I created this website, so that I could share with you the secrets and recipes that I’ve discovered and created while living on a low fat, whole food, plant-based diet. 

Below, you’ll find a few more fun facts about me and this crazy diet that stole my heart and changed my life. 

Who are you?

I am currently a grad student working towards an MBA in sustainable management. In other words, I want to save the world. I am also obssessed with Harry Potter, so you'll see lots of HP references on this website. You're welcome.

Why do you follow a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet? (continued)

Some even told me that they thought that I needed to gain weight (clearly, my weight will always displease someone), but it doesn't matter, because as strange and unusual as it sounds, I LOVE the weight that I am. I eat until I'm satisfied and I've been the same weight for the five years that I've been on a low fat, whole-food, plant-based diet. My mom is 67 years old and she doesn't take any medication. Since starting this oil-free journey with me, her cholesterol went from 178 to 116! I no longer feel big, I also no longer feel addicted to the high fat foods of the SAD. Mostly, I do this because it gives me power over my health, something that I used to blame on my genes.

Why should I take your advice?

I am not a doctor or Madame Pomfrey (told you about the HP references). In my life's story, this diet has helped me lose weight and feel more energized. However, there are a lot of really smart people that have done quite a bit of research on a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet. I will reference them in some of my blog posts.

Is this diet hard to follow?

I'm not going to lie. In the beginning, it was difficult for me to get used to eating without oil. However, it got easier with time and my taste buds have changed. I actually do not like the taste of high fat foods any more. For me, planning ahead has made a huge difference in the ease of this diet. I've gotten into the habit of always bringing an oil-free, plant-based snack or meal with me, especially when I'm at a social gathering. That's my experience, but it might be different for you. If you do try this diet, just be gentle with yourself and know why you are making the commitment. For me, nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

Why do you follow a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet?

When I was younger, I was on the chunkier side and I felt big. I was following the Standard American Diet (SAD) and couldn't understand why I was not as small as my brother or my peers. Years later, my mom and I became vegan because of ethical reasons. And then a million books, blog posts, and Forks Over Knives documentary viewings, later I started hearing about how a low fat, plant-based diet could prevent and reverse heart disease. My dad has heart disease and I sure didn't want that! So, I started taking oil out of my diet. And then I started feeling really really really good. I felt lighter and had more energy. People started telling me that I looked thin.

What is a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet?

It's a diet made up of these four food groups: Grains, legumes, fruit, and vegetables. It also includes, low fat condiments, like vinegar, spices, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, etc. It excludes all animal products, dairy products, and processed oils.

What is the difference between a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet and a vegan diet?

A vegan diet excludes all animal and dairy products, but usually includes oily foods like potato chips and Oreos. If something is labeled "vegan", it does not automatically make it heatlhy. I love the vegan movement for its focus on ending animal cruelty and protecting the environment, two things that are very near and dear to my heart, but scientific evidence indicates that processed oils are just as dangerous for human health as animal products.