I’ve done well on weight watchers. I have lost 15 lbs since starting just before Thanksgiving, but honestly, I think most of it has been the exercise and loosely following the eating.
As I have mentioned, many times, I am doing a fitness challenge with a friend at work. I have to say that has really been the biggest part of my weight loss.
But I have wondered…
As I’ve also mentioned, I am struggling with depression. I am on new medications and have a great doctor I am working with…but is there more I can do?
I know sugar affects me. I can feel my anxiety go through the roof when I decide to have a brownie, piece of cake or dessert. And I keep torturing myself by eating these evil things.
And I wonder…
Are there other foods that mess with me mentally? Is there more I can do to help myself by getting serious about my eating like I have my exercise?
I bought a book, Engine 2 Diet, and read it last week while in the hospital. It is a vegan diet 28-day challenge by Rip Esselstyn, an athlete and a firefighter that wanted to help his fellow firefighters improve their health with a plant-based diet.
And I am going to try it.
NOT because I think diet can fix my depression. Trust me, I will continue with my medications and doctor appointments. But I do think I can make better eating choices that MIGHT help me feel better mentally while I improve myself physically.
I have gotten lots of encouragement and ideas from friends on twitter. Here we go…
How would you prepare for such a radical eating change? How would you convince your hubby this is a good idea? And won’t cost too much. Would you have your kids eat vegan as well?
Linking with Alicia.