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Blog #1 This Year’s Eating Plan

Monday, January 07, 2013

I have fallen off the diet wagon yet one more time. Now, I have gained a few more pounds and up to 272 at this time.

Luckily, I saw the movie Forks Over Knives and got inspired again. As a physician, I was very impressed with the research and data I saw.

At first, I thought I would just try a few recipes. I had been interested in vegan and raw vegan before and really a lot of the recipes I made then. The concept of low fat vegan made a lot of sense to me.

Then I thought – I wonder how much healthier and lighter I would be after 30 days of eating low fat vegan? An entire year of eating low fat vegan?

Then, dreamer and overachiever that I am – I wondered what would happen if I ate mostly unprocessed, low fat vegan for a year?

I had successfully eaten only vegan during lent one year thought I was eating quite a lot of processed vegan food. I only lost a few pounds but I was willing to give this a go. Commitment and consistency seemed a problem as well – a year of blogging might help fix that.

So the (new) plan:

Dates: Jan 1st 2013 - Jan 31st 2013 (12 months)

Using only these cookbooks for the first 10 lbs (so I don't get overwhelmed with information):

Forks over Knives – Purple book

Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn

I chose these because of the association to the movie. More specifics and progress as I hope you follow through this coming year.
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    Low-fat vegan has many health benefits if followed with care. Many cancer survivors tend to gravitate toward this way of eating for good reason. While it interests me on one level, I have the concepted shelved til some future date. Distant future, I'll admit! I hope you'll blog about your progress and also post it in the chat section of the Class Team (Jan 6-12, 2013) to share your thoughts.

    Cheering for you!
    2291 days ago
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