Monday, April 14, 2014

E-Mail Change!

Ive changed my e-mail, my guppies! I don't like the fact that I can delete my gmail address but can't make a new one without creating ANOTHER google account, so I'm using a hotmail address now. (I hope you change this policy, Google!) So from now on, you can all contact me on: adrianarbls@hotmail.com

I don't want to make this my main contact e-mail, but google has basically left me with no choice. ;/ Sorry for the rant everyone, I just hate conflict. Hahah

Hope everyone is having an awesome. Monday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vegetarian Myth #23: Vegetarians have no energy.


A vegetarian with no energy is one who doesn't know what to eat and/ or don't do any exercise.. that, or they like to pull all-nighters! But in all truth and honesty, healthy vegetarians are some of the most energized people. Why would someone think otherwise? Because many of us have been raised to believe that meat is what makes us strong and gives us energy.

To the omnivores and ex-omnivores: Do you remember feeling sleepy or tired after eating a meat-filled meal? That's because the food is weighing down in your body, and that is NOT good! Our last meal of the day should be eaten at least three hours before we go to bed. Anything later will result in the food not being digested fast enough.

There are so many earth-grown options that give us plenty of energy. I'm talking about fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and legumes! Each is packed with many similar nutrients and some contain more like zinc, fiber, iron, etc. Not only do they increase the energy levels in our bodies, they help decrease the chances of catching any illnesses/ diseases or curing them. These natural (basically vegan) foods also remove harmful toxins that we've consumed. A bowl of cooked spinach over a bowl of hot wings? Yes, please!!

Consider this vegetarian myth DEBUNKED! Like seeing vegetarian myths get solved? Stay tuned for next Fridays vegetarian myth! And feel free to share this post as well.

Know of any vegetarian myths that you want to see debunked? Comment & let me know! :)

Want to read past vegetarian myths? Click on the links below:

Eat your veggies, my guppies!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lifestyles 101: Macrobiotic.


This is the last post to the Lifestyles 101 mini series! We began with flexitarians and have come down to macrobiotics. There are other lifestyles as well, but they're a little too extreme and decided that I'd end here. ;) Macrobiotics eat the same things as raw vegans, but they exclude refined oils and sugar from their meals.

A couple of common foods to eat are sea vegetables, raw vegetables, and whole grains. This lifestyle has been said to have healing powers. Unlike fruitarians, macrobiotics consume their food in specific proportions. Rather than eating till they're full, the meal times are planned with the right amount of nutrients and calories. There are rare cases in which a macrobiotic eats fish too.

Thing to Look Out For: Healing powers or not, don't start this lifestyle immediately if you're an omnivore. Your body must prepare for the new foods that you'll be eating. Because this is a strongly disciplined lifestyle, make sure to eat enough every day and stay fit. To be safe, check with a nutritionist (not a doctor!) and find out how you can prepare to be a macrobiotic.

Past "Lifestyles 101" blog posts:

Hope you guppies enjoyed my "Lifestyles 101" blog post series!

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