Tuesday, 24 April 2012

30 Days of Whole Food

This is our second attempt at this and we realized that we missed a big and fun opportunity last time. With all of the questions we received, we wondered why the heck we hadn't blogged the entire process? Sometimes we get by on our looks.

One of the reasons we decided to do this is that we watched the amazing documentary 'Forks Over Knives'. For us, the evidence presented was incontrovertible. In the midst of the backlash that has happened, I have read a lot of the criticism, but nothing has managed to debunk for me the entire and vast amount of data presented. And don't get me started about the individuals in the film! There is no denying their improved health. I want to be one of them. And I hope everyone I love watches this, especially if you are worried about heart disease or cancer.

So here we go, embarking on a whole foods plant based diet. We haven't been eating meat or dairy anyway, so one of the questions we got was 'what changes do you really need to make?'  Well, here is a bit of what is meant by this program.

- no processed food
- no refined sugar (think instead of maple syrup, agave, brown rice syrup)
- no white flour, white pasta or white rice
- lots of whole grains (for us mainly brown rice and quinoa)
- lots of beans and legumes (black beans, kidney beans, lentils, chick peas ... YUM)
- no / low oil
- lots and lots of veggies and fruit

Tofu, seitan and tempeh are also ok, but the protein is mainly from the beans and legumes. I am personally holding on to my Sriracha sauce. It has sugar in it but damn I love it and frankly I think you use so little in a serving that it can't be awful. It may sound restrictive, but if this blog shows anything I hope it shows that there is so much AMAZING food and you don't have to feel like you are suffering. It is a change of habits, and that is hard, but it's also exciting to find so much new food and feel so amazing!

Gratuitous cute-cat pic to illustrate health and wellness:
~ Denise

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