This is not Nalida’s or Michael’s diet.
You don’t have to believe us even though we’ve had great health benefits (weigh loss and maintenance, elimination of the following: high blood pressure without meds, prediabetes without meds, GERD/Acid Reflux without meds, chronic pain without meds, etc.). This goes back to Eden. And if that doesn’t sway you, see the tons of peer reviewed research over at nutritionfacts.org and dr.fuhrman.com.
Being a vegetarian or pescatarian wasn’t enough because we were junk food vegetarians (and Michael a junk food pescatarian eating seafood) eating processed foods and the empty calories of oil (120 calories of pure fat with negligible nutrients per tablespoon versus whole fats like nuts, seeds, avocados, etc. with rich nutrients!).
Can’t go wrong with nutrient-rich, WHOLE plant foods! People like to joke about vegans but this isn’t about that. It’s about our health and eating close to nature, our traditional heritages which are Plant rich even when they included small amounts of meat, and the bounty of nutrient-rich foods God has put on this earth. There are whole industries profiting from our ignorance and obsession with meat, dairy, and processed foods while we are getting poorer and sicker.
The plantation diets the majority of us are eating now are NOT our heritage. Don’t be afraid to do your own research. Don’t let fear, addiction to foods/food-like substances, and/or spite stop you! You are worth it! Your families’ lives are worth it! Don’t be content to just go with what you’ve known when you see it killing you. I for one am tired of a family legacy of type two diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, ulcers, obesity, etc. What about you?