Welcome to Veg'n in the 'Burbs!

It seems you have stumbled onto the companion blog to Homesteadin' in the 'burbs. Congratulations! Here you will find a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan recipes that my family loves! I may even throw in some frugal shopping tips if you are good *wink* So pull up a seat, have a cup of coffee and enjoy!

I also want to mention that we do not strictly eat vegetarian/vegan. We work these in as often as possible but we do eat meat...we are in the process of pinning down local organic meats and buy from halal markets or eat wild game. All recipes are intended to be vegetarian but are meat optional.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Veg Boot Camp

Vegetarian Times magazine is hosting a 28 day veg boot camp on their site.  They send you daily emails with veg myths and recipes and such. If you are interested in signing up, go here, to the VT website!  Here is todays myth, and it really makes sense.

VEG DIET MYTH OF THE DAY:I don't have the willpower to be a vegetarian.

BUSTED: That lack of willpower might actually be rooted in something biochemical, but there's still hope for us all. "Studies suggest that cheese, chocolate, sugar, and meat all spark the release of opiate-like substances that trigger the brain's pleasure center and seduce us into eating them again and again," says Neal Barnard, MD, VT's Ask the Doc columnist and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. "These foods stimulate the same opiate receptors in your brain as heroin or morphine, albeit to a lesser degree. Luckily, there are many healthy dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to break food addictions." To break from these addictive foods, the doctor suggests focusing on what you're eating today instead of thinking of your diet change as a "forever" decision. "Focus on the short term. A three-week break will be enough to get you started."
What are your thoughts about this myth?  What do you do when you are craving "forbidden" foods? Leave a comment below and tell me what you think!

1 comment:

  1. It's not lack of willpower but, rather the lack of desire.