Bet you didn't know I ate a plant-based diet for a few years while living away from home. It was too easy to have take out and reheat processed foods living on my own. So I committed to eating like a vegan to ensure I didn't come home after my PhD fat, sick and nearly dead. That's a movie people... did you get the reference???
Anyways. Eating like a vegan was great until I got pregnant. The judgement and advice I got from people was just overwhelming. Even the nutritionist told me I had to stop eating a plant based diet. I felt like I had no place to turn and no support in trying to continue my plant based journey. God forbid something were to go wrong during the pregnancy, was I confident enough to believe it wasn't MY diet that contributed? I didn't feel well versed enough to say yes. So like many vegetarians I know who become pregnant, I caved.
Back on meat and I was loving all the flavors and bad food. I said after baby was born I would go back to a plant based diet. But when I tried I was tired and not getting enough of the right things. So the meat continued. Fast forward 2 more babies in the next 2 years and here I was tired, sluggish and making excuses for why i couldn't switch back to a plant based diet.
Well 2019 sparked a new interest after watching a new documentary - What the Health. This and the motivation from a family member who started looking into veganism and its relationship ship to health and disease, we are back in track.
A family effort to eat more of a plant based diet. Are any of you considering this for you and your family? Which one? Vegan or plsnt-based diets -did you they are different? Check out some of the differences here