Neal Barnard likes to talk about cheese addiction. I used to like cheese and mayonnaise. I don't miss them after a year of WFPB. Give it time.
Any Whole Wheat flour is healthy. The main difference between brands is texture. Try different bands to see which one you like.
I bake this No-Knead Bread.
What do you bake your bread in? Do you have an oven in a minivan?
That is fast. Even 1 pound per week is considered fast. Slow and consistent is more sustainable.
Do you have a refrigerator?
Sounds like you have really turned you diet around and are reaping the benefits. Nothing affects quality of life more than good health. Good to hear you are doing so well.
thanks for the link! I will try listening to his lecture while I do my meal prep today.
I havn't started doing it but bought the ingredients a few weeks ago. Right now im living in an apartment again. I have a small dog and was finding it to difficult to live vanlife, make enough money to pay my bills and my debt.. I'm still not in much better shape.. but for now I feel like I have an opportunity to take a step back, expand and plan for my next van life move with much more knowledge that I gained over the year I lived it. I adored minivan life, but im not sure if I want to hit the road with my dog again or wait until she passes.. she is as healthy as can be and I do want to make sure she has fun so maybe small trips could be a great balance for now... but spending the summer in texas heat with my dog alone was really eye-opening. It's one thing when your alone living in a minivan and can spend the heat of the day in a mall or a public library vs when your at a rest area and you oversleep and it's 10AM and getting warm out and you gotta potty and you feel so guilty for sitting on the potty and enjoying the AC while your dog is out in the minivan in 80 degree temp with the sum growing higher and higher by the second...
I'm not sure I want to re-live that just yet, perhaps I can learn new skills to make such situations less stressful and risky... but for now I feel like im where I need to be..
I do have a fridge in the minivan an Alpicool 23 Quart fridge. 200watts on roof and 100ah battery. I still use it to hold my lunch when I work and I take my lunch breaks out in the minivanRV. I took out the bed to put in my apartment but I still have some blankets and I can charge up my phone and watch videos and enjoy my lunch. I absolutely love it! So much more relaxing than the typical breakroom.
but back to topic, I have a butane stove (I don't use it anymore) I'm not sure how I would cook bread in a minivan efficiently yet. I don't know if I want to upgrade to propane in a minivan, I think if I got a full-size van I could easily switch to propane. Still... I would say I never really "cooked" anything beyond eggs, everything that I "cooked" was mostly just warming food up... I guess except for pasta too. I think anything over 10min of cooking time has seemed like to much fule consumption time. Perhaps a solar oven might be somthing I would cook bread using. Ideally I would be cooking a weeks worth of break and storing it so I would have the flexibility of what day and time I would set aside to cook it..
I have been noticing that as well, quality of life is so much better with being so much more active with my gym workouts. I deffently like the idea of van life with a gym membership to take advantage of daily workouts and showers... Van life is going to awesome when I can experience it again in a different method.. until then I will love my doggie the best I can and ensure she has the best possible quality of life and enjoy these days while I still can.. Cheers!