Welcome!

Hi there! Welcome to Ezhealthcents 🙂

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I’m Vicki T. Lee, the owner, writer and editor of this site.

Years ago when I first embarked on a week-long starvation diet to lose a few pounds, I didn’t know that I was beginning a life-long journey of focusing on nutrition. Nor did I understand just where that journey would take me. Well, at the end of that week, in a weakened state and close to fainting, I ended that diet, only to gain all the weight back along with a healthy dose of frustration.

Since then, I’ve tried many diets – only to conclude that they aren’t realistic; and many diet pills – only to conclude they can be dangerous. When I transitioned to a vegetarian lifestyle in 1994, I felt like my nutrition level was improving and that food was finally getting an opportunity to work in my favor. People asked how could I give up cheeseburgers, and chicken – fried or baked. Of course, the obligatory question: “Do you eat seafood?” never far behind the others, was always followed by my response, “Nope! Nothing with eyes or a face.”

Giving up those foods wasn’t hard for me thank goodness, probably because I blamed them as the reasons my jeans couldn’t make it up past my thighs anymore.  So that thought process became my saving grace: I made any food I wanted to give up my enemy, decided the food tasted disgusting, and formed a habit of not eating it. It was a daunting task because while vegetarians don’t eat meat, there are plenty of other foods designed to ruin nutritional goals like: mayonnaise, cookies, pies, and hordes of other processed food goodies.

I succeeded in giving up those foods, which showed me just how psychologically-based losing weight can be, and 26 years later, it gave me the courage to take my nutrition journey to a new level. I became a vegan when I was 50 years old.

Now at 54, my nutrition journey has led me down many roads in my quest to find a nutritional balance, and I’ve learned a few important facts:

1. While I’m not upset about giving up meat, the real enemy is chemically-filled, processed foods;

2. Portion control is key in this great land of super-sized meals;

3. Eating healthy is possible without going broke.

Well, I’ve learned much more, but hopefully you’ll get evidence of that via my posts.

With these blog posts, I hope to provide helpful information on topics such as clean-eating, vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, gluten-free dietary choices, juicing, and processed foods: some that I’ve gained via my own food journey experiences, and some that I’ve spent time researching for the purposes of posting here. I encourage you to have fun with the recipes, and allow my personal foodie experiences to get you started on, or help you to find a healthy balance in your food journey.

 

DISCLAIMER:

While Ezhealthcents represents my passion for sharing healthy information, I am not a certified nutritionist, dietician, nurse or doctor. As such, I will not make any quick, weight-loss claims nor dietary cures..I declare that my experiences and recipes are my own unless otherwise stated.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Stay as long as you’d like!

Vicki

 

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