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Paleo vs Vegan Head Battle

Posted Jan 19 2013 10:47am
Last nights dinner turned out pretty good.  Shrimp with Broccoli, and Cauliflower Fried “Rice.”  Recipes will be posted today.  Crab Rangoons… not so much.  We looked through net flix for about 30 minutes trying to decide on a movie.  We ended up agreeing on watching the documentary “Forks over Knives.”  A documentary about how a plant-based whole foods diet (vegan) is the best for optimum health and preventing and treating diseases.

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We flipped in on with out PORK fried cauliflower and our SHRIMP broccoli at hand, and watched for the next hour and a half.  For two people who just started the Paleo diet because we thought with the new studies that it was great for over all health… this documentary got me thinking.  I was a vegan for a year back in highschool.  I felt horrible. I was pale. I was weak.  I always blamed it on the diet and my friends and family did too.  Honestly, the reason I was pale,  felt horrible, and weak was not the diet, it was the fact that I didn’t enough calories and when I did… well you know what I would do… ew.

I’ve never been a big meat-eater.  I love bacon and a good steak, don’t get me wrong, but I love rice and carbs more.  I haven’t had a lot of carbs since starting this diet so the thought of eating a ton of fruits, fruit juice, smoothies, rice, beans, ect… got me salivating.  I’m a very easily influenced person when it comes to food.  Josh said there’s no way he’s giving up meat.  Dairy he would be fine without, meat, no way.

When I woke up this morning I still felt confused about the diet.  I drank my coffee with my coconut milk and started getting hungry.  To make this more dramatic…. I was at a cross-road.  Do I cook the no nitrate or filler bacon I bought yesterday with some eggs maybe some peppers and onions?  Or, do I make a bowl of shredded wheat with coconut milk, some fruit, maybe some peppers and onions.

I thought about how I was and still am, addicted to sugar.  I remembered that when I ate shredded wheat, I ate the whole box.  I decided to put the bacon in the frying pan.  I ended up making some delicious BLT breakfast burritos.

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In conclusion…..

For now, I’m going to stick to Paleo and give it a good shot before I move on to something else.  If I wanted to, I could make this diet plant-based. You can have fruit in moderation (which I suck at.)  You don’t have to eat steak, bacon, eggs, or pork chops at every meal on this diet. I am, however, thinking about taking dairy back out.

Final note this morning: I miss Cheerios.

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