I Like Meat.
But I do Not like the conditions that animals are now being raised in!
I recently watched Food Inc, and even though I have read a lot on the subject, seeing the abuse that the animals endure was almost too much!
So the way I see it, if you want to have a rockin body you can do one of 3 things:
- Eat 100% Local Organic – eating lots of lean protein, veggies and fruits (costs more)
- Ignore the abuse and the crap in your food from your “Super Store” (not healthy)
- Switch to a primarily Vegetarian Lifestyle (hard to get enough protein)
Most Vegetarian Meal Plans (if the vegetarian plans at all) are woefully lacking in protein, and are Usually no healthier than eating meat because of all the corn / high fructose corn syrup / trans fat garbage that they are laced with.
Until recently there weren’t really any other good options for vegetarians, and I am not qualified to handle a meal plan that I am not personally using (I try to go local organic).
Recently Craig Ballantyne (a great fitness author I like) teamed up with Kardena Pauza to create Easy Vegetarian Meal Plans – here is Craig’s Reveiw:
Review of Easy Veggie Meal Plans:
“You won’t get enough protein on a vegetarian diet”, or so they say. Well, I tested that theory out first hand. You see, I am a weight training enthusiast and for the longest time I subscribed to the pro-meat eating ideology. In fact, my friends often made fun of me for all my protein shakes and chicken breasts that I would regularly consume like clockwork.
Well that all changed when one day I took a bite out of a raw hamburger and became so violently ill that once I finally managed to recover I was so turned off by meat that I began searching for a healthy vegetarian diet solution.
The problem, however, was in finding vegetarian meals that met my stringent criteria; healthy, protein-filled, easy to prepare, and most importantly tasty.
I’m not sure what your experience has been with vegetarians, but I’ve come across many in my time and a large number of them don’t have the body type that I would categorize as fit.
So, when I finally came across Kardena Pauza’s Easy Veggie Meal Plans, my interest was definitely peaked. Everything that I was looking for in a vegetarian diet she had put together in a 90 day program. I had to try it.
I would be lying, however, if I didn’t admit that I was a little nervous about having a shortage of protein in my diet. After all, protein is the staple of any weight trainer’s diet, right?
But, I was totally shocked. After 30 days on Easy Veggie Meal Plans I noticed that I had so much more energy, making my workouts that much more effective. But, perhaps the most valuable lesson I learned was just how much protein you actually need in your diet. I read Pauza’s theory regarding protein consumption and then I went out and proved it.
So, I discovered that I didn’t need as much protein in my diet and I was feeling more alert and vibrant, but what about meal preparation? Because if the meals outlined in the Easy Veggie Meal Plans were going to take forever to prepare, then they just weren’t going to fit in with my lifestyle.
Well, to my surprise, a majority of the meals I could easily make in about ten to fifteen minutes. As busy as I am, I’ve got 15 minutes to put together a meal, and these aren’t just your regular “fast food” meals. They are deliciously protein-packed, nutrient-rich meals. I was on to something here.
Another Thing I Liked:
It’s not uncommon when switching over to a vegetarian diet to run into people who are misinformed about this type of lifestyle. So, scepticism and veggie diet bashing are fairly prevalent, but as a bonus Pauza includes a “Defend Your Diet” coaching call where she explains how to fend off the veggie haters of the world. This was the perfect compliment to the program because now I could confidently and informatively educate my friends and family. Who knows, maybe even convert them!
So there you have it. If you’re looking for a deliciously healthy, protein-filled, and easy-to-prepare vegetarian option, then pick up a copy of Kardena Pauza’s Easy Veggie Meal Plans. Your body will thank you!
So if you are interested in knowing more, I can hook you up with 2 Free Vegetarian Meal Plans with this link. Let me know what you think please – and Eat Healthy!