It’s been just on 100 days since shifting my focus away from meat and dairy – towards a plant based diet.
I feel lighter, leaner and clear headed.
BUT – I have to concede I have not stuck 100% to a plant based diet.
WHY? Because life. The moment about 45 days in when I noticed my energy was slipping into evangelical – or even worse – boring.
Vegan Update – first 100 Days
So I relaxed a little and when social situations presented – I may have had a slice of pizza, or mayonnaise, or tuna sushi.
All along I have allowed myself the grace of eggs from my chickens. That’s not up for debate.
But across the whole spectrum of my diet, my meat and dairy consumption has decreased to about less than 5% of my diet.
I don’t want to be that person who brings up his veganism at every opportunity – let alone bringing up addiction issues, or family issues.
I’m not waving the flag at every opportunity, and I’m ok with that. It’s not my job to convert you, or reveal my weak moments as though I am somehow less.
Here’s the TWO BIGGEST areas of change with being vegan.
1 – Milk, Ice cream, yogurt, – taking dairy out of my diet has been the biggest change. This time last year I was glugging two or three milky cappucinos each day – now the though of all that milk swirling around in my gut makes me shudder. Same with ice cream – as a regular night time thing. I replaced it with a cup of warm almond milk and it works just the same. My pants are getting looser, my belt buckle has moved in and that boob fat around my pecs has dwindled. Also my ear wax is clearer or non-existent, and I don’t have a ruynny nose or even the flu all winter. Breathing better than ever.
2 – My bowel movements are – this is a tricky one – let’s just say they are consistent in shape, form and regularity. It’s a pleasure to be packing so much fibre and being able to expel all those toxins/waste each day. It’s almost like I can correlate each meal with a bowel movement which is weirdly fascinating. I don’t know where this is headed, so I think I’ll stop now….