Are You a Junk Food Vegan?

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Just because you are eating vegan, doesn't mean you are eliminating high-fat junk foods.
Air Date: 1/22/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Chef Del Sroufe
Renowned chef, Del Sroufe, has been a celebrity chef in Central Ohio for many years. He has worked in two area vegetarian restaurants, operated his own vegan bakery, and cooked for some of Columbus's most prominent families. Chef Del has created an extensive menu that appeals to a wide variety of tastes, ranging from comfort foods to unusual ethnic dishes, all of which feature the freshest, organic ingredients. Any menu item can be custom-prepared in consideration of dietary preferences, allergies, and other restrictions. In addition to delivering food to homes and offices daily throughout Central Ohio, most of the menu can be shipped via overnight service throughout the Continental U.S.
  • Book Title: Better Than Vegan: 101 Favorite Low-Fat, Plant-Based Recipes That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/ChefDelSroufe
  • Guest Twitter Account: @wellnessforum
Are You a Junk Food Vegan?
If you assume that a vegan diet is automatically a healthy diet... you'd be wrong.

Just like any diet, vegan diets can be full of fat and unnecessary calories. A whole-foods, plant-based diet is the healthiest possible way to eat—but veganism itself doesn’t equate to health.

Chef Del Sroufe knows better than anyone.

Chef Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller, Better Than Vegan, joins Andrea and Lisa to discuss his personal story.

Sroufe managed to reach 475 pounds while eating a vegan diet rich in pastries, peanut butter, and potato chips.

After converting to a vegan diet with minimal processed foods, sugars and added oils, he lost more than 240 pounds without giving up great food.

Learn how YOU can reap the benefits of this low-fat, plant-based diet.