Saturday, February 02, 2013
There is a lot more to being a vegetarian than simply not eating meat. I'm learning as I go along. I've been a lacto-vegetarian so far. Eating cheese and using some bovine milk to cook with.
Now, as for eggs...I haven't been able to eat an egg since discovering some of the cruel things those birds are put through. However, I have had a couple Tbl. of miracle whip salad dressing and there is a trace of egg in there. So, technically, I've been a lacto-ovo vegetarian.
I have to work on a food list that has a low glycemic index, rich in potassium, fiber, protein and B12. (Yeah, eggs...right? I just can't stomach them right now.) I think I'll do better once I've educated myself more on the foods that have the nutrients I'm searching for and that are in season.
It will also help when I can lick this tummy bug I picked up from the kids. When my tummy gets crazy I tend to lean on the carbs. Not a good way to be healthier for me...too many carbs has been an issue but I'm taking it easy on myself in light of the fact that we've all been attacked by this virus.
Looking forward to a new week on my vegetarian journey.
Goals for the coming week?
1) Research foods and start a list of high nutrient foods in my area markets
2) Meal plan with the foods on my list
3) Add exercise daily to my routine, even if its only 5-10 minutes at first, doing something in small amounts is better than doing nothing and feeling guilty for it
4) Work on positive thinking
Let's see what the week will bring. Facing it with SMiLES!