The First Step to Losing Weight for Life

So, you’ve decided to try this easy vegan-ish thing out, but you just don’t know where to begin.  Today’s post is all about step one.  You don’t have to throw out everything and start today.  We’re going to move through step-by-step process that will make the transition easy. All this week, eat normally.  But, when it comes time to replace the imitation maple syrup or the PopTarts or the Pizza Rolls, don’t.  You have a whole week to think of other vegan choices.

And thinking is the key.  Rid your mind of the idea that dinner has to be a meat and 2 vegetables.  Banish the thoughts that carbs are the bad guys.  Dismiss the notion that vegetables are boring.  We’re going to use the next 6 weeks to get your mind on target to being a fit, vegan-ish hottie the easy way.

This week you have 2 goals.  You are going to start finding the vegan options as they exist in your kitchen today, and you are going to start phasing out fake food. You might not have to change as much as you think.  After all, you’ve been watching what you eat for forever.  So, look around.  Do you have a can of minestrone?  Frozen vegetables?  Box of ginger snaps?  You have vegan food.  Pasta with tomato sauce, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, almonds—they are all vegan.

But being vegan is half the battle.  We’re trying to make this easy.  We’re going to simply eat real food.  No artificial stuff.  Eat food that was made in a kitchen and not in a laboratory.  Did it take a team of researchers to make your coffee creamer?  Then it’s not natural.  Take a look at the ingredients list on your cereal?  If it has high fructose corn syrup (or its secret identity name Corn Sugar) in the ingredient list, make a note.  Is half the contents of your cabinets fat free or sugar free?  Was it that way in nature?  If not, make a note. You’re not tossing it. (Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know.  There are starving children in Africa that would love to eat your fake cereal.)  But, you’re not going to buy more of it either.

It’s going to be natural from now on.  The highest quality food you can afford.


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