It’s been 3 weeks now since I started eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet, which is rapidly becoming a Whole Food Plant Based LIFESTYLE.
The first thing I noticed was an incredible increase in energy. I no longer felt any episodes of fatigue or feelings of taking a nap during the day. I started noticing immediately that I was no longer having hunger pangs between meals. A small bowl of oatmeal topped with a healthy bran cereal and berries at 6:00 AM carried me all the way to noon. I started eating a salad everyday at lunchtime and leftovers from the night before which usually utilized certain staple foods like sweet potatoes, rice and black beans, along with mixed cooked vegetables. Again after a lunch like this I had no desire to eat again until dinner which usually comes around 6:30 PM.
Within the first two weeks I dropped 10 lbs. but seem to have stopped losing weight. I will start losing again once I make a few adjustments to reducing the staple foods and increasing the raw and cooked vegetables.
Basically it comes down to a diet where their is no meat, no dairy, no processed foods, and no added oil. Difficult yes, impossible no.
My thinking process as I work through difficult problems at work has seemed to gotten better where I am no longer going through mental debate before finding a solution.
I am back on the exercise track as I started out slow but have quickly built up to walking two miles per day at a rapid pace on my treadmill each morning. While walking I have discovered a wealth of videos on youtube from doctors who are involved with changing their patients health status by utilizing a Whole Food Plant Based diet and also some pretty good documentaries on netflix and amazon prime.
One important note is that all symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome have completely disappeared along with any problems with constipation.
I just finished reading The Plant Based Solution by Dr. Joel Kahn and highly recommend it to anyone who has questions about their medical conditions being related to their current diet along with any questions about the facts which support this way of eating for health or even ethical reasons.
I am becoming vege-cated and quickly learning that many of the feelings that I had about the aging process are quickly changing where I haven’t felt healthier in quite some time. I will continue to learn more cooking techniques as I am slowly purchasing items like spices to add to my collection and anticipate creating some pretty spectacular dishes as I am learning and collecting new recipes.