A Major Lifestyle Change

Let me start by saying I love food.  Cooking is the only thing I’ve ever done as far as career choice and it is one of the things I’ve ever stuck with.  However, I have allowed food to control my life.  Because of my weight I have developed diabetes and recently I have begun to feel the effects of the disease.   It is a scary thing when you allow an area of your life to get so out of control that it affects your health.

Recently, I have felt led to become a vegetarian in order to combat this disease and get my health and self-esteem back.

For those of you that know me, you understand just how shocking that statement is.  I am one of the world’s biggest carnivores.   However, I would rather enjoy my life than begin to fall apart at the hands of a nasty disease.  Besides, I am a creative enough chef to develop some really good vegetarian recipes.

I am also going to cut out junk food and sodas. I also am going to walk two miles a day and drink one gallon of water a day.  I am going to do this but I am laying some ground rules down for myself and I am willing to hold myself accountable to you, the reader.

First,  each week I will disclose my numbers (weight, blood sugar reading) along with any struggles I may have had.  Next, I will not take any kind of pill with the exception of a multi-vitamin.  My medication makes me sick and I know I can beat this disease naturally.  Finally, I will allow myself one “cheat” a week so as not to go crazy.  By “cheat” I mean a regular soda or candy bar.

I feel like I am about to enter the unknown but I feel good about it.  I will include a cool recipe each week that will hopefully make vegetarianism a good thing.  I just want to clear any misconceptions by the way.

I am going to become a vegetarian not a vegan.  I love my eggs way too much!!
Wish me well.  This won’t be easy.  God bless, Chef John

By Chef John


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