New ResolutionsBy Toni Fiore • Jan 1st, 2006 • Category: Vegetarianism Print
It seems that every new year brings on the same commitments to change as the last. We promise ourselves to change our diets, our sleep patterns, get more exercise, read a great book, even drink more water. The problem is not so much that we are entrenched in bad habits that we simply cannot change but rather we can’t find simple ways of changing our habits.
If we maintain an attitude of deprivation instead of adopting an attitude of enrichment, change is not only difficult, but virtually impossible. For example, we give up nothing by cutting down or even eliminating meat from our diets. Instead we open the door to a more healthy, socially responsible, and compassionate link to our environment and all its inhabitants. This one simple step helps us take control of our health and our bodies by adopting the diet human beings were physiologically designed to eat.
There is a whole world of vegetarian foods that are not only nutritious, but delicious and truly easy to prepare. Keeping it simple will help make these changes habits for life. Let’s start this New Year with a brighter outlook on the blessings and bounty we have, whatever our means, and take some easy steps to a better life for all.
Toni Fiore is Toni Fiore was raised by an Italian-American father and a German mother who instilled in her a sociable nature and the love of travel and of good food. She has lived in Italy and Germany and now resides in southern Maine. She is the author of: Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian
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