I watched a documentary over the weekend that really spoke to me about my eating habits. I tend to think I eat good, but in reality I have let my eating habits slide since Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I watched a documentary called PlantPure Nation. These next few posts from me are not to promote the movie, but tell what I learned from seeing the movie. However; I would suggest you watch it for your own education because there is a lot to be learned here, but these posts are to reflect how the documentary has motivated me to action.
The movie provides details on how control groups of people ate nothing but a plant-based diet for 10 days and how their health improved. Some lost weight, some were able to get off medicines and it seemed all were motivated to change their eating habits. The movie talked about people improving their blood pressure, sugar and how it can cure diseases. Lowering my blood pressure and weight are my two main motivators.
That is the main thing I want to do with this information I have learned – improve my health. I don’t pan to live the rest of my life eating nothing but plant based foods. I am a BBQ guy – I have to eat meat! And I love meat. But for a season I am going to try to make all my meals consist of plant-based foods.
My wife and son think I am crazy. She says I need protein. He just thinks I need to eat like normal. They are not on joining me yet, but will support me nonetheless.
My goal right now is to eat this plant-based diet for the month of March. I actually started on February 25, 2019. I already know there are upcoming events that will require I eat certain meats, and I am ok with that – I will make those exceptions. But for the most part I will eat daily from a selection of food and drink that I can determine is derived only from plants.
Let the eating begin!!
I think that is great, John. I just this morning read an article in CSPI’s Nutrition Action Newsletter about how we need to mostly eat plants not only for our health but for the health of the environment and the future for our grandchildren. If I can find the article online, I will email it to you. Good luck with your plant based diet. I mostly eat plants, but I love a few ounces of a good steak once every week or two, and we do eat a lot of chicken, but they are not as bad for the environment.