What the heck is a whole-food, plant-based diet (also known as WFPB)? And why, with so many options and an abundance of different choices, should you pick a whole-food, plant-based diet? Marketers, dietitians, fitness experts, activists, doctors, friends, and family fight what should go to our plates. Not to mention that we are dealing with eating for nutrition and entertainment, ethical, emotional, and other reasons unrelated to food. However, the following article is not about ethics, morals, activism, etc. Instead, we will unpack why you may consider a whole-food, plant-based diet based on science and experience.
Sometime during the dark night of the soul, none of my old tricks seemed to work. As I watch the storm and the darkness wrapping around my brain and my heart, the scale number went up. As I tossed and turned through the darkness of the starless night, the old nemesis, the ripper, was cackling by my head. I knew the feeling, I’ve been here before. There is a way out, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t reach the door to the other side.
There are many different arguments about what we should eat. Marketers, dietitians, fitness experts, activists, doctors, friends, and family fight on what should go to our plates. Over the last 20 years, I tried carnivore, Atkins, weigh-watches, Mediterranean, and vegetation diets, to name a few. In my opinion, a plant-based diet with periodic fasting is … Read more
Easy Rice And Beans Recipe Here is my version of the New Orleans Rice and Beans. Easy to make, packed with fiber, nutrients, hearty and healthy. Preparation time is about one hour. I like to soak the beans for a few hours, but it is optional. Ingredients: 1 cup of dry red kidney beans (3 cups … Read more
5 Easy Steps That Helped Me Shed 35 Pounds. Before: 145 lb., size 14/16 (Age 23) After: 110 lb., size 2/4 (Age 41) Total pounds lost: 35 lb. (years maintained: 18) Total sizes lost: 10 Change or Die. Honestly, the beginning of my fitness journey was painfully stupid. First, I quit smoking (after six unsuccessful … Read more