The invincible vegan myth

I am guilty of perpetuating the myth that vegans are invisible. Although I fully believe that a whole foods plant based diet is optimal for health and living a compassionate lifestyle is optimal for peace of mind and the environment, I am still susceptible to the occasional flu virus. One of the “selling” points to…

High raw lifestyle plan

I’ve been thinking about how I want to eat going forward. After my last post about processed foods. I realize I have to eat in a way that supports my overall health not just my waistline. I was fully raw for 8 months from November 2016 to July 2017 and I felt great. I liked…

I’m no longer vegan: giving up the vegan label

Amiss the controversy over popular vegans going back to eating animal products, there is a surge of people choosing to stop calling themselves vegan while maintaining a vegan lifestyle. One of the reasons for this is vegan extremist. These vegans can be seen in the comment section of social media posts from new vegans who…

I just rather be fat

Losing weight is easy, keeping it off is a struggle. This is a rant but I’m wondering if I’m alone in how I feel. It’s been two years since I’ve started my weight loss and wellness journey. Once I made up my mind to get healthy and devised a plan, it was smooth sailing. What…

Raw vegan buffalo okra

I love raw okra. I can get a package of okra and some seasoning and munch away. This recipe was an experiment gone right. I originally made the buffalo sauce for some cauliflower I had made earlier and decided to try it on some okra. I dehydrated the okra for two hours to get the…

Fruit feast day 31 #IKHLW

My morning concoction of green papaya and apples. It was good. I’m glad I didn’t throw out the papaya. For lunch I had a papaya I ended my day with some durian I have a few things to say about my experience doing this fruit feast that I will post in a separate blog. Follow…

Fruit feast day 30 #IKHLW 

Today was simple. I started the day with fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice. For lunch I tried to eat the papaya but it was hard inside. I don’t know if it was ripe or not but I never had this type of papaya and wanted to try it. After I couldn’t eat it, I looked…

Fruit feast day 29 #IKHLW

I got on the rebounder for 5 minutes this morning. I can really feel it in my legs and my abs. Pineapple date smoothie, watermelon and in the round container a piece of durian. The smoothie was bad. I really can’t get this smoothie thing right. If it’s not coconut water and mango I don’t…

Fruit feast day 28 #IKHLW

Prepping my lunch this morning. I decided bringing the knife to work wouldn’t be a good idea so I cut my watermelon in half and wrapped it in plastic so I could eat it right out the rind. I was out of mangoes and coconut water so I made a smoothie with pineapple, baby bananas…

Fruit feast day 27 #IKHLW

I did 5 minutes on my rebounder this morning. I could feel it in my legs my abs and arms. I am going to slowly work my way up to 15 minutes. I had my mango coconut water smoothie for my first meal. I brought a papaya, Asian pear and two Thai baby bananas to…