Yeah! This is great!! Okay I got Maple syrup from my local health food store for 15 dollars. Its made in Canada and I live not far from there. I think since its seasonal and all natural its still going to cost you a bit. Its worth it. Try your local farmers market and cut out the middle man. You may be able to find it cheaper there.
I want to play too! I've been vegan for 2 years and I did some McDougalling for a while and had some success, but I've kind of stalled out.
I have frequent headaches (nothing terrible, just annoying). I need to excercise more too. I do power vinyasa yoga often, but I need to get 5 days a week in. I just need to remember how i good I feel afterwards.
I'm in the process of emptying the pantry of things like white rice, vegan marshmallows, potatoes.
I would love to share in the recipies and things we are making to eat.
My biggest difficulty is time. I get up at 6:45 or so and have to get out of the house by 7:30 which leaves little time for making breakfast. I often eat a pack of oatmeal at work. Then, if I go to yoga after work, I'm not home until almost 8pm which doesn't allow me time to have a 3 hour break between dinner and bed.
I LOVE to cook and I do as much as I can ahead of time, but it can be tough!
Thanks for the tip, I was just at a Farmers Market yesterday and I didn't even look... oh well, next time. I also wanted to tell you and Nicole that I gave up coffeetwo weeks ago and started drinking green tea. I feel so much better not drinking coffee. Well, my coffee usually contained like a 1/4 cup of flavored creamer, at least! But, I have to say that cutting that caffiene and sugar (from the creamer) out really has made a huge difference in how I feel. I actually "awarded myself" with a cup yesterday and it made me sick!! Back to green tea today! :)
Wow this sounds great! I plan on starting Nov. 1 with a mix of vegan and some superhero...im looking to loose weight and feel balanced and have more energy. I bought the book this past weekend - and loved it. This is my first time doing something like this...I eat red meat on very seldom occassions but do eat chicken and dairy - so those will be the hard parts - but im pretty confident!
I used to be a coffee junkie. I drank it and loved it. I was a Starbucks freak. Soy or black of course. However not having I felt awful, with a headache nausea, basically a hangover with no coffee. I realized I was addicted and read the Skinny Bitch where they suggest forgoing the coffee. I had tried before with no success but since there are studies that suggest breast cancer is linked with coffee consumption for women. Okay no lumpy breast for me and I wanted to feel good so I took the plunge. Maybe you could try walking to go get hot tea. There are lots of decaf and green teas that are delicious. Also you will want to wean yourself if you are really addicted because headaches usually go along with it. I will admit to the occasional Soy Chai Latte from Starbucks. I have one when I want dessert and we are in town. Its like once every couple months. I tried once with loose tea leaves using my french press and it worked really well. I made a spiced chai tea with my french press. I hope this helps and don't give up on cutting back your coffee. Start small and slowly go to just tea. Good Luck!
I would love the pancake recipe that would be great! I have so much tea at home...I normally drink a cup at nite before bed...so I will start trying to make the switch tomorrow. Man I love a latte. Maybe that will be my treat to myself on those days that I just might go crazy..lol.