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Yoga Does a Body Good

by Meghann on November 22, 2010

After a week without hot yoga, I was practically salivating at the mouth waiting for my chance to jump back into it after work.

I think the instructor said it right when she called tonight’s flow a ‘cleansing practice.’ It was seriously just what the doctor ordered. I worked up a great sweat, gave my body a stretch, and cleared my head of any craziness that may have been inside. It was truly cleansing. 🙂

Before yoga I fueled up with some dried peaches that I dipped in a hearty spoonful of peanut butter.

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Parsnips were on my mind for dinner. Earthy, starchy parsnips. And you know what makes a good parsnip? When you coat it in nut butter and bake it. Yummmmm….

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Nut Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries and I went through a little obsessive period a few months back. i think I was making them once or twice a week for a while there, but that was a few months ago and I’ve been missing my favorite nutty fries. I forgot of much of an excellent dinner they make. 🙂

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I paired the fries with roasted brussel sprouts.

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Chocolate for dessert.

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Are there any One Tree Hill fans out there? I’ve been catching up with past seasons on NetFlix and I’ve become a fan of the dramatic last season. I <3 NetFlix!

Next I plan to watch all of the old 90210s. 😉

1 Kelly November 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Love One Tree Hill, I miss Peyton and Lucas though.
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2 Amanda (Eating Up) November 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I still need to make parsnip fries. I never remember when I’m at the grocery!

3 Lacey @ Lake Life November 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Parsnips and brussel sprouts were your whole dinner after yoga? How are you not starving?
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4 Meghann November 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

For some reason I never have that large of an appetite post hot yoga – it’s something i’ve documented on here multiple times before. 🙂

5 Amy November 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Man, I’d be famished. But from what I’ve seen on your blog you’re a breakfast girl – whereas I sometimes am never satisfied no matter how big my dinner is!
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6 Meghann November 22, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I am a breakfast girl!! It’s my favorite meal of the day, so I tend to load up. 😉

7 Kristen November 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Where is your protein? That dinner would not fill me up after a workout. Really, I count like 6 brussel sprouts?

8 Meghann November 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I like to count the nut butter as a protein, but I guess you’re right – that isn’t much. And there were more brussel sprouts, I just ate them before I took a photo. 😉

The dinner was very filling – nut butter + parsnips is a great, filling combination. Plus, for some reason I never seem to have an appetite after hot yoga.

9 Kristy @ KristyRuns November 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Those parsnip fries look GOOD! I still haven’t made them. Parsnips intimidate me.

P.S. Netflix is awesome.

10 Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy November 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I attended hot yoga today as well! Even though I have a huge exam tomorrow I just had to make time to go because my body was craving it! What do parsnips taste like when you cook them like that??? I’ve actually never tried them but am very curious about them. I just recently started making sweet potato fries, are they similar?
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11 Meghann November 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

They have an earthier flavor than sweet potatoes. I love them, but I tend to appreciate that earthy flavor where others don’t.

12 Jason Sadler November 22, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Brussel Sprouts!!!???? Gross.

13 Meghann November 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Not gross – they’re delicious 🙂

14 Amy November 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Nut butter + parsnips … my dinner needs a do-over. YUM.
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15 Vanessa November 22, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I like One Tree Hill.. I miss seeing Peyton and Lucas though.. Peyton was one of my favorites!! They actually filmed some scenes at my job. That little kid is so cute!!
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16 Rachel @ Bloomingbuzz November 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I used to keep up with One Tree Hill but haven’t done as well with that this season. However, I am definitely HOOKED on 90210 (the newer series) and have been wanting to go back and watch the old series for awhile now. Should be fun to see how it’s been adapted!
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17 Ashley November 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm

One Tree Hill filmed at my school a few weeks back. I’ve never watched it but I was a bit disappointed when I found out Chad Michael Murray wouldn’t be there. I love nut crusted fries but I could do without the brussel sprouts haha
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18 Kiran November 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Mmm… Your dinner looks so yum!

