Nope, I’m not a vegan and although I’ve thought about going the vegetarian route, I’m not planning on going vegan right now. However, at the end of this month, my husband will have been mostly Vegan (he hates being labeled “vegan”, but it’s easier for people to understand since it’s a more widely used term) for 5 months. He started out by reading a book based on the documentary, Forks Over Knives. For him, going plant based, was more about his health than saving animals. He has a long history of heart disease in his family and he’s had high blood pressure for years and years, even though he’s only 33 yrs old, very active and normal weight. Since he’s the type of guy that is all or nothing, within a day or two of doing some research, he was completely plant based. You’ll notice at the beginning that I said, “mostly” vegan. For 3 months, he was completely plant based. No meat, no dairy, no eggs, nada! However, he had lost about 10-15lbs and he was finding it hard to get his calories at times. This isn’t to say it can’t be done. It’s just that not only is he an all or nothing guy, he also doesn’t really want to plan what he’s going to eat, until he’s hungry. After about 3 months, he decided that he would incorporate a little bit of meat such as fish, shrimp and lean turkey. He only has one of these about once a week though, sometimes less.
Anywho, I saw this today on PETA’s site and thought I would share.
Also, a great source of information for going Plant-Strong, is the Engine 2 Diet.
And, the Happy Herbivore.
For anyone wondering about my hubs’ health…he says he feels great, has plenty of energy and doesn’t miss meat at all. As of his last doctor appt, his blood pressure was well within normal range. He’d like to put on a little muscle, but otherwise, he’s at his ideal size.
*Btw, I’m tired of saying, “long time, no see” or “it’s been awhile” or reasons why I haven’t posted in a month. Truth be told, I just get distracted or I feel like I don’t have much to say. 🙂