Sunday, April 11, 2010
Today started a new term at Hogwarts and I am so excited! It is time again to re-dedicate myself to this team and to making healthy changes.
I have been doing a lot of research into Plant-Based nutrition lately and I am so impressed with the ability of a plant based diet / way of eating to reduce obesity, reverse diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions that I am so thankful that I made the switch to a vegan diet 8-10 months ago. If you want a mind opening read, try The China Study by T. Colin Campbell PhD. It is a truly amazing book on how plant based diets effect us for the good!
The more I read, the more I learn. For example....it is possible to be a junk food vegan. Trust me on this!! My poor weight loss last term could have been due to those vegan brownies and cookies. Once a sugar addict....always a sugar addict. Its time for me to get rid of the white menace once again and buckle down.
On a good note, since I have been eating foods based on Thrive (from my earlier post), I feel so much better. I find that I am wanting more whole foods and am stocking up on fresh fruits and veggies. If fact, I made an awesome dinner of brown rice topped with mixed veggies, a little vegan margarine and garlic with a fresh fruit garland. It was soooo good. Full of plant based protein and totally filling.
Lets go Ravenclaws!!! I am so motivated this term.