Woohoo, it’s my Friday! :-) Hubby and I are taking tomorrow off to play, gotta love 3-day weekends. Haven’t really decided what we’re doing, maybe heading to the snow or getting a little mountain biking in if the weather allows, maybe shopping and a movie if not. But we will not be working for sure! Found this great article for more men going vegan.
“the buff and bright-eyed McCain is the new face of veganism: men in their 40s and 50s embracing a restrictive lifestyle to look better, rectify a gluttonous past, or cheat death. They are hegans”
Hegans – love it! It made me think of the Dr. Oz show, because it seems every time he gets a male guest that has pretty serious diet and weight related health problems, he always puts them on a vegan challenge for at least 30 days to jump start the reversal of their conditions and he regularly pumps a high-raw diet. I know so many guys that just write-off any health advice as soon as they hear the word vegan, like it’s an impossible/unacceptable diet or just not manly enough. Just the thought of giving up double-cheeseburgers for lunch and 20 oz. steaks is just too scary I guess. It’s refreshing to see more guys embracing the lifestyle and I think I need to bump up The China Study on my to-read now after reading this article.
My one lingering non-raw vice is coffee, I usually have one to two cups in the morning. I’m very interested in trying cold-pressed coffee as the weather warms here, but still enjoy it hot. However, I’ve cut just about all my caffeine intake beyond coffee and I use homemade almond milk as the creamer. In my not-so-healthy days, I used to consume a lot of Splenda (or Sucralose) during the day. Not anymore, but I still like a little sweetener in my coffee and had switched to stevia packets. Tried a NuNaturals packet in my coffee this morning and was impressed with the flavor and sweetness level compared to the cheaper stevia packets I use from Trader Joe’s.
Lunch was leftover salad from last night with added pumpkin seeds and very-sweet cantaloupe slices.
Raw red cabbage is good, but I can only eat it to a certain point before it starts to, um, not sit well. Having it again for lunch wasn’t the best idea, I’ve had my fill of it for awhile I think! :-P But the pumpkin seeds were a good add to the salad.
Since I’m looking at a busy weekend and not sure when I’d be able to get to Whole Foods, I went today after work and decided to pick up dinner for us while there, a crazy salad concoction for me and black bean vegan tamales for hubby.
Mmmmm, tabouleh, walnuts, blackberries, blueberries, beets, carrots, tomatoes, spinach and peppers. :-) It was nice going right after work, Whole Foods was not as packed as it usually is over the weekend and I’m thinking of making this my regular shopping time.