Mar. 22nd, 2011

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I've been thinking a lot about my health lately. I know a lot of terrible diseases run in my family, both sides, heart disease, diabetes and cancer being the top three. I've already made very significant changes in my diet, such as cutting waaaay down on how much sugar I consume by drinking less soda (can't entirely kick the habit, unfortunately), and drinking unsweetened tea. I tried the artificial sweeteners, but they all taste awful, even stevia. So most of what I drink now is either tea or water. I also gave up white flour, even for baking. Most cookie and brownie recipes I have work fine with whole wheat, and there honestly isn't a discernible difference. Also nixed are white rice and basically all canned, prepackaged or "convenience" foods. After eating this way for the last three or so years, I really do prefer the taste and texture of whole grain foods.

I've been thinking about becoming a vegetarian off and on the last few years. The way animals for meat are raised is sickening, as well as damaging to the environment. But I really do enjoy eating meat, so I think an acceptable compromise is drastically limiting my intake, and making sure when I do buy it, the animal was raised cruelty-free. I'm also going to restrict my dairy and egg intake as well, but fish and shellfish are still on. ;)

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