Thursday, February 04, 2010
If you haven't read the book Skinny Botch do it! I learned so much about health, getting into a better mind set, and what to look for in my food good and bad.
I was a vegetarian for several years and let meat creep back into my life but after having read the book, balling my eyes out, and really seeing the ugly truth I won't be going back. I evaluated my weight gain over the past 6 years and have noticed the time I gained weight is when I was eating meat. I feel a huge contributing factor to the weight gain is all the hormones that are in meats and I never really looked at milk as something that would put weight on me.
We're told that milk does the body good, builds strong bones and gives us calcium and that women who "milk their diet" are proven to have a healthier body weight. But after reading this book I understood what milk really does. Just as breast milk makes your baby grow - cows milk is intended for calves to grow into cows so if we're drinking cows milk we'll be the size of a cow! Milk was never put into that perspective for me before.
I'm really shocked about all I learned - where we get our vitamins from, other resources that are available, the affirmations and self confidence, what the FDA and USDA really do. It was a clever book and opened my eyes again. I don't want to give away the whole book but I've gone vegetarian and working on becoming vegan. You can't be a true animal lover and eat them.