Monday Workout: off! Wanted to do some yoga, but I just had too much homework!
Tuesday Workout: BodyPump and 3 mile treadmill run planned for tonight!
Flirting… with a vegan diet!
So when I was little, I remember family members calling me a “picky eater”. I guess this is common for small children, but as I think back on what I was actually “picky” about eating when I was young, it was always meat! Ever since I was very young, I never ate red meat. I never liked it and have only eaten chicken and seafood for as long as I can remember.
Okay, Oprah is going to have a lot to do with this post because I always watched her show! 🙂 In college, I saw an episode that had the author of the book, “French Women Don’t Get Fat”.
I bought the book and loved it’s message of eating quality, fresh ingredients and actually enjoying your food! I bought her two other books later, which have more recipes and meal plans. I loved the “French Women For All Seasons” because it focuses on eating fruit and vegetables that are actually in season!
In late 2009, I started having problems with dairy. In June, I wrote a post about my official breakup with dairy in February 2010 because of a painful Shamrock shake. Oh how I love those stupid shamrock shakes…
Now that dairy was out of my diet, (I was a serious milk drinker!) I felt better (probably because I am lactose-intolerant!) and my skin looked amazing. I saw another episode of Oprah with Alicia Silverstone and her book “The Kind Diet”.
I bought her book and loved reading it… even thought I haven’t tried a single recipe yet! I later bought the “Skinny Bitch Everyday Cookbook. This was about half a year ago and I really started thinking about what I was eating and trying to eliminate animal products from my diet. Meat wasn’t a problem (I really don’t like chicken that much and only eat it if it’s the only option) I think I really freaked Colby out during this time… “You won’t eat scrambled eggs with me Saturday morning??”
Since then, I have eaten chicken, seafood, cheese and eggs but continued to think about how I can incorporate more meals that are meatless and how many animal products I eat each day. I have been thinking about a vegan diet more lately because of Mama Pea’s new cookbook!
I just got this in the mail yesterday and I am seriously excited to try some new recipes. I am scared of cooking tofu at home and not making it right and then hating it. I have been reading Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga’s posts on cooking tofu at home!
I don’t want to label myself with anything because my food habits will tend to change, but I can definitely associate with Alicia Silverstone’s idea of “flirting with veganism” in her book. I am just trying to incorporate a plant-based diet into my life…more often. I still plan on eating eggs, but maybe not so often. It is crazy how they are in everything! I will still eat seafood every once in awhile (sushi!!!) and HELLO Colby goes crabbing with his family all the time and they are an awesome treat! I still eat cheese every once in awhile, but it does bother my stomach sometimes. I can’t help myself when I’m around pizza! I’ll make sure to post any good vegan recipes I try!
Do you love veggies or do you love meat? Were you a “picky eater” when you were little? Do you love food books like I do??
I got this book in the mail too… I had an Amazon coupon and I see this book on everyone’s blog: