Posts in category "vegetarian"

Want To Stop Global Warming? Become A Vegetarian.

People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it’s personal, religious or even political. But, whatever the reason, know this: one of the easiest ways to make a dramatic impact in this world is to start with what you eat. Don’t believe me? Read on. Mercy For Animals, an amazing nonprofit organization that brings... Read more »

Want To Go Vegan? Here's What Not To Do!

Even if you don’t want to go vegan, we can all learn something from this lifestyle. Since my husband and I became full-fledge vegans, we have discovered an unending well of health, happiness and energy we didn’t know existed. But, there’s a “right” way to go green and a wrong way. Here are our tips... Read more »

Plant Lover: Why I Am Stronger Than A Meat Eater!

It’s one of the most common questions Alex and I get asked: “But where do you get your protein?” What is this nation’s obsession with protein? I used to fall prey to it: to be healthy, you have to get an abundance of protein. If you want to develop muscle, you have to eat chicken,... Read more »
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Kill Cravings With Zucchini!

Today, as I stepped outside to train my first client, I let the brisk air awaken me to yet another beautiful day. One hour of torturing my friend and I was back inside to tackle my own workout, consisting of shoulders/core/hamstrings. At home, a whole foods protein shake downed, I am ready to continue my... Read more »

Beat the Holiday Blues (and Inflammation) with Quinoa Cakes!

This morning, I awoke before my alarm, padding out into the soft morning light. The Christmas tree still sat in the corner, unlit, both of us not yet wanting to take it down. Every year, I get a little “blue” after the holidays, saying goodbye to my parents and letting that natural high from the... Read more »

Want to Get Healthy? Ask These Questions and Make a Plan!

Last night, as the snow drifted and never quite seemed to land, I relished the quiet solitude from my window… I could see the various Christmas trees across the street in the closest high rise and hear car tires scraping through thick, fresh ice on the street below. It is the week of Christmas, and... Read more »
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From Animals to Plants: The Tale of a Recovering Meat Addict

8:11a.m. Sunday. Driving to the Bongo Room to meet a friend for breakfast, I pondered what I might eat. Recently having decided to return to my vegan ways, I realize the limitations I am putting on myself in the great food mecca of Chi-town. Should I break my newfound vow and eat eggs? Should I... Read more »

Soy Joy: 5 Meat Substitutes To Satisfy Cravings!

Meat seems to be the mainstay of the American diet. There are those who eat meat and then there are all the rest. Meat eaters rarely try meat substitutes, for fear of them tasting like cardboard. And while that is true of some brands, here are 5 soy based products that taste like the real... Read more »

Power Lunch: Get All Your Fruits and Veggies in One Salad!

If you’re like most people, getting enough fruits and especially veggies can feel almost impossible. Though it’s best to get fresh produce with each meal, if you’re short on nutrients or time, you can fit them all into one salad to have for lunch or dinner. If you don’t like any of these veggies or... Read more »
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Eating Animals: Which to Eat? Which to Pet? Why?

It’s no secret that it’s still hard for me to eat animals. A vegetarian for most of my life, I’ve only brought myself to eat chicken, turkey and fish on occasion. Because I buy the meat at Whole Foods and because it’s organic, I assume some of the guilt will be assuaged because what I... Read more »