- dramatically improved health
- more energy
- more inner peace
- and the joy of knowing we are not causing harm to the animals and to the earth-----
Why does the weight come off without effort? That is a big subject, and there are many books that go into great detail explaining why. Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin is one I highly recommend. (See my favorite books list for more info.) For starters, acidic food causes your body to make more fat cells. Meat, dairy, and eggs are all acidic. Nearly all plant foods are alkaline. In addition, foods made from animals are loaded with addictive chemicals and hormones which cause us to eat more than we should and create more fat cells (again). Considering that cow's milk is designed to help baby calves grow into big cows much more quickly than human beings grow, milk and all the cheeses and sauces and ice creams made from it are fat, fat, fat. If I kept going, this blog would become a book.
The facts are out there, but I believe that, deep down, we all already know intuitively that human beings are plant eaters, and dining on plants is what keeps us at our perfect weight, healthy, and energized. The simplest way to prove it to yourself is to try a healthy vegan diet, eat all you want, and see what happens. I do need to add one warning, though. As veganism has gained tremendous popularity, it is much easier now to find vegan desserts and junk food. In the past, especially in the Midwest where vegan restaurants and choices have been few and far between, skipping dessert was no problem. There weren't any unless we made our own. Now we have to be a bit more discerning. Keeping that in mind, challenge yourself, and go forth to try this wonderful way of life. Ultimately, you will look at your weight loss, not as a goal accomplished, but as a reward for having gotten in synch with the nonviolent, harmonious energy that is always present around us waiting for us to feel its rhythm.
So how does losing weight save the world? When enough of us choose a plant based diet, we will drastically reduce the amount of water and land used to grow our food; reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, and animal waste polluting our water, air, and soil; dedicate more land for wildlife; end world hunger; end the international politics of meat production; and eliminate the dark cloud of violence that hangs over the world due to the abuse and killing of approximately 100 billion animals per year.
The number of vegans grows every single day for these very reasons. That's good news for each of them and for the earth and all the animals. Tune in regularly for more facts, more hope, and more ways to lose weight and save the world.
Peace to you and to all beings, Judy