No Meat Until March 4th

My parents are back in Canada for half a week. Just long enough to remind me that I could be eating better. Losing the weight I gained since moving to Canada has been something I've said I'd do for a while, but I never end up doing it. It's not for lack of knowledge. I know how to lose weight, but I prioritize other things.

My parents are vegans. My dad lost a lot of weight ("30 pounds, just like that!") when he went vegan a couple decades ago. I'm going to try and follow in his footsteps. 28 days of eating vegan. But no just vegan. Low fat vegan. I'll be eating whole food only. Fruits, vegetables, brown rice, beans and sweet potatoes.

There are other ways of losing weight. Competing diets. Intermittent fasting. Intense exercise. I'm choosing low fat vegan because it's what was presented to me. Wish me luck.


February 4th. Day one.

Today was an adjustment, but not too difficult because I didn't have to make any choices. I only had an apple for lunch. That wasn't enough. Feeling good.

February 6th. Day three.

I've been eating a lot of bananas. Three a day. Every night I have rice and sweet potato. Tonight I had beans, too. It helps a lot that Julie (wife) cooks dinner for me. Supportive as always. My energy levels have been good.

February 16th. Day thirteen.

I've had to drop the low fat part of the diet. After just over a week of eating low fat, I began to obsess about food. It was all I thought about. Adding a bit of fat (peanut butter) made everything easier. I think I've lost weight, but I'm not sure. I didn't weigh myself prior to starting.