Monday, July 16, 2012
News from my waistline
You know I'm very committed to the vegan lifestyle, and I found that I was using too much of the meat substitutes that were mostly made up from oil. I was also eating a lot (A LOT!) of carbs, and not being careful about things that had egg or milk in them like I should. I kept getting vertigo and would be able to look back and see why (maybe butter on the veggies or something like that). I was talking about looking for a book I'd heard about called the Engine 2 diet. Hubby said he wanted to look over the Engine 2 diet http://www.engine2diet.com/ as well so I bought the book one day at whole foods. It gave me a very easy to do and consise clean up of my diet.
So far it's been great. I have lost a little bit daily, and my mood swings are gone, I feel good, and the only issue that I have is if I don't drink enough water while I'm flying to keep me hydrated which is certainly not the fault of the diet. This is basically an easy one, it's just vegan, but tells you how to get the amount of fat (oil) and salt and sugar out of your diet...very well put especially for the men in the audience. Their website (link above) is fantastic and you can food journal there and ask for help from the community if you'd like. The science and studies behind their diet are included, so you can do more research if you'd like. The science and studies are linked to their website, and they follow the same recommendations as all of the University studies that have been coming out.
Best of all, I am NEVER hungry! I'm hoping to be able to get back into my reenacting clothing by the time our Conference on the Ladies and Gentlemen of the 1860's comes around in March of next year again. Hubby keeps asking me if I miss anything (he's doing the diet as well) and I honestly can't think of anything that I miss. Even eating at resteraunts is very doable, the waitstaff has been great about making meals for me that are all plant based. I don't know if hubby will continue to improve his health, but his blood pressure is already down to within normal limits from being high enough in the past that his doctor wanted to put him on meds. I can't wait to see how much his cholesterol numbers have improved! I've seen my hematocrit go way up...that's a measure of the red blood cells in your blood, or anemia. It's perfect now. I feel great...and I don't ever want to go back to feeling like crap after eating again.