Joined February 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
220.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.9 lb

Current Weight
216.1 lb
Performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 86.1 lb
You'd think that being a registered nurse I would know a lot about nutrition. Wrong! In nursing school we learned specialized diets for patients who suffer diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and digestive disorders like chrones. In highschool, I remember learning the food pyramid and tried follow that. Let me tell ya, if I knew then what I know now, I would have never gotten obese. Even in highschool I had to watch what I eat and run daily just to keep from gaining weight. As I got older, it got harder, and running couldn't keep from gaining weight despite my efforts to control my diet as well. I've tried many diets and either they didn't work, didn't have lasting results, or I couldn't stick with them because they were too complicated or restrictive. Besides that, all the research journals and weight loss articles I read seem to contradict eachother so much, I didn't know what or how to eat!

lineruds's Weight History

lineruds's Latest Member Challenges

  Get on a healthy track. Lose 1-2 lbs. a week
status: Completed
ended: 07 May 12
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last weighin: gaining 2.9 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 2.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up
on diet Nutritarian
last weighin: losing 2.7 lb a week Down

lineruds's Cookbook

cals: 204kcal | fat: 14.64g | carbs: 6.68g | prot: 12.24g
Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
A yummy side dish or meal.
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lineruds's Latest Posts

Working Out
Is anyone exercising while following this diet? I found out I wasn't doing nearly as much cardio as I should have. Now I'm doing at least 6 hours of cardio a week and it's made a lot of difference. Not only am I losing weight and slandering down, but my skin has cleared up to the point that others have noticed. It's like an additional detox! Plus my endurance has improved.
posted 19 Apr 2013, 14:25
Looking for Active Buddies
I'm also active on this site, and I like mutual support from buddies. I'm following the Nutritarian / Eat to Live lifestyle if anybody wants to be my buddy.
posted 09 Mar 2012, 14:36
anybody following the 6 week plan?
I've seen what you're talking about, which is one of the reasons I started my own diet "Nutritarian," which follows the same principles from the Eat to Live diet. You are welcome to join our members if you'd like, otherwise I've added you as a buddy so we can lend eachother support.
posted 04 Mar 2012, 15:33
Good Fats Vers Bad Fats
plant also raise your HDL, the good cholestoerol, which counters the LDL (bad cholesterol).

And the people above are right about artificial fats which are transfats such as vegetable and corn oils. Stay away from anything that has hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated on it's ingredients list. According to Dr. Fuhrman it is best to not consume extracted oils at all. In a nut shell, if your looking for healthy fat, eat it straight from the plant source. I've learned to make salad dressings with real nuts and olives rather than oils.
posted 28 Feb 2012, 16:52
Good Fats Vers Bad Fats
Animal fats, including dairy, are bad fats. They're saturated, they raise your cholesterol, and they're loaded with calories without beneficial nutrients. If you must have cheese, limit it, I've learned that I'm better off without it. Plant fats are good fats, nuts, seeds, olives, avocados... they're unsaturated, therefore they lower your LDL's (the bad cholesterol) and they provide more energy and nutrients for the amount of calories they contain. However, if you're trying to lose weight, you should limit the fat in your diet altogether because you're body will use it's stored fat when it needs it.
posted 28 Feb 2012, 16:50
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LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet

lineruds's journal

29 June 2018

I have not been doing well with my diet since my last weigh-in, or before that even. I have not been keeping track of my carbs, and I eat a lot of sugar ...

12 May 2018

I thought I could continue to lose weight by simply eating low carb and high fat, but that hasn't worked for me without tracking. Apparantly, I'm eating ...

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lineruds's Groups

Eat to Live
This group is for people who want to eat healthy food, not processed junk. It's inspired by Joel Fuhrman's book Eat to Live

Daily Nutrient
Daily Nutrient is a simple Android app for FatSecret users to track nutrient intake and compare with USDA Food Guide.