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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Eat Your Veggies

I can't say I'll ever give up meat 100%, mostly because I can't stand the way soybeans and tofu taste. But I read an article yesterday that scared the crap out of me.

(I wish it was a literal colonic, but no, it was just a mental one.)

It has me thinking of ways to limit animal-based protein in my life. And I'm passing it along to share because it might just be someone's light bulb moment.

A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet

Let's face it, I've read Michael Pollan's books, I've read Jon Gabriel's book, and I'm trying to eat on the outer edges of the supermarket aka "natural, non-processed foods," and buy organic whenever I can afford to do so, but that's probably not enough if I'm still consuming animal protein 7 days a week.

Here the same author describes how to eat consciously:
One Bite at a Time: A Beginner's Guide to Conscious Eating

And the author also links to a movement called Meatless Mondays - which has a ton of veggie recipes that make my mouth drool but I'll probably never make any of them because I just don't try new things that often. I noticed the recipes call for cheese, so I'm confused about that because cheese is dairy. I guess their primary focus is meatlessness.

For what it is worth...


(I stopped counting...)
Monday, September 26
Life Fitness Treadmill
Standing heart rate: 78
Average heart rate: 129
Max heart rate: 155
Workout mode: RANDOM mode level 18@2.6
Calories: 812 Distance: 2.47 Time: 65:00

NOTE: Took it slow at the gym. Not a single knee twinge. Yay. I guess I have to scale back my superwoman repertoire if I want to be able to go AT ALL. That's just the way it is baby, I have to suck it up.

I Ated It
1/4 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon Smartbalance PB
2 slices of Ezekiel sesame bread
64 ounces water
8 ounces of tea
Chicken Ranch Taco salad
mango/strawberry freeze
1 shot of vodka

1 comment:

Maruska Morena said...

"although these are casein-specific effects, it should be noted that other animal-based proteins are likely to have the same effect as casein."

Sounds like a lot of assumption to me. I don't think you should cut down your meat. Increasing veggies is always a good idea though. Cutting out the cheese though or using it minimally might be a good idea.

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