Becoming Plant Based | Christal Joan

Bismillahir rahmanir raheem

I’ve written about veganism and the importance of knowing where your food comes from before on the blog but, since becoming a mother I’ve given it more consideration than ever. Kids practice what we do, not what we say! I’ve tried numerous times in the past to go vegan and not been successful. The longest I’ve ever gone was about 3 months subhanAllah.

One thing I’ve realised is that I cannot just go cold turkey. This has always been my strategy before and it’s never quite worked for me. As I transition again from a meat based diet to a vegetarian diet I’m finding it much easier.

The evidence for a plant based diet is overwhelmingly strong. Better hair, skin and nails, low in saturated fat, good for the heart, reduced risk of diabetes, the list goes on and on. Basically, any kind of 21st century lifestyle diseases you can think of could be cured or mitigated by eating a plan t based diet.

But, I found the hardest thing for me to give up isn’t really the meat but dairy (cheese and evaporated milk in particular) and after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, dairy seems to be one of the MOST detrimental things you can put in your body.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be successful in becoming completely vegan as I hope but vegetarian seems like it could be the right option for me. Veggie meals are quick, easy and don’t have to lack in flavour!

I’m looking for more plant based instagrammers to follow so if you know any link them below or head over to my Instagram page and tag them there.

Do you follow a plant based diet? What are your favourite plant based meals?

Christal Joan

2 thoughts on “Becoming Plant Based | Christal Joan

  1. everydayplantbased says:

    Great post. Dairy is definitely the hardest thing to give up when you go plant based, but after a few months you wont even miss it! instead of cheese in my sandwiches etc I now use hummus, and instead of putting cheese sauces into cooking i use cashews blended with water, onion powder and a little savory yeast flakes 🙂 Good luck xx

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