Where have I been? I went to Dr Fuhrman’s week long Health Getaway! It was a lot of fun and I learned so much! It was so nice to finally meet Carrie fron Carrie On Vegan. Check out her posts about the getaway!
If you haven’t heard of Dr Fuhrman, maybe you have seen the ANDI score charts at whole foods used in the “Health Starts Here” program. Dr Fuhrman created the ANDI score system, which scores foods according to their nutrient/calorie ratio. Can you guess what is at the top? Kale! 😉 The idea is to consume the majority of your foods from the top of the nutrient chart (think lots of vegetables)! Vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts and seeds and some whole grains are all good examples (in that order). When the body gets the nutrients it needs, it can better repair itself and heal from most diseases. One of Dr Fuhrman’s favorite quotes is, “The salad is the main dish.”
To be honest,
the best part one of the best parts of the Getaway were the meals! I rarely eat out because I usually find things too salty and oily (ok, except at whole foods), so it was a real treat to be served food! They was an all you can eat (a real plus for me) buffet at every meal! Each meal was followed by a large fruit and dessert bar. Yum!
The dining room
One of my many salads (seriously, I probably got up and refilled my plate 2 times!) 😉
Spaghetti Squash , Collard Greens, Walnut Stuffed Artichokes, Eggplant Cannelloni
breakfast fruit and oatmeal
Green Smoothie Station
“Eat to Live” pretty much says it all!
I love Dr Fuhrman’s nutirent-rich philosophy! His lectures are full of scientific facts and studies to back up his ideas and opinions.
We even had a cooking demo by an amazing vegan chef, Chad Sarno, who works for whole foods!
A few months ago I decided to take Dr Fuhrman’s NET (Nutritional Education Trainer) program and am now certified!
It was so inspiring to hear amazing success stories and meat people who have completely transformed their bodies and minds. I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to attend!