Going vegan was never something I wanted to check off my bucket list. I ate chicken once a day, if not twice, and cheddar cheese gave me all the feels. Well, after diving into a ton of research, listening to vegan podcasts and hearing from well-known doctors, I learned that a plant-based diet not only reverses heart disease (our country’s leading cause of death) but also improves overall health tremendously. Did you know that some of the world’s most successful athletes have gone “plant-based” and have seen a huge increase in their energy, stamina and performance? This shocked me. It was an intriguing concept because throughout my entire life I was taught (by my parents, the government and society) that meat was an essential source of protein and energy. Jokes on me because after going 30 days of eating vegan, my energy has been more stable and consistent than ever. This is just one of the many benefits I’ve noticed from our diet change.
I am happy to share that our 30-day “vegan challenge” turned into a lifestyle change, for the better. I truly believe that reducing my meat and dairy intake will continue improving all the factors I discuss below. It’s been over 35 days, and I’ve yet to enter meat or dairy back into my diet and I feel like a new person.
Now it’s time to share our journey with you by breaking down our TOP 10 takeaways from going vegan. My hope is not scare you into going vegan but to encourage you to introduce more plant-based foods into your diet while doing your own research about this type of lifestyle. How can you reduce the amount of meat and dairy while also diversifying your diet with plants and veggies? I also hope to create mindfulness around the types of meat you eat and the source of which you get it from. Go for it...
TOP 10 “VEGAN CHALLENGE” TAKEAWAYS