I’m going vegan. No long explanation necessary.
Originally I had a recipe post of how I made a Cheeseburger pie planned for today. As you can see that is very far from what you’re reading today! I decided it was against my morals to share a post of something I wouldn’t even eat. I’m not here to force my views or new lifestyle on you. Simply telling you why and how I made such a decision!
I started by doing my research of foods because I was preparing to go on a weight-loss1 journey. I wanted to be healthier and more active, the first step to having a healthier lifestyle is changing what you put into your body. Then, I ran across a Netflix documentary called Vegucated. In this documentary, there is a study where 3 normal people essentially go vegan cold turkey to see the physical and phycological reactions and changes. Not only did all three participants lose weight, their overall health was improved. Veganism has taken people off of their blood pressure medicines and has also basically cured people of their MH illnesses as well. The saying “You are what you eat” is true and very literal.
When you think of meat products you don’t typically think of the actual animal. You only think of the food that tastes delicious on your plate at the moment. After researching and looking for answers to all the questions I was left with after watching Vegucated, I watched the film Earthlings. Earthlings is also a documentary, it goes into the process of how that cow, chicken and other animals get to your plate and into your closet. It is very graphic, and hard to watch. That’s all I’ll say about that. But if your interested, I recommend watching the film on YouTube. It was an instant eye opener for me and I stopped eating meat that same day.
I won’t go into detail because I’m still learning and gaining new information daily but, I then looked into the science related questions I had of exactly how you can get sufficient nutrients if not eating milk or dairy products. It has been taught to us since the beginning of time that you NEED dairy and meat or fish to be healthy. It’s simply not true. The same protein and calcium you get from meat and dairy you can get from vegetables, fruit, beans and nuts. I can’t get into the exact percentages because like I said, i’m learning too, but it is proven that you can live a healthy, strong life on just produce that the earth has given us. The book Skinny Bitch gets into detail about it all and I recommend this read to you!
Don’t really know the answer to that question. I can only take you guys along on my journey to being a healthier me. I plan to share my ups and downs, struggles and accomplishments on my lifestyle change. There won’t be posts with me beating you down with why you need to go vegan, and I won’t push my lifestyle on you at all. I will be sharing my journey so I can find and connect with others living like me!
Have you ever considered going vegan or vegetarian? What are your thoughts on the lifestyle?
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