If I tried to connect the dots. I would say it started at home, and not the way you’re thinking. My family eats the furthest thing from a plant-based diet and very seldomly eat fruit, if at all.
My grandmother’s side of the family battle with cancer and my paw paw’s side seem to pass of heart related illnesses. I didn’t want that to be my future, but it almost became a reality when I found myself 15 pounds heavier in a few months. The weight was finally holding and I would randomly have cystic acne. I tried diets, but it felt like someone was telling me “you can’t have that.” I loved honey buns and no diet allowed for it. (link to honeybun recipe)
I tried instead to maybe try changing the way I ate. I stopped eating pork in 2013, so bacon was no longer my biggest hurdle. September 2016 I decided to give a vegetarian diet a try. During my first week of no meat, I went on an information binge researching and watching documentaries such as Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives, and Earthlings. Honestly, I couldn’t finish Earthlings 🙁 .
After that I was convinced I was a vegan, and have not intentionally eaten any meat or dairy products since! I quit cold turkey. I am still following a vegan diet and I can honestly say it has been an eye-opening journey. It’s a process. I’ve made mistakes, but I treat those as learning experiences that I can share with the next person that wants to give this lifestyle a try.(link to top 5 things to look for when scanning ingredients)
I am utilizing this blog as my safe place where I can share what I’ve learned, recipes I’ve tried and liked, and my journey as a mother.
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