Recently a federal panel that helps set federal dietary guidelines said, Eating vegan is good for the planet. That might be true. But it’s also true that eating vegan 100% of the time is not good for me. I tried that for Lent and was ecstatic when the season was done.
Okay, yes there were a few benefits like reducing a craving for sweets and increasing a desire for greens. But the first few weeks were tough because I had neither the lifestyle knowledge nor yummy recipes to feed me. So I ate salads for a few weeks, and eating too much fiber caused my body to retaliated. Not fun.
Still, I want to embrace some elements of a vegan lifestyle, and I am inspired to make a few changes.
For starters I’m researching farms with grass-fed and stress free environments for their cows and poultry. Eat Wild seems to be a good resource. It provides research-based information about eating on the wild side. And I’ll ….
- Grow a garden of organic vegies.
- Purchase Rainforest Alliance or Fair Trade chocolate.
- Just as important, generate 20+ go-to recipes that embrace a healthy lifestyle. Sadly I only have about five.
Always tri. Never stop.