Eating “clean” has a few simple principles behind it, with small differences depending on who you talk to. Actually the main differences I have found from one source to the next is just the preciseness that one follows the essential principles.
Here are the mane tenets of this way of eating:
– avoid processed foods
– eat often, and smaller meals (5-6x/day or every3-4 hours)
– avoid or eliminate alcohol
– eliminate refined sugar
– eat lean proteins
– avoid colas and juices
– avoid saturated and trans fats
– eat fresh fruits and vegetables Read More
Got a new recipe for you from our friends at Vegkitchen.com! Tonight we are still chowing down on our veggie burritos but tomorrow night we will be making this Broccoli, apple and peanut soup! Sure to be delicious, definitely nutritious and completely vegan.
Here is a link to the recipe: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/soups-for-all-seasons/fall-harvest-soups/broccoli-apple-and-peanut-soup/
Enjoy! Please let us know if you try it!
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Tomorrow I will define what EATING CLEAN is. Its not necessarily a vegan way of eating, but as I have already discovered, it is easily possible to be vegan and not “eat clean”. This is a necessary distinction for my purposes in this project and though I will be trying some products that arent considered clean, I am doing so to explore peoples options in transition from non vegan to vegan. Its not always easy, and sometimes, some of the meat and dairy mimicking products can ease the way.
So, I ended up getting some B12 supplements today. Swiss brand 1000 micrograms, i’ll probably take one every few days unless my tongue starts to itch or, well, something more serious.
I already wrote this post in quite some detail and it was erased, so you’re going to get the point form version now. Read More
Vitamin b12 deficiency may be a real concern for vegans and can cause an array of symptoms, varying in severity.
It’s not so much that all vegans are at risk but that those who are affected may have severe symptoms. From what I have reviewed it seems like the risk may be exaggerated but if you suffer any warning signs, take steps to figure it out! A simple test can determine whether you are deficient as well as whether you have absorption problems or not. If you have absorption problems, you will have to consider injections in order to get this vitamin. Read More
For the next 6 months I will be eating only plant based foods. I will also be intensifying my training programs in an attempt to add to the growing, yet still sparse dialogue on the viability if being athletic and eating vegan. When I say athletic, I simply mean leading a lifestyle within the ‘very active range’; training fairly intensely 4-6 times per week.