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Both authors advocate a vegetarian (and vegan if possible), low sugar diet. Everything I read tells me that being a vegetarian is the best thing you can do for your body and the planet. Can't be too tough, right? For me, probably. As I write this I am coming off a week long Coke binge, scarfing down cans left over from a family party. I make excuses, like "I need it to keep my energy going," and "I deserve it since I took the kids to the zoo, planted a tree, and did 6 loads of laundry today." But as I'm learning, if I just improved my diet, I'd get all the energy I need from fruits and veggies. I wouldn't need the rebellious comfort of a sugar and chemical-laden drink or a burger and fries.
Starting on Sunday, I'm off the meats and high sugar foods. I will continue to eat fish, eggs, and dairy. My self-imposed vegetarian challenge will end after a week, and during that time I will post daily to let you know how it's going and will include recipes and any helpful tips I come across.
So, what's all this got to do with gardening? Well, one day I hope to be able to grow the majority of the food I eat on my own property. Until then, I'm off to Whole Foods!