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New pet project I am working on. Have gotten a ton of questions on getting on a  plant based diet, why I started, how to get started, etc. 

So, I am putting together a new blog to explain all that. It is called Breaking Based. 

Breaking Based - Plant based diet

click the logo to check it out if you wish. Just going to keep it updated with advice, answer questions, new recipes, etc. Don't really expect it to go anywhere, more of a labor of love and try to help anyone out who finds themselves in the same position I was. 

 

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I’ve been on a plant-based diet for almost a month now, and it’s simply great. Many thanks to you, Jeremy. Your posts, combined with a couple of documentaries (What The Health and Food, Inc. on Netflix), got me to make the change. I also recently read a book entitled “How Not to Die” that goes into tremendous detail about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

I’m only a month shy of 30, but I have a history of heart disease/heart attacks/cancer/diabetes on both sides of my family. After a family member died recently of a heart attack at age 67, I decided it was time to make a change and take control. After only two weeks of changing my eating habits, my blood pressure (usually elevated) was at the perfect level, and I feel so much better. Low carb diets would help me lose weight quickly, but they always made me feel sluggish, and I never quite felt right about eating eggs and sausage every morning. I’m still losing weight, but it feels more “natural,” I suppose. And for me it’s been much easier to give up animal products than it was to follow a strict low-carb diet.

If you’re on the fence, watch the documentaries I mentioned above. It took me a while to finally dive in, but I’m glad I did and there’s no going back. You may surprise yourself at how easily you can make the transition. You also don’t have to quit all animal products at once. I love milk, and I made the switch to almond milk a few months ago. I don’t crave the cow version at all anymore.

Looking forward to checking out the blog, Jeremy.

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wait, didn't amazon take over whole foods?  Drone Foods

lol if you didn't grow, it I wouldn't trust it.

 

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Checked out your story (interesting), you mentioned you had kids. I was wondering did you convert them to an all plant based diet as well or do they still eat regular kid food, meat etc?

I cook professionally healthy meals for families and it always puzzles me that the parents eat clean but never really passed those ideas down to the kids, sautéed kale & spinach egg whites for mom & dad but I’m still cranking out pancakes for the kids.

So if you were able to have that epiphany about diet then be able to convert your kids as well I think that would make a great section on your blog.

Educating kids about eating good clean unprocessed food is one of the most important things we can do IMO.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, PurityControl said:

Checked out your story (interesting), you mentioned you had kids. I was wondering did you convert them to an all plant based diet as well or do they still eat regular kid food, meat etc?

I cook professionally healthy meals for families and it always puzzles me that the parents eat clean but never really passed those ideas down to the kids, sautéed kale & spinach egg whites for mom & dad but I’m still cranking out pancakes for the kids.

So if you were able to have that epiphany about diet then be able to convert your kids as well I think that would make a great section on your blog.

Educating kids about eating good clean unprocessed food is one of the most important things we can do IMO.

 

 

 

I'm curious about this as well

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15 hours ago, PurityControl said:

Checked out your story (interesting), you mentioned you had kids. I was wondering did you convert them to an all plant based diet as well or do they still eat regular kid food, meat etc?

I cook professionally healthy meals for families and it always puzzles me that the parents eat clean but never really passed those ideas down to the kids, sautéed kale & spinach egg whites for mom & dad but I’m still cranking out pancakes for the kids.

So if you were able to have that epiphany about diet then be able to convert your kids as well I think that would make a great section on your blog.

Educating kids about eating good clean unprocessed food is one of the most important things we can do IMO.

 

 

 

This is a tough issue that I wrestle with daily. It's a difficult battle, it's mostly a battle against social norms. What kind of mom deprives their kid of a hot dog?! "What! you wont let your child have ice cream?come on mom, he's only a kid, look he has no meat on his bones"

The pressure comes from many places. Neighbors, grandparents, schools,  other kids and of course your own child.

You try to limit the sugar intake but then the neighbor gives your kid an ice cream sandwich when he's playing at their house, he goes to grandma and she makes him a hot dog and sends him home with a bag of cookies, and of course you send your kid a mostly healthy lunch to school and he's surrounded by other kids eating honey buns, fruit by the foot and chips so of course he's going to come home and lobby for such treats. 

