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I love this video so much. I’m such a fan of Fran and her website (www.highonhealth.com). It’s so hard to try to confine yourself in such a specific box when everybody’s bodies are different. I think that we need to do the best we can for our bodies and really listen to what our bodies are telling us about what makes us feel healthy. Sometimes it’s easier for me to label myself as a vegan so that people won’t serve me dairy, red meat or chicken, but in reality I’m not even really “vegan” at all according to what the label means because I do occasionally eat eggs, dairy and even fish. Technically I’m not even a vegetarian, but I’ve just found it so much easier to say vegan or vegetarian than explain in detail to every single person I encounter in passing (though, everyone who knows me knows about everything I eat and don’t eat because I love to talk about it).
Anyway, Just thought I’d share this video because I think it sheds light on the foundation of my decisions regarding food. I eat what makes me feel good physically and mentally (for health, animals and environment). One day, I’d like to stop eating fish because I definitely don’t think of them as any less of an animal than a cow or a chicken. I still eat fish for health reasons and because I don’t feel like I have enough knowledge yet about what I can eat to make sure I get all the nutrients I need (but I’m working on it!) I guess I also find it easier to mentally stomach fish than any other meat (I used to feel so gross mentally when I ate other meats). I currently try to eat free range eggs and I’ve diminished the amount I consume because I just feel emotionally disturbed when I eat them sometimes (especially over-easy eggs). So we’ll see what happens with that.
It seems to me that sometimes people think it has to be all or nothing. I definitely see the benefits of being completely vegan, but for me, right now, at this point in my life, I’m just no ready to do that 100%. I just really hope that others are able to respect that and see the benefits of taking small steps, instead of getting up in arms because I’m not a “true” vegan. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this video and let me know your thoughts!