Friday, February 19, 2016

Blue Zone

Naples Community Hospital is the sponsor of Southwest Florida's Blue Zone initiative.
It is a community-wide project to make healthier options available and improve well-being.


The Cider Press is the first Blue Zone-certified restaurant in Naples.  It is a popular vegan restaurant.
Doug is the general manager.  He has been in the restaurant business for more than twenty years.
Since working at The Cider Press and eating vegan for five days a week,
Doug has lost 40 pounds in the last year.  He has never felt better.

11 comments:

Lois said...

Good for him! I'm sure working at a vegan restaurant makes it easier to stick with that diet.

Lowell said...

I cannot get my mind around eating vegan no matter how many folks lose weight and feel good. Vegetarian I can do and have and still am close to that. I really like this photo with Doug looking through the cider press.

RedPat said...

Cool portrait, Jack! I couldn't be vegan.

Taken For Granted said...

Like your portrait with Doug and the cider press. One must be something of a food scientist to eat a balanced diet while avoiding any animal produces like milk and eggs. Did you know that the combination of coconut and peanut butter makes a whole protein? Who would have guessed that? One trait of a vegan restaurant is that the food must taste great, or they go out of business quickly. I'm not opposed to vegetarian food, but admit that I do like meat. It is good to be at the top of the food chain.

Thank you for your recent comments on my photos. You are too kind. I do try to enjoy myself with my pictures. My photo blog provides me with a regular deadline and schedule. It provides some structure and gets me out of the house. The connection to my viewers is a great bonus.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot for the day as always, Jack! I do love vegetables, but not to the exclusion of meat altogether!! I hope you have a great weekend with great food, whatever it is!!

William Kendall said...

The cider press does make for an interesting way to frame a shot!

bill said...

Great portrait!! He looks very happy.

Michelle said...

This sounds like a great place. I don't really have that kind of option in my small town.

Kay said...

Well, that's a good testimonial for eating vegan. Doug looks healthy and happy. But I'd be hard pressed to be a good vegan and say goodbye to cheese...and eggs...and dairy milk...and ice cream...nope. Not gonna happen.
Nice portrait of Doug.

jennyfreckles said...

I'm effectively almost a vegetarian, so rarely do I eat meat. I cannot however, contemplate giving up cheese, yoghurt and other such animal products. I enjoy eating in vegetarian and vegan restaurants though. As someone said above, they have to be good to stay in business. Doug looks like a good advert for the health benefits.

joo said...

He looks nice indeed!