So, it's been 6 months since the vegan situation began.
What started out as a 90 day challenge to see if my endometriosis symptoms would improve has turned into a lifestyle change.
Here is what I love about the change:
Cholesterol intake is dramatically lower
Weight loss has been immediate & consistent
Energy levels are up higher than ever
Love affair with vegetables
Metabolism has sped up
I actually researched this today out of the book, Everything Vegan
One of their points was that upon eating a vegan meal, you will actually burn calories FASTER resulting is less stored fat....couple THAT info with the fact that you are eating WAY less fat and it's obvious the result. (see next sentence for more scientific sounding proof)
Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D. of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) states, "There is evidence that a vegan diet causes an increased calorie burn after meals, meaning plant-based foods are being used more efficiently as fuel for the body, as opposed to being stored as fat."
I didn't even read this part until now but it makes a ton of sense.
I am also experimenting with nut-based cheeses, tofu, tempeh & more. I might live with 3 meat-loving men....but this girl is loving her lifestyle & that she is fighting a nasty disease with diet & not meds. #thebestpart
Quick vegan, gluten free recipe for quick no-bake cookies:
1c brown sugar
1/3c vegetable shortening
1/3c almond milk
1/3c peanut butter
1 1/2c quick cooking oats
heat the sugars/shortening/milk until a rapid boil
remove from heat and add peanut butter til melted
add the vanilla
quickly add the oats & moisten.
working fast - start spooning out circles onto wax paper
allow to set
DELISH with a capital D!