You see I did not choose to go Vegan because of the moral reasons as most people do. I agree that the treatment of the animals we eat is deplorable. But like many other Americans I have been very good at ignoring it and have taken on the don’t tell me I don’t want to know attitude so that I can go on eating my meat and dairy guilt free.
So then WHY have I made the choice to eat a Vegan diet? This is where I get embarrassed. I did it to lose weight. I know so not the right reason, but it is my reason. I needed to do something drastic to get me motivated and to be honest all of the Vegan’s I know are in amazing shape, one in particular that I admire so much did an Iron Man. She did all this while eating Vegan, and I can’t help but want to be in that kind of shape. So Vegan I went.I have to say that I have been so surprised at a side effect of this Vegan diet, you see I feel great. I mean really great! You know that sluggish feeling you have all day. Where you are tired and feel heavy. You know the feeling, I remember that feeling. Well I don’t get that feeling at all anymore, as a matter of fact my energy level has increased, last night I was actually dancing around the room with my girls till I was sweating and out of breath. Usually by the time they come home I am ready for bed I am so tired and run down. Not anymore I am filled with energy and the thought of sitting down and doing nothing is just not appealing to me.
The only thing I can think of for this change is that I am getting a much healthier diet. I eat a TON more fruits and veggies. And pretty much don’t eat anything processed. Yes there is a lot of preparation and cooking involved but it is totally worth it.Do I recommend going Vegan? Yes I do, I truly feel great inside and out. I think this is the healthiest “diet” I have ever been on. Will I go back? Not sure yet, the family is starting to eat a lot of the foods I am making and my kids are eating more veggies. But you never know if one day I will choose to have meat and dairy again only time will tell.
What do I mean when I say the healthiest “diet” I have ever been on? Well I like many of you out there have done some crazy diets to lose weight. No fat, No carb, super low calorie, you name it I tried it. Even with Weight Watchers which I was very successful losing weight before having my girls I lost 40lbs. But with all those diets I ate like crap, epically with weight watchers I ate tons of desserts. This is the first time I have truly eaten healthy to lose weight. I am giving my body what it needs and when I really need something sweet to eat I can make one of CCK’s desserts