Thursday, March 08, 2012
I'd be lying if I wasn't a little weary about blogging. Putting all of my thoughts and fears out there, for EVERYONE to read is more than a little bit daunting. I'm just really trying to change my life here, and everything I've read says that blogging, like conventional journaling, is helpful not only because I can get it out on paper, but unlike journaling I could potentially get feedback and support from other sparkers.
So my first topic I would like to discuss is the Eat for your Type diet. I have type A blood and everything that I am reading about says my body would function better and more efficiently if I went to a vegetarian diet. Now, I've been backpacking for six weeks at a time and I know first hand that my body CRAVES protein after like week two. I guess not animal protein though, so now I am trying to get excited about soy proteins and legumes and I think I'll try it for a month. I'm going to still eat maybe one animal protein per day (like an egg or a piece of fish or chicken) but I'm really going to try to steer clear of read meats and pork at least in the beginning. Friday's grocery shopping trip is going to include soy protein and beans.
I'm a little sketched out by being a vegetarian only because I know that my body is going to crave protein - week two on the trail is about the time I start binging on nuts, handfuls at a time.. Soy protein here I come! Wish me luck.
= so good, yet soooo bad for me!