Don’t Be Green With Envy…

…Be Green With Amy!

We fit into Rick’s old shirt!

How do I consume more food now than I ever did when I was overweight?

In 2012, I was 40 pounds overweight. My annual blood tests confirmed that I was genetically headed towards Type II Diabetes and high cholesterol. Heart Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis ran in the family.

My husband was 100 pounds overweight and on 3 prescription medications for hypertension and high cholesterol. 

Each year, the pounds kept creeping on both of us.

I thought I was eating a relatively healthy diet!

I exercised daily, used olive oil, took the skin off my chicken, ate egg whites, made turkey burgers, rarely ate fried food, and asked for my salad dressing on the side.

I tried really hard not to over eat, and felt guilty when I did.

But still the pounds kept creeping on….

After much reading, I learned that I was not eating a healthy diet, and was amazed by how much I truly didn’t know about nutrition! 

Moreover, how processed foods, salt, oil, sugar and animal products that we ingest, not our genes, greatly determines our health destiny!

To make a change, I learned as much as I could about changing to a healthy lifestyle. It was difficult and not very tasty (at first).

Be Green With Amy’s Goal:

To share these years of experiences and information, and guide YOU down the trail of fitness, food and overall healthy lifestyle that has completely revolutionized my world view and my families health! 

“Be Strong, Be Well and Be Green!”

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Hi I’m Amy. My husband Rick & I adopted a Whole Plant lifestyle in 2012. We have had fantastic health results. Together, we’ve lost over 130 pounds! We offer private, lifestyle coaching and Zoom cooking lessons. We love to share our knowledge of this lifestyle and hope to spread the word and help others to Be Strong, Be Well and Be Green!🌱

22 thoughts on “Don’t Be Green With Envy…”

  1. Amy,
    I listened to the Online Presence series yesterday and today. My pod is called Kitsap County Podsters and we are in the state of Washington. I also have a small group on the app called Nextdoor for people who didn’t want to get on Facebook!

    My spouse and I have been going through a total remodel of our house and I did all my food prep without a kitchen, heat or running water most of the year! I still stayed SOS free Whole Food Plant Exclusive! I also tour on my bicycle and just did a 30 day tour and stayed the course – WFPE SOS free except for the salt in Plantstrong soups before I realized I could take salt free beans and make my own soup!

    Anyway, I am so inspired by you and Rebecca and hope to learn to use her virtual studio. I first listened to you when Chef AJ interviewed you and I’ve subscribed to your Be Green with Amy. Chef AJ had me on FFOF as a member spotlight and I’m going on again with Zena in December to demonstrate what I fix when I’m on tour. If I can do this on a bicycle in the middle of no where, anyone can! I’d like to do some cooking for my POD. I’ve had questions as to what I fix! I’m hoping you will be my mentor and help me get started!

    Stephen and I started our journey in July of 2020 and we have been WFPE SOS free with all the wonderful side effects. I have lost 80# in all, the last 40+ since July of 2020. Blood pressure, cholesterol and A1C all normal now. The best of all is maintaining the weight loss over the past year – WOW!

    If I can help anyone who wants to make this switch, I hope to do so. My line is “Save Your Life, save the planet!” I’m the Plant Powered Pedaler! What do you think?
    Janet Anspach-Rickey

  2. Hi Amy! We met at VHCC previously. I am trying to changeover my diet, could use a consult with you: I have a lot of food allergies that make plant based cooking even more challenging. Can we set up a time?

  3. I want to learn more about the Plant Base way of eating for a better gut! Need help on the combination of the foods and taste. Love the Buddha Bowls way of eating – it is working for me. Looking for a community that is supportive and informative!

  4. I would like to find a group in the Gainesville, FL area. I’m very new to this life style and very excited to talk with others. I’m doing the Eat to Live program.

  5. Are you able to offer tips and recipes that would help with fatigue – decreasing fatigue, or to help with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) as well as weight loss?

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“I agree that WFPB (Whole Food, Plant Based lifestyle) is an amazing solution. With Lipedema usually comes with it other hormonal issues. I’ve had endometriosis for at least 10 years and the pain was horrible. I also had bad pain (probably scar tissue) from a surgery I had over 4 years ago to remove a tumor and my right ovary and fallopian tube. I’d wake up in sharp pain and I just felt like I could never get better.
Doctors tried pain meds, then told me OTC pain meds which only made me more sick, and then put me on birth control until I was ready to have a hysterectomy. I thought, “I’m not ready for that! I’m only 29 years old!!!” This was 4 years ago and by then I had taken myself off birth control and vowed to stop taking OTC (over the counter) meds.
The more I researched and more I found that my workout routine needed a better recovery, I decided to go WFPB. I do this around 90-95% of the time.
Not only has my pain gone away to where I don’t take ANY medication, I also have no inflammatory issues, no bloating, no swelling, my plantar fasciitis went away (mind you, I had this for 10 whole months with NO help other than WFPB), and my recovery period from the gym is impeccable!
So many people will say how sore they are from the workouts and I truly don’t have that at all. I lost weight super quick and I still am.
Aside from helping my current issues I wanted to prevent the ones that run in my family like Crohn’s and ovarian cancer. I truly believe that with healthy diet that even if God forbid I develop such family inherited diseases, that I would have a good fighting chance and just feel better regardless. Love this lifestyle!!!”

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Estrogen is primary female sex hormone. It is responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. If excess hormones cause problems with fertility, what can you do? Can changing your diet get rid of them? “Imagine experiencing years of unexplained infertility until a simple diet change sets things right. “

Read Dr. Bernards book Your Body in Balance to learn more about hormones and how they effect the body.

Dr. Barnard is president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a faculty member of the George Washington University School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2016, he founded Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to create a new model that integrates nutrition into conventional medical care.

His federally funded diabetes research revolutionized the nutritional approaches to type 2 diabetes, and he now aims to empower readers with life-changing information on hormones and health.

He has written 19 books on nutrition and health.

Testimonial Endometriosis – pain gone and off medications!