I cannot believe it has been six years since eliminating meat and poultry from my diet. The last six years have been full of ups and downs, but overall I’m really satisfied living on a diet that is centered around, vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes.
I’ve shared blog posts about my motivation for adopting a plant-based diet in the past, so I wanted to spend this post talking about the flexibility of eating intuitively while on a plant-based diet. As I’ve said before, I’m not vegan and try very hard to avoid rigid restrictions on what I eat.
As the years have gone by and I’ve gained more responsibilities in life, I’ve changed my relationship with food. I now eat what I want to eat but keep dishes plant-centered. For example, I used to be against consuming eggs or fish, but recently I’ve been open to enjoying a piece of fish or eggs in baked goods. I realized I was developing an unhealthy relationship with food because I was using other peoples thoughts and experiences via the internet to construct my own eating habits - it’s not the healthiest way to establish your own eating habits.
If you’re thinking about changing your eating habits or adopting a plant-based diet, it’s important that you construct your own ideal diet. Create intuitive boundaries that work for you, so you’re not relying on what has worked for other people. Everyone is unique, and there are a plethora of factors that go into establishing a healthy diet. After being in the food blowing space for almost two years, I felt that it was vital for me to be very transparent about the adverse effects of basing your diet off if what you’ve seen on YouTube or Instagram.
Adopting a plant-based lifestyle has certainly had its ups and downs, but at the end of the day, I’ve realized that eating a diet that makes me feel good is much more import than following a diet for the hype or trend.
For more on my plant-based journey overall be sure to visit my other blog posts.
With love, Breanna