Diet for a New America by John Robbins

Becoming vegetarian or vegan can be a process.  My personal shift to Vegan occurred over a period of several years.  There is one book which moved me immediately to Vegan, Diet for a New America by John Robbins, heir to the Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Fortune.  “The only son of the founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire, John Robbins was groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps, but chose to walk away from Baskin-Robbins and the immense wealth it represented to “…pursue the deeper American Dream…the dream of a society at peace with its conscience because it respects and lives in harmony with all life forms. A dream of a society that is truly healthy, practicing a wise and compassionate stewardship of a balanced ecosystem.” Diet for a New America, changed my life more than any other book I have ever read.

In this short video, John shares his feelings which is what convinced me to give up the eggs and cheese I was hanging onto.

Is It Wrong to Eat Animals?

While the Dr Fuhrman, Eat to Live Program allows up 10% of your daily calories to come from animal products, he does not promote them in any way. 

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Wheat Belly, The Paleo Caveman Diet, Dr Atkins and Eat to Live

Let me just start off this post by saying very clearly, I am not a doctor, a dietician, a nutritionist, a scientist or an expert of any kind in the field of healthy eating.  I am simply a person who has battled weight my entire adult life and have spent the same amount of time in personal study, reading, trying, living and coming to finally understand what healthy eating is for me.  Being almost 200 pounds overweight at one time, did not in any way diminish my knowledge of calories, carbs, fats, food combining, healthy eating etc. I just did not always choose to act on what I knew to be true for me.

For the past several days I have been listening to the book Wheat Belly, by William Davis, MD.  While I was initially drawn to reading the book due to my own love of starch carbs (give me a potato or a chocolate any day) I was underwhelmed to say the least and frightened by some of the information espoused in the Wheat Belly Diet.  90% of what I heard, in MY OPINION, was complete hooey as much as I would have loved to believe it.  Anyone

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