Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Excuses for not going Veg...

Have you ever heard a really dumb excuse from someone about why they "would go veg is only...(fill in the blank)?"

I've heard some pretty bad ones in all my years as a veg. Don't get me wrong, I have respect for the reasons why people decide not to go veg, but I also understand that there are no excuses if you're making a choice that you're very passionate about. It's comparable to quitting smoking. I just think that anyone who says they are trying to quit "but"___(blank)_____ is preventing them from quitting is just making it perfectly clear that they are not ready to quit yet. There are no real excuses. You're either ready to quit (which means it's something that you want) or you're not ready (you don't want to yet). And it's the same with being veg. Don't make yourself feel better by giving yourself a reason for not going through with it. Instead, be happy with who you are, and know that if being veg is important to you, you will find a way to make it work out in your life no matter what the excuse.

Ok... that was a small tangent. I just wanted to ask everyone to comment their favorite excuse for not going veg and/or their come-back to that excuse. The answers will make the next LAVAlicious! Thanks!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Food Circle

As opposed to the food pyramid, this one isn't sponsored by the Dairy Board.

"Eating 4 Health" (Eating for health) diagram by Ed Bauman from Bauman College).

Monday, April 14, 2008

Quote of the Day

"You cannot solve a problem at the same level of consciousness that created it."

Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Taurine and Red Bull

So I disgusted all my friends at the dinner table yesterday, telling them about how beatles are crushed to make red food dye (carmine, cochineal, carminic acid) and how red bull contains taurine - which is made from bull juice. But I doubted myself, more on what kind of bull juice was used, than that red bull actually uses bull juice. I found this on a forum somewhere:

This is from the red bull website:
"Q:Is taurine made from bulls' testicles? Is taurine a derivative of bulls' testicles or semen?
A: Taurine is a purely synthetic substance produced by pharmaceutical companies and is not derived from animals or animal materials. "
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So I guess that proves me wrong.... but I didn't research it further because I can't stand drinks like red bull anyways. If you want some extra energy, go eat a banana or some dates. You don't need chemicals to keep you awake.