Monthly Archives: October 2014
There are so many different phrases and slang terms that are used to describe a healthier lifestyle. It's virtually impossible to determine exactly what Vegan is and what it is not. In order to fully understand something it is vital that you are fully aware of what is expected and for many being Vegan is just an insult if they are confused accidentally with another type of eating style. The primary difference between a Vegan lifestyle and that of a typical person primarily is the lack of meat consumed in a Vegan lifestyle. However, many people believe that vegetarians will still eat dairy products and other similar foods. While this is correct, there is a major difference between being vegetarian and vegan. People who are true Vegans do not eat any animal related products, they do not encourage the consumption of animal related products and they also do not wear any animal related products. This would include items such as milk, yogurt, butter, eggs, leather clothing and also anything that can cause harm to animals during production. Many people mistakenly believe that Vegetarianism and Vegan-ism are the exact same thing. However, those who are vegetarian will consume animal related products such as eggs, milk, dairy, yogurt and other similar foods that do not particular cause the animals life to be in danger. Foods such as meat are still avoided though. This is a significant difference from Veganism where they do not consume such foods. In order to really determine which type of lifestyle is best for you and your family, you would need to look over your typical eating habits. Many people discover that Vegan is something that is far too strict for them to abide by on a normal basis and instead opt for a vegetarian lifestyle instead. Choosing to live a Vegan lifestyle is not always easy. It can make things a bit complicated when it is time to plan meals, as well as will typically involve a bit more planning ahead since you will not be able to easily pull everything for meals straight from the freezer. While it is still possible to use some frozen foods in the Vegan lifestyle, many fruits and vegetables simply do not taste the same once they have been frozen. If this is a problem that you are encountering it may be necessary to invest some money into planting a garden that you can use to obtain many of your foods so that they will always be fresh. It is not necessary under any circumstances to think that you absolutely must take the time to grow a massive garden as well. Many people work with only a small garden growing a very limited supply and quantity of foods until they are able to devote more space to their homegrown foods. What becomes a frequent problem is many people do not realize that they really can start their garden with only a small supply. If you wait until you have the room to add a massive garden you will be severely discounting many of the delicious benefits that really are possible to achieve. By making some small steps and changes to your lifestyle you might find that working on a vegetarian lifestyle is much easier for you to handle. This can make a great starting point when you are working to move to a healthier vegan lifestyle for your entire family. If you are busy trying to ensure that you are fully aware of all of the benefits then knowing all of the differences between vegetarianism and veganism is very important. Working to improve your health as much as possible is extremely important and really is possible as long as you take the time to really study your options. A healthy lifestyle is possible, even if you are not comfortable with the idea of converting over to an entirely vegan way of life.
By, Brett Bauer Ok! So most of us are guilty for reaching for that pint of Ben and Jerry’s after getting stressed out or emotionally upset about something. Food is one of the most easily accessible and inexpensive substances we can reach for when we need a stress release. Unfortunately, when eating for any other reason than satisfying hunger, it can leave us feeling guilty and not so great. One of the big things that helped me overcome my unhealthy food behaviors was knowing the difference between my physical hunger verses emotional hunger. It can become a habitual action to reach for a comforting cookie when stress strikes. But try to think before you grab. Ask yourself, “am I really hungry or trying to fill an uncomfortable emotion”? Once you can start to become aware of the difference of feelings, you will notice some of your decisions will start to change. This useful chart can help you as a guide in your journey in understanding the difference. Start to practice the thought process when you eat.