I heart 90210! A while back, I catched up on some early episodes on 🙂 Have a good night!
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19 Sarah November 22, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I have been wanting to try hot yoga, a ton of my friends do it and all say good things about it. I love OTH, miss Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton this season though.
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20 Maddie Essig November 23, 2010 at 12:47 am

Who ISN’T a One Tree Hill fan!? I love the show 🙂 I don’t like this season as much as past ones, but I’ll be loyal to the end!
I need to try parsnip fries, and the nut butter way looks like the way to go!
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21 Maddie Essig November 23, 2010 at 12:47 am

Who ISN’T a One Tree Hill fan!? I love the show I don’t like this season as much as past ones, but I’ll be loyal to the end!
I need to try parsnip fries, and the nut butter way looks like the way to go!
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22 Donna Porter November 23, 2010 at 1:30 am

I have been watching One Tree Hill since the first season!!!

23 movesnmunchies November 23, 2010 at 1:47 am

I’ve never tried parsnips, but especially paired with those brussel sprouts- im loving it!
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24 Marina November 23, 2010 at 1:55 am

I never tried parsnip! I love one three hill, gotta catch up on the last episode!

25 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 23, 2010 at 2:30 am

Parsnip is GOOD, but I’ve never tried it coated in nut butter before…interesting… 😀
I used to love OTH, before Lucas and Peyton left- I didn’t think it was as good after that 🙁
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26 Jeni Wood November 23, 2010 at 6:09 am

I love OTH…it’s like my guilty pleasure. I’ve been catchy up on DVD too!
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27 Lauren November 23, 2010 at 6:49 am

You just reminded me how longs its been since I’ve had nut butter fries. Too long! I use to love OTH but not so much anymore. I think these series can go on way too long. They are usually really good for the first few seasons and then just get a bit ridiculous.
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28 Janie November 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

In my opinion, I don’t think you ate enough for dinner at all and that makes me sad because you should e a good example- my 12 year old sister reads your blog and I’d like her to eat more than just a few veggies and nut butter for dinner :/. Just because you did a work out that burns less calories, you shouldn’t be eating less. That is a sign of exercise dependence . .

29 Meghann November 23, 2010 at 7:49 am

I’m sorry you feel this way. Would you rather me have had a big bowl of cereal for dinner because that’s what a lot of my friends eat for dinner most nights because they don’t care or are lazy. When I’m lazy I make veggies. When they’re lazy they make cereal. Each are simple meals, but I get a little more nutrients in my way and the nut butter gives me protein. Keep in mind I’m 25 and I live alone. Part of my blog is to show single girls that living on your own doesn’t mean dinner has to be a big production every night. It can be simple, nutrient rich and not just a bowl of cereal.

30 Katie November 23, 2010 at 8:59 am

I think this is a good point. When I grew up, a lot of my lazy meals were bowls of cereal. Now they are a salad topped with black beans, greek yogurt, and salsa. I’m not inhaling useless grams of sugar but the calorie content may be the same. I think this blog is definitely a judgment free zone. Meghann is not trying to make anyone feel bad about their dinner, she just ate what she wanted.
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31 Stepfanie November 23, 2010 at 9:47 am

I’m pretty sure that Meghann knows that her dinner isn’t “large enough,” but yoga tends to diminish my appetite, so I’m sure it does that to hers as well. I guarantee we’ll see a big breakfast from her in the morning.
Besides, I believe it’s healthier to listen to your body and eat when you’re hungry. If you’re truly not hungry, forcing yourself to eat a large, balanced meal sets bad habits in place. I believe you have to look at your day as a whole. It’s not always possible to balance every meal and snack.

32 Erin November 23, 2010 at 11:34 am

I agree. I eat when I’m hungry and that doesn’t translate to 3 square meals a day. I also don’t do intense exercise or write a healthy living blog. Everyone makes valid points, but as a well known healthy living blogger, Meghann should consider the impact she has on young readers.
It is a very low calorie, high volume dinner. It might be a good idea to note that it’s small, but show that in the context of a day, she makes up for it.

33 Lily's Health Pad November 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

I just started watching One Tree Hill last week. I’m already on Season II!! I can’t believe I’m just getting started on this show.

