First, I’d like to yap about my new diet or “lifestyle” if you will. I know super cliche and redundant, but I’ve made some changes and all the hype out there about changing your lifestyle and reaping the benefits couldn’t be more accurate! It’s worth making changes as far as a healthier diet and exercise regime, especially the one I’ve taken on. It’s been about two weeks and despite getting over a cold, I’m feeling better than I have in years. *dances*
Details details details!
I’ve been a vegetarian for years now, and only recently decided to switch to an “all vegan” diet. Contrary to popular belief, a true vegetarian does not eat fish, nor do they eat any white meats. That wouldn’t make any sense would it? lol. If I had a nickel for every time.. I swear. Anywho, a vegan basically cuts out all of the fat. No pun intended. Animal products and byproducts of animals as a whole. That means no cheese, milk, gelatin, etc. the list goes on. Now you might think.. how can you possibly survive without dairy, it’s everywhere. Well, honestly it’s easy. There’s a substitute out there for pretty much anything you desire, a “healthy alternative” if you will.
Some surprising facts:
Did you know that we are the only species that drinks the milk of another species?
Did you also know that we are the only species that drinks milk as adults?
Did you know that contrary to the billion dollar milk industry’s “independent studies” there is no real evidence to support the need for milk in supporting healthy bones, or a need for it at all?
Did you know that on any given shelf, anywhere in the United States, the milk a grocery sells contains a number of harmful chemicals including jet fuel?
Did you know that milk can actually cause osteoporosis?
Not trying to put anyone off, but I think it’s good food for thought. Again no pun intended. 😀 *dies*
Big hugs & kisses. Watch out for new Nyluh content as of 10/29/2008!!!!! xoxoxooxx