Could you go Vegan? Wheat-free?
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|Tue, 04-09-2013 - 2:16am|
Lately I've met a few people our age who have become vegans, or mostly vegan. Some of them intended to be lacto-ovo vegetarian then kind of drifted into being vegan, others made a big dietary change for a specific reason, usually health or weight related. Some of them report marked results...one man lost about 40 pounds, others say they feel better physically on a vegan diet. Another couple is just starting, as an anti-arthritis measure, so too soon to know if they will get positive results.
Then, I've been seeing some articles about wheat being bad for us (causing internal inflammation), even whole wheat products--not because of the gluten, because of the sugars.
The other day I was thinking about what it would take to change my diet to become vegan. The short answer is, A LOT! While I rarely eat red meat I do eat fish and chicken; and while many days I don't eat fish or chicken either I do eat a lot of dairy products. I eat a lot of wheat based foods so removing wheat from my diet would also be a big challenge. I was thinking that I could probably manage to make one day a week all vegan. I'm not thinking of it for a specific reason or "cure", but just thinking about healthy eating.
Do you ever think about making a significant change to your eating habits, or the habits in any other area of your life? What would it take to get you to achieve a significant change?