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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:07 pm
Gotta have that coffee, this small shop at my school makes the freshest organic coffee. Many times am just not there all the way in the morning but the coffee hits that spot and am wide awake, sometimes find myself over talking in certain classes. The down side is I find myself crashing after 2 hrs or so, lol, but it has helped me pass many classes.

But Migya, I do hear you on the things they put on food, same can be said for some vegetable foods as well. But if that's what benifits you the most then all good man. Me on the over hand am not too picky but am leaning more to making home-made meals instead of going for the fast food, especially the hamburger spots.
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warriorsstepup wrote:Gotta have that coffee, this small shop at my school makes the freshest organic coffee. Many times am just not there all the way in the morning but the coffee hits that spot and am wide awake, sometimes find myself over talking in certain classes. The down side is I find myself crashing after 2 hrs or so, lol, but it has helped me pass many classes.

But Migya, I do hear you on the things they put on food, same can be said for some vegetable foods as well. But if that's what benifits you the most then all good man. Me on the over hand am not too picky but am leaning more to making home-made meals instead of going for the fast food, especially the hamburger spots.



You just hit the nail on the head. It's about cooking your own meals at home or someone else cook them, but the point is none of this super processed food, as is with fast food.

Organic, naturally grown food is the only way to go and it is not easy these days to do so. I am starting to grow my own vegetables and fruit at home in my backyard, but still have much preparation to go to have it anywhere near how I want it. Likely will not be enough to feed me, my wife and daughter for the whole year every year, but my idea is to have specialised greenhouse type compartments, which will enable the fruit and vegetables to be at their optimum conditions (temperature, humidity etc) to grow all year round. Not using any sprays and manmade fertilisers is a must. Using manure(from chickens, which I plan to have about four or five to give us eggs, which I eventually won't even have that as I'm steering towards plant based only food) is the way to go
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warriorsstepup wrote:Gotta have that coffee, this small shop at my school makes the freshest organic coffee. Many times am just not there all the way in the morning but the coffee hits that spot and am wide awake, sometimes find myself over talking in certain classes. The down side is I find myself crashing after 2 hrs or so, lol, but it has helped me pass many classes.

But Migya, I do hear you on the things they put on food, same can be said for some vegetable foods as well. But if that's what benifits you the most then all good man. Me on the over hand am not too picky but am leaning more to making home-made meals instead of going for the fast food, especially the hamburger spots.



You just hit the nail on the head. It's about cooking your own meals at home or someone else cook them, but the point is none of this super processed food, as is with fast food.

Organic, naturally grown food is the only way to go and it is not easy these days to do so. I am starting to grow my own vegetables and fruit at home in my backyard, but still have much preparation to go to have it anywhere near how I want it. Likely will not be enough to feed me, my wife and daughter for the whole year every year, but my idea is to have specialised greenhouse type compartments, which will enable the fruit and vegetables to be at their optimum conditions (temperature, humidity etc) to grow all year round. Not using any sprays and manmade fertilisers is a must. Using manure(from chickens, which I plan to have about four or five to give us eggs, which I eventually won't even have that as I'm steering towards plant based only food) is the way to go


Wow mig, I didn't know how food conscious you were until recently. Good for you man. I need to begin the process of getting away from soda, processed food, and excessive meat intake. I dunno about giving coffee though or some meats, but definately being limited and consuming in moderation is key.

And yeah, organic is great but can be expensive and not always worth getting for every little thing. I do buy organic spinich because spinich is delicious and i consume it daily.

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If you can create a garden then more power to you, the problem for many is the time constraints don't allow growing a garden, or maybe the space to create one.

If you can some how get your own mini farm with chickens, well then your definitely serious about this, serious than most.

Staying away from processed food is difficult, since it is every where, but we do make the decisions on what we buy we just have to be consistent in picking the correct one. I for one can never go full vegetarian though, i need taste in my life.
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warriorsstepup wrote:Gotta have that coffee, this small shop at my school makes the freshest organic coffee. Many times am just not there all the way in the morning but the coffee hits that spot and am wide awake, sometimes find myself over talking in certain classes. The down side is I find myself crashing after 2 hrs or so, lol, but it has helped me pass many classes.

