Have You Considered Becoming a Vegetarian?

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I mean really have you? When you think of eating healthy, what do you consider healthy? In all estimation just eating food is not healthy and when you consider the American diet and all the disease, cancers, and healthy disorders we deal with I would say if you don’t consider it then your health is not a big concern. I hope you would reconsider.

The premise is good, but in practice many fail.

There are many conflicting studies on vegetarianism and I believe there is some truth to some of those studies but others are just industry plants trying to convince you that a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and legumes are bad for you. If you are considering becoming a vegetarian these should be the main components of your diet. With that said, you can easily avoid eating meat and still eat unhealthy, but consuming a lot of animal protein has been proven to be unhealthy whether it’s organic or not (check out this study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26853923). A vegetarian diet may also be beneficial for some in losing weight (http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007(14)00423-7/abstract), but one can eat meat and still lose weight, so weight in itself is just one factor of health it’s not the be all end all of good health. No matter what your diet is you should avoid a diet high in saturated fats, refined sugar, lots of sodium, hydrolyzed margarines, and processed foods. When it comes to vegetarianism there is a fundamental practice to follow in order to be successful. If you don’t follow that then you can easily practice an alternative form of vegetarianism and eat your way to an early grave.

Just try eating less meat

Ok so you’re considering vegetarianism that’s great. I know, I know its hard right? Wrong, because living with a health disorder that could have been avoided is hard. And again, animal products have been linked to heart disease, stroke, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, cancer, so on and so forth. My mother suffered from diabetes for most of her life and dealing with that is tuff. What COACH FIT LIFE suggest is that you start off slow by just eating less meat. Subtract meat out of one of your meals a day. Work on finding alternatives to eat that will make you full. Incorporate more beans and nuts. Brown rice and quinoa are great at helping you be satisfied after eating a meal. If you’re concerned about your protein intake you don’t need as much as you think. According to WebMD for example an adult male only needs 56 grams of protein a day - http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/protein. Keep this in mind as you make your food choices daily. No one has ever died from a lack of protein intake in fact your body can adopt and become more efficient in how it utilizes protein. Think about the diet of your family and friends and what they may deal with from day to day and ask yourself if you want that to be you? Make small changes and be consistent.

I’m not a vegetarian

That’s right I am not a vegetarian, I’m striving to become a vegan. Veganism is eliminating all animal products from your diets and I am a strong proponent of that. I still eat meat maybe once a week but even that is too much for where I want to be as a personal choice. I don’t knock meat eaters because I still eat meat and enjoy it on a moderate basis. My reason for becoming a vegan is for health purposes mainly as the environment issues are a growing concern to me as my awareness increases.

When you were born you was naked and the most valuable thing was eating and the healthiest thing you could eat was milk form your mother. So number one your health is the only real tangible thing you have, so it must be valued over anything else you could gain in this life. Second, the healthiest thing you could eat is your mother’s milk because her milk is specially crafted to grow another human being. Milk from a cow is not meant for a human to consume, but for a calf to consume. In nature we find everything we need besides calories to help us grow, food that give life and helps the body to heal and ward off diseases. When we consume meat in the American diet we often forget about these other foods. We eat dead food all the time and expect to be healthy. Meat should be the least thing you eat, and vegetables, fruits, herbs, whole grains, nuts, and legumes should be most.

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