Could you give a sample menu for the things you eat to KNOW you are eating a diet adequately nutrient? A few days would be very helpful so I could see variety. You need not be fancy about it.. just a bare simple list of the types of foods you eat in a day would be a huge help!
P.S. I read your article in FIRST magazine. I just ordered the raw nori, and three year barley miso brands you suggested! I will be making a trip for the daikon as well! Thanks for talking about these amazing probiotics. I was drinking kefir in the morning for my GERD. I hope to replace those probiotics with the miso!
Hi :) I know I'm not Alicia but hopefully I can help a bit anyway! I have been vegetarian for about 3 years and have so far had no health problems, in fact my iron levels have actually increased so I must be doing something right! Going vegetarian doesn't require a lot of intense thought about what you are going to eat - it's basically common sense, eat a lot of vegetables, particularly the dark green ones for iron, and I like to eat a lot of beans as well, because they are delicious and nutritious!One thing that I would definitely recommend giving a go is tofu. I know there is this whole stigma attached to it, but most people find that once they actually try it it's quite nice. It can be cooked in a whole heap of different ways, and can take up any flavour you want. A good recipe to start with is scrambled tofu - just google it or something, there are heaps of recipes out there so you can pretty much take your pick!!Mushrooms are great too, but again not everyone likes them. They do add a more meaty texture to things, which is great.
Love mushrooms and tofu. I have some concerns about soy being there are rampant thyroid issues in my family. Although I am not hyper/hypo that I know of; I would prefer to avoid a high soy diet. I sure love it though so I have to eat atleast some untill the Dr. tells me otherwise. Mushrooms are amazing and delicious. I make a killer vegan cheesesteak with mush, peppers, onions, and fake beef strips.
Wow! I had to update here. Apparently I was able to do so before Alicia wasted her time. I actually found all the information I needed and MUCH much more in her book. YAY Alicia! Awesome reading, and beautifull pictures! I was looking in my magnified mirror and thinking.. natural vegan masks... must find! She is so gorgeous way beyond her obvious vanity. I love the information. It feels so natural, and not all overly campy and salemanlike.. I sort of resented Skinny Bitch for the crassness. Helping people should feel kind, and I don't take well to name calling personally. However I know someone whom loved Skinny Bitch. It wasn't my cup of tea. Speaking of tea, I am off to make some. I am so overly thrilled to get my kitchen and turn in into a kind one.
Hi NatureGirl, I am so glad that some one else made the comparison from TKD to "Skinny Bitch". I wrote a ridiculously long note on my wall about it trying to get that off my chest. I had been a carnivore all my life and never considered going vegetarian--- MUCH LESS VEGAN! About a year ago I purchased "Skinny Bitch"--DUE to the [Genius] title with no clue what it was going to prescribe. About 15 pages into it I was so pissed off that I threw it in the trash. I was shocked and tickled by the "non-PC" cursing and abuse, but the politics and the agenda of it just infuriated me! However, I bought Alicia's book only because I was interested in more "clean" eating. I was planning on going more organic with everything- not exclude anything. However, her reading was so very inspiring & nonjudgemental that I dropped everything she recommended the very next day after buying the book. It was such a breath of fresh air and to tell yourself "it's only 2 things... meat & dairy. That's not so difficult." It becomes very do-able. Then I figured since I giving up that I may as well just go cold turkey on it all- Caffeine, Alcohol, Sugar, White Flour, and as many processed foods as possible. Day 10 and still going strong. I plan to go 4 weeks and then evaluate what, if anything I would like to reasonably incorporate back in my diet. But I agree she KNOCKED the socks off the "Skinny Bitch". BTW- I re-read skinny bitch to remind myself why I was so pissed and found now that I had already dropped all of the stuff that, that it was just shocking to see how closely related their advice is. Thank you Kind Diet & Life!
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