There are many reasons why people decide to live a plant based lifestyle. From health benefits, recovering from heart disease, religious believes to ethical reasons. Today I would like to pick your brain and find out what made you commit to the vegetarian /vegan lifestyle.
Here is a great short video of Ellen DeGeneres explaining her reasons for going vegan:
For me personally the journey started 15 years ago. I was a rebellious teenager with a stubborn attitude. I watched a quick film made by the communist government portraying how far that conventional farming has come. I believe it was suppose to impress the general population by showing images of farm animals being killed and prepared for consumption in a very fast and efficient fashion.
Well it did not impress me! I finished watching the film in tears and shouting out load that I will never eat meat again!
I have come a long way since then. Starting from eating the “starcheterian” diet based around pasta, potatoes, rice and dumplings with the occasional serving of vegetable and fruit. Moving onto super strict macrobiotic diet and overcoming an eating disorder .
Until couple years ago finally coming to the conclusion that mother nature is smart and everything my body needs and wants she will provide. Today I eat 100% plant based diet and feel the best I have ever felt on my 15 year journey. I don’t deprive myself, I enjoy food. I have all the energy I need (and then some) for my very active lifestyle.
I would find it very inspiring to hear why you are a plant based eater. One of my favorite parts of Active Vegetarian – is getting to meet people all over the world.
Please connect with me in the comment section and let me know why you made the switch