|OK In Health - To Your Good Health|
A (not-so-typical) Day in the Life of a Vegetarian - November 2011
Over the years – make that decades – lots of people have asked me a multitude of questions, concerning Vegetarianism. One of the common queries concerns my daily routine. They have asked, for example, for me to describe my “typical” day, as a Vegetarian. Like one actually exists.
Let’s take a look at what might be considered relatively commonplace – at least, for me.
I start out my day like many other folks: One eyelid opens first to check the surrounding area and make certain that it’s safe to open the other lid, before getting up. It also allows me to determine the hour and decide whether it’s time for me to venture forth, out of the warm confines of bed.
All things considered safe enough, I then crawl out from under the covers to greet the morning...and Diesel, our small horse, a.k.a. Bull Mastiff/Boxer cross. The next step – literally – is made, heading toward the kitchen area, namely to the refrigerator. Stumbling my way to the aforementioned area, I remove a container of concentrated green foods (in powder form). To the filtration system I then proceed, to fill up a drinking glass with good, clean, healthy drinking water. To this, I add a full scoop of greens, and then proceed to down this as my first drink of the day.
Next, and after the greens “sludge” has settled, my stomach begins to let me know it wants more. This is when I retrace some steps to the refrigerator, where the rice milk is kept. This cool liquid is added to a bowl, already containing a few handfuls of organic oats. This, while not cooked, is allowed to soak for a few minutes before consuming. Such non-cooking maintains more nutrients, while preventing this mixture from getting all gooey, as oatmeal tends to become when cooked.
After pouring on a sufficient amount of organic maple Syrup, (which will differ, depending on personal taste) I consume this, usually as though I haven’t eaten in quite some time.
Should I feel a need to consume further nutrients, I then resort to more rice milk. This time, however, I add it to a “shaker cup”, along with a scoop of protein powder. After some pretty vigorous shaking (the cup, not me), the protein drink is ready...and so am I. “Down the hatch” it goes.
This takes up much of my morning time, making sure I begin the day by consuming enough nutrients – especially protein – to give my blood sugar a good boost. The last thing I want – okay ONE of the last things – is to have my blood sugar roller coast on me.
Lunchtime will present an entirely different scenario, depending on where I am. For example, should I be talking to others about their health trials, oft’ times this brings several challenges to yours truly. For example, waiting until one is famished is not the most ideal way to appease blood sugar levels; it makes for too large an appetite, generally causing one to consume more than necessary at one sitting. In contrast, it is a good idea to eat smaller, more frequent meals, as hunger first begins, rather than after it has taken over.
David's Bio: For over 40 years, Dave Dixon has been a devout Vegetarian. During this time frame, he has become certified as a Nutritional Consultant, worked as a Fitness Trainer, a certified Reflexologist, Deep Muscle Therapist as well as Quantum Biofeedback Practitioner. Note: David has moved from Summerland, BC. - Email
Copyright © 2004- 2011 OKinHealth.com. This article is of the copyright of OK in Health and the author; any reproduction, duplication and transmission of the article are to have prior written approval by OK in Health or the author.
This information and research is intended to be reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. All material in this article is provided for information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this newsletter / e-magazine / website. Readers should consult their doctor and other qualified health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided in this newsletter / e-magazine/website are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the authors. Readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. The publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions. OK in Health is not responsible for the information in these articles or for any content included in this article which is intended as a guide only and should not be used as a substitute to seeking professional advice from either your doctor or a registered specialist for yourself or anyone else.
Connect with Us
|Summer Festivals & Fun Food|
|From peach cobbler topped with ice cream to fried everything you can imagine, summer festivals and all of their interesting foods can be a fun and memorable part of summer. But, how do you have a great time at summer outdoor events and still eat healthfully? Here are a few tips for enjoying without overindulging: Look at all food options before
choosing your favorites; share with a friend; choose smaller portions when possible; put it all on one plate rather than munching as you go; and sit down, eat slowly and enjoy!|
|Certified Emotion Code & Metatronia Therapy ~ On-line or in person with Kveta Jasek|
|Specialty: Energy Workers|
Kveta Jasek provides 30 minute free consultation. Full sessions in the Emotion Code and Metatronia Therapy are available, in person at Kveta's healing center is Creston, BC or by phone or Skype to any
|Okanagan-Similkameen Healthy Living Fair |
|Date: Mar 12, 2016|
Location: Penticton & South Okanagan
Healthy Heart Screening & Trade Exhibition. FREE to the Public. Over 50 Health & Fitness Exhibitors. ...
|The Hill of Tara / Atlantis / Tuatha Dé Danann|
|The Hill of Tara, Stone of Destiny, Kingdom of Atlantis and the Tuatha Dé Danann's land is all the one place and this is all discussed in the article. This was and is a sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld.|
|Sweet Potatoes or Yam Baked Fries|
|Category: Side Dishes|
Description: If you love the taste of French fries, why not bake your own?
Did you know that sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin E?
Sweet potatoes are good for you because they have high levels of beta carotene (the same vitamin found in carrots). Sweet potatoes are julienned and tossed with olive oil and sea salt in this super easy baked sweet potato fries recipe.
The reason you should avoid French Fries from a restaurant is because most are deep-fried in hydrogenated vegetable oil. Besides causing cancer, hydrogenated oils clog your arteries, promote heart disease, interrupt metabolic processes, and cause belly fat that crowds the organs and strains the heart. So try this baked Sweet potatoes fries recipe.