The New Vegetarian: NO Veggies

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Meat is toxic, it clogs your colon and can lead to cancer and other diseases. I recently became a vegetarian, and people are always shocked. The first thing they want to know is — WHY? and then HOW LONG? and then the question: So, what do you eat? I used eat everything and anything since weight gain is not an issue for me as a result of having an extremely fast matabolism. But skinny does not mean healthy, and after my enlightenment this summer I realize that to the fullest.

Why did I become a vegetarian? It was to become proactive instead of reactive about my health. I used to eat chicken fingers and curly fries every day, one summer I used to eat BIG MAC’s every day. I was no stranger to the world of meat, all kinds, any time, all the time. But I got a colonic this summer and realized a lot of the meat we eat is so full of hormones and toxins that our body cannot digest it and it all just sits there. A person can have 5 to TWENTY FIVE pounds of excess waste just sitting in their colon. My first colonic made me realize how much waste was inside of me. The thought disgusted me and the very next day I gave up meat.

My diet though, hasn’t  really changed except that I don’t eat “real” meat. A lot of what I eat now are the “veggie” substitutes. Expand this post to see all the new goodies I eat. Being a vegetarian is not that bad, and the veggie chicken and meats are actually really good. Check out some of my faves by clicking HERE or expanding this post.

Veggie Beef and rice

Veggie Sausage patties

Boca Burgers are not bad at all

Chicken Strips– YUM!


Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Teriyaki!

So- What’s in this stuff?? Read the label.


HEALTHY SNACKS!

MY FAVE! VEGETABLE PAD THAI

To make up for a lack of protein I drink protein shakes. The Kashi brand tastes the best to me.


A loaded vegetarian fridge!

Read up- Check out these articles which I found interesting:
http://parlourmagazine.com/?p=1327
http://blog.totalwellnessconsulting.ca/2008/02/meat-linked-to-colon-cancer.html

I tried to find a photo of the inside of the colon but I couldn’t find one.

Now, I need to write another blog on how easy it was to be vegetarian in New York, but how hard it is to be a vegetarian on a college campus!

7 comments


  • Gangstarr Girl

    I feel you on the vegetarian thing. I don’t classify myself as such because I eat real meat occasionally, but most of the time I keep it veggie or “meat.” But people either look at me like i’m an alien, or with pity. It’s actually quite frustrating that I can’t eat the way I want in peace without being judged so I feel you on that. It’s also frustrating when people don’t include enough veggie sides or vegetarian friendly foods at dinner parties, etc. Jeez can I live? But I feel you on your vegetarianism. When I’m going 100%, I feel a lot healthier and better overall.

    September 16, 2008
  • Rachel

    Heyyy!! Welcome to my world!! LOL..This past August has marked my 6th year of becoming a veggie head! Now that you are a vegetarian…you should definitely, look into joining the Farmer’s Market, since you live in Broklyn. If it is unheard of to you, its a place where people work, but don’t get paid!! But,that is how they keep the food so cheap!! EVERYTHING is fresshhhh and most importantly ORGANICC!! CERTIFIED!! lol…

    Also, one of my fave vegan/ veggie spots is called Organic Avenue on Stanton St. They have GREATTT cookbooks, clothes,drinks and pastries!! But, they are a bit pricey…[but that's nothing new for organic things, as you will notice, if you haven't already] =]

    But yea, good luck and remember SUPPLEMENTS SUPPLEMENTS SUPPLEMENTS are the most important vegetarians!! lol…if you have any questions or suggestions for me [ if you "discover" places that you've eaten at and think are good TELLLL ME] LOL… myspace.com/liyahbeat

    Byeeee =^]

    September 16, 2008
  • NESHA

    def, thanks for the recommendations.

    I don’t know if you all know about this place called RED BAMBOO in brooklyn on Adelphi and Dekalb. I love it, its all vegan and its GREAT. The “chicken” tastes like real chicken and everything is just SO SO good. You almost wouldnt know it was a vegan restaurant if someone didn’t tell you.

    September 16, 2008
  • rachel

    omggg thanx soo much!! i have a bday coming up and wanted to try someplace new!! I will definitely come back and let you know if i absolutely loved it!! =^]

    September 16, 2008
  • Miss Concrete Jungle

    go red bamboo!! even tho I didn’t like my food, everyone else’s was really good lol..funny thing is I’m the only person that didn’t get “meat” or “chicken”!! Can’t say I’m ready to be a vegetarian yet, but it’s good to know there are some really decent choices out there..

    September 18, 2008
  • Danya Steele

    LMAO @ one summer I used to eat BIG MAC’s every day.

    WHOA, Nesha! That is hilarious (and also not even funny!) Can’t believe that, and so glad you switched up.

    WOW@
    I got a colonic this summer and realized a lot of the meat we eat is so full of hormones and toxins that our body cannot digest it and it all just sits there.

    Geez…I am so glad I’m learning this now! Thank you, really.

    Thank you soooo much for this blog, and even for the head’s up on Red Bamboo! I’m actually really looking FORWARD to this. I go shopping this morning. Having suggestions here helps so much.
    I love it! Will let you know how it goes.

    And, since we’re talking about Red Bamboo, I presume you know about VP2 in the city, right, Rhonesha?

    January 1, 2009
  • Anonymous

    you know that vege substitute stuff is made from stewed card board right?

    January 6, 2009

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