I was vegetarian for four years of my life, during high school and a couple of years of college. And I was also the unhealthiest I’ve ever been. I was overweight, fatigued, and suffered from constant brain fog and hormonal imbalance. I lived on cereals, bagels, waffles, pizza, pastries, lots of bread, and tons of desserts. I had no concept of nutrition at that time. I would exercise but was still gaining weight, and my mentality was “If I exercise, I can eat whatever I want.” It wasn’t until my dad convinced me to start eating meat again that […]
Sometimes, the restaurants not explicitly specializing in vegan cuisine serve the most exceptional plant-based options.
Nashville is known for many things: proudly retaining its stance as “Music City,” for being a hub for the medicine and healthcare industries, and for Southern food staples such as hot chicken, biscuits, and fried bologna sandwiches. Simply put, Nashville is not typically known for its vegan food. But it should be. While Music City will always offer those decidedly battered, buttery, and quintessentially Southern foods, the region is also booming with fresh, healthy, vegetable-driven fare, farm-to-table restaurants, and chef-driven menus. For vegans, this […]
Are you thinking of joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and wondering about whether there are plenty of vegan options?
With over 450 vegan recipes available to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge , there’s no need to worry that you won’t have enough choice.
Lose weight while tucking into delicious vegan recipes like the ones below. Baked treats are sometimes hard to find for a vegan diet, but this Raspberry Ripple Cake is dairy free, egg free and nut free too (and delicious!). These Spicy Tofu Rice Paper Rolls are a fun way to get more veggies […]
Thanks to the food industry many athletes are confused by the necessity of fructose in their training. They negatively associate fructose with fruit, which is correct, but erroneously believe that fruit causes weight gain. As a result, they tend to avoid high amounts of fruit in their diet or instead eat a high protein diet thinking it will help them to build muscle.
The reality of that line of thinking is far different than that limited belief. It is a fact, that if you lived on a diet of strict protein and no carbohydrates you would starve and […]
Walnuts are one of my favorite foods because they are rich and satisfying but not overwhelming in flavor, so they blend well with many dishes. I also try to use walnuts whenever possible because they’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which my family needs to get through plant sources because we don’t eat fish.
Omega-3 fatty acids are extremely important for proper brain development. Studies have shown that children with good omega-3 intake do better in school and have fewer behavioral problems. Omega-3s are also instrumental in promoting cardiovascular health, reducing inflammation, and help to protect against certain kinds of […]