Since going vegan on the 1st January this year I feel I have had to learn to eat all over again and no I don’t mean the process of moving food from my plate to my mouth, but what should be going into my
body to keep me energised throughout the day.
Pre-vegan I weighed in at a reasonable 12 stone but after two months I had lost just over a stone in weight, great I hear you say, well not really. You see I’m 5ft-11inch and to lose that much weight meant I was thin and my energy levels were rock bottom. Now don’t get me wrong, my main meals were not the problem but it was the in-between food that I was missing, gone were the chocolate digestives the Wispa bars, and the Greggs pastries the pre-packed and processed, and so began my quest to learn more about food especially those times in between meals i.e. snacks.
So, over the next month or so I started to see my weight increase, the more I learnt the more empowered I felt and the broader my food choices became. I played around with so many different recipes and used foods that I had not even thought about before. I also learnt that for people wanting to lose weight snacking was also very important because if we keep our metabolism working stop filling our bodies up with food that doesn’t serve us then when we do sit down for meals we do not have the urge to overeat.
I am looking forward to sharing with you some of my quick, easy and simple snack recipes, some with just 3 ingredients in my next Snack Away Workshop.
For many years I have enjoyed an active lifestyle, this included rock climbing, mounting biking and windsurfing now days its all about the yoga, swimming or going to the gym, and along side all of these I take a great interest in the foods that I consume. I love to research new recipes and now how all the different whole foods that I am using are going to benefit me not only with my physical body but also my mental body. I love to share and inspire people to be come healthier be it through yoga, or adopting a cleaner whole foods eating plan.