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One week down

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ok got through my first week, of my new lifestyle changes. (now if I could only get up off my dead butt)
It's pretty hard to do. Trying to find protein, sucks. Especially being on a 1200 cal guideline. I am seeing the sodium, and the cholesterol go down YAYYYYY!!!!! But I am trading it for more carbs. Which isn't bad because I was just barely getting those in before, when I was still eating chicken. I now am higher with the carbs, and still within my nutritional guidelines.
I am looking into some vegetarian recipes. I do have a good catalog of books, I have collected over the years, and I am looking thru them for some nutritional advice, for a novice Vege. (did do it for 3 years, some time ago. But didn't realize how high in sodium, seaweed has in it.) So pulled away from it. But now I have new horizons. I don't want to be a part of the cruel treatment of our farm animals, so I opted to not partake in eating them. I don't think we should anyway. I know in my heart, God intended for us to eat fruits and vegetables. Jury is still out on that. Most all animals give, either in milk, eggs and or cheese, I think that is why they were put here, not to kill, and eat them, and some are just plain not edible! Like the Elephant or lion. I am beginning to think things like Mad Cow disease, is a flare, in the course of treatment, and the antibiotics and steroids being fed to them. I am gaining knowledge more and more, and of course I have my own assumptions, which are just that, assumptions.

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QUIDDITCHGRRL 3/30/2010 11:51AM

    Well, we also have incisors, which are only found on two types of animals - carnivores and omnivores. Humans are made to adapt to their environment, which gives us a leg up on most of the animal kingdom.

This would be a huge long post, but suffice it to say, whatever humans decide to eat, it needs to be fresh and nutritionally-viable. Commercial meat is not viable because the animals are fed unnatural diets (processed grains rather than grass, whole grains or insects). Milk products are not viable because the animals are given hormones to make them lactate. It's all a matter of choice and education, as well as balance and knowing what your body prefers on a chemical level.

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FITKAT2010 3/29/2010 7:18PM

    I am totally meatless. Take a look at my Nutrition Tracker for protein ideas. My diet is rich in protein. Beans, cheese, non-fat dairy, Nuts, seeds, liguems. I have no problem getting enough.

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SABLE77 3/29/2010 12:32PM

    company's coming has a good set of new cook books, easy to follow and they have all the info about each recipe, Healthy in a Hurry, is one I just picked up, I like how quick and simple most of her recipes are.

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