34 Erin November 23, 2010 at 7:18 am

I too don’t have much of an appetite after a hot yoga class…I just purchased a Groupon for Bikram Yoga..have you ever done Bikram? I am a bit nervous, as I like to have the freedom of wiping the sweat off my brow or taking a drink of water when I feel I need it. Maybe I should have taken a class before purchasing it:/ I can’t wait to try parsnips…I am making carrot and parsnip fries for Thanksgiving this year…as well as panchetta brussel sprouts…yum!
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35 Meghann November 23, 2010 at 7:43 am

Eeekkk….. yes, I am not a fan of bikram. I’ve taken two classes and both times I was bored and didn’t feel challenged. The instructor wasn’t interact and he was kind of mean. But those were just my experiences. I know some people that love it and find the classes very challenging. To each their own. Good luck!

36 Heather November 23, 2010 at 7:35 am

Meghann, I am really sad to see the TINY amount you have been eating lately. Seriously Meghann, it’s a problem, and I hope ou can see that. If you don’t properly nourish your body, you will end up sick, and injured. You NEED to eat more with the amount of activity you do. It’s sad for me to see this. I understand you are a breakfast girl, but you need to eat at least 600 calories at each meal, not including snacks.

37 Meghann November 23, 2010 at 7:42 am

Heather – I am sorry you don’t approve of my choicesPlease note that yes I do lead an active lifestyle, but on top of the active lifestyle I also sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. I do NOT run 10 miles a day, I am NOT constantly on my feet, and I DO eat enough to fuel my body. I understand that you have been a reader of my blog for some time and if you don’t approve I do not understand why you continue to read. I’m happy with what I eat, how much I eat, and when I eat. The question is… are you?

38 Heather November 23, 2010 at 8:20 am

Meghann, I am not the only person who feels this way. You have lots of comments all the time on how little you eat. I am just trying to be helpful because I don’t want to see you in the hospital or injured. yes, you sit at a desk, but you also are very active and NEED more calories to fuel. I truthfully don’t even know why I do read your blog. I used to like it when you ate more, but it seems like you have cut back so much lately. it is sad to see. I wish you the best.

39 Meghann November 23, 2010 at 8:37 am

Ate more? I eat more now than I did two years ago. I also eat more real foods and have leaned away from ‘diet’ foods and processed foods. I also weigh 10 more pounds than I did a year ago. You don’t see the whole picture on this blog. And everyone’s body and metabolisms are different.

40 Heather November 23, 2010 at 8:55 am

Gosh. I am just trying to help, and I want you to be a better example to young girls. I think it’s great that you eat more real foods, but I also think you need to up your calories for HEALTH purposes. That is all I am saying. Take it or leave it.

41 Jamie November 23, 2010 at 9:05 am

Personally, I think Meghann looks the healthiest I’ve seen her in awhile if you look at the pics from her Bro’s birthday bash at CityWalk.

Sometimes people just don’t feel like eating a huge amount right after a work out. So what. Sometimes I have cereal for dinner. Sometimes I have a McDonalds Double Cheeseburger, last night I had a Chicken breast, Gnocchi, and Green beans. Everyday is different – look at the big picture.

42 Lindsey November 23, 2010 at 7:53 am

If you love the old 90210, you should check out the new one! It’s definitely more dramatic than the first, and a little embarrassing to admit I watch it, but it gives me a healthy dose of drama every week haha.
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43 Hope November 23, 2010 at 8:12 am

I actually went back and watched the old episodes of 90210. I’m halfway through the series. It’s so much better than the new one! 🙂
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44 Faith @ lovelyascharged November 23, 2010 at 8:24 am

Ooh, I would do some major work on those dried peaches!

45 Krystina November 23, 2010 at 8:26 am

Sometimes yoga is the only thing that will do. I’ve realized how good it makes me feel recently. 🙂
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46 Rachel November 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

I had a baked potato and peas for dinner last night after getting home from a 4 mile run. I was satisfied and I’m not dead. Leave the girl alone. Also, VEGETABLES HAVE PROTEIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! In fact, gram for gram romaine lettuce has more protein than beef. Yes, Meghann shares her life in a public manner, but that does not give you carte blanche to criticize her. Live your own life!

