Hi everyone! Been a while since I lasted posted… just fancied a break I guess! Anyways I decided to go on a “vegan challenge” just for fun, the plan was to challenge myself for a week as I didn’t think I would be able to stick to it….
& for those of you who are unsure about that kind of lifestyle or don’t know what to think about it, let me just get straight to it & tell you about some serious side effects if you are considering being vegan or/and not sure whether it is good for you…
Here it is, some serious side effects you need to seriously consider:
- You might become too happy!
- You might become too healthy
- Your weight will drop
- Your hair will be shinier
- Your bones will be stronger
- Your heart will be healthier
- Your waist line slimmer
- Your vision will improve
- You will live longer
- You will sleep better
- You will save money (since you won’t have to see doctors or pay for meds and surgeries)
- If you are young and want kids, you will conceive easier
- If you are having hormonal issues(ED, menopause, etc.), you will resolve them
& this is just a drop in the bucket. LOL!!
Seriously though, there are no side effects of eating too much salad I promise you!
On a serious note though, I have been following a vegan lifestyle for a month so far (still ongoing) & honestly I was just testing it out!!! (Can’t believe it’s been a month – that’s a long time without eggs & Greek yoghurt!) …
I called it a “challenge” because I did not think I would survive a day without some eggs & yoghurt! But after seeing the documentary Food Inc. I think I’ve been put off for good! For real though… every time I was tempted to have eggs, dairy etc. I remembered the footage & that was enough for me! Plus I love & care about my body way too much ….
Firstly let me just say that I personally don’t call myself a “vegan” (not yet!), I think being vegan is way more than following a vegan diet! I rather say I follow a plant based lifestyle where I eat MOSTLY whole plant based foods! Plus I am not a big fan of labels & honestly calling myself VEGAN will just put pressure on me… & knowing myself well enough I would be following that lifestyle just to stick to my word & probably sneak some non-vegan foods in the middle of the night without people watching!! (I always thought that’s what vegans did when people were not watching! Lol)…. I also do believe in balance & having things in moderation & listening to my body! If one day I wake up & I want some egg & that craving isn’t going nowhere for few days! Then hell ya… I am gona have some eggs! (But to be honest I don’t see that happening, but don’t take my word for it just in case)!!
Anyways a good place to start is to watch Food Inc. documentary, it’s on Youtube.
If you’re wondering why I did it? Well, for me it’s all about MY health & what I put in my body (aka my temple) 😉
Prior to this, I actually stopped eating meat for a year or two now, I was having it occasionally, maybe once a 3-6 months, but I was still having fish, eggs, yogurt & cheese regularly as I found these tooo good to cut! BUT I just look at it differently now… Eggs & dairy products comes from factories & not a farm (Myth #1) & there is nothing natural in that process! Call it organic, grass-fed I don’t care I am no longer interested in it (I don’t trust those labels anyways, why start paying double the amount & still be unsure about the source!)… (Watch the documentary & you will understand what I mean!) …
& by the way in case you didn’t know cows get RAPED just so you can consume that “HIGH PROTEIN DIET”– WHICH IS UNNESSARY to be honest! (Excuse the caps 🙁 just fed up with people thinking they need animal protein 24/7! There is protein in everything you eat – so stop wasting money buying protein shakes & consuming way too much animal protein!).
Something many of you don’t know about the way many animals are treated…. (& if this doesn’t put you off I honestly don’t know what will) 🙁
In order to maintain uninterrupted milk production, cows are forced year after year to go through an endless cycle of pregnancy and birth, only to have their calves immediately taken from them. Cows and calves cry out for each other as they are separated.
All forms of dairy farming involve forcibly impregnating cows. This involves a person inserting his arm far into the cow’s rectum in order to position the uterus, and then forcing an instrument into her vagina. The restraining apparatus used is commonly called a “rape rack.”
Half of all calves born are male. Of no use in milk production, they are sent to veal-producing operations or directly to auctions where they are sold and slaughtered when they are just a few days old. Male calves used for veal production suffer a crude castration process and are killed after 4 months spent in small crates or pens.
After just 4 to 6 years, dairy cows are “spent” from being forced to continuously produce milk. Often weak and ill, they endure transport to auction and slaughter, both of which are traumatic for these gentle animals. If allowed to exist free of exploitation and slaughter, cows can live 25 years or more.
Initially I didn’t care how animals were treated, I thought animals being killed was just part of “natural” process so we can eat!… but this is way pass just killing animals….
I don’t want to make this post way too long, this is a huge topic which to be honest I didn’t want to know much about initially & I know many people are avoiding it too because being vegan/plant based is “HARD” but trust me when you are doing it for the right reasons & when you know EXACTLY WHERE YOUR FOOD IS COMING FROM you won’t find it as hard…. 🙂
P.S feels sooo good to be back!
Lots of Love,