But I didn’t go healthy.
I still ate like I used to eat: lots of burgers and fries, just veggie burgers.Lots of fried and heavy food in general.
Even doing that I lost over 25 pounds and kept 20 off (I regained a few during the holidays).
I didn’t go vegan to lose weight per se, but health was one of my concerns.
And my blood pressure was actually up at my wellness visit.
So I knew what I had to do.
I have to go deeper into the plant based diet. I have to start eating a more whole foods diet, minimizing the processed sugars and heavy fats (even the so-called “good fats”).
This will change the way I cook and the way I eat out.
Actually, it already has. I started eating this way on January 1st.
I started eating oatmeal with dates for breakfast instead of a bagel slathered with peanut butter.
I’ve added salads to my meals. I’ve started eating raw vegetables, including garlic and onion (so much for my breath).
I already feel better. I have more energy, I haven’t been as hungry during the day, and I think this is really going to help me.
I’ll keep you posted.