It’s January 1st, 2020 and many people are putting into action a plan to better themselves this year; whether that be mentally, physically, emotionally or financially. No matter the area in your life that you are working to improve, adopting a plant based lifestyle will positively affect each one.
How Does Going Plant Based Relate To My Mental State
Before I went Vegan, I was made aware of an eye opening concept. Animals are living, breathing and feeling organisms, and millions of cows, pigs, chickens and more farm animals are bred simply to be slaughtered. To be born in a traumatic environment, and the purpose of their existence to only be to feed gluttonous humans puts them in an unhealthy physical and mental state. The traumatized and unhappy energy of those animals goes directly into your blood stream when you eat them.
Removing that energy from your diet not only reduces brain fog, but it also helps you combat depression by increasing the intake of living foods. Everything has a vibration, except dead animals, in order to keep your vibrational energy high, you must eat high vibrational foods...fruits & vegetables.
“But I Can’t Stop Eating Chicken” 😩
Wouldn’t you like to prove to yourself that you actually CAN stop doing something? I never thought I’d be able to live without salmon, or cookies or ice cream. But the thing is, when you go vegan, you don’t have to give up your favorite foods! You can still eat cookies & ice cream, you can enjoy sushi and pasta. Vegans don’t only eat salad or “rabbit food” as non-vegans love to say.
Going plant based brings a new level of creativity into your life. People recreate salmon sushi rolls with marinated thinly sliced carrot, they swap out cow’s milk for coconut milk in desserts, we make crab cakes with jackfruit & the list goes on!
How Do I Start?
If letting go of meat, dairy and animal by-products cold turkey terrifies you, start small! Eliminate dairy & beef in quarter 1, then in April eliminate chicken & eggs, and so on and so forth. I transitioned over the course of 6 or 7 months, and the key is to read, read, read!
The biggest motivator for me is researching natural foods and learning about the nutritional benefits. For example, I discovered a love for dragonfruit. Learning that they grow on cactus plants, and contain iron and vitamin C, as well as them being packed with antioxidants made me more inclined to keep eating them.
If you’ve been thinking about going vegan or exploring the option, you can do it! Read about food, read about the human body and what it needs from credible sources, grab some plant based cook books, watch YouTube videos, and get inspired!
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