Inspired by everyone's Vegan challenge, I've decided to tweak my own diet. Currently I woud classify myself as a vegetarian who eats seafood. I've been like this for over a year and have done it for animal rights reasons. I've wanted to take it the whole way and go fully vegetarian but being the main cook at my house, it's been tough trying to organize meals for me, my significant other (Joe), and my step daughter (Micky). She's a standard 12 year old who doesn't like eating her vegetables, and… Continue
Added by Stelle Sepidoza on May 6, 2009 at 8:30am —
Can this really be day 7?
I've been M.I.A. so far on these blogs as I've been fighting a cold/flu all week. (Hopefully not swine flu ha ha)
Ironic that all this is going on as we all become Vegan..
Anyways my appetite has not been very strong due to being sick but this week I expect it to return full force as normal. So far- not missing the meat one bit at all, not a surprise. I really am not crazy about it, don't really even enjoy it, I admit I eat it as a protein source without… Continue
Added by Lisa on May 4, 2009 at 11:40am —
This hasn't been as difficult as I thought it might be......one week down and no major issues! I have to admit that I have been surprised by my lack of cravings for the food I thought I might crave, I am also trying to be much more aware of why I am eating.....am I hungry or just bored.
I was also a bit surprised on the weekend by the realization that vegan doesn't necessarily mean healthy as I found myself indulging in too much of a few new favorites (rice crisps and hummous,… Continue
Added by Mark Wilson on May 4, 2009 at 11:38am —
If you’ve ever read The Thrive Diet
or Thrive in 30
, you’ll know that Brendan advocates eating a big leafy, green salad every day. Packed with chlorophyll, high in fiber and minerals, leafy salads are among the healthiest of foods. Eating a big salad a day will help to boost overall health which is why our lunch program at Sequel Naturals
includes a salad bar… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on May 4, 2009 at 9:47am —
Day 6 completed, and about 2lbs lost - mostly fat I believe!
I've been tracking everything I've eaten and all my exercise and learned that I have expended about 7,000 calories more than I have consumed over the past 6 days, which translates to about 2lbs! The following chart from www.fitday.com shows my daily calories eaten (in blue) compared to my calories burned (in orange) which is very motivating for me!…
Added by Charles Chang on May 2, 2009 at 11:42pm —
Heyo! Yowzaaa! Howzit goin?
I hope this post finds you well. I thought I would fill you in with my recent Vega experiences.
I suppose it started back in the fall when I decided to try an Ironman. As you may have guessed, a fairly large part of the Ironman experience is nailing your nutrition. It needs to be bang on, right on target, everything accounted for, just right for race day. Calories, protein, carbohydrates, electrolytes, caffeine if you please, and of course our… Continue
Added by Stephen Kilshaw on May 1, 2009 at 2:34pm —
Here I am on day 5 . I have had more tofu in the last 5 days than the previous year. Other than missing dairy things are going pretty well (thank goodness for rice milk). I never was a big meat eater so not missing it much. On another level I am eliminating flour and all sugars to aid in my digeston. and reduce my body's acidity level. My energy level is slowly becoming stablized. Skin has yet to improve significantly. Remember to self invest in probiotics and digestive enzyemes this weekend. I… Continue
Added by Lui Di Cicco on May 1, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Some of our favorite health and fitness headlines from this week:
• Austin firefighters go meat-free
– CBS News
• Bone density
in vegans and non-vegetarians equal – UPI
• Alicia Silverstone, launches… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on May 1, 2009 at 9:53am —
It is my last day of work on my road trip away from the usual routine, and day 5 of the vegan challenge. I have realized that being a vegan eater is way different than an individual who is a vegan for life. It is easy to go to restaurants, ask them to make you some steamed veggies and be fine for 5 days, but to do this day in and day out, to be conscious of not only the foods you put in your body, but the impact you are having in the world through… Continue
Added by Phil LeBeau on May 1, 2009 at 9:45am —
Well I can't believe how fast the time goes! Its day 5 without any animal products whatsoever and I would have to say that I already have had some interesting findings. First off, my sugar cravings have almost completely disappeared which is quite a big deal for me. I used to have to eat something sweet after every meal; actually my cravings never really subsided during the day. Now I find that I don't have that urge anymore and I'm finding my blood sugar is much more stable. (Maybe it’s the… Continue
Added by Chelsie Hodge on May 1, 2009 at 8:57am —
This is my 4th day on the Vegan Challenge and so far I'm feeling great!I don't eat a lot of meat, mostly chicken and fish, but look at this as an opportunity to try some new recipes and see how my body responds to a Vegan diet. I've always wanted to do this, but honestly was a bit afraid..of what I don't know? Today I made the Salsa del Sol, Almond burgers and the Vega-rich sorbet (a post-workout treat)! I couldn't believe how good the Almond burgers are . I made them in my foreman grill (I… Continue
Added by Charlene Waldner on April 30, 2009 at 7:31pm —
In honor of this weekend’s Vancouver Marathon – which Vega is attending
– today’s recipe is all about recovery. After a race or intense training session, optimize recovery by having a snack within the first 45 minutes. Choose one that is easily digestible and consists mostly of simple carbohydrates. After you’ve pushed yourself, your body is too tired to work at heavy digestion—refuel it with liquid or near-liquid… Continue
Added by Brendan Brazier on April 30, 2009 at 7:30am —
After 3 successful days eating 100% plant based foods, I'm thinking, hey this ain't that bad! This is the longest I have ever been "vegan" and I feel great! The biggest difference I've noticed is that I need less sleep (6 hours feels like 8 hours) and I wake up more refreshed and energized! And with all the cool recipes out there, I am actually enjoying the experience.
