The Plant-Based Eating Interview is Live!

Hi Everyone!

We posted this on our social media channels, reddit and Youtube, but we haven't posted it here yet. So for your viewing pleasure, here is the interview with @Susan_RD_101 on the fundamentals of a plant-based diet!

Let us know what you think in the comments and if you have any follow-ups questions. Cheers!

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  • Would like to see a Mediterranean Diet Profile available. :-)

  • Aren't humans omnivores? Shouldn't evolution have made many of us able to handle milk, eggs, meat and insects?

    Pillage, then burn.

    The world is richer when you turn enemies into friends, but that's not the same as you being richer.

  • Great to see this here!

  • Thanks @vegan_af ! Also, love your username. ;)

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • Let’s start with a little story: It’s 12 years ago, and I’m at a sushi restaurant interviewing a candidate for an assistant editor position at the magazine I worked for. The edamame comes, and the applicant takes a pod from the bowl and puts it a third of the way in her mouth (as one does to extract the first soybean). And then, with the pod still in her mouth, one of the other soybeans flies out of the side of its casing and lands three feet from the table. From there, it rolls for another, oh, five feet across the floor.
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed the video interview. I am new to eating a whole foods plant based diet so this really helped. thanks.

  • @Masher4077

    So glad you liked it! Be sure to post any questions you have on your WFPB journey in the forum.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • Awesome Susan! Thanks for spreading the word about WFPB eating. I wish I would have heard it sooner. It took me so long to get over the idea that we're omnivores and that we need meat for protein but I finally made the leap 4 years ago and I've never felt better! I'm 41 and in much better shape than I was when I was 25, largely thanks to eating an entirely plant based diet.

  • @aarongo

    So happy to hear that you're thriving on your WFPB diet! Be sure to post any comments, tips, suggestions in the forums so that others can benefit from your experience! :)

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • edited June 17

    What a delight to find this plant based video on my first time checking into the cronometer community. Fantastic. I'm following the nutritarian diet (Eat for Life by Dr. Fuhrman). Not hungry. Feeling satisfied. Great energy and loosing weight (3 weeks and down 8+ pounds). Been vegan (plant based) since 2017 but too much processed food. Thanks to cronometer, I'm totally tracking nutritionally. I Love Cronometer :)

  • @Benita

    Welcome to the community!

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  • edited July 13

    Hello Susan, today is my first day here ever trying to join a community. I'm new in this and know deep down in my heart I need support. I want to lose weight, be healthy and transition to WFPB. .. II've been checking out Chef AJ. And Like her suggestions. My problem is that I feel confused and don't know where to start.


    I log my food but it's not accurate. Im not good in calculating g. So dont know what to enter and want to learn how to use CRON.....Any suggestions?

    I really want to do this for me, my health and family.

  • @Flor We have some general information to help get you started in the User Manual, which you can find in the help tab, here: https://cronometer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

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  • @Flor

    Also, feel free to check out Cronomter's blog as there is a lot of great information to help you on your plant-based diet there. :)

    You're also welcome to post any nutrition questions in the forum and I would be more than happy to answer.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
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  • Hi all i have recently become vegan and have read so many dos and don'ts getting myself a little confused.

    Is mock meat ok on a vegan diet?

  • Chants, yes, as long as it contains no animal products... Some might disagree of it has undergone some tests to get approval by the FDA..

  • So, how "live" is this?

  • Excellent video!
    20 year vegan here and I have enjoyed every minute. I was vegetarian for 27 years before going vegan - thanks to the internet I finally learned the truth about animal products and their negative effects on our health and the health of the planet plus the poor suffering animals. No medications, no diseases or conditions - not bad for 66. I gained weight because of consuming too much nut butter, tahini and oil. High carb no oil or nut butters diet over the last couple of months and I have lost 52 lbs. Almost there. Cycling in the hills and lifting weights are my preferred workouts.

    Peace.

  • Just checked and I have lost 52 lbs in 80 days. Time has gone quickly.

  • SoutherGuy, congratulations, how much of a calorie deficit are you eating?

  • My weight loss has stalled, but, I can not complain... (100 pounds/2 years, 60 to go) Whole foods, plant based since 12/2018, sugar free since 05/2017 and recently salt and oil free. Salt being the hardest to quit. I lost 50 lbs doing Keto, but had medical issues.

  • Hi All!

    This video is from 1.5 years ago - wow time flies! Feel free to ask any vegan questions you have in this thread.

    @Chants - from a health standpoint, vegan meats are okay to eat every now and then. However, I encourage people follow a whole-foods, plant based diet about 80% of the time to lower their risk for chronic disease.

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
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  • Thanks, Dr Pepper

    My weight loss method is very simple - I eat one meal a day of around 800 to 900 calories. No snacks. I cook all of my own food and I am very precise with weighing both my food and myself. I also cycle pretty hard in thee hills and I never eat back exercise calories; in fact, I usually don't bother logging my exercise because the calorie calculations seem to be wildly inaccurate. I am a firm believer in eating simple whole foods that are extremely nutritious.

    I use MFP and the scare-mongering about low calorie dieting is rampant. I have experienced absolutely no ill effects and my energy levels are great. I can tell the condition of my body by how my hill climbs are when out on my road bike. Many of the hills around where I ride are 17% and more.

    I don't frequent weight loss forums normally because of the widespread keto/LCHF fad. I despair to think of all the harm caused by such dieting. I made an exception here on Cronometer because of the more vegan friendly atmosphere.

  • Haha, Keto, all it did for me was 50 lbs off and 8 stents (I followed Butter Bobs advice and made a few other bad choices) in. WFPB now and feeling much better...

  • Bob Harper? How many millions of people are being misled? Losing weight is not the sole criteria of dieting.

  • Butter Bob Briggs, look him up on youtube...

  • I no longer look at diets as a means just for losing weight, and have chosen a whole food plant based lifestyle, not to live longer, just healthier.

  • LOVE this thread! Health and weight loss are not the same thing and it's the former that I devote my practice too. :smiley:

    Kind regards,

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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