I teach him what healthy eating truly is and I make him eat vegetables and fruit quite a bit, I try to encourage him to make good choices as he gets older when it comes to food and moms not there to make him order a vegetable over the fries. Right now i think that's the best I can do. 

 

I think our society is obsessed with our children eating like poo. It's a right of passage. 

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2 hours ago, Cat said:

This is a tough issue that I wrestle with daily. It's a difficult battle, it's mostly a battle against social norms. What kind of mom deprives their kid of a hot dog?! "What! you wont let your child have ice cream?come on mom, he's only a kid, look he has no meat on his bones"

The pressure comes from many places. Neighbors, grandparents, schools,  other kids and of course your own child.

You try to limit the sugar intake but then the neighbor gives your kid an ice cream sandwich when he's playing at their house, he goes to grandma and she makes him a hot dog and sends him home with a bag of cookies, and of course you send your kid a mostly healthy lunch to school and he's surrounded by other kids eating honey buns, fruit by the foot and chips so of course he's going to come home and lobby for such treats. 

I teach him what healthy eating truly is and I make him eat vegetables and fruit quite a bit, I try to encourage him to make good choices as he gets older when it comes to food and moms not there to make him order a vegetable over the fries. Right now i think that's the best I can do. 

 

I think our society is obsessed with our children eating like poo. It's a right of passage. 

 

Right On!  I'm in the same boat with my kids. Even trying to develop a healthy eating palette since they were born it’s difficult to maintain with all the outside noise.

 I come across so many families and clients that just don’t care, it’s like you were saying rite of passage I get that “C’mon you’re only a kid once”  I don’t say anything for fear of being “That Guy” or outright fired if it’s somebody I’m cooking for.

Probably one of the proudest moments as a father as when their grandmother came over and wanted to take them to McDonalds my oldest (6yr) said No grandma that’s junk.

Right On! For being aware and educating them, more people need to have that sentiment.

Breaks my heart to see a seriously overweight child double fisting 2 fried churros while they walk from the car to the store

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I love the parents who bribe their kids with sweets to entice them to get their cavities filled. (I work for a pediatric dentist). Cause and effect anyone?

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Been On a plant based diet for a year feel amazing and more spiritual. The heathy benefits are amazing. But the most important thing is the eviorment and saving the animals 

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I've been waking up early and making shakes for the family since last Thursday and they've been a hit.

Hubby and I share this one: 

2 cups of spinach or kale (spinach taste better)

2 cups of coconut water 

1 cup of mixed frozen mixed fruits such as peaches, mangos, pineapples and strawberries

1 banana or 1 peel apple 

This shake is really filling. Definitely keeps me full until noon. 

 

The Kiddo gets:

2 cups of coconut water

1 cup of frozen mixed fruits such as peaches, mango, pineapples and strawberries

1 banana 

I pour it in a Pokemon glass with a colorful bendy straw and he loves it and ask me to make sure I make him one the next morning. 

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47 minutes ago, Cat said:

I've been waking up early and making shakes for the family since last Thursday and they've been a hit.

Hubby and I share this one: 

2 cups of spinach or kale (spinach taste better)

2 cups of coconut water 

1 cup of mixed frozen mixed fruits such as peaches, mangos, pineapples and strawberries

1 banana or 1 peel apple 

This shake is really filling. Definitely keeps me full until noon. 

 

The Kiddo gets:

2 cups of coconut water

1 cup of frozen mixed fruits such as peaches, mango, pineapples and strawberries

1 banana 

I pour it in a Pokemon glass with a colorful bendy straw and he loves it and ask me to make sure I make him one the next morning. 

Gonna give that first one a try. Sounds good. 

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Smoothies are great! You can experiment and add whatever you like.  I’ll make this one for lunch a few times a week to keep me full, the avocado helps with that + the benefits of the healthy fats.

2-3 Kale Leaves / Spinach would work

½ Avocado

½ Pear

1-2 slice pineapple

2 strawberries

4-5 slices cucumber

Squeeze of lime

Ice / water

 

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