Friday, March 2, 2012

Yesterday / Today

Did really well yesterday. Except a sausage link (bad), one egg and some cheese. Lunch was awesome. Had a Happy Hippie sandwich from Bella Nonna... Soo good! Dinner we hung out with my brother and had vegetable and cheese lasagne. Daniel had a meatball.
Today went really well. Egg for breakfast, had gluten free cereal with plain coconut milk too. Lunch I thought I had a vegan sandwich from Einstien Bagels, turns out it was vegetarian. But still delicious.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Today's meals

Today, we didn't do quite as well as we have been. but baby steps, right? I had Coconut milk and gluten free cereal with hot tea for breakfast (pretty big for me to not have any milk!).
Leftover roasted veggies, a banana, and coffee with coconut milk for lunch.. Along with a ham and cheese sandwich (food from Whole Foods I can't waste). And then I got hungry and had one egg on whole wheat toast (around 5pm). Then I had a Brie, almond and caramalized onion sandwhich for dinner.
That is a lot of food for one person! Granted I ate the cereal at 845 am and the dinner at 745 so over an 11 hour period it's not that bad.. Also, I think the vegetables are not filling me up. I need to come up with something that fills my stomach so I don't get hungry after every 2.5 hours.
Oh and I had a girl scout cookie around 3pm.

Daniel eats a liquid breakfast of coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Lunch he ordered a veggie pita and dinner he had a burger with feta and jalapeƱos. Once again, baby steps, right?

Monday's first LWF dinner.

Over the weekend, we ventured to our local farmers market. It is the best option for locally grown produce, and conveniently right next to our local Whole Foods store. I gathered a few key ingredients for our dinner roast. Included in the meal are yams, turnips, onions, and beets. Sprinkled with a very small amount of extra virgin olive oil, I put it in the oven at 400 degrees for an hour.

Why convert? Main reasons why I chose to only eat plant based whole foods.

  1. A plant-based diet lowers the risk for chronic diseases such as; obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, as well as cancer (colon, breast, prostate, lung and esophagus). It eliminates the high risk associated with food-borne illness that contaminates meat and animal products.
  2. The UN states that factory farming of animals for meat production has a bigger impact on global warming than all the planes, trains, buses, and cars on the plantet - combined. Runoff from factory farms has polluted over 173,000 miles of rivers and streams in the U.S. (EPA)
  3. It makes sense. I am not against meat consumption, however, I am not stranded on an island without other natural sources of food. After researching the implications of consuming meat, I (we) are taking the steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle five, ten, and even twenty years from now.