I’ve lost 25 lbs. since I started this new diet in September, 2011. I rarely workout and I basically eat as much as I want, when I want. However, I am eating healthy, not junk food.
It’s been a real boon to my health. More to come…
September 16, 2011
The impetus for this new diet was the movie Forks Over Knifes. This movie began to culminate with a lifetime of experience, surrounded by well educated friends who care about healthy living, doctors suggesting I cut down on saturated fats in dairy and meat products, and on and on. I’ve heard it all my life, from nearly everyone. They were all pointing to the same solution, a plant based diet.
I am convinced that our diet is critical to achieving/maintaining health, happiness and longevity. Many of the deseases that impact us today are actually food-borne. Combine that with our sedentary lifestyles, sitting at desks all day, and we have a recipe for disaster.
The solution to staving off heart problems, diabetes, and the like was simple, eat healthy and exercise. Remaining a victim of poor nutrition (so prevalent in our modern society) was no longer an option. It was time to take matters into my own hands.
My motivation here is primarily for heath. Perhaps, calling myself a dietary vegan would be more correct. Perhaps, even more precisely, a no lacto-ovo pescetarian would sum it up best.
Life is messy. We’re all taking bits and pieces of knowledge from everywhere and customizing beliefs for ourselves. I like to describe myself as a vegan who occasionally eats fish. It’s just easier that way. A vegan’s dietary restrictions more closely resemble my goals with one exception, fish.
I try not to take life nor veganism too seriously. A little compromise once in a while goes a long way. Balance is the key and my mantra throughout this blog.
To those strict vegans who might still take issue: this blog is not for you. I applaud your efforts and wish you the best.