Jo Robertson on Feeling Wonderful – and Struggling with Weight – on a Plant-Based Dietby Howard Jacobson, PhD on November 12, 2015
I have not been able to complete the Proteinaholic book yet but I have already began the journey of life transition from a protein diet to a plant based diet. I have read enough into the book already to help me transition to my new life as a vegetarian.
I have always had a weight problem. I know when I was younger what was the culprint…simple carbs. Loved them! I had bariatric surgery in 2010 with Dr. G and changed my eating habits but still incorporated meat into my diet because that’s what the world was touting. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I realized I really didn’t like meat that much and started to realize how my body feels when I eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.
I feel healthier and my body feels good. I love to wake up each morning and feel well instead of sluggish. I am trying to incorporate exercise into my life now but as everyone else, I find excuses of why I can’t fit in 30 minutes a day. I have a 12-hour work day but still, only 30 minutes? That should be doable, right?
I have noticed that since I have started my plant based life that I have gained weight around my middle which is scaring me terribly. I think when someone begins gaining weight when they start a new program, the mind thinks, go back, go back! I’m trying to stick to my plans and incorporate more exercise each day and hopefully the weight will go down again.
I know I also probably need to seek out nutritional advice to better control my diet but I do know the plant based diet makes me feel wonderful each and every day. I even look healthier…except for the weight gain in my middle… 😉
Thank you for writing this book, thank you for supporting this book and thank you for all the emails, additional recipes, and thank you for keeping in touch. I know with the support you and Dr. G provide, I’ll become 100% plant-based and a thinner and healthier life for me and my loved ones…now if I can only convince my significant other to give up the caveman’s diet…. 😉