Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Turning a new leaf?

I had my yearly Doctor's appointment this past Monday. As usual the topic of losing weight came up. My Doc, who is very "new age" and alternative when possible, prescribed a book! It is called The China Study, written by T. Colin Campbell- a former Cornell Prof. It is a fascinating read- I highly recommend it. After reading the intro I was all about a "whole food diet" with only 5% animal protein! In my head, this is a doable idea. In my kitchen it is a bit harder to fathom. My plan is to do 2 days a week vegan- that seems to be manageable. So I have the wheat berries simmering on the stove for my salad for lunch, and the whole wheat veggie lasagna ready for dinner- (made with soy cheese). I did really enjoy the Irish oatmeal for breakfast, although Wilson wanted a few mini chocolate chips sprinkled on it before he would eat it. I guess I can't expect him to be as excited about this new healthier way of eating over night. Time to go chop some vegetables, soy milk anyone?

4 comments:

jeannette stgermain said...

Veggies and whole grains, I'm all for it -that's what I eat daily.
But soy milk? But after I tasted it one time, I told hubby -that's over my limit!

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

I know, it tastes like bark to me!

Gallow said...

Somebody told me that Rice Milk has a better taste. I haven't tried it yet.

Way to go Nancy. I've heard a lot about this book. It's one of the reasons that I switched to vegetarian.

Nicki said...

Try chocolate soy milk. I love it. Quick protein for after a run. Rice or almond milk also taste good.

You may want to check out some of the recipes and vegan cookbook reviews at nomeatathlete.com