the Processed Free Living concept through the iTunes podcasts by the way, and found my way here, becoming more enthusiastic with each step.

 

My name is Diana, I am Dutch but moved to New York about two years ago. Love it.

I have ALWAYS been overweight / obese. The running joke in my family is that I was delivered two weeks early because I was getting too big. What a start. My absolute peak (or absolute low would be more accurate) was when I was about twelve and weighed about 125 kilos or 275 lbs.

 

Although I am not blaming anyone (what’s the point), I should tell you that my parents did not (and do not) care one bit about nutrition. They eat merely to survive, not to nurture. Both have lived through the second WW and the “hunger winter”, and that is how many of their generation were brought up in The Netherlands.

Neither of them eat fresh fruits and/or vegetables and although they are both very slim, I can see many other health problems (e.g. fatigue, insomnia, dizziness) could be resolved if they would take an interest in (healthy) food and consider that their issues may have to do with malnutrition and dehydration.

 

As for my obesity problem: Yes, all my life I have tried every diet in the book, like most people have. I have had thinner periods but oh , how easily the pounds find their way back to you and with a vengeance too!

 

Along the way I have found pieces of the puzzle; I have known, or felt rather, that some things were good and true and logical, but I really feel that Dee is the one who has put all those pieces together for me. To understand why you should eat healthy makes it so easy to eat healthy, regardless of whether you want to loose weight.

How many of us thought we were eating healthy but were unaware of the hidden MSG or the long term effects of MGO? Or all these little tidbits of information that are so incredibly useful and interesting and makes you give dirty looks to certain foods.

I am so fascinated I would just love to go and study Organic Chemistry now!

 

Thank you Dee, for putting Organic Chemistry & Nutrition together!

 

Fellow Plan-Dee-doers, thanks for reading and hope to talk to you on this message board.

 

Best,

Diana

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Hi Diana,

Welcome to the message board!  This is Dee!  I am thrilled you have found us and that the information you are learning is becoming valuable to you.  Stay with us, and let us know how you are doing.

Many of the followers post questions to me, so feel free to do that too as you transition to processed-free living.  You can also do a search on key words, such as "coconut oil" to find all posts that discuss the topic.

There's lots of great information here.  Check back often!


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Diana

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Hi Dee,

 

Thank you for your warm words! Indeed, loads of questions, but I have ordered your books yesterday as well, so I will start reading those first!

But thank you so much and I am positive I will take you up on that offer in the future!

In the meantime, REALLY enjoying your podcasts with Michael, please keep them coming!

 

Best,

Diana

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Hi Diana...welcome..I am new here also.  I bought Dee's cookbook at a Sprouts store in Phoenix, AZ.  I have just ordered her DVD and the Plan-D book and am waiting for it to arrive.  I am excited also about starting this plan.  I have just lost 45 pounds on another program and want to lose a few more but also...this is the same approach as I would be following with my maintenance from the other plan....clean eatting and processed free approach.  I am excited and looking forward to receiving my order so I can lose a little more weight and continue with my maintenance so I never gain the weight back.  I have been up and down in the past (several times) and I am really tired of it....I need to stay at a healthy weight for my well being. 

Welcome to you and best wishes for your success.

Debbie
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Welcome Debbie!

Thanks for posting here on the message board. This is Dee!  I am glad you have found us and that Plan-D is in alignment with the "other program" you are following.  Plan-D is wonderful on so many levels, as it focuses on getting us back to our natural size and weight in a positive and healthy way.  No diets, no counting calories, just lots of great food with high nutritional value!

I hope you are enjoying the book and DVD, and please post here often.  We love to hear from you!



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erinn

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Hi everyone - I'm Erinn, and I'm a Plan-D newbie.

15 years ago, I was carrying 160 pounds in my 5'5" frame. Over the course of those years, up until this summer, I've been oh-so-slowly gaining, until I peaked at 266 pounds. My hip pops, my knees hurt and I have the strength of a wet noodle. In the past, I've managed to lose a few pounds, but never keep them off; and the requisite exercise always seems out of reach since I'm so uncomfortable moving around most of the time.

I started Weight Watchers this summer, and it's working, but I'm just as concerned about my health as I am assuaging my vanity's needs. This is not just a weight loss effort! WW's food recommendations are very broad-spectrum; everything from the purest foods to the most aspartame and MSG-laden ones are fair game. And WW's line of products is full of fillers, additives and synthetics. I know this works for a lot of people, but I guess I'm one of those people who knows too much - I used to be a buyer in a health foods store, so that exposure to 'alternative' health options has stuck with me.

I stumbled across an ad for Plan-D online somewhere, but for the life of me, I cannot remember which site it was. Dee's book arrived at the very bottom of a box with a bunch of other books from a discount book site from which I order regularly (like the hope at the bottom of Pandora's box?). Forgetting what I ordered probably means my bibliophilia has gotten the better of me.

I'm a database admin, a birth doula and a classically-trained singer - and I'm embarking on my processed-free life with all of you!
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Hi Erinn,

This is Dee!  I have been reading your postings and am thoroughly appreciating your contributions to this forum.  Welcome, to Plan-D, Welcome home!  Your introduction touched me, especially the part how the book was the hope at the bottom of the box of books. 

You can use the Plan-D philosophy in conjunction with WW if you like.  Many find that keeping track of points eventually falls away as you become more comfortable with eating whole foods.  I empathize with your hip problems, as I had those when I was overweight.  Oh, and I am a singer too!  We have much in common!

Best of Health,
Dee

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