The whole time, I’ve eaten meat. Since starting my fitness journey in early 2012 I have tried everything on the market to find what’s best for our bodies.
I’ve learnt a lot doing these things and the one thing that occurs is Fruit and Vegetables. We need them in our diets, it’s the one thing we NEVER cut out… and why is that?
Because it is what our bodies want, we were designed to eat fruit and vegetables. I’m not writing this to force you into being vegetarian or vegan I just want you to have the knowledge to make your own decisions freely.I have eaten meat for 22 years, I had no knowledge of our bodies coping with animal products and how we get them in shops.
Here is an inspiring video on vegan/ vegetarianism. Whether or not you want to become one, watch it and gain perspective of where your meat comes from (It’s not food, its meat).
10 Reasons to go vegetarian.
This is probably the main thing for me, I have always been an animal lover and had no idea how they killed animals, I thought it was human, but after watching Gary’s video and then Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Forks Over Knives etc.., I was enlightened. I will still eat chicken once a week but from locally farmed places. (It’s not great but it’s a start into vegetarianism).
Eating meat is the one time you will eat a food item that has the highest percentage of fat compared to its other properties. For example, lentils per gram are highest in carbs than they are protein so we think of them as ‘carb-based’ foods. Meat is not a ‘protein-based’ food, it’s a fat based food.
Fruits and veg are packed with ALL the nutrients you need in your diet, as long as it is balanced (like all diets should be) citrus fruit, fibres – Fiber is a massive part of being full, on any diet. Proteins, pulses, roots ect.
Animal products have to be sanitised, have growth hormones injected in them and a lot of other bad chemicals I won’t go into, vegetables are pure and simple, locally farmed and organic are best but even commercial fruits and veg are better than processed meats injected with water and chemicals.
The natural taste of a homemade bolognese or curry outweighs the greasy taste of processed meats and ready meals. For meal inspiration why not check my foods section or follow my foodie Pinterest boards.
Have you ever eaten a burger, fish and chips, pizza and felt sluggish? Felt bloated? Constipated?