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?