After watching several documetaries on Netflix: the likes of Cowspiracy, Seaspiracy, What the Health and The Game Changers, I’ve decided to go plant based once again…
I did a poll on my Instagram asking if I should do it and it was 40/60 spilt – apparently a lot of my friends didn’t want me to go vegan.
I’ve been pescetarian, vegetarian and now I take on the challenge of being fully vegan. I was eating plant based a few months ago, but loved cheese and chocolate too much that I switched back to being veggie.
Reasons for doing it are, one, I want to lead a healthier lifestyle, two, I’m disgusted at how animals are being treated (I mean that’s not something new), three, I want to improve my endometriosis symptoms and lastly, four, I want to help the environment. I’ve just become aware at how bad milk and eggs are for you (I drink oat milk and have done for around 5 years). I know they have some benefits and I’m not a nutritionist to tell you the facts but after watching ‘What the Health’ recently, I decided enough is enough, let’s eat more plant based.
While I was watching ‘What the Health’, a woman said eating plant based cured her thyroid cancer, although I’m not aware of having any thyroid issues, however, I have endo and hope to improve the pains I suffer with through-out the month and that dreaded time of the month.
When I was eating pescetarian I would crave fish as you would (salmon, cod or prawns) but after getting engrossed in Seaspiracy, quite frankly I don’t want to eat fish again. I know some may say the documentary was heavily exaggerated but I’ve formed my own opinion and decided I would no longer eat fish again.
So there’s my reasons, I’m going to find it extremely tough giving up chocolate (I know you can get some vegan chocolate) and cheese.
Do you eat plant based? Or have you seen the above documentaries? What are your thoughts?