Hi Eileen! Welcome to HGG! First of all, thanks so much for watching our YouTube videos! We are thrilled that you have joined HGG now as an official member! How wonderful that you have been a vegetarian for 20 years and already incorporate a plant-based diet! Do you remember what first led you to transition into a vegetarian diet? It’s always fun to learn everyone’s health journey & stories 🙂 – Megan, your RD
I became a vegetarian for health reasons. Both of my parents were type 2 diabetic, had high blood pressure and died way to young. My cholesterol was high in my 20s and my doctor was thinking about putting me on statins, but then she suggested I try a vegetarian diet (lucky for me my doctor was a vegetarian). I already loved vegetables, a big salad has always been my favorite meal since I was a teenager so it was pretty easy to transition away from meat. I ended up losing some weight and my cholesterol dropped into the healthy range. My blood pressure and blood sugar are great and I’m not on any medications even though I have younger brothers on statins and high blood pressure medicine. I am sure a healthy diet and exercise have saved me from years of medication.
I don’t really love to cook, I like that your recipes are easy to follow and delicious!! Thanks
Hi Eileen! Wow I’m so sorry to hear about your parents! It is amazing that you went for “Nutrition Therapy” as a first method of healing instead of medications! It’s so wonderful that YOU are taking care & control of your health and body the natural way… healthy eating and exercise! Way to go!! Thank you for sharing your story 🙂
I like eating more than I like cooking haha that is why all of my recipes I try and make as simple & quick as possible 😉 I’m a true foodie!!