So here is my story. After being a vegetarian almost turned raw vegan/fruitarian for 6 years I recently discovered that maybe just maybe I was headed down the wrong path. After reading sooooo much information, everything seemed to lead me to be a vegetarian which included cleanses, fasting, points of only eating fruit and far too much of it, to eating then eating a bunch of garbage carb loaded processed foods all while searching for health. It really turned into a yo-yo type scenario where I would eat healthy, but then it was like my body was craving something else, so I ended up eating junk and defeating my goals of health and being lean and fit.
Needless to say, I started to think more about the people around me, who ate animal products and began to notice that they were very healthy and seemed to have balance within their diets.
I started to think about brain health, and deficiencies, and excess fat, and fatigue, and how really I hadn't changed one bit since embarking as a vegetarian. That's when i realized there must be some other way. Oddly enough, it was a girl from a raw forum that lead me to this new lifestyle through a book which i still must read titled Primal Body Primal Mind. Researching Nora Gedgaudus and her podcasts is what then lead me to MDA.
I am so excited to have found this as it really makes sense. I really like how it is a lifestyle that can be obtained every single day no matter where you are. Now I know for some this may seem tough in social situations, but I must say this will be far easier than trying to pull off eating like a raw vegan at a family gathering.
So far I have only tried eating seafood since re-introducing flesh back into my diet, and for now that is all that i really seem drawn to. I think i will enjoy including eggs back in and for some reason steak seems appealing to me too. I think that gound beef and pork and chicken and turkey will have to stay on the side lines for a while...just don't seem appealing at all. And i think I will include Feta and very little amounts of cheese but only for special occasions.
Now I am not overweight, yet i know i need to lean out as being a vegetarian made me have this skinny fat flabby look. I am female, 5'10 and weigh 145lbs. I feel my best at 135 so i have a little ways to go still. All in time. I am done with quick fixes. I am looking for something long term, so I hope i have come to the right place.
My 30 day Challenge will begin on November 29, 2009.
I will journal everyday my food intake and my exercise. Every Sunday i will post my weight. and every week i will post a picture.
Wish me luck