The vegan diet is one that has not been around for very long. Vegan diets started in the United Kingdom with the birth of the Vegan Society roughly 50 years ago.
Traditional Diets have been around since the beginning of time.
I just want to put it out there that I recommend a traditional diet but do not “look down” to people who choose to be vegans or vegetarians. Today I am just going to share the reasons I choose to partake in a traditional diet.
Some vegans that I have spoken with have said that they feel humans are not designed to eat meats.
We all have hydrochloric acid in our stomach, that’s what helps break down our foods. This acid, HCL, is not found in any herbivore. Thus proving that we humans are more designed to eat meat.
The handful of vegans I have spoken with tell me that when they are practicing this diet, they feel great!
They probably do feel great. For years even! That’s because they are walking around in a adrenaline euphoria.
This is from the body’s lack of protein. Once the body enters a state of protein deficiencies the process of gluconeogenesis begins to occurs. That’s just a big fancy word for cortisol level (stress hormones) that rise to catabolize proteins to feed them to your brain. This process in return causes a release of adrenaline.
Too much adrenaline will cause adrenal fatigue over time. Hence the reason vegans may feel good for so long but then have a whirlwind of health issues down the road.
Most Americans do not have the genetics strong enough to deal with this type of diet.
I would recommend if you do choose to try veganism out, make sure your body is getting enough animal protein before you try it.
The diet I feed my family and myself is classified as a traditional diet. This means we eat butter, raw milk, cheese, animal meets and organ meets.
Yes we are normal people and eat “normal” foods like chips and cereal bars ect..but my fiancée and I are very cautious with what we put into our mouths and our daughters mouth as well. We just try to avoid anything that is processed, non-organic, not “alive” and GMO’d.
To each their own!
Do what works best for you. I know we are all different I just wanted to shed some light on veganism and vegetarianism that I feel most practicing dieters don't know about these diets.
I am partial to a traditional diet but sometimes don’t feel like eating a heavy dinner. So the other night I made a semi vegan dish, and it was delicious!
It was nice to try something different for dinner and it was so tasty I wanted to share it with you all!
Wintery Butternut squash with curly Kale.
1 lg Butternut squash
1 bunch curly kale
3 stalks green onions
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Cut squash in half and compost the seeds and guts.
3. Line a baking sheet with foil (or parchment paper)
4. Lay cut squash flesh side down onto baking sheet
5. Put into over for 30 minuets or until skin dimples and is golden brown
6. Peel skin off squash
7. Cut up kale and onions, mix them into squash
8. Add olive oil and salt and pepper,
9. Serve with parmesan cheese on top!
This is the first time I made this vegan dish and I felt the squash (by the time I was done peeling it) was not hot enough to make the kale soft, so I put it into a sautée pan and heated it through.
Even though my daughter didn’t try this dish, Justin my brother and I loved it!
Like I said earlier, to each their own! If a vegan diet seems to be a good fit for you and your family, do what works for you. I just recommend you to pay close attention to what your body is telling you it needs.
When my fiancée Justin tried to be a vegan, he felt good at first then after a year he started to have major health problems and teeth problems as well due to being nutrient deficient.
Through this article I am hoping to make you aware of the dangers involved with harsh non-traditional diets, but also to encourage you to do what works best.
Remember to love yourself always. Happy eating all!!
Hey all! Im Amanda! A believer, wife, mother and a Love Yourself Lifestyle coach. Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!