Archive for November 11, 2010

To Be.. or Not To Be (Vegan)

This little experiment originally began back in May. May 19th to be exact, a couple months before I even started blog. I decided to try veganism because I have high cholesterol, and even though I’ve been a vegetarian for years, I thought a vegan diet might help get my numbers down. I’ve only gotten my cholesterol checked once, and that was about two months after I went vegan. You can check that update here. Sadly, the total cholesterol didn’t budge, however my good cholesterol went up a bit and the bad cholesterol went down a bit.

So next Friday, it will be 6 months. I’ll get my cholesterol checked, and we’ll see what happened. I’m not going to lie, I’ll be a little disappointed if the numbers haven’t gotten any better. If they haven’t, then I think I’ll just go back to being a vegetarian. If they have gotten better, then I’ll have to make a choice of what to do next.

Regardless of the numbers, since going vegan I’ve been doing a lot more research on food, the food industry, particularly the meat and dairy industry, and let me tell you, the more I learn, the less I want to eat meat & dairy. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating meat, simply because I don’t like it. I don’t have a taste for it. But dairy products… I don’t know.

We all have our personal opinions of what is “best” so I’m simply trying to decide what best for me. What’s best for me, might not be what’s best for you. But I’m thinking it would be best for me to go back to eating dairy products. I think for the most part, I’ll still eat a mostly vegan diet. I feel better when I eat more fruits and veggies, and my tummy is a little sensitive to dairy products anyway. (I never drank milk or anything even before the vegan experiment.) But their have been moments where I’ve had to go with a more “unhealthy” choice, simply because the “healthy” choice was vegan. (Think giant bagel that happens to be vegan, vs. light yogurt.) So for me, I think I’d be able to strike a healthy balance that would include dairy and eggs.

I guess I’d have to change the blog to LizLivingMostlyVegan 😉

Official decision to come later… Lets go back to some food.

 

 

Check out this NYC pizza! (Mine is the half without cheese!)

This pizza was so good! I may or may not have eaten 2 monstrous slices 😉

Last nights dinner was quite “green”… I know you’re supposed to eat lots of different colors, but I guess last night I was feeling monochromatic!

Good thing the pepper and carrot sneaked in there for some balance!

Do you usually have a multicolor plate, or do you tend to stick to one or two hues?

-LLV

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