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|09-26-2012, 12:55 PM||#15 (permalink)|
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Eating healthy is great, just make sure you get everything you need in your diet. If you check out Michi's Ladder you will see that there are a ton of healthy choices out there that include meats like turkey and animal products like milk. Don't get me wrong, I think it's good for a variety of reasons, including supporting your better half, but you want to make sure you get what you need. That being said, cutting out junk like soda, snacky junk, fried foods, etc, is always good. I'm not saying you're not getting what you need, I just have experience with some people who have done similar things and didn't do it in a healthy way. From your post it does look like you are doing it the right way.
Another good resource is a book called Superfoods RX. Good luck.
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|09-26-2012, 12:59 PM||#16 (permalink)|
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Thanks fellas. The meat/cheese aspect is not only a health choice, but also one based on my personal morals. I'm not here to dog on anyone that chooses to eat those things, it's just my choice not to.
I also appreciate the feedback on getting my proper nutrition and cutting out soda. As I mentioned earlier, I am slowly weaning myself off of caffiene. It is actually much harder to ditch caffiene than it has been to ditch animal products. As far as the nutritional minimums, I'm on that too. I have nutrional guidelines that I meet every day in order to get the appropriate amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. I also am taking vitamin supplements just in case.
Thanks for the encouragement.
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|09-26-2012, 01:03 PM||#17 (permalink)|
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I live in a part of Philly where Vegan products in stores and on menu's, including beers and wines, are pretty common. Last night I had Vegan wings, which is basically fried seitan, or wheat gluten, with their wing sauce sauce. I order them frequently.
Although, you could fry a piece of sh!t and throw wing sauce on it and it will still taste good to me--so I'm not saying I am converting, but still a solid move for you, Wooly.
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|09-26-2012, 01:04 PM||#18 (permalink)|
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Good stuff Wooly, good luck with it. I have a buddy that went Vegan a year or so ago. He had the same experience in feeling better in a week or two. Still very happy.
|09-26-2012, 01:05 PM||#19 (permalink)|
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As "resident scientist" I can say that the human body has a fair amount of tolerance for a variety of foods as long as they are close to their "natural state". An example of this that everyone knows and pays no attention to: our species grew up eating a fair amount of meat, but it was meat that did a lot of running. The amount of crappy fat it contained was way down. The species also grew up eating a lot of carbohydrate, but not so refined a carbohydrate that it flowed right into the system and overloaded pancreas function to balance it out.
We need plenty of protein, so monitor what you're eating to make sure that there's a bunch of good protein in there. Without the protein it's not just the muscles which waste, but the immune system depends on it for, example, building antibodies.
Having said all that, the key to weight loss is to ingest fewer calories than you expend in muscle activity --- that is simple physics. That's why there are only ever two alternatives [beyond cutting off body parts --- a limited program]: consume less ["diet"] or work more ["exercise"]. Sticking to that harder-than-it-sounds basic principle, and not ingesting stuff that the body didn't evolve with over thousands of years, should give everyone the optimal shot at good health.
Intelligent vegetarianism is one way of doing that, but not the only one. You might "study" the egg, for instance --- astoundingly well balanced natural food source, which when LIGHTLY fried in minimal vegetable oil, maintains a highly positive balance of good vs bad fats, and the white is solid protein. Hard-boiling shifts the fat ratio so it's better to lightly fry [or swallow the raw egg straight].
Much of this is logic. We evolved as prehistoric hunter/gatherers, and it must be true that the so-called "Palaeolithic diet" is approved by Mother Nature. If you got a decent deal on the genetics, you'll become a healthy old man.
|09-26-2012, 01:07 PM||#20 (permalink)|
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My girlfriend is vegan and I have adopted some of her dietary ideals. I still eat some crap but not as much. I only eat meat a couple times a week now and it is normally chicken instead of red meat. Never liked cheese that much anyways, but I love eggs which I don't think I could ever give up completely. I recently quit buying milk which was huge for me.
Keep it up Wooly. Its amazing how much better you can feel when you eat more simple foods.
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|09-26-2012, 01:08 PM||#21 (permalink)|
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Go get em wooly!
Not a diet I could ever do, but god bless ya for going after it and sticking to it!
You can't fault anyone for trying to improve themselves, I hope it works for you
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