Your Internet connection fails. You turn off your router, wait 10 seconds and restart it. It’s called a reset — and most of the time, it works like a charm,
It’s one thing to reset a router. It’s a much bigger thing, however, to reset a human body. But after a lifetime of animal-based eating and chain smoking, that’s exactly what Kim-Julie Hansen did.
In Vegan Reset: The 28-Day Plan to Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle, Kim-Julie chronicles her journey from a childhood hatred of fruits and vegetables to her present life as an author and leading online advocate for plant-based diets.
In a revealing passage, she recalls the effects of being a bullied schoolgirl:
“I would isolate myself and overeat to feel better… food became my drug of choice… I spent my adolescence numbing my emotions by eating more, chain-smoking and drinking.”
The unhealthy behaviors continued through her college years. Kim- Julie couldn’t break the cycle, even when her overweight, chain-smoking father died at the age of 53.
It wasn’t until a year later, in 2011, that fate handed Kim-Julie a personal reset button. What she learned about factory-farming practices while researching an essay, she writes, “motivated me to become an ethical vegan overnight.”
For someone who’d spent most of her life surviving on fast food and nicotine, the change was profound. Meat, dairy and eggs were out.
She dedicated herself to studying plant-based eating, started experimenting with recipes and ”…step by step…. taught myself the skills … to succeed in this new lifestyle.”
Her quality of life improved dramatically. She’d finally found freedom from chronic migraines, allergies, and a host of other health issues.
With Vegan Reset, Hansen shares the benefits of her hard-learned lessons with the rest of the world. It’s packed with:
food prepping tips
and plenty of the author’s personal insights.
Vegan Reset provides a practical, 28-day blueprint for building (or building on) your own healthy, plant-based life. For an idea of what you have to look forward to, Day 28 starts with a breakfast of Chocolate-Chia Raspberry Pudding.
Let’s see a router reset top that!