Here are my top 3 reasons for trying this on for size!
I was not going to tell anyone this but I am thinking of going all the way to the plant side. I have been MOSTLY plant based for a number of years now. I never went all the way because well if I am out and want a burger…or well anything animal…I can without guilt. It’s a once in a while thing anyway so it never felt bad. Plus, I live by the theory of balance – eliminating something from my diet forever doesn’t feel like balance. Lastly, if I commit to something I am all in.
Lately I am having a change of heart. Truth is I took the kids to lunch on their birthday and ordered myself a burger. It was good, but I didn’t have that feeling afterwards of oh that was worth it. It was ok. In truth, my attachment to meat has lessened quite a bit over the years. This change has been a slow and natural progression. I really believe giving up meat is a process – not something you just wake up and do.
Here are my top 3 thoughts on why I am thinking of taking the next step:
1 – HEALTH MATTERS: There is scientific proof that a plant based diet lowers hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. When we up our intake of fruits and veggies our health gets better. I need to live a long and healthy life!
2 – WEIGHT MATTERS: The less meat I eat the less I think about calories. I always tell people I lost a ton of weight without weighing and measuring my food. That’s because there just isn’t enough kale out there to make me fat! Right? It simplifies life and eases digestion.
3 – SPIRITUAL MATTERS: This is NOT SCIENTIFIC. For me today this is probably the top reason I am moving in this direction. We are all connected. I have been expanding my spiritual practice. As time goes on and I imagine myself connected to all beings I share this planet with I can’t help but think of the animals too. We live in a world where animals are raised for slaughter. I never gave this too much thought before – because I did not want to. As I evolve in my life I feel more connected to this issue.
So, I have been a plant based food dabbler. I know I CAN do it. I have some commitment issues though – in more than one aspect of my life. It is for that reason I decided to discuss this publicly. It is November 1st. I will go meat free the month of November. That will include Thanksgiving…and then I will make a decision. I want to make a short term commitment during a difficult time of the year and see the results! I bring you along on this journey because I like accountability and support.
Would you like to join me? Commit to trying the veg life. It does not have to be a long term commitment. Commit to meatless Monday’s until the end of the year. Commit to a meatless week. Try it on and see how it feels. Maybe it will not be something you want long term BUT it will bring more fruits and vegetables into your life. Maybe it will just make you realize how much you enjoy them. What do you have to lose?
Love and light,