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This morning I was asked a question like this. I answered by explaining first that this is not a diet. Diets have been shared for generations now and new ones are being released almost every day, some see results with these diets, some don’t, but I think that most experience the thought that this is a temporary way of eating, and can’t wait to finish regardless of the results.
I am going to make a point of avoiding the word ‘diet’ from now on.’ What I am discussing on this blog and experiencing first hand is plant-based nutrition. Now that I am approaching one year of leaving behind dairy and foods with a lot of oil, and having left behind meat many years ago, I can’t even imagine returning to my previous ways of eating. Why would I want to give up the new-found energy and vitality I feel, the better sleep patterns, not carrying around an extra 30-40 pounds, improved vision, no soreness in my joints to name a few results, so that I could spend my money on foods that don’t offer me the best most life giving nutrients again.
If you’re thinking “yeah, but I enjoy eating some of those foods,” trust me, your taste buds change and so do your ideas about what “looks good” to you.
All that said, if it helps you to consider it a “diet” so that you don’t have to look at it as a permanent change, do so for 2 months, and then let me know if it was a diet, or if you are now ready to continue offering your body what it best needs to take care of itself so that it can offer us all of its energy and health to continue to love and serve God, others, and the world around us.
Thanks for finishing this, I’ll now step down from my soapbox 😉