For some time now, Bill and I have been following a semi-strict vegan diet.
Probably with the exception of a few cheese nibbles, and some fish (though honestly I can’t remember the last time I had fish) we have stayed the course.
Why the change you ask? If you have been following our blog for any amount of time, you have seen us eat plenty of meat heavy meals and cheese-lots of cheese.
Well we chose this path after reading and watching some really health inspiring books and movies. These were just a few:
- The China Study
- Food Matters
- Fast Food Nation
- The Thrive Diet
- The Gerson Therapy
The information really resonated with us. Specifically the part about how a vegan diet could help eradicate cancer from your body. We starting wondering if it could help rid your body of cancer, then maybe it could help your body avoid getting cancer as well. Being 40 something, both Bill and I already see people around us suffering from cancer and it is scary.
For the most part, being vegan has been fun!
We have gotten to try a lot of new things:
Oh yes vegan donuts.
Lots of Kale Salads.
Plus we have gotten to experiment with nutritional yeast, vegan milks like hemp and almond, and we have got to try lots of vegan protein powders.
It has also been fun to serve vegan meals to meat eaters and see and hear their surprise when they realize they are not eating meat or cheese.
Plus Bill and I have always loved grains, carbs, and veggies so we do not feel as though we are missing out on anything.
I would have to say that the only hard parts of our journey have been:
- eating out-takes a bit more planning and sometimes there is nothing on the menu but a salad.
- dinners at friends and families houses when you don’t have a choice as to what is being served.
The last thing Bill and I want to do is to make people uncomfortable and be “preachy.”
We took this road for our health. And it seems to be working. Though others have found other roads and we do not mind…….
I can tell you one thing.
We are having fun!