Checking my Vegan Diet on Cronometer

Vegan Success Using Cronometer

If you’re new to the world of Veganism, it CAN be a scary thought to jump into something that is new and alien to your normal way of life.

Most Americans are totally immersed into this Standard American Diet, with hotdogs and hamburgers, barbecue during the Summer months, mac n cheese, potato salad, apple pie, and then we have fast food, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King.

Even our U.S. government says we should be REALLY focused on more fruits and vegetables. Less processed foods.

It’s a tough battle when we’ve all been mass brain washed by the big food, meat and dairy industries, to buy certain foods advertised on the television and in magazines, etc.

It’s kind of like the movie The Matrix, that we’ve been living in a dream world where out perception of reality has been clouded (or shrouded).

The U.S. is a first world country with an abundance of food, most of which are appealing to the eyes and taste buds, but aren’t REALLY healthy for us, and does not contribute to longevity.

I could go on and on, but I’ll just take one food type: Red Meat

It’s already proven by the medical establishment that daily intake of Red Meat can lead to heart disease and stroke, and also colorectal cancer, and even gout!

And then there’s white sugar. Yes we need carbs and sugar is a simple carb, but not healthy for human consumption. It’s like a drug like meth, and maybe the longterm effects very subtle. But white sugar is harmful to our bodies, but it is widely accepted and we put it in a lot of foods!

With my Vegan Diet, I use cronometer to monitor my food intake and activities (calories burned), and yes it’s a hassle and takes up more of my time. But, isn’t my health worth it?

Anyway, Cronometer has a huge database of foods and recipes, and even things like a McDonald’s Big Mac will be included with all the nutrients, carbs, fats, proteins, etc.

Cronometer ensures that I am getting my vitamins and minerals, carbs, proteins and fats. And it tells me if I am getting too much of one thing (this is important).

What I’ve learned is that I can get all my nutrients on a Vegan Diet. I just have to know what to eat and in what amounts. A vegan multivitamin helps round out my daily intake (even carnivores need to take a multivitamin).

What’s important with any diet (including vegan) is that one eats a clean, healthy diet and avoid the junk food, fast food and processed foods as much as possible.

Even vegans can get into a habit of eating vegan junk food!

Disclaimer: The content provided here is for information and entertainment purposes only. It’s not intended as an offer or solicitation to purchase any products or services. And this material should not be taken as advice. For any health and/or nutrition concerns, please consult your doctor if a program that is suitable for you.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and

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