I follow a plant-based/vegan diet which means that I exclude all animal products like meat, fish, chicken, dairy and eggs. To me this doesn't feel like a sacrifice at all, quite the opposite really. I feel that my diet is anything but limited! There are so many colourful fruits and veggies to try. And there are so many different nuts, seeds, whole grains and pulses to experiment with. I never focus on those things I don't eat, but rather on all the amazing plant foods I do include in my diet.
I first became vegetarian several years ago for ethical reasons. But as I learned more about a plant-based diet I discovered something else too, namely all the health benefits! A whole foods plant-based diet can not only prevent some of our most common diseases, but also reverse them. As I learned more about this, along with the horrible conditions in the meat, dairy and egg industries, I gradually began phasing out the dairy and eggs and switch to a completely plant-based diet.
This journey has improved my life in so many ways. My health started to improve. I discovered a love for nutrition and cooking. I grew mentally and spiritually. I realized how my body is connected to the entire natural world around me. I discovered yoga.
All this led me to the decision that I wanted to work in the nutrition field, and so I studied to become a dietitian. I've been a registered dietitian for a couple of years now but I'm constantly trying to learn more about nutrition and health, especially plant-based nutrition, in my spare time. On my blog I hope to inspire you to discover the incredible world of delicious plant-based foods.