At least that is what I read many years ago whilst looking for a way to lose the dreaded pounds.
Throughout my adult life I have eagerly taken up every new way of eating that came up. and there have been many.
At the age of 18 I took the decision to become vegetarian. I just did not like the idea of eating meat. As a child I was not allowed to decide for myself. It was not easy avoiding meat at this time and I had rather lot of omlettes and chips. Eventually frozen pasta meals came into being but they were not that good!
I spent many years and lots of money on weight watchers but have to say I lost the most weight on this plan. Nearly everything I ate was made by weight watchers.
Then I started to think about the quality of what I was eating and reading packaging. I was horrified by what I found. Barely any natural food was in the things I was eating.
I stopped following the weightwatchers plan and of course put on weight.
Then much more recently I decided to become vegan. It seemed the natural progression from being vegetarian. Living in France made it very difficult but I found sources to make vegan meals. I joined a facebook group but did not stay with it long due to the militant attitude. I firmly feel that we all make our own decisions about our diet. It is not for others to dictate.
I realised recently that I was once again eating chemicals even if they were healthy! It is expensive too buying special things to make faux meat for example. I do not want to eat faux meat.
So today I have gone back to my vegetarian lifestyle that I am familiar with and can easily manage.
The vegan world would be horrified but it is more important to me to eat real natural food.
The weight.... so far I have stayed a size 12 which I feel is fine but if it increases it is not a problem. I will no longer be dictated to.
I have lived in France for almost eight years now. In that time I have gradually simplified my life and worked at improving my carbon footprint. On a world scale there is little I can do but I can make a difference in my corner. I welcome comments but would ask all to maintain the peace that I work hard at promoting.