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The Fabulous Life Of A Vegan

I love cookbooks. I love reading about nutrition, now following through on such an idea is another matter altogether. Something I know about myself is I want to have a wide variety of food and deleting a food section out of my life seems unhealthy and unrealistic. Limiting the unhealthy substances, such as sugar, well that is a good idea, hard to do, but a good idea. I love to eat. At this moment I am on high doses of Prednisone, Solumedrol, and Rituximab, can you guess what my appetite for food is doing with my bi-polar roller coaster of a ride of medications? Soaring, climbing, and making aggravated assaults on my stomach and body. I must be mindful of what I stick in mouth or I will be huge and my blood sugars will be going out of whack. I have worked hard on keeping my blood sugars managed and not gain the 100 pounds that I had lost back before this whole process of my journey. My water weight gain is another matter altogether. I can gain a matter of 30 pounds in a day, and it is all water. My body retains it and that does not play well with the weight loss battle I am on, on top of the battle to breathe. I am worth fighting for and I will keep fighting on. The mind battles are something awful. I have great tools to counteract them and I am using them, but I get tired. I found this book for a free download on Amazon.com and I thought okay a Vegan cookbook, this will be interesting. My experience with Vegan happened back in 2004/2005 when my dad was fighting his colon cancer. He listened to John McDougal and read his books so he decided to go vegan for a two year period and it helped him fight his cancer, though it did not spare his life. My dad did a lot of alternative care, such as the Ray Beam Light treatments and changing his eating habits. The way he ate helped him become stronger and fight. I know I get my sense of fighting for myself from him and my sense of willing to explore outside of the box of modern medicine from him too. I know the benefits, but I have to admit that I do enjoy meat and dairy. I go through mind battles in my head over this exact subject. Especially after getting out of the hospital in which they take vial after vial of blood and the only thing I crave is a great big piece of red meat. Never a vegetable, never a slab of cheese, red meat is what I want and that is what I get. It is a weakness that I have. I also believe it is medically important. The red meat helps the body rebuild blood cells. With all the blood they take while hospitalized the body needs to rebuild and that is probably why I crave the red meat. I think we should consume less meat and eat more vegetables, vegetables are important too. In that train of thought I deeply agree, but eliminating it out of my life is something that I do not see doing. Adding more vegetables into my eating plan, I can see doing. I found some humus recipes, a mac and cheese recipe, a lot of desserts, like cheese cake that is healthy that I am going to make for those moments when I crave junk food, but know I should be eating healthy. If it is yummy, then I could share these recipes with those of us who want a sweet taste, but want to be healthy at the same time. I know I am not alone in that quest. There were no crock pot recipes in this book, but there were other great ideas. Appleton has some great recipes for Humus. I do love humus. I love it as a dip on tortilla’s or chips, or even celery sticks, and I love that it is creamy and gooey just like cheese and it can be used as a sandwich spread instead of the dreaded mayo that clogs your arteries that nutritionists warn you about. And sometimes Avocado is just too expensive, especially off season. Humus is a great alternative to use. I learned this from my nutritionist and it was great to be reminded of this aspect of humus. If you are new to Vegan or are an old pro at eating this way I suspect you will find some great ideas to add to your repertoire of food cooking choices. I know I have… Have you ever thought about having a meatless meal? If you had one, did you enjoy it? “> “The Fabulous Life Of A Vegan Girl” by Daphne Appleton
I love cookbooks. I love reading about nutrition, now following through on such an idea is another matter altogether. Something I know about myself is I want to have a wide variety of food and deleting a food section out of my life seems unhealthy and unrealistic. Limiting the unhealthy substances, such as sugar, well that is a good idea, hard to do, but a good idea.
I love to eat. At this moment I am on high doses of Prednisone, Solumedrol, and Rituximab, can you guess what my appetite for food is doing with my bi-polar roller coaster of a ride of medications? Soaring, climbing, and making aggravated assaults on my stomach and body. I must be mindful of what I stick in mouth or I will be huge and my blood sugars will be going out of whack. I have worked hard on keeping my blood sugars managed and not gain the 100 pounds that I had lost back before this whole process of my journey. My water weight gain is another matter altogether. I can gain a matter of 30 pounds in a day, and it is all water. My body retains it and that does not play well with the weight loss battle I am on, on top of the battle to breathe. I am worth fighting for and I will keep fighting on. The mind battles are something awful. I have great tools to counteract them and I am using them, but I get tired.
I found this book for a free download on Amazon.com and I thought okay a Vegan cookbook, this will be interesting. My experience with Vegan happened back in 2004/2005 when my dad was fighting his colon cancer. He listened to John McDougal and read his books so he decided to go vegan for a two year period and it helped him fight his cancer, though it did not spare his life. My dad did a lot of alternative care, such as the Ray Beam Light treatments and changing his eating habits. The way he ate helped him become stronger and fight. I know I get my sense of fighting for myself from him and my sense of willing to explore outside of the box of modern medicine from him too. I know the benefits, but I have to admit that I do enjoy meat and dairy. I go through mind battles in my head over this exact subject. Especially after getting out of the hospital in which they take vial after vial of blood and the only thing I crave is a great big piece of red meat. Never a vegetable, never a slab of cheese, red meat is what I want and that is what I get. It is a weakness that I have. I also believe it is medically important. The red meat helps the body rebuild blood cells. With all the blood they take while hospitalized the body needs to rebuild and that is probably why I crave the red meat. I think we should consume less meat and eat more vegetables, vegetables are important too. In that train of thought I deeply agree, but eliminating it out of my life is something that I do not see doing. Adding more vegetables into my eating plan, I can see doing.
I found some humus recipes, a mac and cheese recipe, a lot of desserts, like cheese cake that is healthy that I am going to make for those moments when I crave junk food, but know I should be eating healthy. If it is yummy, then I could share these recipes with those of us who want a sweet taste, but want to be healthy at the same time. I know I am not alone in that quest.
There were no crock pot recipes in this book, but there were other great ideas. Appleton has some great recipes for Humus. I do love humus. I love it as a dip on tortilla’s or chips, or even celery sticks, and I love that it is creamy and gooey just like cheese and it can be used as a sandwich spread instead of the dreaded mayo that clogs your arteries that nutritionists warn you about. And sometimes Avocado is just too expensive, especially off season. Humus is a great alternative to use. I learned this from my nutritionist and it was great to be reminded of this aspect of humus.
If you are new to Vegan or are an old pro at eating this way I suspect you will find some great ideas to add to your repertoire of food cooking choices. I know I have…
Have you ever thought about having a meatless meal? If you had one, did you enjoy it?

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