Liz: Oh my god, it’s so good. It’s my all-time favorite thing. It’s got just enough spice to it. It’s just delicious. So my name is Liz Speranza. I am a mother of two.
I’m married to my husband, Gabe. The best part of the switch … There’s — there’s just so many. Whole food plant-based way of eating is eliminating anything that’s processed or not in its whole food form. Nothing dairy because dairy is all processed, too. No oils, no meats, poultry, fish — pretty much anything that’s not grown from the ground that’s plant-based. Within I wanna say two weeks onto the plan before I’d even lost any weight, my “arthritis” that I had in my knee was completely gone. So I did not need to get any more cortisone shots. My cholesterol dropped 100 points. Just overall I felt fantastic. And I didn’t know — I slept better, my skin looked better, my hair was growing, it wasn’t shedding like crazy. More energy, more focused. I felt satisfied because I’m eating a lot of carbs which is the complete opposite of what I’ve always been taught. So I never felt deprived, and I think that was the
biggest thing and that’s what kind of
made me change into this whole lifestyle. “Oh my god, so freaking good.” Liz: So I think the hardest part was trusting that I can eat these, you know, carbs — such as potatoes and beans and brown rice — and all these different things and not gain weight. You’re so used to getting processed, quick foods or even if you do have vegetables, you’re used to putting butter on the vegetables, or you know. So I think learning the different things that you can incorporate onto this way of eating and just changing your mindset, and really, it’s almost reprogramming your brain as to what is considered healthy. You almost felt jipped. (laughter) Like, I’ve been lied to this entire time that I could’ve been eating potatoes and I could’ve had all these things
and I would’ve felt better. My husband and kids have been extremely supportive. I haven’t pushed a ton on them yet, I’ve just tried to introduce new things to them. They still want the hotdogs, they still want the macaroni and cheese — they still want the kid food. I just try to serve less of it and
more of the fruits and vegetables. My advice to anybody that is looking to do whole food plant-based way of eating is … DO IT! You have to do it. Even if you do a two week trial just to see what it’s like, you would start to notice such a huge difference. So I could go on and on and on and on and on. I love it. I love everything about it. I think it’s just — if people do the research, be open and be open to change and looking at different things just to even try it. I mean, it’s not gonna hurt you to try it for two weeks. I can’t emphasize that enough. I think people are going to be amazed and
transformed by what they did.