Wags + Weight Loss Episode 18: Weight Loss Begins in Your Kitchen

Micha’s new summer look!

“Try to eat consistently” – Eric

Most us would rather eat than exercise, while sitting in admiration of those attaining the goals we wish we could achieve. What many people fail to realize is how possible it is to achieve the results you want without extreme exercise, and it all starts in your kitchen. Join Abbie and Micha in their journey to achieve their goal of weight loss in real situations, by eating a whole food plant based diet.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Reasons for gaining weight.
  • The importance of preparing your own meals to control what goes into your body.
  • Staying consistent in your nutrition and exercise program.
  • Drinking water and over-hydration.
  • Getting back on track after a bad week.
  • The importance of warming up versus stretching.
  • Stretching versus dynamic stretching.
  • Cooking and the benefits of having a good cooking space.
  • Using spices & the importance of healthy eating.
  • Substituting ingredients.
  • Being honest about real situations and set backs.

Recommended resources:

Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports, by Dr. Tim Noakes, M.D.


Posted in Plant based diet, Podcast, Uncategorized, Weight loss.
  • Mike Cameron

    Hi Eric. You discussed cooking brown rice in the Instant Pot. Since the Instant Pot is so efficient, it barely loses any liquid during the cooking process (not even 10% based on weight). Most methods you see for cooking brown rice are for on the stovetop which loses a lot of liquid due to evaporation. I find if you rinse and drain the brown rice, you can then use a 1:1 ratio of rice to liquid. So if you want to use 1 cup brown rice, just rinse and drain that and put into the Instant Pot. Then add 1 cup water and cook on Manual for 22 minutes with natural pressure release. I have good results using this method. Give it a try.

    Totally agree about the vegan groups on Facebook. Most of the posts are about deals on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream or other junk food that’s on sale (insert facepalm emoticon here). They do have some ok advise on local restaurants that have vegan options so I can at least start with that and do some more research or contact the restaurant to get more info. It’s good in the off chance I need to eat out somewhere, but those instances are very few and far between.

    • Hey Mike: What great feedback. Thank you so much. 🙂