The results are back from my 30 day challenge. I guess I was hoping for a life-transforming difference from my abstinence from eggs and dairy. I didn’t really see too much of a difference except I did notice that I had a slight bit more energy. But as I said, it wasn’t life transforming. Since we eat fairly healthfully already I guess the challenge wasn’t enough to make a noticeable difference. But for those of you who are wondering about making a change for yourself, here are a few things I’ve learned:
It is both easier and harder than you’d think. Eating plant based at home is a lot easier than you’d think. All you have to do is avoid the dairy isle at the grocery store. Its really that easy. If its not in your fridge…than you can’t eat it! As for eating out though….much harder to do! There are very few restaurants that cater to Vegans. I’ve never felt tempted to eat meat but I love cheese. Most restaurants will take out the cheese but than it just doesn’t taste good.
Being balanced about food is important. If I ever decide to be completely strict about my diet again I will do so in a more quiet manor. I won’t be advertising it every time I go to someone’s house, etc.
And for me, I’ve noticed that with the small amounts of dairy and egg that I do intake, sugar affects me a lot more. Maybe I should try a 30 fast from all processed sugars!
I still believe that a plant-based diet is the best way. Animal products can cause major health problems even if you don’t realize it. So I will continue to strive to serve my family a plant-based diet….at least at home! If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask.