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Not on a Diet · 15 November 2012

Just because I am eating almost vegan does not mean that I am on a diet. Contrary to what people might think.


A friend of mine saw my plate piled up with food at the football banquet and mouthed from another table, “What about your diet?” I just shrugged trying to say, “I am not on a diet.” And I am not. I just set out to lose about five pounds and get healthier. I never dreamed that I would end up eating almost vegan and weigh almost twenty pounds lighter than I was three months ago.


But back to the plate piled high. While I did have a couple pieces of cake, the rest of the food was certainly healthy vegan. Or at least it appeared so. There was no cheese in the salad, pasta, rolls, Spanish rice, chips, or salsa. There might have been some eggs in the baked goods, but that has always been one of the non-vegan sacrifices I am willing to make. So while I ate lots of food, it was good food. And it was food within the parameters of the way I am willing to eat.


Even though it was good mostly vegan food, I did eat a lot of it. But for once in my life, I was not just trying to live up to my reputation. I was just famished. And while I will surely pay for the extra food with a bit more weight, I did not get any indigestion. Besides, the weight and waist will be back to the new normal in no time flat.


I certainly do not eat the way I used to, but that does not mean I cannot pound down large volumes of food every once in a while. After all, just because I am eating almost vegan does not mean that I am on a diet.

© 2012 Michael T. Miyoshi

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  1. I love all the info that you’re posting leltay! I’ve been trying to incorporate more whole foods into my diet leltay, so it’s perfect timing and great motivation. Do you happen to know of any whole foods vegan cookbooks? I’m having a hard time finding any, aside from raw foods cookbooks, which are great, but not exactly what I’m looking for right now. If you have any suggestions let me know. Thanks!

    — Any · Dec 2, 01:36 AM ·

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