Simple--life long dieter. Love great food. Sadness caused my weight gain. I went to a meeting in Rockville, MD and our regional president talked about his becoming a vegan. Something spoke to me. I work for Whole Foods Market. I should know better.
I bought three books:
Engine 2 Diet
My Crazy Vegan Life
Eat to Live
Read them all. Each had lots to tell. In September, a plant based diet was my new vista. Could I do it? I love cheese. Yogurt. Skyr. Dark Breads (I am also now gluten free). I have osteo-arthritis, and wheat is a flammatory; for me, not eating wheat keeps my joint pain at an all time low.
I lived through a monumental birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc. as a VEGAN and it is EASY and I feel amazing.
Next month I will spend a week at a spa-resort in Austin, Texas to help along this journey, and I am grateful to my employer, Whole Foods Market, for sending me on this journey.
If you're thinking about becoming a vegan, take small steps. Eat as much organic food as you can. Eat foods that you like. Find new recipes. Do not look at this as a diet, but a better way to guide and live your life.
Since September, I have lost 40 pounds. I work out everyday (always have). For me, eating as a vegan has greatly improved my overall well-being.
TIP OF THE DAY: Keep an eating journal. Count your blessings.
- ► 2011 (19)
- Green with Envy Smoothie
- Allright, Call Me a Zealot
- Thoughts About Kirstie Ally...Made Me Feel Sad
- You Gotta Shake it to Make It...
- Taking Good Care of Myself...
- The Power of the Stock Pot
- Valentine's Day
- My Thoughts on the "Biggest Loser"
- Think You Really L-O-V-E Cheese That Much?
- A Nice Day to Make Soup
- People Ask Me, "What Do You Eat?"
- How I Started This Journey
- ▼ February (12)