November 2012

Should I go completely vegan?

Having difficulty giving up cheese

Those of you who follow my posts know that I've been a vegetarian for about 16 years. That makes me a veg for more than half of my life. I initially made the switch because I can't phantom eating the flesh of a murdered animal. Of course, it also helps that I never liked the taste of meat.

Recently, I've been wondering if I should go completely vegan. There is only one thing stopping me: cheese.

Living a low-carb vegetarian lifestyle

Raw fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and whole grains are smart options.

Low-carb diets are all the rage. Ever since the meat-fest known as the Atkins diet was introduced, society seems to be on a carb-free kick.

Why, you ask?

Simply put, eating low-carb can help promote weight-loss, while reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes. Seems like a win-win situation to me. One problem, however - most low-carb diets are aimed toward extreme carnivores. These diets are filled with bacon grease and T-bones. Is it even possible for a vegetarian to eat low-carb?