I’m proud to announce that my diet is much healthier in terms of my diet falling in the vegetarian/vegan/raw category. I can’t say that I am 100% because it’s a very difficult thing to do for me. Hearing the expressions, “live to eat” and “eat to live”, I am the “live to eat” type of girl. I love trying everything and anything because it’s how I experience different cultures…through their food. I have many future plans on eating my way around the world, so becoming 100% vegetarian is unfair to my love of food. I would say that some weeks are 60% vegetarian while others 80%. It really varies on my schedule and how much time I have to prepare food.
No, I am not an animal activist nor part of PETA. I am choosing this lifestyle because it makes my tummy happy and makes the earth more sustainable. I wanted to reduce my impact on the earth in terms of CO2e emissions and water usage. It makes me a little happier knowing that I am doing my part. Besides, vegetables are cheaper (by comparison) and I am all about experimenting and challenging myself with recipes. The more I can try, the more likely I’ll enjoy myself and have fun with it. It’s my definition of fun I guess
I slowly made the transition over a couple of months because I wasn’t happy on the inside and I needed more vegetables in my diet. My favourite book to this date is still Whole Foods to Thrive. I don’t know why, but when I was mostly a meat eater, I kept opening this book just to look at the recipes. It was kind of weird because: 1) I didn’t have any of the ingredients that were listed AND 2) I didn’t have a good food processor or blender to even get the smoothies or sauces that were mentioned throughout. I picked up a Vitamix two months ago (which I really love!!! Review soon) to help me transition faster. Soon after my purchase, these recipes were easy to make and they were really delicious! I was so surprised to be able to make my previously loved meat items into a vegan versions (caesar salad and pizza anyone?) I got motivated to continue eating vegetarian/vegan that the number of times I ate meat decreased to about 1-2 times a week. Maybe it helped too that I actually have a lot of trouble cooking meat because it comes out like rubber and the only item that I have successfully made was Boeuf Bourguignon. By the way, if you have never made this dish, I suggest you do because it’s SO. FREAKING. GOOD.
I feel that my energy levels have changed and I feel much better overall. Seeing from my last posts my performance in training has improved too. I’m very happy with my results and will continue the vegetarian/vegan/raw diet to make my body happy with me.
What ways has your body given you the ‘I love you!’ signal?