Does anyone know what today is?
It is someone’s PLANTIVERSARY!!
This someone is officially a two-year old PBJ. Woo to the Hoo!!!
Who would have thought that this girl used to be an official couch potato, all while snacking on whatever processed junk food she could get her hands on (potato chips & cottage cheese was her favorite), and smoking those awful cancer sticks.
This same girl used to visit fast food joints daily, a minimum of 2 to 3 times a day to be exact. She was even named “fast food queen” in high school (back in the day…the 80’s, lol). She consumed MORE processed JUNK (cannot really be considered REAL FOOD, can it?), than anyone really should…EVER!
Can you also believe that this PBJ used to work at a steakhouse for eleven years, and consumed MORE unhealthy, artery clogging foods?? I know…right? (she actually worked in various *Standard American Diet* restaurants for over 20 years)
Speaking of artery clogging foods…unfortunately, this PBJ lost her father to congestive heart failure, eight years ago. She cannot even describe the unbearable emptiness she felt losing the LOVE OF HER LIFE, her daddy. She still breaks down into tears on a regular basis, when she sees others around her consuming the same, unhealthy foods that she and her father used to. It hurts her to see others suffer, and pop pills (band-aids as she likes to call them) when she knows it can all be avoided, by following a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle.
This chicky dee would also have ongoing headaches, stomach issues (normally constipation…TMI…but fact), took too many naps to count because she was tired ALL OF THE TIME, never got off her patootie to exercise, and just felt like crap (could not think of a more accurate word…sorry) day in and day out. Colds and bronchitis were a common occurrence for her.
She wants to SCREAM to the top of her lungs to everyone that will listen, that “FOOD is our MEDICINE”. She understands that she cannot bring back her father, that she will never hear his infectious laugh again, or receive his BIG bear hugs! What she wants most of all, is for others to feel as GREAT as she does now, thanks to her new PBJ lifestyle. She is on a mission (in honor of her daddy) to share her life-changing journey with those that will listen, and possibly save another daughter/son from losing their parent. No one should lose their parent (or any loved one for that matter), to a preventable illness, such as heart disease (or the other countless “preventable” diseases).
One night while being her couch potato addict self, she was scrolling through movies on Netflix, and ran across a documentary, FORKS OVER KNIVES. Wow, what an interesting name for a movie, she thought! “What the heck”, she said, “Sounds interesting enough”. Ninety six minutes later, her life would NEVER be the same. Her PBJ journey was about to begin. Side Note: The very next day, she had her “last supper” at an Apple and Pork Festival, which consisted of two lemon shakeups, a funnel cake, and a bite of her husband’s pork sandwich. She has NEVER looked back since.
She informed her husband about this amazing film, right after watching it. WRONG thing to do, lol!! He did NOT want to hear about how consuming animal products, and processed foods/drinks, dairy, etc…was the cause of so many chronic illnesses. He was a MAN, and MEN ATE MEAT….AND he was NOT giving up his SODA! Without really going into too much detail, her and her husband fought (about food) on a daily basis…for about two months.
While at the grocery store one day, she called her husband to see if he needed her to pick up more lunch meat.
Husband: “No, I am good”
She thought: WHAT?? Since WHEN?? He ate lunch meat every day, and she was pretty sure he was out.
Wife: “Are you sure?? I thought you were running low?”
Wait for it…..Wait for it….
Husband: “I am watching Forks Over Knives. Probably not a good idea”
HOLY MOTHER of PBJ’s!!
That day was the beginning of HIS PBJ journey! By the way, he lost 80 pounds, got off his blood pressure medicine, and completely healed his Psoriatic Arthritis. BAM SHAZAAM!! A REAL LIFE is possible folks. A life free of aches and pains, AND medications. YEP…you heard me…I would not LIE to my future PBJ’s!!
You might wonder, who are these two Plant-Based Junkies?? Who would make such “drastic changes” to their lives? Isn’t that what everyone always says regarding this lifestyle?
Why would anyone want to experience these amazing benefits,
by living a plant-based lifestyle??
- Get off their medications (or reduce them)…RIP those band-aids off people!!
- Reach their ideal weight (whether it be by gaining or losing weight)
- Clear their complexion
- Get rid of their aches and pains
- Have ENERGY for once in their lives
- No need for naps
- Heal themselves of chronic illnesses, reverse heart disease & type-2 diabetes, and in many cases…cancer
- No headaches, or stomach issues
- No cold or flu, except for a few days with a runny nose during allergy season
- Turn a couch potato into someone who ran two half marathons, and two 5k’s in the same month
- Turn a stubborn husband into a supportive, and HEALTHY PBJ!
- Be surrounded by such an amazing community of supportive, encouraging, relatable, and inspirational PBJ’s.
We could be here all day people….Got it??
Ask these two PBJ’s
This is their story, and journey thus far
Hi everyone, my name is Laura, and my husband is Frank….and we are PROUD Plant-Based Junkies. I am thrilled to share my story with you, with the hopes of inspiring hopefully one more person to take a leap of faith. That “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates is FACT!! I am proof, as well as my husband, along with countless others. As they say regarding this amazing plant-based lifestyle, “Results are typical”. Are you sick and tired, of being SICK and TIRED?? I sure was!!
CLICK HERE to check out my AMAZING blood work results earlier this year
I am ROCKING this PBJ lifestyle!!
Curious?? Take a peek at the tons of resource videos and websites, and AMAZING recipes I have posted at the top of this website. There is NO reason to be sick and tired anymore. There is NO reason to be in pain, and on medications all the time. There is NO reason you cannot feel like a million bucks every day. There is NO reason you cannot live a long, healthy life…and stick around for your loved ones as long as the good lord will let you. There is NO reason to WAIT!!
You know what??? I have NO REGRETS!!
I guarantee, neither will YOU.
Most people I have found, begin feeling better right away. Especially those that cut dairy out of their diet. What is wrong with milk and cheese, you ask?? CLICK HERE to read up on dairy, and begin educating yourself on the subject.
As mentioned above, I miss my dad more than ANYTHING! Forks Over Knives had a tremendous impact on me, because one of the people in the movie had heart disease. I ate the same foods my dad used to eat, so I KNEW I was heading down the same path. He passed away at age 64 (way too young). I would easily pass away before then, eating the way I used to. Here are some pics of my dad. I LOVE HIM to pieces, and would give ANYTHING to have him back. PLEASE consider this plant-based lifestyle!!! For me (and my daddy)?? Pretty please!!
What keeps me going????
My PBJ Family is at the TOP of the list. Here is some of my fam!!
Frank and I. PBJ…ALL THE WAY!!
The pic on the left is a 4 mile run, 7/4/12, (HOTTEST day of my life)
The other two are my First Half Marathons (in the Month of April, 2013)
My PBJ Library I acquired over the last two years!
THANK YOU for celebrating my Plantiversary!! I am the luckiest girl in the world. I am so thankful, I stumbled across Forks Over Knives….because it changed my LIFE. THANK YOU!!
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Thank you, my PBJ family….for motivating and inspiring me!!
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Happy TWO YEAR PLANTIVERSARY, to ME!!
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