But Migya, I do hear you on the things they put on food, same can be said for some vegetable foods as well. But if that's what benifits you the most then all good man. Me on the over hand am not too picky but am leaning more to making home-made meals instead of going for the fast food, especially the hamburger spots.



You just hit the nail on the head. It's about cooking your own meals at home or someone else cook them, but the point is none of this super processed food, as is with fast food.

Organic, naturally grown food is the only way to go and it is not easy these days to do so. I am starting to grow my own vegetables and fruit at home in my backyard, but still have much preparation to go to have it anywhere near how I want it. Likely will not be enough to feed me, my wife and daughter for the whole year every year, but my idea is to have specialised greenhouse type compartments, which will enable the fruit and vegetables to be at their optimum conditions (temperature, humidity etc) to grow all year round. Not using any sprays and manmade fertilisers is a must. Using manure(from chickens, which I plan to have about four or five to give us eggs, which I eventually won't even have that as I'm steering towards plant based only food) is the way to go


Wow mig, I didn't know how food conscious you were until recently. Good for you man. I need to begin the process of getting away from soda, processed food, and excessive meat intake. I dunno about giving coffee though or some meats, but definately being limited and consuming in moderation is key.

And yeah, organic is great but can be expensive and not always worth getting for every little thing. I do buy organic spinich because spinich is delicious and i consume it daily.



My goal is to "maybe" some day have a 100% plant based diet, but it is a definate "maybe". I'm portuguese by birth and food diet wise, though I've lived in Australia almost my whole life. It will be very difficult for me to never eat animal products again and you know what, you don't have to, a few animal products, meat included, is not going to kill you. It is how much of it you eat, how often and the quality, that's it.

As for organic, to buy in the shops is expensive and not feasible for most people, but you can look for markets run by people that grow their own food, usually people who own small farms, and buy from them, as they usually are a fair bit cheaper. These markets usually are located pretty far from shopping centers, likely in outer suburbs. Finding them and accessing organic fruit and vegetables is the best way to go, at least giving it a try and finding out for yourself
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warriorsstepup wrote:If you can create a garden then more power to you, the problem for many is the time constraints don't allow growing a garden, or maybe the space to create one.

If you can some how get your own mini farm with chickens, well then your definitely serious about this, serious than most.

Staying away from processed food is difficult, since it is every where, but we do make the decisions on what we buy we just have to be consistent in picking the correct one. I for one can never go full vegetarian though, i need taste in my life.



I have a house with a 680 square meter block, so there is some space, but it is far from even the size of a small farm. Should be enough for me, my wife and daughter and by that I mean not for all the food we'll need, but maybe half if done properly. I understand many people live in apartments so it is impossible to have a food garden growing.

As I said above to Crackers, you don't have to stop eating meat and animal products all together, that's hard, especially after alife of eating those foods. It is decreasing the amount you eat of those foods and starting to eat more vegetables and fruit. It is forming a habbit and that's hard at first. You have to be serious about it and it'll be easier, like with all things
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warriorsstepup wrote:If you can create a garden then more power to you, the problem for many is the time constraints don't allow growing a garden, or maybe the space to create one.

If you can some how get your own mini farm with chickens, well then your definitely serious about this, serious than most.

Staying away from processed food is difficult, since it is every where, but we do make the decisions on what we buy we just have to be consistent in picking the correct one. I for one can never go full vegetarian though, i need taste in my life.



I have a house with a 680 square meter block, so there is some space, but it is far from even the size of a small farm. Should be enough for me, my wife and daughter and by that I mean not for all the food we'll need, but maybe half if done properly. I understand many people live in apartments so it is impossible to have a food garden growing.

As I said above to Crackers, you don't have to stop eating meat and animal products all together, that's hard, especially after alife of eating those foods. It is decreasing the amount you eat of those foods and starting to eat more vegetables and fruit. It is forming a habbit and that's hard at first. You have to be serious about it and it'll be easier, like with all things


yep thats true, and that's something that i need to do... ala consuming less meat. I will probably never give it up completely, but i need to start eating much less of it and substitute it with veggies.
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warriorsstepup wrote:If you can create a garden then more power to you, the problem for many is the time constraints don't allow growing a garden, or maybe the space to create one.

