A friend who’s been vegan for a year now has been raving about the benefits of veganism…I’ve been wanting to try it out, try out being vegan – even if for a week. Recently, I came across this article that talks about how Bill Clinton is starting a vegan revolution after losing 24 pounds. We know that he’s recently had a few heart problems… Gradually people everywhere are realizing the advantages of healthy eating and vegetarianism
Being vegan is not that easy, but there’s always a first time (even for me, a vegetarian)….I know I will try, for me and for planet earth 🙂
For your own selfish reasons, to live a healthy life and have a healthy mind, you should starting eating healthy today. If you cannot be a vegan, perhaps you can make smart choices in your daily food intake…
- Cut down the amount of meat you eat every time you eat meat*
- Cut down the number of times you eat meat in a week*
- Add fruit to your meals
- Drink enough fluids during the day to keep your system hydrated
- Reduce the number of meals you eat outside
*the comment applies if you eat meat and find it hard to completely eliminate it from your diet. Ideally, one should completely cut out meat from his/her diet in order to attain a healthy body and mind.
These are some of the many things we can do as a transition step into building a healthy lifestyle
Here is an excerpt from the article on good:
Joining the ranks of celebrities who are sort of vegan, Bill Clinton has announced that to lose a bunch of weight and get his ticker in better shape, he’s adopted a plant-based diet. Now, instead of snack foods and burgers, he’s a sort-of-pescetarian. Specifically, he’s dairy- and meat-free—occasionally treating himself to a little fish. He eats lots of plants, drinks almond milk with protein powder, and he’s a new man because of it.
Now, he weighs what he did in high school. But that’s not why he did it. He did it for his heart, pointing out that according to research, 82 percent of the people who have gone on such diets have had full recovery in heart health.
Here he is, gabbing with Wolf Blitzer about it: