Just got done watching this touching documentary about a man that set out to change his life thru fasting and on his way changed a lot of other people lives. He started out with a 60 day juice fast, and continued eating a whole food diet. He lost 90 pounds and made a huge change in his life in every way. It was really worth the time to sit down and watch it. On his website Fat Sick and Nearly Dead he has some good recipes for not only juice but other healthy foods. I am going to get out the juicer and try one of his recipes for breakfast in the morning.
So, for those that don’t know, I’m Tanner, Jody’s husband and a strong supporter to what she’s doing, both here online and in her daily eating practices. To give you a little background on who I am: I’m 32 (soon) and I travel, prolifically. I’m on a plane, in an airport, coast-to-coast, typically, a couple days a week. I am surrounded by a world of all things preserved, wrapped in plastic, processed, etc. I’ve worked very hard for many years to ensure that what I ate was at least as close to its original form as possible. Travel is tough, though. Finding quality food in general is tough enough–much less while toting a backpack and a rolling bag through Airport, America.
This last week, I (unfortunately for business–fortunate for diet) had two meetings in Atlanta and Houston cancel at the last minute. That freed up an entire week for me to be home. I decided to get fully onboard with what Jody is doing–full on dreadlock vegan, man. I was a little apprehensive. I can do without steak 7 days a week, but I sure liked cheese. Little did I know how good this food is. Plain and simple. The food is amazing.
I’m off an entire week, 100% vegan, whole-plant diet and I totally dig it. I’ve made Pad Thai, Soy Curry, burgers, paninis, Kale/Avocado salads, sesame rice, etc. I’ve lost weight, I feel phenomenal and I’m in. However uncomfortable it may be to call yourself, whatever this is, it’s worth the risk. To be honest, for those I’ve told, I’ve gotten zero negative feedback. It’s not because I’m an animal rights activist. I, in fact, love to fish and hunt and will continue to do so. This is 100% about the food and it’s great. The funny thing is I choose to eat like this. If I feel like eating a steak someday, I’m going to do it. I’ll eat a slice of cheese with grandma’s pie at Christmas, but for the majority of my eating life–I think I’m sticking to this.
I’m going to keep posting some information (at the incessant beckoning of Jody) about how I travel and how I eat at restaurants with customers, etc. Hopefully, if you’re a guy wondering how this works–maybe this will help. Drop a comment, send a message. I’d be glad to help.