So, I recently started a “body revamp” journey after realizing I gained 20 pounds in the past year (wtf?!) and have been doing a lot of research on weight loss.
I quickly found out that a medication I had been prescribed (a year ago) was a main culprit but, in my eyes, there had to be more to it than that.
I have been eating a lot of meat & cheeses in the past year due to my boyfriend Chris and I’s love for charcuterie boards. We’ve been making them a lot since living together (5 months woot woot) and that has definitely been a culprit of my weight gain as well.
Soooo moving on. As many of you may have seen, this year on Netflix a documentary called <What the Health came out and has made a major impact on people’s lifestyle. How can one Netflix documentary do this you might ask? Well, it has lifted the veil of dairy & meat products being good for you, from viewers eyes. Watch it. It rocks.
The main take away from this documentary is: Meat & dairy have no place in a humans diet because we, as humans, are not meant to be carnivores. The diet that nature had intended for humans to be is in fact, herbivore. The earth is paying the consequences after thousands upon thousands of years of farming cattle & other animals such as chickens and pigs. Anyways, I digress.
The point that I am trying to make is that after viewing this documentary, I never want meat or cheese in my diet again. What is left to eat then? A shit ton. That’s right. A shit ton of healthy and delicious food is still available if animal products are not included in your diet.
I now am fascinated by Veganism. It seems that being vegan is probably the healthiest diet to maintain because it is a much more natural way of consuming food. The body is much more accustomed to working with a plant based diet.
I’ve been practicing this vegan diet for just a few days now, and already feel much lighter and like my body is going through a much needed detox.
Anywho…I will keep posting about this Vegan adventure as I start the shift in my lifestyle!
Any vegans out there who have any input on this? And any recipes they’d like to share for a little beginner like me?
Talk to you soon y’all!
PS. Happy first day of October!