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I've been working on gradually going from over 350lbs to a healthy new me over 5 years, vegan for a little over 3 years now!!

“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

I’ve even trained my brother to spot them when he’s alone at the store, he is the best! Tells me when he comes home from work one day "Bob was eating vegan soup at work today it had the bunny on the back"

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I’ve even trained my brother to spot them when he’s alone at the store, he is the best!

Tells me when he comes home from work one day
"Bob was eating vegan soup at work today it had the bunny on the back"

(Source: fuckyeahveganlife)

Dec 9th at 2PM / via: karinvburkart / op: fuckyeahveganlife / tagged: vegan. healthy. food. / reblog / 1,386 notes
Mmm breakfast time!! 

Refries vegan bean burrito with house made salsa verde…(aka: I could swim in it and die happy salsa)

Juice - “intro to greens” plus beets 
Spinach, kale, cucumber, orange, ginger, apple and carrot added beets
Hello YUMMY!

Nice bottle of water and an apple

Mmm full

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Mmm breakfast time!!

Refries vegan bean burrito with house made salsa verde…(aka: I could swim in it and die happy salsa)

Juice - “intro to greens” plus beets
Spinach, kale, cucumber, orange, ginger, apple and carrot added beets
Hello YUMMY!

Nice bottle of water and an apple

Mmm full

Vegan and Carnivore happy medium

Moonies Burger House - Pflugerville

Left
Veggie burger with grilled onions and mushrooms, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions and a buffalo sauce AMAZING sweet potato fries!!!

Right (my brothers)
Father’s Day special - 2 7oz beef patties with bacon double cheddar cheese and the fixins
HEART ATTACK on a bun!!

Saturday breakfast!! 

Yes it’s lunch for breakfast…with chipotle yummyness veggie delight!!

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Saturday breakfast!!

Yes it’s lunch for breakfast…with chipotle yummyness veggie delight!!

healthandfitobsessed:

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This is what healthy eating equals, if your gut doesn’t move how is it digesting and absorbing your nutrients!!?!

healthandfitobsessed:

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This is what healthy eating equals, if your gut doesn’t move how is it digesting and absorbing your nutrients!!?!

Friday breakfast!! 
Allergies have been trying to kick me ass so stockin up on my vitamins!

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Friday breakfast!!
Allergies have been trying to kick me ass so stockin up on my vitamins!

Mar 27th at 10AM / via: gonnabeahealthy-fitme / op: mindy-fit / tagged: change. food. life. diet. / reblog / 5,324 notes

Wednesday Dinner w my Diva 

Chickpea vegenaise Salad
*top left*

Sauteed Garlic and Chickpeas then mixed with handful of parsley, 1/2 large cucumber and 3 spoons of vegenaise, 1 small lemon juiced

seasoned with pink Hemalaine sea salt, garlic powder, cracked pepper, red pepper flakes, few drops of sriacha!!

Cantaloupe Juice
*Top Right*

bottom two pictures

Cantaloupe 

Lemon 
Garlic
Ginger
Beets plus greens
Red bell peppers 
Carrots 
Cilantro 
Parsley 
Red grapes 
2 Golden delicious apples 
Celery 
Enjoying juice out of a wine glass just makes it that much better!!!
respectallanimals:

Joey got me this shirt for Christmas…yessssss.

MUST…GET…ONE..!!!!!

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respectallanimals:

Joey got me this shirt for Christmas…yessssss.

MUST…GET…ONE..!!!!!

Vegan Mexican night!! 

middle
Vegan chile verde con carnes with gardein beefless  tips sautéed onions and garlic and some verde sauce 

Refried beans,Mexican rice 

A whole avocado serving of guacamole and chips and tortillas 


So full and so delicious!!!!

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Vegan Mexican night!!

middle
Vegan chile verde con carnes with gardein beefless tips sautéed onions and garlic and some verde sauce

Refried beans,Mexican rice

A whole avocado serving of guacamole and chips and tortillas


So full and so delicious!!!!

Gotta love HEB’s “fresh or free promise”

Every single cup was 3 day expired…yummy yummy lucky me!!


I think this is my health angels way of saying no junk Saturday!!


Lunch: veggie soup, lentil Chips, and pomegranate arils

$2.98 lunch of noms!!!!!!
Free arils, $1 off lentil chips bargain!!

dimpledvegan:

little-veganite:

People seem to always forget about honey. :c

This made me really sad :(


Wow!

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dimpledvegan:

little-veganite:

People seem to always forget about honey. :c

This made me really sad :(

Wow!

