One of my New Year's Resolution is to try not to eat meat and see if it makes any difference in how I feel. If you know me, this is really a big stretch for me. After all, I love meat, who doesn't like a big, juicy steak ? I've grown up eating meat and chicken. If you ask me a while back , I would never have entertained a diet without meat , chicken, eggs, milk, and cheese. I would have thought you were crazy. If you couldn't eat these foods, what would be the joy in eating. Like you took away all the good stuffs. What's left to eat that juicy and delicious?
But that is exactly what I did. I have not eaten meat, chicken, eggs, or cheese since Jan 1, 2018. I feel so much better and have lost 7 lbs. I just feel lighter and less bloated. Like my system is working more fluidly and efficiently. Don't have that "sluggish" feeling that I usually do . I have more energy and bounce to my step. Nutritionist say that not eating aforementioned foods will decrease inflammation in your body considerably. I can attest to this. In fact, what prompted me to adopt this diet was when my ankles and legs developed swelling and tightness. I have never experienced swelling before. I thought maybe I had gout or some circulatory problems. This scared the heck out of money and was a wake up call to take action and take control of my diet regimen as well as my exercise regimen. I did not want to be sick or to be diagnosed with a pathological disease/ ailment. It brought me to see that health really is your number one form of wealth. You can have all the money in the world but if your health is bad, you are in trouble.
It's funny how we take our health for granted until something comes up to tell us otherwise. I see so many people who are sick and diagnosed with a disease . Mostly all can be traced back to their unhealthy diet and lack of exercise regimen. Not caring what they eat and just being inactive and too sedentary in their lifestyle.
Fish, fruits, and vegetables are what I have been consuming mostly. Preparing wholesome foods at home and not eating out. This way I know the quality of the food and the preparation of the food. Just trying to be more wholesome and organic. My body has reacted favorably and I aim to maintain this diet through 2018. Looking forward to this life changing journey.
Funny thing is , I don't even crave or miss meat, chicken, eggs, milk, and cheese. I guess it is because I now know that one must "eat to live and not live to eat!"
What do you guys think? Can you live without meat? Are you making health a priority in 2018? Would love to hear from you.