Topic: FAQ

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Q: What kind of bread do you suggest when done with the reboot?  

A: See my post, Looking for Plant-Based (Vegan) Bread.

To summarize quickly: Look for breads that are 1. vegan (no milk, eggs, whey, butter, or other animal products), 2. 100% whole-wheat, and 3. do not contain oil. Also try to find breads that do not have a sweetener (i.e. honey or sugar), have less than 5 ingredients, and buy sprouted if you ...

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One of the best lectures I ever attended was by Jeff Novick, MS, RD about deciphering food labels. Jeff kept emphasizing to read the nutritional label and never trust or believe what's written on the front of the box

Although this had been my practice for ages (I always had to scan labels to make sure something was vegan) it never occurred to me that the front of the box is purely an advertisement. That I shouldn't ...

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Today, we're celebrating grains! Whole grains are a staple in my plant-based diet, along with lots of starches, vegetables, beans and fruit. Whole grains are low in calories, satiating, and full of health benefits (Source).

One of the best things about grains is that there are so many wonderful kinds and many are interchangeable, which makes it easy to mix things up with different varieties, plus put a new spin on recipes you love. I only really started exploring ...

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You've got questions... about Herbie fitness!


Q: I just started training with a personal trainer 4 days/week to get "toned-up" for my wedding, which is in 40 days. They urged me to begin taking an amino acid supplement and Life Basics plant protein powder to assist in seeing faster muscle definition because I follow a plant-based diet. I'm always cautious about putting synthetic things into my body, both medications and supplements because I'm concerned about side ...

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Q: I know you don't eat nut butters but in your opinion, is it best to grind your own peanut/almond butter? I know many jarred butters contain added sugar and oil. I am amazed at the price discrepancy among brands. $15 for almond butter! Why?

Is raw butter better than roasted and is organic important here?

A: If I was going to eat a nut butter, I would get one that's just nuts ...

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