#127 How To Start A Plant Centered Diet

Ep #127 How to Start a Plant Centered Diet

In today’s episode we explore how to start a plant centered diet and or lifestyle. There are several stages but for today we will discuss the key 7 stages.

1st stage known as * adding new or adding more stage such as; vegetables, fruits and starches.

2nd stage known as * the substitution stage in where you substitute something better for something potentially problematic or not serving you.

3rd stage known as the * omitting and quitting stage. In this stage make decisions to omit or quit certain foods and or substances.

4th stage known as the * social reactions and situation stage. This stage is often where people wane and want to quit and consequently go back to the way they were. We encourage you to use stage 5, 6, and 7 to help stay true and strong.

5th stage known as * place your plan on paper stage in where you write create and write down your rules and regulations so you can stay true. This stage can evolve and change, but it really needs to be written down.

6th stage known as *the educational stage. In this stage you learn, read, watch, study, explore and consume massive amounts of information that hopefully is science based to propel you and keep you on track.

7th stage known as * community development stage. During this stage you you read books, watch youtube videos, follow instagram people doing the same as you for inspiration and guidance. This stage is critical for your success. Podcasts are good too ūüôā

More information on this podcast episode will evolve and be listed in the pages section. Seek this page often as it will evolve. My plan is to list other podcasts mine on others to listen to along your path of discovery.

Thank you for listening

my name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

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#126 The Best Weight Loss Practices

Ep: #126 The Best Weight Loss Practices

Today’s Episode is about 16 of the Best Weight Loss Practices.¬† We discuss them and what I eat in a week. Basically my basic foods during the winter and summer.

  1. Define your rules; what you will have and what you won’t have.
  2. Choose your time line; 30, 60, 90 and or 100 days or Monday through Saturday…you eat a certain way.
  3. Beware of having a cheat day, cheating can ruin or destroy your success.
  4. Reduce or eliminate restaurants
  5. Define your exercise, your movement and your stretching.
  6. Do not drink your calories, unless you earn them through exercise
  7. Incorporate intermittent fasting-narrow your eating window
  8. Drink water instead of snacking
  9. Be mindful of eating to chew, feel, taste and find other ways to feel good aka the pleasure trap
  10. Avoid all drive thrus
  11. NEVER SNACK! one exception an apple 1 hour before final meal.
  12.  Track your food; know the calories each day and everyday.
  13. Consider giving up Overt Fats; oil, avocado, dairy nuts, seeds, meat, olives etc.
  14. Commit to know that 3500 calories equals one pound and that protein and carbs only have 4 calories per gram and fat has 9 calories per gram.
  15. Increase vegetables in your meals to 70 percent if you can.
  16. Bonus: track your weight and measurements weekly.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart. Take care and Bye Bye

#125 The Success When Taking A Challenge

Ep #125 The Success That Comes With Taking A Challenge… Today’s episode is all about taking a challenge to help you create new lasting habits or to get you to completion of a desired goal or it could just be an experiment.

I give some examples like meditation, eliminating specific foods like no dairy, salt, sugar, meat, cheese, sugar, chips, bread, flour, oil, etc  or adding an exercising routine like, running, walking, jogging, weight lifting etc, or adding personal enhancements like writing, reading, blogging, increasing vocabulary, playing the piano or guitar, or studying a new language. Another category might be career or work goals, like reading and responding to email daily or cleaning your desk or work space every day. There are few others too.

The rules and guidelines are yours to come up with to include which timeline you choose, 10, 30, 60, 90 or 100 days. The bigger and harder the challenge perhaps the less time. It really is all up to you.

I am excited for all of you that come up with something…. and remember, if you mess up, just get right back into it the next day.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Take Care

Robyne Hemingway

#124 Is Your Identity Dangerous?

Ep #124 Is Your Identity Dangerous?

Today’s episode explores how you might identify and could the ways you do identify be dangerous to your life, your well being, your family, your friends and so on.¬† I go into a lot of ways you might identify and I unpack each one a little. The purpose of today’s podcast is to just get you thinking and maybe you might actually add a working identity that could actually bring good things to your life.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and You are listening to Hemingway’s Heart. Thank you and take care.

#123 Losing Weight with Jeannine Elder

Ep: 123¬† ¬† ¬† Today’s Podcast is with Jeannine Elder whom recently wrote an Ebook with step by step¬† instructions detailing how you can reset your tastebuds and lose weight while doing so.¬† How you ask? The Potato Reset.¬†¬†

We discuss her book, her journey, her weight loss, and more. We mention Forks Over Knives, Dr. Lisle’s Pleasure Trap Book and YouTube lectures; The Cram & others, Dr. Greger’s NutritionFacts.Org, Veg Source & Dr. Esselstyn & No Oil,¬† Fat, Salt and Sugar by Michael Moss, The Chain by Ted Genoways, The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, Low Carb consequences, Food addiction, Weight loss goals, Plant Based and Vegan inspiration and More.