47 Marge November 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

Rachel, you are right. Vegetables have protein, but not nearly as much as lean meat. Just to be clear, I think you mean calorie density wise, as romaine lettuce is mostly water. But it still does not quite add up. Lean beef still has twice the amount. 85 grams of romaine (1 NLA serving) is 14 calories and gives you 1 gram of protein. 28 grams of 95% lean ground beef is 38 calories and provides 6 grams of protein. So for every 14 calories of lettuce you eat= 1 gram of protein. For less than 7 calories of lean beef =1 gram of protein. Numbers are based on nutritiondata.com.

48 Rachel November 23, 2010 at 10:07 am

Whatever, my main point is that you can eat ZERO animal products and still get more than enough protein in your diet. Here is the PCRM’s article on The Protein Myth: http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/protein_myth.html
And here is a NY Times article about our ass-backwards government telling you in one breath to eat less fat and calories and then in the other promoting extra cheese pizzas high in saturated fat. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us/07fat.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=cheese&st=cse
I included that to point out that USDA guidelines are something to be taken with a grain of salt, especially considering their propensity towards animal agriculture subsidies.

That meal probably has about 14g of protein. And hey, according to the “Steroid Times” <– I did not make that up 😛 20g per meal is "optimal" (whatever that means). http://www.steroidtimes.com/twenty-grams-of-protein-per-meal-may-be-optimal/2010 (*note: couldn't actually read the article at work; the website is blocked, but I went by the title.)

In all honesty, I don't care what Meghann or anyone else eats. What bothers me is the proliferation of the myth that animal products are the only source of protein and that OMG! you're gonna die if you don't eat meat and cheese at every meal!

Well, I feel better. Do you?

49 Marge November 23, 2010 at 11:01 am

Rachel, thank you for sharing and I would also like to say that what Meghann eats is certainly her business and I hope my interest in our conversation is not a reflection of my concern for her diet, but just observations of certain dietary misconceptions I have found proliferating in both main-stream and marginal cultures. Amen sister, our government is not reliable in guiding our dietary decisions! And please do not take this as me sounding arrogant, but I have taken a few graduate courses (and hey-spent much money on it!) where I learning about the ridiculous and corrupt state of the FDA, USDA and food lobbying. Marion Nestle’s Food Politics is a must read for more on this.

Yes that cheese pizza is pretty clearly junk calories. And PCRM makes a fine point regarding the contemporary obsession Americans have with protein. However, I don’t think protein is the only point certain “concerned” commenters are trying to get at and I would also be careful in using PCRM as a source who has a comprehensive handle on the most balanced diet. They are a group of vegan doctors who also advocate for taking B12 supplements, a necessary nutrient missing from a meatless diet. There is not anything wrong with a vegan diet and taking b-12, but it does not work for everyone, especially in the longterm. As someone who does absolutely crave vegetables and eats mostly vegan meals(legumes, seeds, tons of kale, avocado, olive oil, a wide range of local/seasonal fruits and vegetables…) treating meat, fish, eggs and dairy as condiments, I am a big supporter for eating vegetarian and vegan meals. However, I have also suffered from anemia and there has been a good amount of damage on my body done on 5 years of eating very little food with the most bio-available sources of iron and natural sources of B-12. Anyone advocating a vegan diet, such as PCRM should perhaps consider or point out that not everyone’s bodies are meant to forgo meat. (When I visited a raw-food advocate doctor, he actually told me that I need to have a good grass-fed steak at least 1 or 2x a month!) If you want a more elaborate and eloquent articulation of my point, please refer to Tasha’s, a former adamant vegan, post http://voraciouseats.com/2010/11/19/a-vegan-no-more/ I relate to her experience with a complete exhaustion and depression based on a diet short on food with rich sources of iron and b-12.

