Vegetarian since 1987 for ethical reasons
Went plant-based in 2016 for health, ethics, & the environment
10 July 1958
Vegetarian since 1987 for ethical reasons.
Went plant-based in 2016 for health, ethics, and the environment.
Cholesterol 172 to 147
LDL 130 to 194
Got off a stomach medication I’ve been on for 30 years for a pre-ulcer condition
Got off acid reflex med I’ve been using for 30 years. No symptoms of either after quitting dairy and eggs.
More energy and more exercise.
These were huge changes considering I was already eating what I thought was a healthy, organic, vegetarian diet.
I look forward to every meal and never wish I could eat foods I don’t.
99% vegan as I wear some leather, don’t avoid honey, and occasionally eat minute amounts of dairy or egg as a way down the list ingredient when dining out.
95% whole food but I do eat some minor amounts of oil, and occasionally some white flour and white rice when eating out.
No. I focus on eating quality food, therefore prefer taking my time to read ingredient lists carefully.
Oatmeal with fresh, frozen, dried fruit, chia seeds, flaxseed, walnuts, and soy milk.
I love roasted veggies and also roasting tofu tempeh and polenta.
We eat lots of fresh fruit, cooked, and raw vegetable beans, whole-grains, nuts and seeds.
It’s so much easier.
Unsweetened ice tea
Get support. You are going to be different than everybody you know, and you will often question what you’re doing. Join vegan groups, watch documentaries, read books, and find friends who are doing the same thing.
As I have to do things all the way, I recommend you get a blood test from your doctor. Go whole food plant-based for 30 days and test again. This can be difficult as it takes one’s body a little time to adjust to all the fiber. If you plan on transitioning in the near future, it’s good to assist your body with the adjustment by adding a lot of fiber dense food in the interim; like oatmeal, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s nice if one has a doctor who believes in, and supports this lifestyle. I switched doctors in order to have this.
Hiking, walking, pickleball, skiing, light weights, and yoga.
I prefer walking on non-paved surfaces which is possible in cities too. I also like to add some elevation, and if I can’t find that, I go up and down stairs
Hiking mountain trails is my favorite. My go-to hike near our home, is 6 miles, with 1200 foot elevation gain. We go into the mountains for longer hikes.
Hot whole food plant-based lunch
Take a friend. I hike with friends and I belong to a hiking club. For daily exercise, I do it first thing in the morning after a late breakfast. Schedule exercise as if it’s an appointment.
I don’t get invited to BBQs. It does influence people in positive ways and I see the changes they make. I do think it holds up a mirror and people feel guilty. Eating meat is animal cruelty and most people know that. It’s also bad for the environment and for one’s health and most people know that too. They would rather not think about these things.