“The problem is that we are not eating food anymore, we are eating food like products”
Over the past five weeks or so I have completely adjusted what I am putting into my body. It was not an easy process and it did not come quickly. This has been slow. I honestly take it day-by-day.
It started with simply adding more fruits and vegetables in every day. I really enjoy making green smoothies to sneak in a lot of vegetables, but I can only have those when I am in town. So on trips I really have to eat as many vegetables as humanly possible. After adding fruits and vegetables I started to remove the junk. All of this is not a new discovery to me, I know how to eat right, but it is challenging. I threw out the naughty snacks and anything with processed sugar etc. I aimed for a plant based centric way of eating.
After two weeks or so I wanted to play with removing other food elements and see how I felt. I dedicated an entire week to vegetarian meals. I felt great! I was a vegetarian a few years back but I think I did it for all the wrong reasons so I gave up after a while. Removing the meat from my meals for even one week made me feel a little less sluggish. Lately I have been experimenting with vegan meals. I felt even better without dairy. I am not saying I am going to be a vegetarian or a vegan. I do not want to label myself as anything. People judge one so harshly over these sorts of labels, not that it really matters what they think. But I feel as though they judge one so harshly for making a choice on food…a choice that does not concern them in any way!
I simply just want to eat a healthy plant based diet, and foods that make me feel good. Of course the looking good aspect of it all is nice. I am not where I would like to be weight or body-wise, but that is okay. Every day is a challenge, but it has not been as hard. It has almost become second nature for me to reach for an apple or make a sandwich filled with veggies. You have to indulge occasionally because that is balance, love. I definitely had some french fries the other day, but it did not stop me from eating healthy and clean the rest of the day.
I urge you to look at what you are eating. Watch some food documentaries while you are at it. I recommend “Forks Over Knives” and “Food Matters”. These documentaries really break down nutrition for you and completely open your eyes. Perhaps you will join me on this journey and we can inspire each other.