‘Vegetarian Lifestyle’ Archive

How to Get All the Nutrients You Need Without Animal Products

The most common argument against a vegetarian diet is that you can’t get enough calcium or iron, or that you will need to get a Vitamin B12 shot from your doctor. However, it is easy to get plenty of calcium to build strong bones and it’s not difficult to get enough iron. The ONLY nutrient […]

How to Switch to the Vegetarian Lifestyle

I have to admit, with all the “labels” we give to eating styles, it sure can be confusing to a new vegetarian. The broad definition of a vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat. Vegetarians eat all other foods from fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, and oils/fats. From this foundation there are subgroups that […]

Holiday Vegetarian Road Trip to Oregon

I love being spontaneous and adventurous! My husbands work schedule opened up last minute and we had the opportunity to go see my sister, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in Oregon for Christmas. We loaded up the car with mountain bikes on top and headed to Oregon to surprise my family.  I’ve never surprised my […]

Save Money And Time With The Vegetarian Lifestyle

While most people think that living a vegetarian lifestyle will cost significantly more, in reality, that line of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, even on a strict budget you’ll find that you can very easily live and eat the Vegetarian Lifestyle.  After all, it doesn’t take big bucks to eat veggie! […]

Environmentally-Friendly Vegetarian Lifestyle

While the Vegetarian Lifestyle is one of the best things you can do for your own health, it’s also one of the most important things you can do for the health of the planet. Eating a plant-based diet is a giant step toward improving our environment. It SAVES our drinking water, our food supply, our […]

How to Have More Energy

If you eat a larger than normal meal or a calorie dense meal, do you notice how tired you feel afterwards? This is what I call FOOD COMA. This is where you get extremely tired and you start to regret stuffing yourself, but it’s too late the DAMAGE is done. You can barely keep your […]

Healthy Snowboarding/Ski Trip

My husband Mark & I went to Big Bear last weekend with some friends and we had a blast!  We stayed at our friend Steve’s gorgeous mountain home and had two days of fun in the snow.  It was one of the funnest weekends I have had in a long time.  Great friends and great […]

The Truth About Vegetarian Diets and Weight Loss

There are millions of overweight vegetarians in this world, so just because someone eats a vegetarian diet doesn’t mean they will automatically be thin. Calories are still calories whether they come from carbs, fats, or proteins and eating a vegetarian diet is NOT a free ticket to eat whatever you want whenever you want even […]

The Best Superfoods

A week ago I wrote an article about supporting local farmers by shopping at your local farmers market. Shopping locally helps reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth and is a great way to get fresh, ripe, organic (if possible) fruits and veggies. I like supporting the small family owned farms that have been around […]

Be Vegetarian, Live Longer

Do Vegetarians Live Longer? Some Things to Consider… Talk about the $25,000 question! As you may well know, excess consumption of red meat has been linked to increase risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and other disorders. Health-conscious people (like you!) are eating more fruit, vegetables and are staying away from beef, red meat and […]