If you want to see check out The Potato Reset Click Here.

Thank you for Listening to Hemingway’s Heart

My name is Robyne Hemingway

Episode: 122 Food Addiction Continued

Ep: 122 Food Addiction Continued

Today’s episode features the book called Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss and Food Junkies by Vera Tarman and Phil Werdell.¬† These books are excellent companions for anyone wanting to beat back their food addictions. I also discuss my recent 28 days of a 30 day challenge of not adding salt to anything I cooked or ate and I made myself extremely aware of all salt and sodium in the foods that I wanted to eat.¬† The experiment has made me want to continue.

Ultimately, I am wanting you too to explore the reasons you eat what you eat and to open your mind to the possibility that food does not have to be hyper charged to be delicious.

Thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Robyne Hemingway


Episode 121: Exploring Our Diet and Health Journey

Ep: 121 Exploration of Diet and Health

Today’s Episode is about looking at two perspectives one in dealing with weight loss and health and the other is combating disease and health. Each are on the path of dietary discovery.

I briefly talk about fad diets like Atkins and Low Carb and I talk about the evolution of dietary discovery.  I introduce the book that treats heart disease; Reverse and Prevent Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. This book has 8 rules to follow. I do believe that the case studies in this book will show that you can reverse heart disease.

Thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart

My name is Robyne Hemingway

Episode 120: The Big Question

Ep: 120 The Big Question

Today’s episode is about questioning why we do not explore information that can truly help us. I explain what I mean by talking about a man who had several signs of heart disease, leading down the road of several medical procedures to include surgery and when his doctor finally told him that the must prepare for death he turned to God. It was then that someone asked him if he had read the book How to Reverse and Prevent Heart Disease by Dr, Esselstyn…. The man said he knew of the book but he had not read it.

So, my question is why do we wait until the very end if ever to open a book with the answers right there on the cover? And why are so many of us willing to listen to the guy next door and follow his diet without one second of personal research? Why do we accept low carb diets as legit without educating ourselves first?  Why do we get so invested in diets that have temporary results and are often dangerous?

I only touch this subject today, but I will revisit this topic many times.

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Episode 119: Food Addiction

Ep: 119 Food Addiction

Today’s episode is a little bit about the book The Pleasure Trap by Douglass Lisle and Alan Goldhamer and I talk about eating food in order of caloric density. Meaning that we would eat your greens first, then your broccoli, then your cauliflower, the your potatoes then your beans. That way we are getting the most nutritious foods first and filling up on the lowest calorie foods before eating our favorites that usually contain more calories per cup or per pound.

We discuss some of the Pleasure Trap, but mostly its and introduction to the book wanting you to get it, read it and study it. I am still reading it myself, hence the introduction.

I also talk about my 30 day challenge of no salt starting tomorrow. I encourage anyone wanting to reset their taste buds to do the same. If you can’t do 30 days, that’s okay, try any amount of time 3 days, a week, a few weeks. The reason we need to do this is to begin the process of really looking at our foods. So that ultimately, we can be healthy in mind body and spirit. And get back to a healthy weight.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Episode 118: Exploring Plant Foods For Better Health

Ep: 118 Exploring Plant Foods For Better Health

In today’s episode we explore Dr. John McDougall’s Book, The Starch Solution. Last week, we looked at SOS which is looking at salt, oil and sugar added to our diets aiming to reduce or eliminate.

This week, we’re exploring starch as a solution to better health. We go over calories in several of the most common starches such as potatoes, rice, lentils, beans and corn. We look at how a person could create satisfaction by adding starch to every meal.

Mcdougal’s suggestion is to have 50 percent of each meal in starch to create satisfaction while consuming the other 50 percent in whole plants such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots etc.

I recommend getting his book and really exploring this way of eating. I also recommend going to his website and exploring his free content Drmcdougall.com

After going over some of his book, I share a faux nacho cheese recipe to put on top of vegetables.

No Cheese-Nacho Cheese Recipe

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Oat Cheese

2 cups roasted red bell peppers

1 Small Sweet Yellow Onion

1 Cup Oats

1 Package Silken Tofu

1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast

1 Tablespoon Miso Paste

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

1 Clove Garlic

3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

Blend for about 1-2 minutes

My name is Robyne Hemingway and your are listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Thank you




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