Why am I bringing this up? This is to say, while protein factors in, it is not all about protein. It is a very modern and in my opinion, naive supposition to believe that we can reduce food into its macro-nutrient content (fats, proteins, carbohydrates) to explain how a well balanced diet works. I think looking at nutrients helps color that ( including the aforementioned vitamin b-12 and iron), but again, this overlooks the fact that everyone metabolizes food all the same. While my needs were for these nutrients, to think I fully understand what the heck our complicated bodies need, well that would be truly arrogant.
To answer your question, which I believe was, do I feel better when I don’t eat cheese and meat? I WISH I could continue to avoid meat and stick to vegetables only. I self-righteously feel better. But a diet that has skewed too much in that direction has actually made me quite ill. A balance is necessary in my humble opinion.

And Meghann, as this is your blog, I hope you don’t mind toooo much that I just am getting on my soap box. It really does not matter what I think, but it seems you do eat balanced and moreover that you really put forth an effort to eat well. You admit you are not perfect, but I think it would be absolutely crazier to try to be completely perfect! It would probably be more damaging to your health…

50 Rachel November 23, 2010 at 11:41 am

Marge,
You sure are thoughtful! For full disclosure, I am busy at work and have not read your full comment, just taking a quick break and skimmed it. I intend to read it all when I get home tonight (but don’t hold me to it!). I am and have been a committed vegan for 3 years and know that this will never change. I think that PCRM is an amazing resource! As far as taking B12 supplements, it is also recommended that even meat eaters take them as the levels in meat products are declining and in some cases non-existent. Sea vegetables also have B12 and there are other vegan sources of it. Personally, I take no supplements and fall within the acceptable range on all macro and micro nutrients, on average, not a daily basis, sometimes you just have to have cookies for lunch!
Also, my response to your comment wasn’t really just a response to you, it was really a venting of my annoyance in general with comments/questions I get in my daily life as a vegan and the other comments on here about Meghann’s diet.
Amyways, my main point was that vegetables are AWESOME and make a great meal on their own. The traditional American view that you have to have an animal protein to make it a meal is one that needs to g out the window.

One more thing, I have taken hot yoga and I also do not ever feel like eating much afterwards. Once, all I had was an apple and a bottle of water, GASP! I know some people are famished after exercising, but I for one have no desire for food for at least an hour after I finish exercising.

OK, quick break wasn’t so quick. Must get back to work!

51 Gina G November 23, 2010 at 8:37 am

love one tree hill! 🙂

52 Paige November 23, 2010 at 8:38 am

Those parsnip fries look AMAZING! And who doesn’t love a bite of ghirardelli! Now I’m hungry AND in the mood to do yoga : )
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53 Michelle @ Chasing Ambulances November 23, 2010 at 9:29 am

When I read this post, I had a feeling there would be comments about the amount you ate. Frankly, I could never blog in meal journal format because a lot of my meals are incredibly unbalanced. On Sunday I had lunch at Outback and a bunch of cookies for dinner. :S Obviously I need to work on that. (Although I suppose I could try blogging all my meals and see if that helps, eh?) If you are truly committed to continuing to blog all meals including the ones that are not balanced, it seems like you should point that out in the post. I would be the last one to get on your case for not having a well-rounded meal(something about throwing stones…), I just think it would be a good idea to couch your words a bit.

And I know when I run in the evening sometimes it causes me to lose my appetite. Maybe a smoothie with a protein source and veggies in it, with some nuts on the side would be a good option –something cool and refreshing but also with more sustenance.

54 Meghann November 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

Thanks Michelle. Next time I have a light meal I’ll remember to point out that not all meals are balanced and this is the way REAL people eat. It’s easy to be judgemental when you’re not the one under the microscope. 🙂

And in I have had post- yoga smoothies in the past, but with the cooler weather it’s harder and harder to bring myself to have one. The roasted vegetables with nut butter were just another light alternative.

55 Laura November 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

My gosh! I had something to say unrelated to the amount of food Meghann chose for dinner but everyone’s comments have caught me off guard. Leave the girl alone! And if you feel compelled to comment about her food intake, e-mail her directly!

56 Molly November 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

wow just read this comments, and I must say, Meghann you are amazing and graceful and poised. I too have a blog, and have never had the guts to post every meal just because I know Id get crap from people about it. I commend you for being honest, always. and in no way do I think you are starving yourself. Im 25 as well and lead an active lifestyle as much as possible…but there is just some days you dont want to stuff yourself with food after a workout. One meal (whether abnormally huge or a bit small) is not going to ruin you. Keep your head up girl, and know what you are doing is right for YOU and thats all that matters!

