Friday, June 11, 2010
So, about a year ago, I decided to become a vegetarian for the second time in my life. Yes some of it was because a few of my friends were die hard vegans and on the case for no meat, no dairy, so I tried it.
Lemme start this with, I AM SUPER HEALTHY! I never get sick.
My roommate literally has a cold or flu about every 6 weeks and even had Swine flu last year and I didn't get it. I am healthy.
When vegetarian, I study and eat all the extra greens, chick peas, almonds, cashews, oatmeal etc.. to make up for losing vitamins. I even started taking supplements!
You would think that was enough!
Well, it wasn't.
Don't eat dairy?
my vitamin D is so low I have to be on a prescription for three months! Prescription vitamins! UGH...This is what I get from not drinking milk and cutting cheese out.
Don't eat meat-especially red? Well my iron and B vitamins are also super low.
One of my veggie friends is like, "well I don't believe in western medicine so I don't know my levels, but I feel fine" I feel fine as well, but I can't donate blood, and this could lead to other problems.
I am not telling you to be or not be a vegetarian, but rather, just that this is what happened to me.
I love veggies, I love them, so it isn't like I am going to not be healthy and start hanging out at fast food chains and shoveling down junk food, but I am going to change back to the way I was before I decided to be healthy-because I was healthier before all this trying to cut food out to be healthy.
So tonight, I will enjoy a cheeseburger-and hopefully satisfy my B, C, D, Iron and whatever else I have been missing!
Because before I was a vegetarian, all my levels were fine! I'm just sayin'!