The idea of wanting to live a healthier life came upon me in an unusual way. I never thought of myself as being unhealthy. I looked like I was in good shape, felt like I ate pretty good, and did not feel like I was unhealthy. There was the occasional stomach ache I would get where I felt I either did 1,000 sit-ups, or someone was stabbing me with a knife. But it would happen every 3 or 4 months, so I did not think much of it. My husband and I enjoyed making shakes and smoothies so we were always looking for the latest and the greatest.
About 8 or 9 years ago my family bought us the NutriBullet for Christmas. We were so excited to use it. Along with the machine came a book and it suggested you take a quiz. I took it, no problem, I still looked good on paper. However, I notice the book suggested to try eating meat only three times a week. Then try two times a week. I started thinking, I eat meat (mostly chicken) every day of the week.
Why was this bad? Why did they suggest cutting meat out of my diet?
It was at that moment while I was learning more about my new machine, my way of thinking about food was beginning to change.
Little by little, my husband and I began to cut meat from our diet. It was not as hard as we thought but we tend to like challenges. We started educating ourselves by watching some documentaries about food. Some of our favorites were, “Vegucated,” “Meet your Meat,” and “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” I recommend all of these. Let me know your thoughts on them. I always try to watch these with an open mind.
Since watching these documentaries, we have been trying to change the way we think about food. Some weeks we do better than others, but that is why this is my Journey to Conscience Living.
This is the NutriBullet and the book. Check it out by clicking the links.