This week I had a great time going over dietary choices with you! We talked about calorie control, the basal metabolic rate, eating clean, health disorders, and macro-nutrients. I had a great time doing it too!
With all of this information, it would be silly if I didn’t walk the walk as much as I talk the talk. As I said in my last post, it’s better to be like Jimmy(who likes eating healthy) than Carl(who eats loads of crap). I am doing my best every day to eat as well as I say you should, and I hope we can all grow stronger together and help each other make better choices.
I also wanted to mention a few ideas that were presented to me via the comments this past week:
- One of you mentioned doing karate and MMA. You told me it would be a great way to do my cardio. Thank you for the suggestion! I really think that sounds like a great idea and I’ve actually been considering it lately. A few guys I know from a town about 20 minutes away attend a gym that’s very highly rated for its Mixed Martial Arts. I know I’m not going to be like Chuck Norris in a couple of weeks, but I’d love to learn some self defense and enjoy the sport(..and learn how to kick heads…Just kidding )
- I was told to try a vegan diet. I’ve also thought about that lately. I think vegan-ism is becoming more popular because of people like Vegan Gains on YouTube. I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all! He seems to be a bit of a sociopath, but other that he gives a great message and raises awareness of animal cruelty. The animal cruelty aspect alone is a great point for many who have forsaken animal products, but the dietary effects seem to be great also! I can see how eating a plant-based diet would lower bad cholesterol, decrease cancer risk, and alkalize blood. However, I honestly haven’t done a ton of research on this diet. I am mostly stating hearsay, but I do really like what I’m hearing and you may see a post about it from me in the future!
In conclusion, I really like all of the feedback I get from you and I love having the conversations with you. I hope to continue making progressively healthier choices, and I want to refocus my attention on Crohn’s Disease and auto-immune disorders.
I did, after all, start this blog in response to remission from my Crohn’s Disease. I want to help others who are suffering with auto-immune disorders and raise awareness. If you’d like to help with that, send me an email or reblog some of my posts.
All of that being said, I think Crohn’s Disease has a huge link to diet along with other auto-immune disorders. My assumption is strengthened with personal experience. I did the Paleo Diet and I know it is completely anti vegan but both diets are great for banishing processed foods. Cut out the processed foods = healthier life. Thanks for reading and feel free to join the conversation!