I'm Back!

I'm back!  I have been adjusting to this whole mom thing for a while and finally feel like I might want to start blogging again.  I also really miss making my mineral makeup, so hopefully that will start up soon too!  Being a mom is the greatest thing ever and is so much fun.  Allie has so much energy!  

For the past two weeks I have been eating a completely whole foods plant based diet.  No processed foods, no meat, and no dairy.  It has been so much fun experimenting with new recipes and trying to be creative.   A couple nights ago Rip Esselstyn, author of the Engine 2 Diet spoke at whole foods in Phoenix.  It was so much fun.  Allie was a little crazy for half of it so my husband just walked her around whole foods so I could listen.  

Some of my favorite things from the night....

"Your genes are not your destiny!"-Not many people know that your genes do not control your destiny.  The way you eat is far more important than any genetic predisposition you have.

Mexico is now the fattest country! So glad we are not number 1 anymore.

Protein from animals and dairy creates metabolic acidosis in our bodies and our bodies want to then create a neutral environment.  We use the calcium from our bones in order to buffer the acid.  Dairy is actually doing the opposite of what we think it is, it is actually weakening our bones.  We can get way better sources of calcium from plants!

Plant based proteins are complete proteins!

You can get your daily amount of vitamin b12 from fortified cereals, plant based milk, and nutritional yeast.

You can get enough iron from a plant based diet

"How many people do you know that were hospitalized last year for protein deficiency?"  We actually don't need as much protein as we think.  

I highly recommend getting Rip Esselstyn's new book, My Beef with Meat.  It explains every nutrition myth in a short easy to understand way.  It also has a ton of recipes in the back!  

This is from the other night at Whole Foods.  How did my baby get this big!

Here are some pictures from Allison's first week

I miss my cute little baby, but at the same time I'm so happy I get to sleep 8 hours most nights now.