Cooked carbs will slim you. Raw carbs will slim you even more.
If it's hard for you to get off cooked, then that's okay just follow 80/10/10 for cooked vegan first, then slowly transition to more raw.
Potatoes are great carb source, so is rice (Just be careful with rice, I've heard really bad things of how it shreds your insides apart (brown rice at least) )
Try dateorade, and banana smoothies it really helps.
Fat makes you fat.
Carbs slim you down. Plus you'll have more energy.
Here's some really easy smoothies to help you get enough carbs/cals in, and help you lose weight.
Wish you the best of luck and health mate! :]
That's the attitude mate, way to go! :D
Cooking food creates toxins. When the body gets overwhelmed with toxins, it will store those in fat cells to deal with them later whether or not calorie consumption is high or low.
Beans are not an optimum food for humans. In their natural form, most of them are toxic in that they may make us sick immediately. In their cooked form, they are still high in protein which is conducive to causing cancers, creating an acidic system which has to be buffered by pulling calcium from the bones and causing osteoporosis, and causing arthritic conditions.
Rice is not much better, but in a fruit famine that may be caused by finances and or lack of produce, some of our members tolerate boiled rice better.
So, what I have learned:
CHEAT DAYS = SICK DAYS
Doing two or more diets is only doing a mix and not a diet. Mixing a cooked diet and a raw diet is only a mix and not optimum.
Do this diet 100% for about six months with 2500 calories for your wife and 3,000 for you. Stop worrying about your doctor, and postpone all future visits.
Six months is a good enough time to analyze how you feel, what illnesses you have healed, and what weight you have lost. I am sure you will have positive results.
In the beginning it may be better to get a dressmakers tape and measure key areas of your body like upper arms, belly, waist, hips, and thighs. You will probably find that you are losing inches faster than weight, and that your clothing sizes will shrink.
Not sure if you saw the banana wagon or not, but that has some links to some great inspiration and testimonials.
Good luck and you can do it! And you are lucky if your partner is willing to both support you and do the same thing as you!