Fat Fridays – Finding Balance with your Plant-Based Diet
I never had balance in my diet. I ate what I thought I needed.
I ate what I knew I wanted and did not consider the consequences of my actions or the fact that I never knew what I was eating. I mean, I would eat chicken, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. I sometimes would have more than one helping, and I never thought about how it benefits my life, apart from filling a hunger pain.
I’m more proactive with understanding how foods nourish my body and what amounts I need to eat the right foods. For instance, during menstruation, I found that mint tea and avocado smoothies work like magic for my womb.
I have also accepted that chickpeas over chicken is best for everything. Today my body is nourished by plant-based food and hydrated with water.
It’s great when someone decides to phase out animal meat from their diets or give it up completely! However, just because something is plant-based/vegan does not mean it’s great for your body. For example, I love vegan nuggets, but they’re high in salt.
I implore you all to re-evaluate your diet and know what you’re putting into your body. Don’t be embarrassed about asking and researching the food you eat, where it’s from, and how it can help you become a healthier version of yourself.
Live a healthy life,