August 07, 2006

I am officially going vegetarian...

In the reading I have done and the stuff I have researched I find that going into my 40's requires a bit of a change in eating habits. I find that I MUST cut the sugar. I am in need of much more fiber and good carbs than before and exercise is crucial. That being said I am officially eating partially Lacto/Ovo Vegetarian (some small amounts of cheese, goatsmilk yogurt but no milk because of tummy issues - I am substituting rice milk because of a soy allergy, too) for the next 20 weeks to see how I feel. I may put some fish and organic chicken back in at some point but for now I need to see if that is part of the problem. I am also staying faithful to my daily nutritional supplement routine to help with my low energy levels and drinking much more water. For me it is partially about losing weight but it is even more about feeling better. It is amazing how different foods can make you feel either good or rotten and right now I feel kinda rotten. I will share some recipes as I go and then I start school in three weeks at the local culinary arts program so that will be full, too. Any of you vegetarians out there please feel free to share some things with me as I start this journey. I really would love the advice and links to info and recipes as you feel like sharing!!! Thanks so much for reading... :)

2 comments:

  1. Dh and I have started eating more vegetarian lately, and I've done mostly organic foods for the past few weeks. Friday night I decided I wanted a diet coke, and since it had been at least 3 weeks since I had one, I figured it'd be okay. Oh, boy, did I pay for it! I had intense abdominal (uterine?) pain for two days. So, yes, some food makes you feel rotten and some makes you feel good.

    I have some lentils and rice in the crockpot right now with italian seasoning, parsley, dried onion, and garlic. We're going to mix it with some spaghetti sauce in an attempt to make "Italian sloppy joes." I'll let you know how it turns out!
    Twinkling for Jesus,
    Michelle

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  2. i am HERE cheering you on! i know i for one feel LOADS better --and it's not about the WEIGHT but the HEALTH (though cindy crawford's body WOULD be nice!)

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