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57 brandi November 23, 2010 at 10:07 am

yup – totally addicted to OTH and just started watching this year! I caught up on reruns on tv and through hulu/netflix.

58 Marge November 23, 2010 at 11:00 am

Rachel, thank you for sharing and I would also like to say that what Meghann eats is certainly her business and I hope my interest in our conversation is not a reflection of my concern for her diet, but just observations of certain dietary misconceptions I have found proliferating in both main-stream and marginal cultures. Amen sister, our government is not reliable in guiding our dietary decisions! And please do not take this as me sounding arrogant, but I have taken a few graduate courses (and hey-spent much money on it!) where I learning about the ridiculous and corrupt state of the FDA, USDA and food lobbying. Marion Nestle’s Food Politics is a must read for more on this.

Yes that cheese pizza is pretty clearly junk calories. And PCRM makes a fine point regarding the contemporary obsession Americans have with protein. However, I don’t think protein is the only point certain “concerned” commenters are trying to get at and I would also be careful in using PCRM as a source who has a comprehensive handle on the most balanced diet. They are a group of vegan doctors who also advocate for taking B12 supplements, a necessary nutrient missing from a meatless diet. There is not anything wrong with a vegan diet and taking b-12, but it does not work for everyone, especially in the longterm. As someone who does absolutely crave vegetables and eats mostly vegan meals(legumes, seeds, tons of kale, avocado, olive oil, a wide range of local/seasonal fruits and vegetables…) treating meat, fish, eggs and dairy as condiments, I am a big supporter for eating vegetarian and vegan meals. However, I have also suffered from anemia and there has been a good amount of damage on my body done on 5 years of eating very little food with the most bio-available sources of iron and natural sources of B-12. Anyone advocating a vegan diet, such as PCRM should perhaps consider or point out that not everyone’s bodies are meant to forgo meat. (When I visited a raw-food advocate doctor, he actually told me that I need to have a good grass-fed steak at least 1 or 2x a month!) If you want a more elaborate and eloquent articulation of my point, please refer to Tasha’s, a former adamant vegan, post http://voraciouseats.com/2010/11/19/a-vegan-no-more/ I relate to her experience with a complete exhaustion and depression based on a diet short on food with rich sources of iron and b-12.

Why am I bringing this up? This is to say, while protein factors in, it is not all about protein. It is a very modern and in my opinion, naive supposition to believe that we can reduce food into its macro-nutrient content (fats, proteins, carbohydrates) to explain how a well balanced diet works. I think looking at nutrients helps color that ( including the aforementioned vitamin b-12 and iron), but again, this overlooks the fact that everyone metabolizes food all the same. While my needs were for these nutrients, to think I fully understand what the heck our complicated bodies need, well that would be truly arrogant.
To answer your question, which I believe was, do I feel better when I don’t eat cheese and meat? I WISH I could continue to avoid meat and stick to vegetables only. I self-righteously feel better. But a diet that has skewed too much in that direction has actually made me quite ill. A balance is necessary in my humble opinion.

And Meghann, as this is your blog, I hope you don’t mind toooo much that I just am getting on my soap box. It really does not matter what I think, but it seems you do eat balanced and moreover that you really put forth an effort to eat well. You admit you are not perfect, but I think it would be absolutely crazier to try to be completely perfect! It would probably be more damaging to your health…

59 Fallon November 23, 2010 at 11:53 am

Love One Tree Hill! I miss when Peyton and Lucas were on the show and it started to get a bit bad.. but if you watch the current season on TV now.. it is really good again! Reminds me of Dawson’s Creek which I was a huge fan of as well back in the day. 😉
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60 Ali November 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I love 90210, I used to come home from school and eat a handful of white chocolate chips and watch it (it was one at 3 and 4). I haven’t seen all of the episodes but that would definitely be a good show to netflix.
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61 Allie November 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

People need to chill out! I love your blog-don’t change a thing 🙂
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62 Kiran November 23, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Take a chill-pill, you know who 😉 and leave Meghann alone.
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