It’s been a busy few weeks for me here, so apologies for not posting! I’ve been on night shift, which aways drains me and knocks me about due to lack of sleep and not really seeing my family because I’m asleep!
I increased my raw veggie intake during my week of night shift and made sure I had a nice big salad for ‘dinner’ every night. My dinner is just at 4 am or so! I also thought I’d try my hand at scrambled tofu for my ‘lunch’ before I left for work. I had a block of firm tofu in the fridge that needed to be used so it seemed a good option.
It turned out great! I didn’t follow much of a recipe. I just pressed and crumbled a full 375g block of tofu. Then I water sauteed some onion, garlic, mushrooms and diced tomato, added the tofu plus a little curry powder, garlic powder and tumeric. At the end I added a stack of spinach and cooked it until wilted. It made up 4 generous serves, so I was able to refridgerate the leftovers and have them for the following nights!
I served it with wholegrain toast and a little Toffutti Better than Cream Cheese.
A while back I mentioned in a post that I am inspired by Carrie from Carrie on Vegan. Boy has she been through a rough time recently but her posts are still so upbeat and full of wonderful foods and healthy ideas. If you haven’t read her blog before, I urge you to get to know her! She’s also just released a phone app that I downloaded yesterday and have already used twice!
Anyway, Carrie first sparked my interest in Dr Fuhrmann and his book ‘Eat to Live’. I finally got around to buying a copy and have spent the last few days reading it. I’m so glad I made the committment. I can’t wait to start this plan and am eagerly awaiting Wednesday (i.e. pay day!) so I can stock up and start his plan. Hubby will just eat whatever I give him but he does still eat meat so I’ll probably have to supplement his meals with some meat occasionally!
This book just makes so much sense and really speaks to the ‘hidden’ vegan that’s always been inside me. I’m looking forward to lowering my risk of heart disease and diabetes, which are problems that affected my father’s health. I’m also looking forward to eliminating my migraines, which have plagued me for years. One think that did make a lot of sense to me was the fact Dr Fuhrmann recommends you reach a lower weight than the national guidelines. I remember when I was at my thinnest and weighed about 67 kilos (my weight range for my height is 65 – 75), I still had a bit of a belly. But people would tell me I was too thin. According to Dr Fuhrmann, I should be looking at closer to 60 kilos. I don’t think I’ll ever go quite that low but I will change my goal weight. Instead of hitting 68kgs, I’m going to aim for 64 and then see how that feels.
I hope to document over the next few weeks how I go on the ‘Eat to Live’ program and document some of my meals. Please be patient with me because, as always, I work odd hours and study so my posting is likely to be irregular.
Have any of you guys read ‘Eat to Live’ or follow a similar lifestyle choice? I would love to hear your stories!
Stay awesome x