Vegemeatafruitarianism

Break from work = profound thought (just in case it is not perfectly clear):

I have been flirting with a low-fat vegan diet since summer (80-10-10).  I refuse to think I consistently fail.  It’s more like adapting–to hunger and circumstance.

Cooking for meat-eaters is problematic, as is the insatiable craving for Havarti and / or my homemade whole grain bread that occasionally consumes me.

So I have decided to create a new label instead of whine about my failures.  It is synonymous with the word “self-denial.”  (Or maybe “in denial.”)

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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25 Responses to Vegemeatafruitarianism

  1. hodgepodge4thesoul says:

    By the title, I take it you’re an “I Love Lucy” fan 😀

  2. tootlepedal says:

    It sounds a bit like my Mediterranean diet.

  3. I wholly agree. My daughter just sent me lists of foods to boycott because of GMOs – not much left. 😦

  4. Even veggies aren’t all safe!

  5. Mirada says:

    Well, you’re a better woman than I–though I’ve learned a couple vegetarian recipes from my English friend, and they are GOOD–I was totally surprised!

  6. dorannrule says:

    I like your new multi faceted categories as long as I can eat chocolate too! Sigh. 🙂 Havarti and chocolate – a dream come true.

  7. nutsfortreasure says:

    We just need to feel good and have good numbers at the doctors so eat for health and SMILES!

  8. Has this diet helped you? I’ve just cut back on what I eat and have dropped a few pounds, but it’s slow going. I can probably guess some of the dirty dozen- corn, soy, maybe apples (due to heavy pesticide use), but what are the clean 15? When my husband picks up groceries, he almost automatically gets organic apples, bananas, lettuce.

    • When I have stuck with it, I lose weight fairly quickly. It is hard with my schedule and with cooking for others, but I’m trying on most days to at least be low-fat raw vegan till supper. Some days, I can do it all day; other days, like today, I only made it to lunch and had to have peanut butter and jam on ww bread with coffee!!! But I figure any move in a healthier direction is always good. I am very impressed with what I have seen and heard about 80-10-10 but still not totally convinced that I want to do it fulltime. Right now I am treating it more as a healing method. I’m not sure I can totally give up all cooked food. http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php

    • The clean 15 are included in the link. If folks can only afford to by org with one thing, I tell them to make it potatoes, since they have the heaviest chemical load–pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and the junk they put on to keep them from sprouting on market displays! Yuck!

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