Why I went vegan (and lost over 50 pounds)…
– by Anja Cass
In July of 2012 I returned from a 3 month European vacation, overweight and drained of energy.
Having reached my highest weight ever at 83.2kg, I decided it was time to take control of my constant yo-yoing weight.
Around the same time I also had health issues which took me to the doctor… and ultimately it was found that I had a heart aneurysm known as a “bulging ascending aorta”.
I couldn’t believe it! I was young… how could I have heart issues?
The reality of eating a crappy diet set in – Aneurysms result from weakening of the wall of an artery and can be fatal!
I started to research the internet and look at what options I had.
Low and behold, I found The China Study.
This changed my life in the best way ever!
Almost overnight I cut out all dairy, meat and eggs and started to eat a plant-based diet – I became… Vegan!
I started to lose weight (24 kilos/50 Pounds in 4 months), I had loads of energy and my blood tests showed that my bad cholesterol levels dropped BIG TIME! My doctor was happy and so was I 🙂
The hardest part of this was finding great recipes and foods that I could make taste great.
Always loving a challenge, I played in the kitchen every day, went to health food stores and learnt about new ingredients, and watched a lot of youtube to learn from others.
Since then I’ve been cooking up a storm for family and friends and always get asked for my recipes… so here they are 🙂
I hope my story inspires you and helps you on your own path to health and vitality.
Yours in cooking and eating,