First of all… to any of my friends who are or were vegan… I apologize for ever making fun of you. I am now at the point where I am realizing that for a season… or a lifetime… I must fast from meat.
Me… who once thought that I would never go without meat has now decided to go mostly, vegan. How long I don’t know… but on Friday, I got the results of my lab work. My glucose is high. My A1c levels are high. Triglycerides, C-reactive proteins, thyroid, are all high. So… before I go full blown diabetic, I am going to take a drastic measure and go all out… Whole Food Plant Based.
I started Friday afternoon after talking it over with my fitness trainer, nutritionist and my husband… and they all think that I should take the plunge and just do it…
So… here’s to me… not eating meat. (fingers crossed) – Since Friday… I have had three times where I ate meat. So out of 25 meals, I have only had meat on three of them. Not too bad. I actually am finding I don’t really miss it. Plus, I feel like my digestion is starting to improve.
Here’s an example: on Sunday my daughter made our traditional family dinner – roast chicken. I made myself a big dinner bowl of a huge tossed salad, carrots and potato hash and 1/4 cup of rice. NO Chicken!! When I finished, I was actually, quite full.
Some of my favorite vegan meals so far has been…
- huge salads – loaded with veggies: spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, celery, romaine, spring mix, grape tomatoes ( I could eat this everyday)
- carrots and potato hash
- Italian Veggie and Lentil soup
- blueberry and 1/2 banana with vegan protein smoothie
A few years ago when I hit a plateau in my weight loss – my Lifetime Academy instructor told me it was time to write the 2nd chapter… I could never think of how to begin the second chapter. Now I know. Going Whole Food Plant Based is the 2nd chapter… to regain health and get rid of the belly fat – once and for all…
So… send me all the encouragement, tips and advice and recipes for a Whole Food Plant Based Diet and I will try each recipe and give a review.
Some of resources thus far… is Food Babe on Facebook. She has good recipes. https://www.facebook.com/thefoodbabe
What the Health book and documentary. http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com
Oh She Glows cookbooks, Lifetime-Dtox recipes and The Plant Based Diet Meal Plan cookbook.
And of course Pinterest…
Wish me luck!