Happy World Vegetarian Day!
Hey bumblebee, it’s been roughly 9 months since I’ve refrained from eating meat. When I spontaneously decided to give it up, it was under the distress of learning more about the meat industry; with the comfort of being the only person I cook for; and supported by compassion as an extreme lover of all animals. Around the same time, I was also on a strict budget so worrying about what to eat when out and about wasn’t an issue.
After a few months, I noticed not only physical changes but mental as well. Random headaches and sicknesses began happening less frequent along with a change of smell in my body odor. My overall mood was as colorful as my Pescatarian diet; passing on poultry has truly changed me from the inside out.
I’ve just felt so great since making this lifestyle change.
Kicking this one habit landed me with a string of bad habits melting away. Whether it was the newfound willpower or simply a change in chemicals; whatever was happening to my body was much needed. Cigarettes and alcohol were less desirable to me and hobbies like running and yoga were entertained daily. Being mindful of my other habits and their impact on nature came so naturally after a few weeks of changing my diet.
A month in I invested in yummy protein powder to balance the sudden decline in protein while I researched my new way of living. I tried Olly Plant Powered Vegan Protein at Target which was about $20 and I absolutely love it! On average I would mix one scoop of powder with almond milk about every other day for the two months my Olly powder lasted. The biggest change I noticed after adding this to my regular diet was an increase in energy which was possibly an indicator that I had ingesting too little protein in that first month. Not only is the powder plant-based, it’s also vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and super yummy! Does it get much better than that?
While I’m so excited to continuously learn about living meatless in America, I hope to eventually obtain a vegan diet. In addition to cutting back on my waste, this will allow me to grow the foods filling my diet which I’m super excited about. This past summer, eating fruits from my tomato garden was both extremely yummy and truly rewarding.
What’s one eating change you’ve adopted in 2019?
Cheers to one contribution to making the world a better place,
p.s. Have you checked out my new Intro Video on YouTube featuring Milo? Click here to laugh your head off!