For the last 24 years I have been a vegetarian.
I have always had a love for animals, not just a cat or a dog but all animals.
I believe animals are here with us not for us and that all sentient beings should live in peace. People often ask me to explain the difference between vegetarian, pescetarian and vegan, and although I don’t like labels because I believe that they come with attached stigmas I will do my best to explain.
Vegetarians do not eat meat or fish but eat dairy produce such as milk, eggs and cheese. Pescetarians do not eat meat but they eat fish and dairy and vegans eat no meat fish dairy or produce that is derivative from an animal.
Over the last year I have become vegan and the impact it has had on my health has been tremendous, my skin, hair and overall health has been much better. I was initially very sceptical about becoming vegan, I wasn’t educated in this way of eating. Even as a vegetarian I very much lived on supermarket processed pre-packaged food, the thought of cooking something from scratch terrified me, however over the last six months after discovering a book called “vegan food pimp” I have quickly turned from microwave queen to somewhat of a culinary queen with the simplest and easiest of recipes that take no time at all. I cook healthy homemade classics and my body feels so much better for it. This last twelve months I have helped many people who have approached me and asked me how they can cut down on meat and I have great pleasure in sharing my journey with them to help them. I truly believe everyone is on their own journey with food which may be a meat eater a pescetarian vegetarian or vegan. We all travel along our own path at our own rate. For those who are looking to cut down on meat, every small step makes a difference and that might be trying veganuary where people try veganism for a month in January or each week having a meat free Monday. Whatever it may be you need to do what is right for you and listen to your body.
Love light and compassion.