Vegan is as Vegan Does, Eh?  

Wednesday, July 14, 2010





As some of you will know, Denise and I are vegan. Have been since roughly 2002-ish. There are times when vegan folks like to play 'I'm more vegan than thou' games, but this is really unproductive.

Recently, we have been re-vamping and re-assising and re-thinking our eating, our role in the world and how we do what we do. So, not just fanny-ing about because it's summer.

We have been eating tons of things from the Alicia Silverstone book, 'The Kind Diet', which is no diet at all (and why I like it). We've been using more and more organic, less and less processed and feeling freakin' AWESOME!!!

The umeboshi plums, while not my favorite tasty treat, really make you feel good, I don't quite know why, but, man, I love the yucky goodness. Oddly powerful.



Cut way back on coffee, and cut out pop, and switched from tonic water to soda water.

I did make my regular chocolate chip cookies today for a pot luck at work. I had to buy sugar to make them, and I threw out the left over sugar out, as it is too much temptation for me.

Oh, and how much do I love Daikon. Love it.




- Melina

*** I was writing this as a response to a comment but I'm going to add it to the blog to have my point of view as well.

Biggest change is that it totally changed the way I think about food. I've always had a pretty disordered way of viewing food from my days as a dancer, something which has definitely kept me overweight. Food = evil = punishment. Bad self-esteem meant a lot of punishment! Now I eat all the time but it's good, yummy food that makes me feel good! Who knew?

~ Denise

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4 comments: to “ Vegan is as Vegan Does, Eh?

  • jinn
    July 14, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

    I saw her talking about her book.. sounded pretty good, but I haven't bought it. I don't think I could cut out sugar.. I've tried before and got so depressed it was crazy. But I'm sure it's also what's keeping me fat. :p

  • Melina and Denise
    July 14, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

    You know, Melina is a sugar junkie and so is Alicia Silverstone. We've been substituting things like maple syrup or agave nectar. You don't use as much because they are sweeter in taste than sugar.

    Biggest change is that it totally changed the way I think about food. I've always had a pretty disordered way of viewing food from my days as a dancer, something which has definitely kept me overweight. Food = evil = punishment. Bad self-esteem meant a lot of punishment! Now I eat all the time but it's good, yummy food that makes me feel good! Who knew?

    Don't cut out, it's deprivation! There is so much yummy sweet out there. HAHAHA!

    ~ Denise

  • Melina and Denise
    July 14, 2010 at 9:12 PM  

    Like Denise said, I have a SWEET TOOTH!!! But diet is die with a t, so I just switched to maple and agave. That shit is da bomb.
    But, really, I've noticed a reduction of belly fat already. Weird. Great. Weird.

    : D

  • jinn
    July 15, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

    Yeah, this belly fat thing is new to me in the last couple years.. lol. I was always the one with the concave six pack... then I past 35 and apparently my body decided to trade it in for a mini-keg! :p
    I'll have to look in to the agave. :)

 

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