Who am I?

Copenhagen, Denmark
I'm a 21 year old student of the Copenhagen Metropolitan University College's Global Bachelor in Nutrition and Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. The purpose of this blog is to record my experiences with different diet approaches and health techniques, which I try out for 30 days at a time, thus the name.

onsdag den 14. juli 2010

Finished vegan challenge - new challenges

I finished my 30 day vegan challenge some time ago, unfortunately I haven't been able to set aside time for the blog recently, something that I plan to change in about two weeks, when I will begin my next challenge - 30 days of high raw 'beegan' (vegan + bee products like honey) diet.

With regards to my experience of, and results on, the vegan diet, they were mixed, but generally good. Just prior to the challenge I ran my first marathon, something that didn't go well, as i ended up with pain in both my knees, something that has (and still is) made it impossible for me to continue my running - which has lead to a worse body fat percentage. Other than that I had some gaseous (to be frank) problems in the beginning of the diet, these disappeared when I changed soaked and cooked beans for soaked and cooked lentils, and cut down on grains, while adding in quinoa (a seed and so called pseudo grain).

At the end of the challenge I felt good, better than I did on the paleo diet, which is also expressed in my evaluation using the questionnaire from Mark Hyman. This time I scored 24, compared to 36 on the paleo diet and before 47 before that, remember less is better in this test. 

My average blood pressure measured 120,65 above 60,25, which is a definite improvement over what I normally get (if it is accurate), but worse than what I had after the paleo diet + running, also there were considerable variations in the readings, some being as high as 137 above 62.

So in other words, unfortunately mixed results, when compared to the paleo diet.

Ok thats it for now, I hope to get back to you soon with more on the next challenge.

btw. If you want more, here are some sites I recommend for more knowledge on health and nutrition -