I’m attempting to develop a plant based diet.
I’ve eliminated 95% of the meat from my diet (I really only eat it when I go out to eat and on occasion I eat it when I’m home because I can’t afford to feed myself year round and my family doesn’t always make stuff that can easily be made vegan/vegetarian). I have cut out all dairy products from my diet except for cheese. And I don’t eat eggs!
I’ve found that it’s been really easy for me to transfer to a plant based diet. A lot easier than I expected it to be. It’s a slow transition but I’m really glad that I’ve chosen to make this transition. I think I’ve made a lot of progress for having only made this decision back in August.
I decided to make this decision because of ethical and environmental issues. And I know most people would suggest a bunch of different documentaries to watch, but I haven’t watched them because I’m honestly too scared to actually see the reality of what is happening to our planet. So instead of suggesting a bunch of documentaries I’m going to share some videos with you that I enjoy as well as some people who are very inspirational to me.
This video by Lucy is great!
Marissa decided to try the 30 day vegan challenge months ago and now has been vegan ever since. I love watching her “what I eat in a day” videos as well as her grocery hauls.
If you really want some high expectations and awesome recipes I really recommend Niomi’s videos.
The last person I want to talk about is Caitlin. She is a college student and she has amazing videos about being able to eat vegan on a budget!
So if you don’t think that being vegan is a feasible idea for you I have some other good ideas:
You could try cutting out meat a few different days a week, possibly try Meatless Monday, or only eat meat on the weekends or something.
Go cruelty free with you makeup if you wear it. I’ve been working to make this transition as well.
You can buy more sustainable and recyclable products and avoid things made with leather and fur.
There are a lot of small changes that you can make that can build up to make big changes.
I really urge you all to do your own research and figure out what you want to do with this whole situation. And try some of the recipes in the videos, they’re really great.
Have a good Monday!