I've been a lacto-ovo-vegetarian for three years. I also don't eat seafood or sushi. In early May I was diagnosed with a fatty liver due to years of starving. The last year and half of recovery I've tried to eat healthy foods but my body still doesn't feel healthy and in the last couple of months I've been experiencing abdominal pain.
So three weeks ago I decided to purify my diet. Little differences, like only eating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables and whole wheats. The major change is that I cut out all salt, butter/margarine, alcohol, processed foods, sugar, condiments (i.e. ketchup, mayo, sour cream, salsa etc.) and not frying foods with oil. And let me tell you, I feel wonderful!
No pain anywhere and the walks after dinner help me digest.
I'm actually having a difficult time eating out nowadays. My city doesn't have many vegetarian restaurants. And it's hard to find recipes on food blogs that have my guidelines.
The only person that comes close to preparing meals and taking an approach to nutrition that I think is very health is British nutritionist Gillian McKeith's
I'm also always deficient in iron and other vitamins. I'm doing my best and I feel I'm on the right path...perhaps my body needs to time...
Oh! And hello everyone! It's great to be on here.