Today was a bit of a challenge becuase I had 3 dinners - dinner #1, after a round of golf with the boys, I had an… Continue
Added by Charles Chang on April 29, 2009 at 10:52pm —
Well what can I say about my first 2 days of being Vegan accept, HELP! I was actually extremely close to backing out yesterday, thinking that mentally I wasn't in the right head space to take this challenge on. However, with a little "self talk" and reassurance from everyone here at Sequel I have decided to commit one month of my life to Veganism! Before this challenge started I wasn't too worried about it. I only ever really ate chicken, eggs and seafood so I thought… Continue
Added by Chelsie Hodge on April 29, 2009 at 10:03am —
So far so good.
I'm a couple days behind on my blog posts for this Vegan Challenge but I'm happy to report that at this point everything is going great! I love to cook on a regular day so the challenge to find really yummy, satisfying recipes that are vegan is taking it one step further. I was up until 10pm last night filling my fridge with Asian coleslaw, Quinoa Tabouleh, and a vegan version of Waldorf salad. At the same time I was cooking black beans, soaking almonds, and making… Continue
Added by Koreann Webster on April 29, 2009 at 9:05am —
Sequel staffers are generally a pretty healthy bunch. From running to weight lifting, we love to stay active. When it comes to food, we have an awesome lunch program in-office. Vega smoothies
for breakfast, a Vega bar
for snack, and a big leafy, green salad from our salad bar for lunch. But at… Continue
Added by Vega Kelly on April 29, 2009 at 9:00am —
Day 2 is over, and what an experience. I have to admit there were times where I sat confused about if an ingredient came from an animal or not. what is beef flavour.. is that animal or is there a magical mineral that tastes like steak?
Now that I am also scanning every ingredient I am shocked at how much dairy is in the food chain. It seems as if whey is in almost every product I picked up. Disappointing at best.
As mentioned in my last post I am in Ontario now and had a… Continue
Added by Phil LeBeau on April 28, 2009 at 9:33pm —
This Sunday marked the 20th Times Colonist 10k Run in Victoria, BC. With a record registration topping 14,000 runners and walkers the event was brimming with excitement as I neared the start line. The morning couldn't have been nicer either, about 10 degrees, Sun, and little wind.
The run begins in the cities downtown park, Beacon Hill Park, winding its way through the park towards the waterfront. Once by the water the run goes parallel to the ocean to the 4km mark turnaround and… Continue
Added by Andrew Russell on April 28, 2009 at 8:44pm —
After posting a question on the forum about 24 hour racing and what to eat between gu flasks I started asking myself if I could race for 24 hours clean and mostly alkalyne? I got a response from Tanya, another 24 hour racer with some suggestions. Thank you Tanya!! What I realized is we are really eating the same thing. I am actually very seasoned in 24 hour solo racing but like I told Tanya about a year and a half ago my body started rejecting all the brown rice syrup in the 75 gu's I was… Continue
Added by Erika Tieszen on April 28, 2009 at 4:10pm —
The Spanish, makers of traditional Paella, have long been serving up a healthy serving of this mix and match dish that combines a lot of great flavours.
I was in a bind for dinner a few days ago and put together what might be a west coast version...well sort of.
Makes a lot:
4 Cups Water
2 Cups Quinoa
1.5 Cups Peas
4 Spring Onions
Lots of minced Ginger
Smoked or Candied (preferred) Wild Salmon
2 Tbsp Tamari
Added by Andrew Russell on April 28, 2009 at 12:57pm —