Now Comes The “How”

Isn’t that really what it all comes down to? The “how”? I am going to start transitioning to a plant based diet — aka vegan. Many reasons for this and I know many won’t agree. I can already here, “But what about bacon?” questions. I’ll miss bacon but…not that much. I’ve done plenty of research — books, research papers, more books, listened to speakers, ect.. over the past couple years. And not just stuff that is pro plant based — I’ve read both sides and come to believe that this is the best option for me. How? In the past I’ve just jumped right in. One day eating a standard diet — the next eating vegan. While that did work at one point I think it’s ultimately why I ended up giving up. This time — I’m going to handle it a bit differently. — 1 meal a day will be “standard”. With limitations. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be plant based. At dinner I will allow myself to eat animal based products but limit it to “healthy” eats. Eventually, I will transition away from this 3rd meal option. I will track what I eat — not to track calories — but to keep myself honest. I will take pictures of the food I eat, because it’s easier & quicker then having to write it down, and post it…somewhere. Haven’t decided where. (Suggestions welcome) — Weight Tracking I hate tracking calories and I know obsessing about weight is bad, but I will be tracking my weight twice a month. And yes…I’ll post it here….eeeek! First weigh-in will be this coming Monday. Ultimate goal is to lose 100lbs. I’ll break that out to a monthly goal and share it soon. — Exercise I have a lot of goals around this one. I want to run a marathon. That is my ultimate goal at the end of all this. Over the next few days I’ll detail how I plan to do that — from walking…to running even a mile…ect. With all of this your input is greatly appreciated. Have you attempted to lose a lot of weight before? Have you gone from not being able to run a mile to running a marathon? What’d you do? I’d love to hear it. More to come. Adam T.

Originally published at on June 21, 2015.

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