by Sean Croxton
BREAKING NEWS: I’ve decided to stop eating meat and to embrace a plant-based diet.
Actually, that’s not really true. I just wanted to know how it felt to write that.
You see, after 12 years of being vegan — even writing 3 books advocating the virtues of going meatless as well as establishing a significant online following — Alexandra (Alex) Jamieson, did what few plant-based bloggers have the courage to do…
She announced that she was no longer vegan.
If Alex’s name doesn’t ring a bell, you probably remember her from the Oscar nominated documentary Super Size Me — she was Morgan Spurlock’s worried-sick girlfriend, as she watched his weight balloon and his health decline from a 30-day McDonald’s diet. You may also recall that she helped him recover his health and shed the fast food pounds with a plant-based diet.
On this week’s episode of Underground Wellness Radio, Alex and I chatted about not only what it was like to make such a big announcement to her vegan followers, but we also covered how you can tweak your diet to align with your body’s seasonal needs.
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Here are my notes:
7:13 – The Church of Cookies and Kool-Aid…
11:33 – The REAL reason McDonald’s got rid of Super-Sized meals
14:57 – Eating Eggs in the Dark: “It felt really good.”
16:02 – Coming Out: The Vegan Confessional Booth
23:17 – 7 cooling foods you should avoid in the winter
23:56 – 3 warming greens that heat up the body
28:54 – Do our organs change with the seasons?
30:42 – How to trick your body to burn fat in the winter
32:20 – Why breaking a sweat will help your skin
34:47 – Seasonal Sleep: Why you should be going the bed earlier this time of year
39:00 – Why self-care is just as important as diet
44:34 – Alex’s Top 5 Health Books
46:44 – Alex’s Winter Cleanse program
48:03 – Stay tuned for the Super Size Me anniversary summit
Links Mentioned in this Episode
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