They always say “Ask you doctor before starting any new diet” and in this case, at least, it is not just cover-your-ass boiler plate.

For one thing, if you are on medications and suddenly start eating healthfully, your dosages might change and that might happen sooner than you think. So talk to your Doctor about that.

A really stupid comment you get from people who are used to seeing you heavy is, “It looks to me like you’ve lost too much weight.” and there is no better come back than, “Well, I talked to my doctor and she said this…


I have an addictive personality. That’s the negative way to look at it. The more positive way to look at it is I’m really good at forming new habits. Last year, I read James Clears book, “Atomic Habits” for the first time. I liked it so much, I decided to form a habit of reading a few pages from it every morning. I’ve read it four times. My favorite quote from his book is (and I’m paraphrasing) “This is not about littering your life with little hacks, this is about becoming the person you want to be”

I invented a…


They all go together. Seriously. Think about it. Can you think of any vegetables that don’t? I even googled “Which vegetables go together” and I found people asking which vegetables went with which *spices*. But I can’t think of any that don’t. And they all go with every bean. And they certainly all go with every nut. Its almost as if we were meant to eat this way. Take three pounds of any vegetable you want, limit it to two or three different types to A) save yourself time cutting and B) so you can really taste them and put…


The most important think to remember when preparing a Whole Food Plant Based Meal

If you google, “How to Go Vegan” the first thing that will come up in your search results is PETA. And the very first thing they tell you to do is to find meatless recipes for some of your favorite meals. Now, thank goodness for PETA. If I ever achieve one millionth in my life of what they’ve accomplished, I’d be a giant. But for Gods sake, don’t do that! Do not, I repeat, do not try to make vegetables taste like meat.

Because they don’t…


One day I was bitten by a radioactive vegan spider…

I was a professional piano player before the pandemic started… and one day I will be again. A few years ago, I booked a ton of little gigs playing at senior citizen communities. Now playing piano is a sedentary activity, so much so that a common nickname for piano players is Fats and at 5'8" and 240 pounds, I did not buck the stereotype. But I started to notice that almost no overweight people had made it into old age. And I met so many people who were just ravaged…


“I get all my protein needs by consuming the flesh of people who ask stupid questions”

Its actually not a stupid question. Because if the average American took all the meat and animal products out of their diet, all that would be left was macaroni, sawdust, a few condiments and maybe a sprig of lettuce. So if they hear you're a vegetarian or a vegan, they are going to react like you just told them you decided to give up water.

Everyone has a close friend or family member who’s suffered the ravages of protein deficiency. Now wait, they don’t…

Mick Stone

Mick Stone has worked as both a professional magician and piano player. He lost 90 pounds and has kept it off over a year eating Whole Foods Plant Based.

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