Vegan Lifestyle of Plant Based Diet: what’s the difference?
What the Health Film
Soooooo after the Documentary ‘What the Health’ came along, people have been raving about going vegan for their health, which is awesome!
The thing is, that there’s a difference between being vegan and eating a plant based diet.
First of all I want to make clear that I am 99.9% vegan which means that I try to live my life without purchasing or consuming anything that may have harmed an animal; obviously my goals is 100%, but nobody is perfect.
I am ALSO not saying that just eating a plant based diet alone is the best way to live; but it IS better than continuing to consume meat, dairy and eggs.
With that said, I LOVE that plant based diets are becoming a trend because it’s opening the eyes of what certain foods really do to human bodies. Eating a plant based diet is without a doubt the best thing you can do for you body, but it’s also the best thing you can do to save our precious planet and all the creatures that live here.
The Plant Based Diet
A plant based diet is just that, it’s a diet. A diet is simply what you consume. Diets are usually seen as healthy or restrictive, but the real definition of a diet is just what you consume on a regular basis.
Plant based means that the focus of your diet is around plants. There are no animal meats – including fish, dairy secretions from animals or eggs included. Sometimes people that stick to a plant based diet still use some products vegans wouldn’t, like honey in their tea, leather handbags and wool mittens.
In the end, those who follow a plant based diet are better off (period). They cut their risk of heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune disease by more than 50%. They aren’t supporting the large meat and dairy industries that thrive off of our lifestyle addictions. AND they aren’t contributing to unnecessary animal cruelty just for their tastebuds.
A vegan lifestyle more than just a diet. Veganism is a way of life which one thrives without the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, product testing or any other purpose. In today’s modern world no one human can be 100% vegan. We can only strive to be as close to that number as humanly possible.
I personally started out how most do, by making small changes with my diet until finally I was “eating like a vegan” without actually becoming one. Then I realized how amazing it felt knowing that I was no longer contributing to animal slaughter and suffrage.
I changed my diet for selfish reasons as first: to make my own body healthier and stronger. But it’s become so much more than that now. I still wake up every day looking to better myself and do everything in my power to live the healthiest life I can; but I also live for others.
I live for helping all creatures of this beautiful earth to live long healthy lives; I live for creating a planet where my great great grandchildren will thrive on; I live for helping others create the life they have always wanted.
If you or anyone you know is looking to start a lifestyle that will help make a difference, in not only your life but also the lives of others, let’s connect! Even if you are just looking to start a plant based diet! (like I said before, I don’t discriminate ;))
I wish each and every one of you that reads this post happiness! If you are confused on where to start, go check out my eBook: The Plant Based Difference! It’s a vegan starter guide and healthy living handbook created to get you started on a new path or to give you new inspiration for the future!
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