Hello and welcome to The Well Fed Yogi, I’m so glad you’re here!
Who’s The Well Fed Yogi? That’s me, Mary. I’m a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Vegan Coach and 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher. I’m also a mom to four daughters and the author and founder of The Well Fed Yogi blog.
The Well Fed Yogi’s Mission: To create delicious vegan recipes that are quick and easy to make. No weird ingredients, just fantastic food that you, your family and your friends will love.
Why did I become a Vegan? It was the big three:
- Health: So many of us struggle with health issues, there’s so much conflicting advice it can be difficult to know where to turn. Diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatigue and sky high stress levels, my own health looked to be headed down the same path as countless other Americans to heart disease, diabetes and chronic disease. No thank you! I watched Forks Over Knives and What the Health and decided it was time to commit before it was too late. I studied to become a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Vegan Coach to make this way of life my full time mission. Guess what happened, the more I learned the more passionate I became and the better I felt! I healed my health issues with this diet and for that I’m so very grateful. Study after study has proved a whole food plant based vegan diet is the very best diet for your health.
- The Animals: I’m an animal lover pure and simple. They have been a huge part of my life ever since I can remember and I’ve always delighted in them. Having learned of the horrific practices that go on in the raising and slaughter of animals I can’t in all honesty be a part of it. The US slaughters 9 billion animals a year for food, yes, you read that right – 9 billion. I just can’t and will not eat those I love.
- The Planet: Admittedly I was late to the party on this one but now I get it. Even doing a meatless Monday can tremendously reduce your global footprint. You truly can have your vegan cake and eat it these days with so many fantastic products on the market. Turn’s out it’s not hard to help save the planet.
My Way of Life: I love nothing more than to teach others how to embrace this beautiful way of living and eating. “Progress not perfection” is my mantra, I don’t believe in deprivation and guilt (see chocolate cake below) or in hard and fast rules. I firmly believe in seeking a kinder and more delicious way of living and thriving so each of us is empowered to live our very best life.
Namaste and Bon Appetit,