And it’s probably for the best…
Hey guys! I hope you’re well 🙂 and yes, in case you were wondering the title of this post is definitely a play on Katy Perry’s ‘If we ever meet again’ lyrics. I always loved that song!
If you caught my blog post at the beginning of this month ‘4 Ways I’m Detoxifying My Body For A Better State Of Mind’, you will see one of the things I have given up recently is eating meat. I fully believed that by doing this, the state of my mental health would improve. And, I think it did, even if just a little.
I managed to go meat free and live vegetarian for a solid 25 days and whilst I didn’t realise it at the time I can see now based on the past couple of days, what an impact eating meat has on the state of my mind. And it’s not a good one.
Due to circumstances I had to consume meat a couple of days this week as I went to stay with my grandparents who cooked me meat based meals two nights in a row. Now I had told them before I’d gone vegetarian but I’m guessing they must have forgotten or not fully taken in the info. I mean, they do have 17 grandchildren / great grandchildren and my gran has around 11 siblings so to keep up must be tricky 😉 I don’t blame them, and when they told me what they had planned for dinner I just didn’t have the heart to tell them I couldn’t eat that stuff. You know, how can I tell my lovely grandparents I don’t want what they’re making me for dinner, I can’t! Although next time I visit I’m fully going to have to make sure there is someway for me to have a different meal arrangement, because I can never eat meat again.
In these past couple of days, since consuming those meaty foods I have fully noticed my mental state worsen so much and it makes me so sad but I realise this is for the best. I had to consume the meat in order to realise how much of a negative impact it has on me, because I can now see a direct correlation between eating meat and my mental health which is something I never fully realised before, so I’m actually grateful to know this now because going forward I am now more aware of what I’m eating and the foods I’m putting into my body. And although I won’t be turning vegan anytime soon, I am definitely going to start looking into more plant based options for my food. I need good energy tings in my body, nothing else!
To sum it up, peep Isabel Palacios answer to someone asking her why she’s vegan-
I am now ready to live the rest of my life meat free and I’m sooo excited, because I now fully realise how good this is going to be for me!
Has anyone else had these experiences with eating meat / going veggie / vegan? I’d love to know your thoughts so please let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,
I hope everyone has a wonderful day today,
lots of love,