Total weight loss: 33.5 lbs.
I have never felt better.
Everyday I find out new things about this lifestyle. I have been made more aware of why we need to eat grass fed meats and dairy, organic eggs and also, organic fruits. It is imperative to eat grass fed meats! What an animal eats has a huge influence on the nutritional value of what we consume. Grass fed beef is generally leaner and lower in fat content than grain fed, and for all you calorie counters, that means less calories! If Americans all went to grass fed beef, they claim obesity would be down by a lot…so, perhaps we should give it a try? But if you as an individual start eating grass fed, you would probably lose 6 lbs. in a year, by just changing that alone. Also, it is much higher in Omega 3 fatty acids, which helps fuel our brains. There’s also a lot of other benefits to having an Omega 3 rich diet, go Google it. Grass fed beef is the richest source of CLA…it’s one of our best defenses against cancer and tumor growth! Bring on the vitamin E! Win-win scenario. So go do yourself a favor, and get GRASS FED! This is a really good article I found on why we should eat grass fed beef. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you get a chance.
Has anyone read the book “Eating on the Wild Side” by Jo Robinson? I am thinking about picking it up. I also found out that if you buy meat and it says “from Australia” or “from New Zealand”, then it’s most likely grass fed. I found some of the meat from “down unda” in ShopRite. The reason why most of the beef from there is grass fed, is mainly because the weather conditions are ideal to keep cattle grazing all year. We do have grass fed cattle here in the US, too…check out U.S. Wellness Meats. I’m going to order some stuff from there this weekend. Thanks, Noah. Set up a freezer in my garage again for the occasion. :c)
My friend at work is fascinated with my lifestyle, and she showed me a video she found online. The video was titled “My Potato Project; The Importance of ‘Organic’“. This little girl conducted an experiment showing why organic was the way to go. Basically, some stores use something called “bud nip” or Chlorpropham to keep the potatoes from sprouting vines on the shelves and when they are kept at your home, while studies show no confirmed cases of toxicity in humans after consumption (at least not from what I read), the argument she makes is rather interesting. :c) Check it out if you have a few minutes.
“Losing a pound isn’t necessarily a reward. Being healthy and feeling good about yourself is the reward.”
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Eating on the Wild Side is one of the best books I read in 2013. Highly suggest it for everybody and anybody who is interested in getting and obtaining the highest levels of nutrients from your veggies. Pick it up Punky!