Friday, March 26, 2010
I tell ya, it's a hard trip, trying to take this journey, with not only eating clean but giving up meat too.
My biggest problem "still" is the sodium. I have to find products that use little or no sodium, or meat or by products of meat.
And I have to say it's not easy to do at all. I am first and forefost trying to keep that sodium content down.
Well, it's almost impossible. I guess to make the item tastier, it has to have the sodium. Sorry but I prefer to add my own tasty spices, and NO salt of any sort.
But becoming a vegetarian, is not only that the products "For Us" have been loaded down with this horrid ingredient, but the cost goes sky high for a product with less, now what's up with that?
It's becoming a all fresh ingredient ride, because of all this. And actually that isn't half bad, I just look for the bargains of the week.
What messed with my head, is that since I no longer eat the meat. I chose to get the vegetable broth, how can you go wrong with that?
Well, if you don't take that time to read the ingredients....this is what I found in 1 serving (1 Cup) MSG! High Fructose Corn syrup! And other asst not good ingredients. Wow I croaked. I guess some poor bloke will have to eat this, I will not.
I am going to roast some veges with olive oil, and then boil them in some water, and make my own danged broth!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ok I am taking on the way of non meat eater person. There are so many forms of atarianism and I gathered I was considered a pescatarian. Because I still choose to eat fish. But will opt for legumes, and tofu, and other forms of protein.
One thing I am seeing, is it's hard to get the needed protein in. So my point, is, are any of my co Sparkies in this catagory? And can you share some of the things you eat. There is a pita sandwich I found in Fit for life, its all vegetable, and it is sooooooo delicious, but it calls for pickle, which is deadly for someone like me, because of the huge amount of sodium. Anyway, I would appreciate some ideas! MJ
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I was just watching the rerun of Oprah's favorites, and this one of course, was the episode with "food Inc" I based my last blog on it.
It just hit me. Our Grandparents, and relatives, that lived into their 70's, 80's and 90's didn't eat fast food? And it wasn't held over their heads, that this causes cancer, that causes cancer. Hmmm they lived right, antibiotics? in their meats? Unheard of. Additives, words that most can't pronounce? Unheard of. What happened? They ate natural processed foods, either farm fresh, or basic ingredients, sugar flour, salt etc. I always wondered where the flavor of the food went, now I know.
They are over processing, delivering foods faster for fast food pace. Most people need the convenience.
Dang people, slow down. Enjoy life, bring back the "good tasting food"
Step back, look at yourself, is this the life you want?
We need to get back to basics. I know it's easier said than done. Mainly because most have adopted this fast pace world. Actually I don't want it.
Chuck the remote, get up off your hiney, and change the channel or turn the tv off, and get outside, and breath good fresh air. Take the stairs not the elevator. Park farther away (Get up 10 minutes earlier, so you can do this) And walk to work. Who cares if you cannot park right in front of your place of work. Better yet, take multi transits, get more autos off the road.
Do what you can to get it back to a better world, because right now, we are headed for the skids.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Today was a turning point for me. I watched the Oprah show. I was blown away, by the way they raise the animals to provide the food for our tables, and fast food, and restaurants.
Well guess what! I am going Vegan. I will not touch another animal product until, they start raising them humanely. I support the Farmer, I will do whatever is in my power, to help them regain, the natural process of raising our food for our tables. This is an outrage. The one part that shocked me, is the way they raise chickens, where they grow so fast, that when the poor animal tries to walk, it can't because it doesn't have the strength, because its little muscles haven't caught up to the growth spurt, that they are enhancing, so the time allotment gets to the market in a faster period of time. Give me a break. And another thing, they don't get to see the sun, they are kept in the dark. It's inhumane. And I no longer will support this, by purchasing animal products.
The DVD is called Food INC. And I am ordering a copy.
I don't eat red meat, but not because of the animal, but I cannot digest it properly, most of my gastriointestinal problems, was attributed to this. So it's just a matter of giving up chicken. I never ate that much pork, since I started clean eating, although it's considered a clean eating product. But they like the chickens, are raised fast to get it to the demanding market fast.
If I continue to eat chicken, it will be only free range, and treated humanely. But our society, considers this a high priced ticket, for the part of the nation, that eats like this, and they hike the price up ridiculously, where the normal income family, could not even afford it. So I cannot make this a habit, it will become a luxury. I am just hoping I can move into the Vegan lifestyle with no problems, and incorporate more grains, and legumes. I may still have eggs, but only organic. This would mean a Ovi vegetarian. I don't care, as long as I can stand against the inhumane treatments of these poor creatures.
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