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What happened week one vegan no oil

Happy Tuesday. I’m a little late updating my weight loss so I decided to combine my week one weigh in and what’s happened after nine days eating vegan whole plant foods no oil, with little salt and just a dash of sugar in my coffee.
1. I lost six pounds week one.
2. my joints feel so much better, any aches and pains I had are now almost gone.
3. This is a little TMI but I normally have a lot of gas issues and daily diarrhea. It’s probably why my potassium was so low. I assumed it was all the fiber. Now I think it was the processed foods and oil. I now feel normal in that department.
4. When I usually sit for a while and stand up it takes me a minute or two to walk off the stiffness. It’s all gone. No more stiffness.
5. Got swollen eyes? No salt and no oil means less swelling under your eyes, in your feet etc. My shoes are not as tight. This is all only after nine days. I plan to eat like this for ten weeks, journaling every bite and sticking to Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen. After ten weeks I will start the next ten weeks of food journaling. I feel amazing so far. It keeps my motivation going feeling this good. I am trying no oil recipes so I will be posting those soon.
Have a wonderful day.
love and light,

Rose

 

VEGAN PROTEIN BALLS

My coffee is life to me. I tried to use plain soy milk in my coffee but it just tasted watered down. I decided to have my soy creamer as my one treat.

Vegan Protein Bars are delicious and my go to breakfast. I first learned about them from Melissa Bender Fitness. Since I’m doing Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen I wanted to make my protein bars in portion controlled servings, so I know which boxes to tick off. Mine have three ingredients and they make one serving, four protein bars are 1/2 cup oats which is 1 grain and 1 TBS nut butter which ticks off the nut box. I add a few raisins but you could add any dried fruit or chocolate chips. They are perfect accompaniment with my coffee.

You will need.
1/2 cup oats, 1 tbs nut butter, preferably no salt and no added oils. 1 tablespoon raisins or chocolate chips, or any dried fruit. In a bowl add oats, then spoon in nut butter. I chose a runny nut butter which makes assembling the protein balls much easier, or you can microwave it for a few seconds. I add the raisins and mix. Chill for at least a half hour and then you should be able to form 4 protein balls.

Above is Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen chart. I find it’s the best tool for me to get all of my nutritional needs in. I follow all the plant based Dr’s and I take what works for me. I’m definitely sticking to no oil and only a dash of sugar or molasses in my coffee. No sodium and that’s it. A very clean vegan diet going forward. My health is my why.

Change begins when you decide there is need for change. When you are ready you will show up. It’s time for me, I’m here and committed.

Happy Tuesday to all. Love and light, Rose

 


2021 RESET

  • Happy New Year to all. Let me begin with prayers and thoughts for all of those who lost loved ones, battled illness, and had anxiety and depression in 2021. It was a collective difficult year for all, and I send love and healing to those who are feeling the wrath of the past year. For some of us, like myself, we let our healthy lifestyle slip by the wayside during lockdowns and endless emotional, physical and financial stress. It was not an easy year to say the least.

My healthy lifestyle held on until the end of summer. Since August my weight went from 169 to 187. That’s a lot of weight. I didn’t exercise and I ate a lot of sugary vegan junk food. I’m human and it happens. I forgive myself and I’m moving on. I’m so ready for a healthy reset in January and I’m starting today. It’s about my health. I plan to document everything and share everything I do. I know I’ve dropped the ball many times since 2017, but my why is different now. I want good health, happiness and the ability to be creative without stress and anxiety. I’m going to really do my best to tackle my whole mind/body/spirit/creative passions.

To start January we cleaned the apartment, took down all the Christmas decorations and bought new flowers for the balcony and master bath. I meal prepped and we bought a blender. James my hubby gifted me a fit watch and a cleverfox planner to really get the new year going. My first goal is my health, to feel well in mind/body and spirit, so I begin this new blog journey with that. It begins with clean plant based food and movement, with stretching and meditation. Here’s the plan.

Current Weight 187 lbs

First goal 165, second goal 150, third goal 135-140.

Here are five things I’m doing in January to reset my body

1.Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen and a food journal, I will go into detail on my next post.

2.Meal Prep

3. Daily exercise, stretching and meditation, using my fit watch to track steps.

4. Smoothies! We bought a new blender and I am so excited to make nutritious and delicious green smoothies. 

5. Whole food vegan diet no oil, with 1/3 tsp salt for iodine and no sugar except 1 teaspoon in my coffee with my soy milk. I plan to food journal.

This is the beginning. There’s so much more I plan to do but this post is about the basics. This is the reset, with brand new beginnings. January is for starting over brand new.

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and medicine be Thy Food.”

Hippocrates 


I wish you healing, love and light.
With Gratitude,

Rose