My name is Greg. I'm a college student. I enjoy running (havn't done much in a while due to knee pain), lifting weights(3x a week), and yoga (5 mornings a week since this semester started). I occasionally play tennis or soccer for fun, but I'm new to both.
My eating habits have evolved slowly to get where they are now. I've been trying to cut down on refined sugar, highly processed food and dairy since the summer before last. During last semester I decided not to get a meal plan, so I was able to analyze every piece of food I'd consume. I ate lots of soymilk, cereal, oatmeal, fruits, and peanut butter sandwiches.
Without really thinking about it, I started to eat less animal products than I had ever before (only when I ate at restaurants). It was also during last semester when I noticed that my endurance had improved considerably(even though I used to run more frequently before then).
In the middle of the semester my college had Deanna Latson( www.gotohealth.com
) speak about eating habits in a lecture for the university. She strongly recomended reading "The Food Revolution" by John Robbins. Eventually I read the book and it blew me away. I was struck by the sad reality of the meat and dairy industries.
Currently, I only eat animal products about once a month (except for honey, I eat that just about every day with oatmeal). Also, I just got a blender recently and I'm getting to the point where I don't know what I'd do without it.
I constantly seek information about health, nutrition, and fitness. I found these forums because I read "Thrive" and looked around on myvega.com and eventually ended up here. I like the laid back atmosphere and the fact that these forums aren't plagued with the negativity and machoism that ruin the quality of some other forums.
Yeah, that was a pretty long introduction.