Whitney’s Kitchen Blog

The Best Goodbye

Posted on September 2nd, 2017 by Piccarreto

Most of us try really hard not to be slaves to our scales. However, unless you don’t own one, it is tough to believe you don’t check in with it. After all, it is the one way to know if we are on track or went slightly off the rails over the weekend.

I haven’t been working to lose weight in several years. Instead, I have been seeking a way to comfortably (and healthfully) maintain. I want to be around for the long haul and I don’t enjoy purchasing new clothes.

In August I officially went Plant-based. Milk products no longer enter our home, I’ve whipped up countless vegan dishes (mac & cheese, breakfast enchiladas, coconut curry, asparagus pizza…) to fill my belly and I’ve continued to workout as normal. I also weighed myself every single morning.

Today, I am ready to breakup with my scale!

Here is what I learned last month. Plant-based eating has been the easiest way for me to maintain my weight! The only day I was slightly up was the morning after game night with friends. I had a few beers. Guilty as charged!

The awesome thing about about being plant-based is that if I am hungry, I eat. Plain and simple. The difference is that I am eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, and pretzels or triscuits on occasion. I’m no longer reaching for ice cream, candy, chips and cheese when snack time rolls around.

Am I saying we should all be vegan? Absolutely not. You need to do what works for you and what you believe in. What I AM saying is that each time you reach for plant-based options over non-plant-based options you will be one step closer to ditching that scale and easily buttoning your pants!

Scale, we’ve had a good run old friend. You cheered for me through 3 bouts of baby weight, kept me honest when I stress ate for 3 months (packing and moving from New York to Florida!), AND even helped me ensure I didn’t lose too much weight when my Grandma passed away. I’ll never fully kick you out. You should know though… from here on out… we are strictly on a once a month visitation. Yours truly, Me.