I finally did this challenge for November 2013 and wanted to recommend the program. I was far from perfect in following it, but I did lose 5 lbs and learned a lot about health and nutrition (and I think I was pretty well-informed before). I REALLY love not having to track food and count calories. Well, actually, you do track your food for the program so that you can get feedback, but this was much simpler than logging every little thing.
I feel I have a better handle on my eating for now, and need to work on getting back into exercise.
Feel free to contact me with questions. Just wanted to share that I had a very good experience with this!
That's a great website! I still haven't finished reading all the articles I'm interested in. Thanks! BTW, you said you wanted to transition to veganism, so I just thought I'd mention there's a Team here on SP called Vegan Fitness & Nutrition. Also, when you go to the SP Recipe section, you can specify vegan recipes on the left side of the screen. Welcome aboard!
Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme. - Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
Sounds interesting. The website is cute, for sure.
Another good help-you-become-vegan option is the PCRM Kickstart series: pcrm.org/search/?cid=3776 There are "regular," Indian food, and Spanish and Mandarin language programs. I "did" the standard and Indian versions even though I was already vegan, to see what they were all about and to get the recipes(!) Each day, you get a different e-mail with tips, a video, and a meal plan. IMHO, the PCRM Kickstarts are the gold standard in transition programs.
However you choose to proceed, good luck, and I look forward to hearing about your success.
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