I am going to share with you an experiment that I have been going on since in the middle of Christmas. I said I wanted my new year's resolutions to start early, and guess what they lasted.
About a year ago was the first time I stopped eating meat for a while. I did it for several reasons:
1. The protection of animal life.
2. Environmental reasons.
These are the most common reasons people are deciding to become vegetarian for. I did it as an attempt the first time to see if it really felt better and it did. Wonder why I didn't keep going?
However, since mid-December, I have been a pescetarian. And it feels great. The body felt better and my mind felt better. I haven't missed either chicken or meat at all. When I moved to LA I heard everybody say "Oh my, you are going to be vegan now" - guess what: After a month in LA, I did. Moreover, this was something different. The effects on my body and mind were and are significantly better than just being a pescetarian.
The reason why I write this now is that I do want to kill all negative attitude towards the people that choose this way of living. Also, I do not judge the people that choose not to, but I want to share the benefits and effects of a vegetarian diet. Also, by limiting the meat and animal consumption you can actually help the environment a lot. Let us break it down to the 3 bullet point above.
First off, I am an animal lover, and I do see a life of an animal as important as ours. Back in time, people needed to eat meat to feed themselves because it was the only option, nowadays we do have a choice. Here is a list with numbers of animals saved every year by a vegetarian (based on the average persons eating habits)
Animals today is also injected with a lot of antibiotics and medications to grow faster and bigger and produce more - and this gets into our bodies by eating their meat.
The production of animal products, animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than all cars, trains, plans and other forms of transportation combined! Isn't this crazy? Global warming is one of the biggest issues the planet are facing these days, and politicians are mainly focusing on pollution from transportation etc, when we actually limit this by minimizing animal agriculture productions. This is something that really opened my eyes to change my eating habits.
There is a lot of articles on this online (I could probably write a book on this topic) but I will recommend by start reading this:
After I became Vegetarian/Vegan, I have had a significant effect on my body. My skin is glowing, my body rests better, my digestion is better, I never have a headache, I have more energy and I just feel better. I take better choices and mentally I feel way better.
This was just a tiny tip of the iceberg of everything I could write, discuss and show this topic because there is plenty. I will come back to more. (On my insta I post about this too). I understand it might seem difficult and hard and impossible. And I am not saying that you will need to stop completely to eat meat if you are a meat lover. But you can adjust it, and you can choose better options. The first thing you should do is to read you up on the subject and all the benefits of being vegetarian or even vegan based on my categories above.
Here are some tips I also have done:
- Find some good reasons for yourself (what is important to you?)
- Have a meat-free day or two every week to start with.
- Start to get rid of red meat.
- Read articles or watch documentaries.
- Substitute dairy products for non-diary products (soy, almond milk,)
- Try some simple recipes.
-Ask vegetarian friends about tips.
It is way easier than you think! I would love to help anyone that wants some advice to get on the right track!
Have a lovely day!!