Hi everyone,Over the last few months I've been having a bit of a overhaul in the diet department. I don't mean diet in the sense of calorie counting but generally what I consume on a daily basis.
I've always dabbled in vegetarianism since the age of about 8 but I never really took it seriously or had any proper motivation behind it. People just generally assume I'm a vegetarian, it must be my hippy aura/my save the planet vibes ;)
I've only considered myself vegetarian since October 2014. The main thing I get is 'oh my gaaahd you're veggie? I bet that's so hard...BACON THO?!' Well in fact it's been pretty easy. The only blip I've had was red velvet cake (sorry red squashed bugs!) I really don't find myself missing or craving meat at all.
I'm never one to preach & I honestly believe that you should be able to live your life in however way you wish. I genuinely didn't know about the things that went on in the food industry. I was ignorant towards it. Part of my nature is that I always like to find out more so I got books out from the library, watched documentaries,went on forums etc & I really opened my mind to a different way of thinking about my diet & the food industry.
I know that embarking on this lifestyle change can be a little lonely. I'm really chuffed that my housemate Becky is vegan & we share a lot of similar views so I think that has made the whole experience much easier for me. There is a huuuge vegan community on Instagram which I love, it's really inspirational. My housemate goes on a lot of Facebook groups but there seems to be a lot of negativity on them so I tend to stay away. At the end of the day you've got the same goal in mind so what's the point in trying to one-up each other?
My goals are to be happy, healthy & fuel my body in the correct way whilst making minimal impact on the planet & the animals. So I guess what i'm trying to say is my little space on the internet here is going to include more compassionate based posts. I've also started a Nutritional Therapy course so that I can hopefully gain a real understanding of the way food affects us. So holla if you have any questions about anything...
Don't worry 'Inspired By The Retired' will still be a thrifty/whimsy/magical/vintage place but with a few more hippy vibes sprinkled around :)
Are any of you lovely readers veggie/vegan? Have you ever tried it before?
Thanks for reading :)