This popular West Coast comfort food condiment combo layered on fries or burgers now fits perfectly into a plant-based diet with this Protective Diet remake. I overheard friends at the dog park discussing this hit-the-spot splurge they enjoyed post finals week while in graduate school. I was so intrigued and had to recreate it after listening to their moans and seeing their guilty grins as they said how much they looked forward to indulging Animal Style. I got to work in the PD Test Kitchen and invited my dog mom friends in for Animal Style Fries testing. It was a unanimous thumbs up, guilt-free grins, and comments of “I can’t believe this is fat-free, vegan and healthy. I could surely do this Protective Diet thing, Animal Style!”
My weight has been a lifelong struggle & I was up to 246 lbs at one point. I’ve tried every diet and exercise program available. I lost a lot of weight & health following a low-carb diet. I became a Type II Diabetic with High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, severe Reflux, stomach ulcers, adrenal and… Read more or comment “Amy M.”
November of 2012 a co-worker told me about Forks Over Knives video. Her doctor had told her that she should watch it and give it a try. I had never thought about becoming vegan. I grew up on a dairy farm. Meat, potatoes and cheese were basic staples growing up. I loved my meat and… Read more or comment “Maria A”
Eight years ago my amazing wife Molly convinced me to try the McDougall Plant Based Diet. 5 years ago she started following the Protective Diet and quickly convinced me to join her. Without her daily commitment to planning and meal preparation we would not be celebrating transformed health while eating the best food I have… Read more or comment “Celebrating 5 years on the Protective Diet”
I am answering Julie’s challenge to post a pre-PD photo with a current photo. The photo on the left was taken exactly 3 years ago. The one on the right is from July this year. I began PD 100% on 11/29/15.
I weighed around 300 lbs for over 30 yrs. In that time, I tried every diet, from Adkins to Weight Watchers, with little success. 12 yrs ago I went vegan thinking that would be my answer. Sadly, I was still obese, tired, sick and depressed. In ‘13 I received bad results from my blood test.… Read more or comment “Sheree B.”
I joined PD in May of 2017 after seeing a post on FB. I can’t begin to express my gratitude for the changes I have experienced since joining. A little about myself – I have been obese for most of my adult life, trying one diet after another (you name it, I’ve probably tried it)… Read more or comment “I joined PD in May”
The high number was taken back when I found out I had Type 2 diabetes December 17th of 2012… The low number I took recently during detox on PD… My doctor said if my numbers are under a hundred when I wake up in the morning…. then I can stop taking my medication. April 8th… Read more or comment “Diabetic recovery & improved blood sugar”