Vegan challenge... ???
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Yesterday I happened to catch Oprah's show after watching the last half hour of Dr. Oz.... The subject was a vegan challenge for a week - it sounded interesting so I watched the whole show.
The way they described it it means no animal products at all - wow, not sure I could do that!! I like meat but could go without (at least for a week!) Ok.. so far so good...
Then they showed the food to eat instead - I was shocked to see they loaded the shopping cart with mostly processed "food" not a fresh veggie in sight... It was all boxed and frozen "junk". They lost me at that point.
Why eat junk?? What really got me is how soy was in most things (soy is a no-no for me) and the grabbed things like imitation cheese and soy or almond milk... Hmm... if you going to have cheese, why not the real thing??
So rather than convincing me it was a good, healthy thing to do, apart from even considering the animal cruelty argument, it actually totally put me off.
I agree with being conscious of where your food comes from, I agree with limiting animal protein (Meatless Monday? and just smaller portions) but I heartily disagree with processed food. IMO it is still junk!!
I will eat the way I have been eating for the last nearly 6 years: fresh foods (one ingredient), watch portions and limit snacks.
Main meal (in our case lunch)
I like colorful food and my shopping cart contains things like this and some meat and chickcn:
Having lived in the boonies and now in Mexico, access to fast food places is very limited and here in Mexico boxed "foods" are very expensive.