It can sound crazy at first, no meat, no eggs, no cheese! I get that a lot, and to be honest I used say the exact same thing – cheese lover that I was. I saw my friends becoming vegans, then many plant-based and gluten-free restaurants and coffeeshops opening in Paris, and I started really asking myself if it was a “trend” or a real health consciousness matter. What the fuss was all about? In magazines, on TV, on ads, on social media? Even celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Jared Leto, Beyonce and so many others talked about veganism in their interviews and how it was the best thing they ever did.
The thing that influenced me the most were two documentaries, available on Netflix, called What The Health and Food Choices. Apart from environmental and political reasons given in the documentaries and focusing on the healthy part of it, it really triggered me to be more conscious about what I am eating and what I am putting my body through. As a result, I have decided to try out veganism for 30 days, today it has been six months and I don’t even consider going back to my previous diet.
At first I had a bunch of negative responses from people around me saying that it wasn’t good for my health, that I wouldn’t get enough nutrients, that it would be so difficult for them to go out with me, etc. It is hard to get advice from people that aren’t actually vegans, I was lucky to have friends that really walked me through the process. Before going through the results, I would like to share questions that were asked to me, or worries I could have had.
First, let me just explain how I used to eat before going vegan. I barely ate red meat and don’t eat pork so cutting out these was not a problem for me. However, I used to love chicken and salmon, and let’s not forget about cheese. I thought it would be really difficult to give up on these foods but it was actually not this hard. Meat was easier than cheese, but there are so many alternatives available nowadays that I don’t even notice that I am missing something. Plus, when you change diets, your cravings change as well. I used to crave for a good cheeseburger, but now I’m just craving for a colorful Buddha bowl. Anyways, it has been six months, but I can say for sure that results started appearing within the first month.
- Weight loss.
- Fibre-rich diet.
- Full of energy.
- Hair and nails are more healthy.
- Glowing skin.
- Regular digestive system.
- No more migraines.
So basically these are the most significant changes that I have noticed on me and the list is longer trust me. Of course, each body reacts different, but I think if you’re a “good” vegan, meaning you follow a well balanced diet, you will see the effects on your body and mind.
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