Friday, January 27, 2012

It's Not a Diet

Who would have thought 12 days in that I would be practically skipping around (and when alone actually skipping around) after giving up caffeine and sugary foods? Probably people who have already made this transition to healthy, plant-based eating.

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To be clear, this isn't a diet. Well not in the common definition of diet as a restriction of food to achieve some health aim. Hmmm, but it is a diet as in the food I consume (and I'm choosing to consume this food and not other food to achieve better health.) So maybe it is a diet?! Either way, it's working.

Changes I am noticing:
1. Lost 10 pounds (holla!)
2. Ankles less swollen (ew!)
3. Energy higher and consistent through the day.
4. Better mood (lucky you!)
5. No headaches or aching body parts

What I'm eating (today):


Super simple and healthy breakfast

1/4 c Uncle Sams Cereal
1/2-3/4 c Puffed millet
1/2 c soy or rice milk
1 piece of your favorite fruit


Rip's Sweet Potato Bowl leftovers

DINNER (last night)

Chili Burrito and salad
1 French Meadown sprouted grain tortilla
2 T vegan parmesan
1/3 c veggie chili (sans oil and salt)
topped with chopped onion, green bell pepper, serrano pepper, cherry tomatoes and cilantro

Salad of your choice (romaine, green bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and oil-free tangerine vinaigrette from Whole Foods.)


1 slice Ezekiel Bread
1 T peanut butter (no added salt or oil)
1 t agave nectar

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