This blog is now officially signed on for VeganMoFo 2013 under the Healthy Foods category.
I've already started a list of recipes I want to cover. Well, 2 lists, actually. One is all recipes from Dr. Esselstyn's book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and the other is a mix of recipes from other heart-healthy specific books, as noted in my previous post on VeganMoFo.
I'm glad the commitment is for only 20 posts within the month, because the way my husband's appetite is, I may not be making 20 main dishes the entire month. Even today, for lunch we finally finished off Matt Moore's Enchiladas that I made last week, and dinner tonight is leftovers of the pasta I added spinach and garlic to that I made on Saturday. This will be our fourth meal out of it and I'll still have a container of it left for another meal. We've been averaging between 800 - 1200 calories a day, with most on the low side of that range.
At least eating this way has caused me to drop 10 pounds this past month. All it took was a near-starvation diet! Wow! At this rate I should make my goal in a year and a half. Then again, we all know about plateaus and metabolism slow-downs and even weight gains when on a low calorie food plan, so I won't hold my breath or even dare to dream that I'll ever make my goal. It's a weight I hadn't seen since I was in eighth grade back in 1967, and that was after 2 years of 1000 calories and 2 hours of exercise a day just to lose 30 pounds. I'll be happy just to lost another 40 right now to take me back to a weight I was 30 years ago, before my son was born.