Vegan lifestyle

I’ve always been curious about diet and what it can do for your health. Over the years I’ve read countless books about Keto diet and high fat diets but not until just this last week did I come across the starch based diet, created by Dr. McDougall.

It’s fascinating to think that we could control so much of our health by the food we decide to eat. Of course we’ve all heard “you are what you eat”, but I never really saw studies about it until now.

I am planning to give this new lifestyle a shot. I’ve been in denial for years about my cholesterol and weight and have been on blood pressure meds for 25 years. It’s time for me to take control and give my future health the best opportunity.

I’m quite excited about the foods and recipes. I really do not like meat and have always found it kind of gross. With the big fat high protein diets we have been eating, this will be a welcomed change for me.

The recipes are all based on Whole Foods from the fruit and veggie groups with starch at the center of each meal. They are also low fat. And low salt.

I’m getting my bloodwork done the first morning we start which is next Monday. I will monitor my blood pressure and bloodwork for the following month and see how it all goes (hopefully improves)! I’m really excited to think that maybe I have a chance to change my health and correct the issues I’ve been hiding and brushing under the rug.

I’m sure there will be some challenges with this transition but I’m preparing now and getting ready for the big change. My hubby is going to join me and we will have to figure out what to do with the boys. I’m hoping we can transition the whole family into it if we like it and see good results.

If anyone has experience with this type of lifestyle I’d love to hear about it!


Published by lisamarie2015

I just turned 50 and am ready to make 2020 the year of major change for myself and my family! I am a realtor, an artist and a fitness lover. I am ready to tackle some of those difficult things in life that seem to get put off and put off and see where this new road of focus and intention takes me.

7 thoughts on “Vegan lifestyle

  1. Exciting to take control of your health! I can relate to that for sure. I was a vegetarian for years, but never vegan. I love cheese and eggs too much. Plus, it can be a little complicated with no animal proteins at all. But, I know several very healthy vegans. My understanding is that you just have to be sure to get all of the right nutrients and food combinations. I’m not crazy about meat either, although I eat a little now. Let us know how it goes!

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  2. I am also starting to look into the role diet plays in overall health. I think I took it for granted before and went straight to dieting when I was unhappy with my weight. This neglects the whole health aspect. Good luck with your new plan!

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  3. Good luck! I definitely need to focus on eating for health rather than weight loss. I think the overall benefits are far more important. Keep us posted
    Claire xx


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