Meatless Monday – Importance of Water

Start your day off with a glass of water. I’m talking about room temperature water with perhaps a little lemon if you’d like. It will get your digestive system moving if you do this before consuming anything else. If you’re irregular when it comes to going to the bathroom, then you might particularly find this…

Do What’s Right For YOU

While I talk a big game about keeping foods simple, raw, and nutritious, I also am speaking from my own experiences. What is right for me may not be right for you. This blog is about encouraging you to try new things, eat more fruit and veg, and be healthy. In no way am I…

Saturday FAQ: Media and Weight Loss

How often do we hear negative things about weight and body image? We see it all the time too. Magazines splash images of celebrities all over their pages when their bodies are covered in fat or cellulite. We hear commercials on the radio about businesses that will help you lose those extra 30+ pounds you’ve…

Unhealthy To Be So Healthy?

I was talking with a friend today who told me that it might be unhealthy to be so healthy, and he’s probably a bit right. There shouldn’t be so much stress about what we eat, but the fact is that we have two choices: food and food-like substances. I’ll choose food any day of the…

Don’t Blame the Diet

Sometimes I fear something bad will happen to me at work for everyone to witness, and then they’ll blame the diet for it. But when I think about it, no one was blaming my diet for illnesses before. I needed my gallbladder removed a few years back, and everyone blamed it on other things –…

Wednesday Weigh-In: Changes

I’ve experienced many changes since I’ve started this diet. Some people can see; others they can’t. The ones you can see are weight loss, positive attitude, and clearer skin. People can’t see the energy I feel, the lack of fatigue, and the way I don’t have that heavy, full stomach feeling. No one sees how…

Happy Birthday, Max and Titan

Someone asked me how many bananas I’ve eaten today. My first thought was, “Heck yes!” I’m glad that people are paying attention. Unfortunately my answer was zero because my bananas aren’t ripe yet. This means I need other foods to make up for bananas. Grapes were good, but the oranges were not. Valencias just aren’t…

Happy Memorial Day

It feels like Sunday since my husband is at home with me today. I have every Monday off from my part-time job for school and editing, but it’s a holiday here in the US. It’s Memorial Day, and I’d love to use this moment to give my thanks to all who have served this country,…

Holiday BBQ

It’s a holiday weekend here in the US, and holiday weekends used to mean lots of food. They still do, but the food has changed. Where we used to eat burgers with buns, potato and pasta salads, and corn from a can with root beer, we now apparently make vegan burgers, big green salads, and…

Saturday FAQ and Vegan Lentil Burger Recipe

I have now decided that Saturday will be a FAQ day. The more I talk about this diet and lifestyle with you guys, the more I find that certain common questions are generally asked. So I’ll put together a list on Saturday if I have a few of them to go over so everyone can…