Vegetarian or Vegan?

I’ve recently discovered in the past few months that I’m slowly, more than ever, wanting to switch how I eat, and what I eat.

At first, I stopped eating pork entirely. Mainly because my body couldn’t digest it like before. Once I stopped doing that, I noticed that my GI tract improved. Over the course of 5-6 months, I ate meat 3 times a month, if that. My skin took a drastic change and started clearing up from ungodly blemishes. I was absolutely floored!

I am debating on whether or not to do the vegetarian or the vegan way of life. I’ve used Pinterest to guide me in certain recipes, as well as asking my lovely vegetarian/vegan friends. In the recent time that I’ve done my research, I’ve watch way too many “undercover” videos from organic farms, to the traditional farms to see the HORRIBLE treatment of animals. I have seen organic farms (which I only eat organic, non-GMO foods, so this was a SHOCK to me), abuse the crap out of their cows for their milk. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever imagine that type of treatment to an animal, on an ORGANIC farm!

Cows are just used as a breeding machine in order for the farms to get their milk. They are used until they can’t even walk or run freely anymore. I don’t believe labels and what they say in regards to being “pasture-raised, humanely-raised” anymore. I’m stopping it. I’m done seeing the lies people expect me to believe.I don’t want to pump my money into an industry that is making millions of dollars with the horrendous of the treatment of the cow, chicken, pig, and whatever other species they butcher. Pigs get boiled ALIVE for the sake of bacon. Cows get their children ripped from them, the moment they are BORN. Chickens are DE-FEATHERED ALIVE, then their necks are cracked. Not a humane way in any situation for animals. There is no reason for that. vegetables-vegetarian-collage-Favim.com-485200

I’m off my soapbox now! 🙂

My goal is to post a monthly-ish blog about new foods/recipes to venture into. However, I will be traveling to Poland this coming week, so check back next month for a new entry! My blog will remain homeopathic for sure, but now I’m going to implement vegetarian/vegan foods too! If y’all have any recommendations for what brands to try or any recipes, please leave it in the comments below!! I’d love to hear everyone’s experience with new recipes. Please be respectful in other individuals choices to have a different lifestyle than yours. We are all allowed our opinions, and I expect people to respect that others just want to live and do different things. 🙂

As always, eat healthy!

~ Jillian

 

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4 thoughts on “Vegetarian or Vegan?

  1. Jillian — if there is any guidance I can offer as you start dabbling in veganism, please don’t hesitate to contact me. It’s such an important choice, and you’re very bold to try it publicly. Really good job.

    • Hi Beverly! Thank you so much. I will definitely take you up on that offer if I have any questions. It is tough in the beginning, but I’m going to just push through. Everyone looks so happy when they don’t eat meat!

  2. Hi Jillian! I could tell you hundreds of reasons why being vegan is the best decision I’ve ever made, however I believe this is something each person has to go through on their own terms. I can, as Beverly, offer guidance and tons of recipes! Feel more than welcome to connect directly or thru my food blog. Greetings from Costa Rica!

    • Hi there! I do have some questions for you. I encountered, not really an issue, but a concern. I have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and I was wondering if it is even possible for people like me to eat a vegetarian or vegan type diet? Have you had an experience with this or know of anyone that has the same issues as I?

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