Since this is the first post in awhile, I thought I'd update you on what's been going on with regards to my health, since this blog is called "Little Miss Healthy." :)
So over the past couple of months, I have been doing a ton of research on what I now consider to be the healthiest diet; not only for me, but for the planet and all of its creatures: veganism.
This word used to confuse me; I didn't understand why anyone would want to deprive themselves of things like yogurt, cheese, or eggs. When I became a vegetarian at age 10, I was already questioned enough for my choice of eliminating meat from my diet. Whenever veganism was brought up, I immediately assured others that I was not that extreme, and that I thought veganism was unhealthy and crazy. In addition, I was extremely critical of my best friend when she went vegan, instead of being curious and supportive. I still provided her with vegan options when she was over, but I was definitely skeptical. I just didn't understand it; I thought she was crazy.
But I was INCREDIBLY wrong. And stupid. And judgmental.
Veganism is far from unhealthy and crazy; it is a lifestyle that allows you to feel your best, to lessen your impact on the environment, and to stop unconsciously supporting animal cruelty. And it is definitely not depriving; contrastedly, it opens you up to a whole new world of abundance. With all of the amazing fruits, vegetables, starches, and grains out there, it is incredibly easy to feel 100% satisfied and achieve optimal health on this lifestyle. It just makes sense to go vegan.
So as of today, I have been an "official" vegan for 9 days. I know it hasn't been very long, but I do know that I will never go back. I have been plant-based, I guess you could say, for several months now. I tried my best to avoid dairy products, which was simple when I had control over what went on my plate. But if I was over at someone else's home or if my mom made something non-vegan for dinner, I didn't worry too much about it.
But now, I know that I never want to support the dairy industry again by my food choices. Little did I know, it is just as bad as the meat industry. But I'm not writing all this as a way to try to "convert" readers into vegans. Veganism is something you have to come to on your own terms, just like I did.
But with that said, from now on my posts will be relatively centered around the vegan lifestyle. Some posts you can expect are: what I eat in a day, recipes, vegan products, my "type" of veganism, and more.
I hope you're excited, because I sure am :)
(p.s. Special thanks to Alannah and Airlie for inspiring me to get this blog running again).