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

 

Vegworld Magazine

 

How to Health Podcast

 

Face of the Race

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/face-of-the-race-karla-freeze/1017411009


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!! 


Breakfast:

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


Lunch:

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


Supper:

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
 

Snacks:

When ever I feel like a snack. Not on a timetable.

Baby carrots

Celery sticks

Radish slices

Cucumber slices

Apple

Banana

Grapes

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

Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet

 

How to start a plant based diet – The basics – No Meat Athlete

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30TEoXtzyqA&list=PLcrpP3Y2bpRbX6uHOi-FBEfKSxZWJ2Ury&index=4&t=35s

 

Excuse Smashers

Excuse Smashers

 

Changing Our Tastebuds

Changing Our Taste Buds

 

A Plant Based Diet is for EVERYONE!!

Dr. John McDougall: Pregnancy and Children

 

Fantastic YouTube video on Calorie Density:

(Full Length) Calorie Density: How To Eat More, Weigh Less and Live Longer