An Experiment in Eating
After watching the documentary What the Health? I decided to give plant based eating a try. I have no plan of becoming a vegan/vegetarian but I do have a handful of meals I make that would fall into those categories. I really like those meals, so I know it's possible to eat delicious food. As always, Matt is my number one supporter and is ready to go for it with me. I may fix him a chicken breast here and there.
First up, I dove into creating a meal plan. Matt and I went to Costco for big bags of produce and Aldi to round out the plan. I did have to go to Sprouts for a couple things.
Beginning on Sunday, I am only eating plant based foods.
What can I eat this week? Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, natural sugars, and nuts. If it comes from a plant, it's fair game.
What can't I eat this week? Meat, processed foods, dairy, and excess sugar.
Why a plant based diet? Weight loss is always at the top of my list.
- Improved health. I don't have issue with cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar - yet. Plant based diets are proven to help ward off diabetes and prevent heart disease.
- Improved skin and hair. Sounds good to me!
- Improved joint health. Given the drama of my foot and knee that sounds pretty great.
I'll report back next week with exactly what I ate and how I felt.