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?


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