If you can some how get your own mini farm with chickens, well then your definitely serious about this, serious than most.

Staying away from processed food is difficult, since it is every where, but we do make the decisions on what we buy we just have to be consistent in picking the correct one. I for one can never go full vegetarian though, i need taste in my life.



I have a house with a 680 square meter block, so there is some space, but it is far from even the size of a small farm. Should be enough for me, my wife and daughter and by that I mean not for all the food we'll need, but maybe half if done properly. I understand many people live in apartments so it is impossible to have a food garden growing.

As I said above to Crackers, you don't have to stop eating meat and animal products all together, that's hard, especially after alife of eating those foods. It is decreasing the amount you eat of those foods and starting to eat more vegetables and fruit. It is forming a habbit and that's hard at first. You have to be serious about it and it'll be easier, like with all things


yep thats true, and that's something that i need to do... ala consuming less meat. I will probably never give it up completely, but i need to start eating much less of it and substitute it with veggies.



My problem has always been that I'm lean and more towards ectomorphic than mesomorphic (more thin boned than average bone density) and so I need a fair amount of protein each day to be healthy. Meat has always been the food where I got that protein, but I found out when I started reading into plant based foods, that nuts and edible seeds have even more protein per same weight portion than meats. It's just having access to enough nuts and edible seeds and knowing how to prepare them to be digested properly (you have to chew them well basically for them to be absorbed properly in your intestines).

It is just knowing how thinga are done, otherwise you're going blind without knowing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:22 pm
The same chemicals that paint your hot dogs pink and keep botulism out of your bologna could also raise your risk of bladder cancer, suggests a new study.

Based on findings from more than 300,000 people, the researchers point a tentative finger at nitrites and nitrates, compounds added to meat for preservation, color and flavor. But they note that more research is needed to confirm the blame.


But we already knew this, even more reason for your farm Migya.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:13 pm
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The same chemicals that paint your hot dogs pink and keep botulism out of your bologna could also raise your risk of bladder cancer, suggests a new study.

Based on findings from more than 300,000 people, the researchers point a tentative finger at nitrites and nitrates, compounds added to meat for preservation, color and flavor. But they note that more research is needed to confirm the blame.


But we already knew this, even more reason for your farm Migya.



Yea, but don't forget that not everyone can have a farm and a farm isn't really want most people will handle and want. I am committed to at least doing enough to be quite self sufficient, like being able to produce most of the food me and my family needs. Whether I will go as far as get a farm, which I likely will, just not a big one and it doesn't have to be, is another thing.

Almost all food contains bad things in it, it really looks near impossible to escape. Thing is to minimise consuming food produced by large corporations, which today is most food, especially meats. I just think leaning towards a plant food diet is the best, healthiest and safest way to go
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I just wanted to wish Mr Crackerz a BIG

CONGRATULATIONS

4000 posts!!!
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Yea, good on ya Crackers. Now maybe you can take nba fantasy league seriously this season :mrgreen: :wink:
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migya wrote:Yea, good on ya Crackers. Now maybe you can take nba fantasy league seriously this season :mrgreen: :wink:


I've decided rather then the celebratory 1000 post marks when it comes to the boards post whore, MIGYA will only get a CONGRATULATIONS from me on every 10,000 posts!!!

So expect some kind of well wish from me in October/November Migya when you crack the 20k mark, but from there on out, you won't hear a nice word from me until your at 30,000
(will make a exception for the 25,000 mark perhaps)
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migya wrote:Yea, good on ya Crackers. Now maybe you can take nba fantasy league seriously this season :mrgreen: :wink:


I've decided rather then the celebratory 1000 post marks when it comes to the boards post whore, MIGYA will only get a CONGRATULATIONS from me on every 10,000 posts!!!



Well, I'd call you a whore Pawno, but I can't really now can I :mrgreen:
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Whore implys i take money!!!

SLUT will do, You know that bro :mrgreen:
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