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Let me start by saying Steven and I eat a vegan diet AND
we are not here to offend anyone by eating a vegan diet.
You would be amazed at the looks we get when someone finds out we don’t eat meat… or eggs… or cheese. Being in East Texas, the staples in the kitchen are butter, milk, sugar, flour, and meat, meat, meat. I understand it because I used to live it. However, I am very “to each their own”.
July 4, 2017, Steven and I were having a quiet day off with no plans and watching the Netflix. We stumbled upon the documentary I’m sure you’ve heard of: What The Health. Now, I’m not promoting that documentary. I’m just filling you in on what gave us a different perspective.
Steven and I have tried a lot of the healthy eating fads and even juicing but they either didn’t work for us or we were just flat-out miserable. So, after watching What The Health, we decided “why not?” (Not to mention, it really makes you not want to eat meat after you watch it.)
A little background…
On September 11, 2014, Steven went into emergency surgery and had two stents put in. It was a real eye opener for him. Since then, he’s put forth much effort to be healthy so he never has to go through that again.
Anyway, we decided to take on this new lifestyle and it’s been amazing… minus the reactions of others. But, we haven’t let that stop us!
Full disclosure, I received a book for free in exchange for a review but I can assure you every opinion in this post is all mine. The book is written by Melody Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS. and it’s called “Pleasure Not Meating You”. The title alone grabbed my interest because it’s AWESOME! Melody provides the science behind the lifestyle in a no nonsense way (which I love) and includes recipes that I’m super eager to try! Steven can’t wait to try something new, too.
Read this book for the “mic drop” comebacks, if you’re like me and have an ex husband that thinks Veganism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You’ll definitely get some education. Pick up a copy here!!! 🙂 You’re welcome!
Let me know in the comments if you’ve read it and what you thought… or if you’re interested in starting a plant-based diet. I’m not expert but I can definitely point you in a good direction!