I told you that I’d weigh in on November 1 to let you know if eating a plant-based diet helps me lose weight as well as improves my health. I just weighed in 14 pounds lighter than I was on September 27th when I started this thing. 14 pounds is no great feat, I’m well aware, but I haven’t intentionally tried to reduce my calorie intake. All I’ve done differently is to not eat meat. I’ve lost roughly 1/2 lb a day without trying.
On a scale from 1-10 with 10 being impossible to do, I’d say that for the first 3-4 weeks it was a difficulty factor of 3. The last week I’ve been having cravings, mostly because I’m bored with the same old beans and greens. Last week was a 7 on the scale. I’m going to continue on my quest for clean arteries through the holiday season, which is going to be no mean feat because I’m going to be cooking for a family of meat eaters over Thanksgiving. I’m going to feature a nice vegetable dish as the main course with side dishes of meat and fish as needed. Of course I’ll cook a turkey for Thanksgiving more than likely.
Remember, I don’t have the greatest will power. Because I’ve had cancer twice and have stared death in the eye, I truly believe that we shouldn’t put off enjoying living. Life is short and the older you get the more you’ll realize just how short. Enjoy yourself but don’t take unnecessary risks that might shorten your time on earth. I don’t care if you believe in the “great void”, heaven, or reincarnation, you’ll only be in this body once, so make the best of it.
This is just an update so I won’t preach to you today. More on reversing heart disease later in the week – jughandle