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Cheese!!

So I have been on the path of Veganism for a little over a month now and I must tell you I have never felt better! I have lost 16 lbs, I have energy, I don’t feel hungry all the time because I am getting all of the nutrition I need. Unlike before when I was eating pretty much cardboard and killing myself. I was always hungry because I wasn’t feeding my body or my mind.

I cant believe what a change a month has done for me and I am looking forward to the results of a fulls years worth of being Vegan. Who knows if I will ever go back now, ask me in a year lol. I am amazed however at how people react when you tell them, no thank you I cant eat “that” they then ask you,

“well then what can you eat if you cant eat meat, eggs, or dairy that cuts out my whole diet.”

Well my friend that could be you’re obesity issue first of all, but secondly it got me thinking about how people are truly ignorant to the products corporations put into the foods they put in they’re bodies.  So then I stared posting to my Facebook information and nobody cared but the people that I already know eat well and take care of they’re bodies.  So I thought HEY bright idea I will start posting pictures of what I eat so they will see Vegan’s can eat yummy foods too. So I would sit on Pinterest for hours looking threw Vegan boards and making yummy food and posting pictures of it, but the response I got wasn’t what I thought it would be.

It was “is that meat? I thought Vegans couldn’t eat meat!” and “what is that, cheese, you cant have cheese Tiphany.” or “since when are you Vegan?”

These snide remarks not only make me feel like these people (my friends) actually think I am a friggin idiot, like I hadn’t researched anything and just went blindly on eating the same things I always have and calling myself a Vegan. Witch reminded me of two things 1) People I call my “friends” on Facebook really don’t know me at all and 2) Obviously they haven’t researched a damn thing.  Or they would know that the world of Vegan foods go’s well beyond Tofu, beans and salads. There is over 5o0 different kinds of Vegan cheeses out there and Vegan ‘meats”  are in the thousands! That are all plant based or Soy based or even beans and nut alternatives!!

The world of Vegan food is WAY more than you could ever expect going into it blindly. So once again I am going to designate some of my time into showing people that there is more than meets the eye in the world of yummy Vegan food. Witch brings me to the one thing people ask me the most about.

CHEESE!!

Ever wonder how when looking threw Vegan reciepes or at your friends Vegan plate how it looks to cheesy and gooey and oh! my yummo goodness? Here is a list of some of the most delicious and desirable “cheese’s” on the market for Vegans today. Brought to you by: Eco Vegan Gal not only does she have this list but she has all the information you need for just about anything!! Here is the link to the Ultimate Guide to Vegan Cheese Alternatives. I have tried a bunch of them and I assure you when she says Vegan’s and non-Vegans love them she isn’t telling a lie. So open your mind and start replacing things in your diet one thing at a time and you will be astonished at the results. For a closer, quit questioning me. I know what I am talking about. Thanks 🙂

Done with juicing? Never!

It has been a few weeks since I have sat down to write at my blog, but I have been consumed with work, Facebook, Pinterest, the Gym and eating healthy. Sorry guys lol no really that’s my life.  I made it threw the ten days juicing by the hair of my chiny chin chin. I can honestly tell you I hated every single second of not eating food, BUT I now know why I was so unhealthy. I am a sit on the couch and eat my face off kind of girl. It must have been all of those years I spent “smoking” (the green) and sitting on my ass that lead up to this point of what I call “my kind of obesity”, where you’re not really fat but by golly a few more days of fast food and you will be beyond that.

Juicing made me think of how I eat, the times in witch I do, the kind of food I consume and buy and also what I feed my family. I started looking into all different kinds of resources telling me about how to eat whole foods and how to add healthy foods back into your life and screw the box! the pre-made CRAP that’s out there and killing everyone. Almost all boxed foods or overly processed foods are linked to cancer, so if you know it is going to kill you why do we continue to eat it. Why do corporations continue to make it to kill us? I can tell you two reasons why, you ready? it’s a big one!

 Because we don’t care and they don’t care.

WHOA shocking isn’t it!! I’m sure your laughing but no really it’s the truth. So I have decided to care about myself and my family and stop hurting all of us by what we are putting in our body’s. Now I have chosen to go Vegan for an entire year and see how it affects me and my body and my lifestyle. My husband and daughter will continue to eat meat BUT we are only getting the “Organic” meats from local farmers and everything else in their diet will be Vegan.

This is a personal choice, I have health issues and my doctor wants me to try this and see how it helps me and I must tell you so far I have never felt better in my entire life!! (Health wise) I have energy, I sleep at night (I used to have the worst insomnia) I work out and I’m already chasing after the kids that were chasing me! it’s unbelievable! I owe it all to juicing and changing my diet.

Now you may wonder am I still juicing? HECK YEAH! I will never give the stuff up! I just don’t have it all day long like before, now I have it in between my meals and in the morning before anything else. I have never gotten back into drinking coffee because I don’t feel like I need it any longer. I know crazy hugh, but give up the coffee and see how fierce you’re head aches are and how you feel like you are coming off of heroin and I promise you, you will never drink it again. I’m not sure where all of this is leading me or what my path with food is, all I know is I love food, I love being healthy and now I am on the fast track to getting fit. I owe it all to the “reboot” and personal perseverance. if I can do this ANYONE can. Give it a shot, get healthy. If not for you do it for someone you love. It’s all worth it in the end.