Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day!

Over the last three weeks, our family has begun the dramatic transition to a more plant-based diet. Why you ask? Because I (Brooke) would really like to lose some weight before graduation in December and before we have another baby, and David's blood pressure is creeping up there (despite his 33 inch waistline :/)

Our family has decided that we cannot entirely eliminate meat, and have thus decided to become pescetarians (vegetarians + fish) with a major focus on organic/natural foods. Our weaknesses are cheese and sour cream. I also forsee it being difficult to avoid milk and eggs that are mixed into products. But, we are going to take it one step at a time.

Some of our inspirations for our new lifestyle were a couple documentaries found on Netflix (recommended by a some friends)


Here is the website to "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" (based on an Australian man who travels all over the US while he is juicing only fruits and veggies for 60 days) http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/


Here is the website to "Forks over Knives" (based on physician studies over 40+ years of the correlations of heart disease and cancer with animal product consumption) http://www.forksoverknives.com/

I challenge each and every one of you out there to educate yourselves on what you put in your mouths.

I lost 11 pounds in the first 2 weeks of my new lifestyle change, without any exercise!

I'm looking forward to seeing what results both hubby and I will see as time progresses with our new lifestyle :)

What are your favorite veggie recipes!? Please share!