Saving Shmulik: A Weight Loss Marathon
About This Show
Saving Shmulik follows the journey of Shmulik Swartz, who lives in Israel and weighs 332 pounds, as he attempts to lose weight through a healthy plant-based diet, so he can continue his work rescuing and training dogs to help some very special people.
This weight loss journey has a twist. Eric and Shmulik have signed up to run the Jerusalem Marathon on March 17, 2017. It's an ambitious goal, and there's much to be done between now and the marathon.
Follow along on Shmulik's journey and learn how to create your own healthy life through a plant-based diet.
To learn more about Eric O'Grey, you can find him at www.ericandpeety.com.
Most Recent Episode
29: From Food Writer and Restaurant Critic to Vegan and Loving It - Ori Shavit
7 days ago
Welcome to today’s guest episode! Ori Shavit is an expert in Israel on plant-based eating. Her love of food led her into a career that was far, far away from veganism. She was a food writer and restaurant critic. You might say that Ori has “eaten her way” around the world! About five years ago, her life and appetites changed, in a BIG way. She explains it all here, right now! What you’ll hear in this episode: How Ori dated a man who was a vegan a few years ago and began her transformation Ori quit her job, started a blog, and started the journey to veganism The video by Gary Urofsky that confirmed her decision Eric discusses the impact of the video on his change from a “health vegan” to an “ethical vegan” The huge growth of veganism in Israel (13% of the population are either vegan or vegetarian!) Ori’s upcoming cooking demo for the Israeli army How a well-known, established restaurant has transformed into a vegan restaurant “Vegan-friendly”---and what it means Why vegans can’t assume anything about ordering rice or beans in a regular restaurant Ori’s recent trip to the US, speaking about the vegan revolution in Israel How Yelp and Happy Cow can help find vegan food options Successful vegan cooking takes some learning and planning More control, less processed food, and more mental satisfaction Organic foods and non-GMO’s in Israel Ori’s favorite restaurants in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem Israel’s national dishes: hummus and falafel----BOTH ARE VEGAN! Resources: www.vegansontop.co.il