Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
I should have added this lifestyle after Pescatarian but chose not to because I wanted to explain what "lacto" and "ovo" mean first. Lacto-ovo vegetarians are the ones who are allowed to eat both dairy AND eggs. Anytime you see a vegetarian eating an omelette with a glass of milk is lacto-ovo.
Lacto stands for "milk" in Latin. The food options are much broader, but must be eaten at the right proportions. They receive calcium from milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products while receiving protein from eggs. At this point, no animal flesh is consumed, so they do NOT eat chicken or fish. An important thing to remember is that there is no type of vegetarian that eats chicken. The only poultry that lacto-ovo vegetarians only consume are eggs.
Things to Look Out For: Dairy and poultry combined can cause lots of fat intake which can give people high cholesterol levels and not be able to absorb enough vitamin D. Exercise is crucial in any lifestyle, but lacto-ovo's must keep active and not eat more dairy and eggs than vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes. Leaning more on the ovo-vegetarian side is okay too by drinking non dairy milk (rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.)
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Friday, February 28, 2014
If you're a fellow reader of my blog then you can probably answer this myth yourself. There are only two types of vegetarians that can eat eggs: Ovo-vegetarians and lacto-ovo vegetarians which will be the next topic for Lifestyles 101! The clue is in the name. Ovo derives from the latin word ovum, which means egg. Therefore, any lifestyle that begins with or has the word "ovo" means that eggs are acceptable to eat.
The problem with eating eggs is that too much can cause cholesterol. If you're an ovo-vegetarian or lacto-ovo, it's advisable to not eat eggs often. Why would a vegetarian want to eat eggs in the first place? There are two main reasons: 1. They'd rather get their largest source of protein from eggs and/or 2. Giving up eggs is too difficult and are not ready for a full-on, egg-free life. However, the less eggs and more legumes you eat, the better!
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.
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It's rainy today where I live, and I love it! But enjoy whatever weather you're having today, my guppies!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
After almost a year since I wrote a blog post about going to the Echo Park lake once it opened again, I FINALLY took the time to go! You see, the lake and I go back to my high school days; my high school didn't have a field to run in so we'd go to the Echo Park lake (and sometimes Griffith Park) to run. My boyfriend took track & field and he'd run there as well. The place was pretty dull; the ducks, geese, and squirrels were the only ones that made it fun. The lake was closed last year for some major restoration and I had plans on going back. However, school, chores, and laziness got in the way of that. How did I decide to go today?
I was applying for a job at K9 Loft and decided to walk back home. Along the way was the lake and I couldn't help but notice that there wasn't many people, so I crossed the street and walked in! Nothing beats an unexpected visit to a beautiful place. The vibe was so different than before, it didn't even bring back any feelings of once running there and it didn't bother me either. I felt calm and completely at peace.
Good bye for now, lake! Thank goodness you were restored and thank you for the peaceful time today.
Diving like a champ!