(Source: aceknightxvx)

Sep 25th at 6PM / via: onecupofcafe / op: aceknightxvx / tagged: vegan. honey. bees. vegetarian. healthy. tea. organic. food. / reblog / 249 notes
theberlinveganist:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates was definitely on to something. Have you ever wondered why some people are always full of energy, always on the go, don’t need a lot of sleep and are rarely if ever sick? 
Most people don’t realize how much the pH level of the food you eat and your body affects your organs and immune system. The typical western diet of processed and fried foods, refined grains, meat, dairy, and sugar are extremely acidic and result in acidic residues after digestion. As our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline it’s recommended that we eat approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods too.  Nearly all of our physiological functions, including immune system, cardiovascular and digestive functions including most of our enzyme and metabolic processes require that our bodily pH is slightly alkaline. This prevents diseases since most bacteria and viruses can not survive in an alkaline state.  Also, organs within our digestive system, such as the pancreas, have functions to balance the pH of the digesting food.  The pancreas releases sodium bicarbonate into the small intestine to neutralize the stomach acids.  Eating acidic foods puts futher stress on the pancreas and can actually cause diabetes.  Eating alkaline foods removes this stress from the pancreas and allows it to function properly.  An overly acidic system could lead to symptoms like lack of energy, fatigue, digestive disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, allergies, respiratory ailments, depression, colds, flu and other chronic illness. Another affect of having an acidic body is that calcium is pulled from your bones to balance the pH which can cause bone loss.
It’s worth remembering that the pH of the food item itself may not be accurately reflective of its affect on the body.  For example, citris fruits are naturally very acidic, however, when they are digested, they have an alkalizing affect on the body.  Therefore, oranges, graprefruits, and lemons are considered alkaline foods because of the affect they have on your body’s pH level, not by their natural pH level.
Here are some of my favourite alkaline recipies:
Tamari Pumpkin Seeds
I love adding pumpkin seeds to jazz up salads and pasta dishes and I recently found out that they have the added bonus of also being the only seeds that are alkaline forming.  If you want to give them an extra kick try dry roasting them in a frying pan and then adding 1-2 tsp of tamari or soy sauce.
Lemon Water
Lemons are veritable wonders. Not only do they top the list of the most alkaline forming foods but lemon juice is high in vitamin C, B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium.  If that wasn’t enough it also has great digestive qualities and can help cleanse the body of toxins.
Spinach
Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods and they are full of vitamins A, K, and D so adding a spinach salad (spinach, walnuts, lemon juice  and avocado) to your meal is an excellent way to alkalize your diet.
Millet
Millet is punchy powerfood, the only alkalizing grain and is a great source of protein. It has a sweet nutty flavor and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available.
Adapted from these articles; Care2 and Mission Vitality

 

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theberlinveganist:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

Hippocrates was definitely on to something. Have you ever wondered why some people are always full of energy, always on the go, don’t need a lot of sleep and are rarely if ever sick?
 

Most people don’t realize how much the pH level of the food you eat and your body affects your organs and immune system. The typical western diet of processed and fried foods, refined grains, meat, dairy, and sugar are extremely acidic and result in acidic residues after digestion. As our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline it’s recommended that we eat approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods too.  Nearly all of our physiological functions, including immune system, cardiovascular and digestive functions including most of our enzyme and metabolic processes require that our bodily pH is slightly alkaline. This prevents diseases since most bacteria and viruses can not survive in an alkaline state.  Also, organs within our digestive system, such as the pancreas, have functions to balance the pH of the digesting food.  The pancreas releases sodium bicarbonate into the small intestine to neutralize the stomach acids.  Eating acidic foods puts futher stress on the pancreas and can actually cause diabetes.  Eating alkaline foods removes this stress from the pancreas and allows it to function properly.  An overly acidic system could lead to symptoms like lack of energy, fatigue, digestive disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, allergies, respiratory ailments, depression, colds, flu and other chronic illness. Another affect of having an acidic body is that calcium is pulled from your bones to balance the pH which can cause bone loss.

It’s worth remembering that the pH of the food item itself may not be accurately reflective of its affect on the body.  For example, citris fruits are naturally very acidic, however, when they are digested, they have an alkalizing affect on the body.  Therefore, oranges, graprefruits, and lemons are considered alkaline foods because of the affect they have on your body’s pH level, not by their natural pH level.

Here are some of my favourite alkaline recipies:

Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

I love adding pumpkin seeds to jazz up salads and pasta dishes and I recently found out that they have the added bonus of also being the only seeds that are alkaline formingIf you want to give them an extra kick try dry roasting them in a frying pan and then adding 1-2 tsp of tamari or soy sauce.

Lemon Water

Lemons are veritable wonders. Not only do they top the list of the most alkaline forming foods but lemon juice is high in vitamin C, B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium.  If that wasn’t enough it also has great digestive qualities and can help cleanse the body of toxins.

Spinach

Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods and they are full of vitamins A, K, and D so adding a spinach salad (spinach, walnuts, lemon juice  and avocado) to your meal is an excellent way to alkalize your diet.

Millet

Millet is punchy powerfood, the only alkalizing grain and is a great source of protein. It has a sweet nutty flavor and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available.

Adapted from these articles; Care2 and Mission Vitality