I’m looking at a vegan lifestyle. I watched Dr. Oz’s show about losing weight with a vegan diet of raw and cooked veggies (like 10 pounds in a week). The guest was Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his book, Eat to Live.
I also ordered Kathy Freston’s book The Lean, a 30 day weight loss diet in the vegan lifestyle. Her's takes an interesting plan of adding one new thing each day for a month while continuing to do the items from previous days, i.e. Day 1 drink two quarts of water a day, Day 2 drink your water plus each an apple each day, etc. It seems to “ease” your way into a vegan lifestyle without doing it “cold turkey”.
I’ve “played around” with being a vegetarian for a year or so now. It all started a year ago when I read The China Study, by Dr. T. Colin Campbell and read his comprehensive study of nutrition in China. Dr. Campbell advocates a vegan diet.
With the encouragement and advice of friends, Lory, Norah and NanC, I think I’m ready to commit to it. It just makes so much sense when you read the information in these books and the negative affects of animal products on your body.
So the other day I went to our local grocery store, Rainbow Groceries, and bought a whole bunch of veggies and fruits. Dr. Fuhrman recommends four fruits a day, so I’ve been enjoying eating a banana, strawberries and fresh pineapple for breakfast every morning and then an apple for a snack in the afternoon. Dr. Fuhrman also recommends eating a pound of raw veggies and a pound of cooked veggies every day. So I steamed together a bunch of different veggies into a medley with some Mrs. Dash and had that for dinner. For lunch I had some homemade Polish potato perogies that I bought at Red Rock Grocery in Blanca, Colorado. Oh, they were so good. I haven’t had perogies in such a long time. They are hard to make…well, time consuming I should say. Kind of like making tamales. And like tamales they are usually served at Christmas.
Jim has been so very supportive of my choice to live a vegan lifestyle. He is still my “meat and potatoes, peas, corn and bean” guy but he tries everything I cook…at least once. So far the veggie medley has been a hit with him, but not much else. I tried to get him to try some almond milk I bought, but the first sip is all he could get down. Oh, well, tonight he is grilling some St. Louis ribs for dinner with a camper family and I’m have to have a rib or two. Jim makes killer barbecue ribs and they are hard to resist. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll finish reading the books before starting in……am I quibbling already???
Remember, you are loved.