Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crazy Sexy Diet Lessons


My favorite place to read on a warm day.
Here are some things that I have learned while reading "Crazy Sexy Diet" by Kris Carr:

Recipe for Success: Eat lots of high fiber foods, as many raw vegetables as possible, and limit animal products and processed junk.

Excess animal protein and fat clogs our cells, bloodstream and colon. As a result, you absorb less nutrition from your food. Poor quality food leaves us still feeling hungry. So when we feel hungry, what do we do? Eat more, get less and gain wait.

Being overweight is inflammatory. Fat cells, especially the ones that sit around your waist, are the most dangerous because they actually produce inflammation. (This was scary information for me since I have multiple sclerosis which causes inflammation to the central nervous system.)

The only time milk is essential for good health is when we are babies. Cows milk contains more than three times as much protein as breast milk. While the protein in human milk is designed for human bodies, much of the protein in cows milk is difficult for humans to digest. Excess estrogen from milk that has been from hormone induced cows makes boys mature later and could cause "man boobs".

Meat often contains the cow's "fight or flight" hormones that were released from their time in the slaughterhouse. When we eat these hormones, it can cause us to unusually demonstrate feelings of rage.

Some medical researchers say that the next generation will be the first to die younger than their parents.

Up to 80% of premature heat attacks and strokes are preventable with diet and lifestyle changes.

According to a 2009 study by the American Institute for Cancer Research, excess body fat alone causes more than 100,000 cancers every year.

I am a big dork and take notes when I read books. Sharing my notes with you makes me feel like my note-taking habit finally showed it's purpose. I hope that you gain some new information from my notes. If you are interested in learning more, I definitely suggest that you get a copy of the "Crazy Sexy Diet" by Kris Carr. It's a great read!

After reading this book, I have started to buy more vegetables and I am phasing out milk. We are going to try soy or almond milk, and limit our intake of cow's milk. My husband was excited and added his own comment, "I never understood why we are the only mammal who drinks another mammal's milk. It's not natural." What a smart guy! I don't think that we will ever be completely vegetarian or vegan (Oreo's and soy milk just isn't going to do it for me), however, limiting our intake of meat and dairy will do nothing but good for us.

On a seperate topic, as I indicated the other day, I am trying to post snapshots of my daily nutrition range results. Here are the results from yesterday:

Yesterday's nutrition range results.
Did any of the information from my notes shock you? Did you already know some of this information? Do you already limit some of your meat or dairy intake?

4 comments:

  1. Try Almond Milk. I've been pretty much vegatarian/vegan for almost 2 years, I eat fish about 1 or 2 times a week. My favorite is Almond Breeze Vanilla Almond Milk. The chocolate is good too.

    I go with almond milk because I don't want to consume too much soy!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! My husband loves the Almond Breeze Vanilla Almond Milk!

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    2. Hi Kay! We have been friends for a while on SparkPeople and I read your blog sometimes. I just wanted to suggest to you...So Delicious! Unsweetened Coconut Milk. It's in a green/white/black container and, just like Almond Breeze, comes refrigerated or in boxes on the shelf. I actually like it better than Almond Breeze because it seems creamier!

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  2. Pescetarianism (play /ˌpɛskɨˈtɛəriən/) is the practice of a diet that includes seafood but not the flesh of other animals. A pescetarian diet shares many of its components with a vegetarian diet and includes vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, beans, eggs, and dairy, but unlike a vegetarian diet also includes fish and shellfish. The Merriam-Webster dictionary dates the origin of the term "pescetarian" to 1993 and defines it to mean: "one whose diet includes fish but no meat".[1]

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