About Purely Plants
I am doing this for three reasons
1) To help people who want to improve their health and reverse disease with weight loss as a side effect
2) To assist with weight loss as primary reason
3) To introduce younger & healthier people to this lifestyle so they will be eating for optimal health, saving the environment and the animals by living a cruelty free lifestyle.
What am I doing?
I am sharing my experience, tools and resources for those interested in learning more about, and those interested in following a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet.
I can answer questions to the best of my ability and point you in the direction of experts, blogs, documentation. I am not a medical professional.
I am sharing my support.
How can I help you?
I can help you change your life as I’ve changed mine.
There are a multitude of doctors, books, scientific studies, videos, You Tube channels, documentaries, testimonials, substantiating the health benefits of eating a plant based diet.
I would simply be THRILLED to have you on this Whole Foods Plant Based journey with me!
Where to find me
Big Change the Film Karla Freeze Interview (223lbs lost)
Karla Freeze - A life of Purely Plants
Unlock Wellness Podcast
How to Health Podcast
Face of the Race
What I eat?
The most common question I get is "what do I eat" on an average day.
I eat very simply. I am giving serving sizes for reference. I do not typically measure or weigh my food! That's the beauty of this way of eating. The fact that the food is fresh, unprocessed or minimally processed and nutrient dense, it's less dense calorically so weight loss just happens as a side effect of eating this way.
Some weeks I'll make a big pot of chili or soup. I do usually make a big batch of brown rice on the weekend and jar it up for my lunches.
I have been doing this for nearly 5 years, so you might not be ready for greens for breakfast but if you can manage it, your endothelium will thank you!!
1 cup of old fashioned oats, homemade soy yogurt, frozen blueberries
4 cups of fresh greens (usually kale, sometimes chard or spinach or collards) saute'd in a bit of tamari with a few sprinkles of ginger
1 cup of brown rice
12 oz. of frozen broccoli heated in the microwave
Frank's hot sauce
Some type of fruit - grapes, grapefruit, pineapple, apple, banana, strawberries
2 medium baked potatoes or wedges cooked in the oven
Salad with a variety of greens and chopped veggies with homemade salad dressing
Homemade soy yogurt with fruit
When ever I feel like a snack. Not on a timetable.
Frozen fruit in a jar
Whole foods 365 Woven Wheat crackers
Ezekiel toast with mashed banana or smashed strawberries
Other common things I eat:
"Stirfry" - Chopped veggies, mushrooms, all in a skillet dry browned with a little veggie broth and/or tamari - then throw in the greens and serve over brown rice.
Love frozen bags of Brussel Sprouts as a side dish
Corn tortillas (try and find a brand that only contains Corn, Lime and Water) - baked whole and then topped with canned refried beans, salsa, lettuce, homemade soy yogurt
Mexican corn flour called Masa used as pizza crust with red sauce, onion, olives, mushrooms piled on
There's really no wrong way to do this if you are only eating vegetables, fruits, 100% whole grains, beans and legumes.
Nuts and seeds are high in fat and many times a trigger for overeating. However, flax and chia make excellent egg replacements in recipes.
Sugar is known to cause cravings and is proven more addictive than cocaine. Try alternate means of sweetening without using chemical sweeteners.
I will be posting some easy and delicious recipes soon!!
Questions and Answers!!
Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet
How to start a plant based diet – The basics – No Meat Athlete
Changing Our Tastebuds
A Plant Based Diet is for EVERYONE!!
Fantastic YouTube video on Calorie Density: