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    Weaning onto CR and Weight Loss

    Hey Everyone, My name is Fred Sebastian and I have been a member of this site for a year or two now and plan on going on a CRON-diet for health and longevity sometime in the not to distant future. My problem: I am currently 5'2" and 220lbs (obviously overweight) and want to lose weight but have read that going onto a CRON-diet suddenly will cause you to live less long! I really want to lose weight, but I also really want to go on a CRON-diet the proper way, and the only way I know of losing weight is to exercise and cut calories! What should I do? I have thought about starting by eating 2000 calories per day then cutting it by 20-50 calories per week until I reach a reasonable diet and am losing weight consistently. Is it really worth it to gradually cut calories in order to benefit fully from CR diet or should I just start eating significantly less immediately until I'm down to a reasonable weight, then practice CR (which I'll already be on) from there on out? I really want to lose weight as fast as humanly possible but also want to get the possible longevity benefit of CRON-dieting! Any suggestions? Fred
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    Hey friends !Im newbie.

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    Romaine Lettuce vs. Cabbage Slaw

    McCoy -- Thank you for the Fuhrman ANDI score image... I'll look to this in the future...
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    Romaine Lettuce vs. Cabbage Slaw

    OK Thomas. I'll check that out later today!
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    Romaine Lettuce vs. Cabbage Slaw

    Thomas -- yes I like all green leafy vegetables... mesculin and spinach included... Wow I did not know that red and purple cabbage has more nutrients... nice to know... Cabbage slaw does not have mayo in it -- it is basically like closeslaw without the dressing -- or just sliced cabbage... You say it is a terrific cruciferous vegetable -- does this mean it is nutrient rich? should I be eating this AS WELL AS or IN PLACE OF green leafy vegetables? I would appreciate any help... Fred
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    Romaine Lettuce vs. Cabbage Slaw

    Hi, Last time I was in the store, looking for a base for my salad (which is most of my diet) I used cabbage slaw because: 1. Iceberg Lettuce is not nutrient-rich and 2. I like the consistency -- I want something fine. I do NOT like typical square-shaped cut green leafy vegetables because of the shape -> I like to cut my romaine lettuce into diagonally sliced spaghetti-strands that are easier to eat and roll on a fork. My question is: is cabbage slaw as nutrient-rich as most green leafy vegetables or is it lacking like iceberg lettuce? I do not want to continue pouring empty calories into my body if cabbage slaw isn't the way to go... Also -- is it important to get a VARIETY of green leafy vegetables or can I stick to mainly romaine and cabbage slaw, mixing things up now and then with field greens? Is there variety enough in most supermarkets' salad section to get a variety of green leafy vegetables or should I turn to online grocers/grow my own lettuces etc? Thanks, Fred
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    Any good salad dressing recipes?

    OK! I'll keep that in mind!
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    Fasting for weight loss

    OK... I'll wean myself onto 1600 for a while with high protein and high fiber... Will protein powder shakes help? Because I have a LOT of protein powder when I was on one of my health-crazes... What are your thoughts on seitan? Seitan is one of my favorite sources of protein :).
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    Any good salad dressing recipes?

    I know. I'm just too lazy to cut up romaine into noodle-shaped strands that twirl better on a fork than the pre-chopped square-shaped romaine. My goal is to be in the habit of cutting up romaine into straw-like strands by 2020, but for now a half a year of iceberg instead isn't gonna kill me. This is a long term thing... I absolutely HATE to fiddle around and stab at my salad when (if it's cut properly) I can just twirl it on a fork like a noodle. One exception I make is baby spinach because I absolutely LOVE baby spinach with ranch dressing, sesame oil and hard-boiled eggs (maybe even a little bacon bits - which are VEGAN btw)... This is a recipe I made up myself... I'll look into putting sesame seeds in my dressings as sesame oil is my FAVORITE source of fat... Thanks for the help!
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    Any good salad dressing recipes?

    Todd -- are these dressings you make very low in calories? I am now making salad with cabbage slaw and (trying to make it with) lots of shredded iceberg lettuce to add substance. I like the shredded iceberg cause you can add TONS with barely any calories -- the problem is dressing it! I can see a 400 calorie meal easily turning into a 1000 calorie meal. What do you think? Any sample recipes? Please keep in mind that I am trying to go vegetarian but will allow anchovies in caesar dressing and since i'm lacto-ovo dairy and eggs are fine...
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    Fasting for weight loss

    Yes! That is the fast I was talking about. I wanted to do a 123-day fast with green tea only but it is extraodinaraly difficult and BORING... I am trying to consume between 800-1200 calories per day CR-dieting and its working well, but the weight isn't coming off as quickly as I had hoped and it's hard not to eat to many mixed nuts (for some reason I crave mixed nuts when I fast/diet) I am hoping to be down to 123lbs by the end of the year (I'm currently at 210)... Can you lose more than 2lbs per week without exercise? Just wondering... Fred
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    Am I doing it right?

    OK guys... I'll look into the cron-o-meter and wow one kilo of any vegetable is a lot! Thanks for your help, Fred.
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    Any good salad dressing recipes?

    Thomas G. Amazing. Lots of options -- just like I was looking for... thank you!
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    Fasting for weight loss

    Hi! What's everyone's experience and opinions on fasting for weight loss in combination with CR-dieting. I am trying to lose weight through fasting and CR-dieting with really good results but am unsure if it's healthy... How long would be the longest you'd recommend a fast? I saw a video of a woman online who did three 40-day fasts and read about a guy who did a two year fast under doctors supervision (I think he took vitamin and nutrient pills though)... Let me know! Fred.
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    Ideas for breakfast

    Hi, Recently I have tried to start CRON-dieting with great results. One of my big problems, however, is that I started by eating 4 descent-sized salads a day but I HATE the idea of savory in the morning (especially salads) and would only have savory if it were eggs and bacon with toast which is obvious a thing for rare occasions and mainly a thing of the past. I like the idea of having something sweet and have decided to drink Naked-brand green machine with a scoop of one of those green superfood and vitamin powders with like a million things in it with a teaspoon of matcha tea. Is this a good idea or is it too much sugar? I have no idea if I should be drinking the Naked-brand veggie and fruit juice or just use my juicer (which would be less practical and more expensive -- not to mention time-consuming) What do you think? Any suggestions on tasty sweet or non-savory non-salad (unless it's fruit salad) items for breakfast? I'd appreciate any help! Thanks, Fred.