Kristen’s Raw is a blog I had seen but not one I read as I’m not a vegan. But I was very interested in her latest blog, she has come out and said she is no longer a vegan. She goes into the details of how she had to come to terms with the fact that her vegan diet was not healthy for her or her young daughter. Now she looks back and sees there were many health issues that were likely due to her diet.
Now, I’m not saying no one can be healthy on a vegan diet, just as she stresses in her blog. But often anyone into any “extreme diet” becomes so sure that their way is the right way, that it can be hard for people to admit they were possibly wrong or even see the warning signs. It’s hard for anyone to admit they are wrong about something that is such a big part of their life.
It seems like everyone is wanting to label their way of eating these days, I get it. But I don’t believe there is one perfect diet for everyone. We have different needs, have different lives, and have different allergies and intolerances. Supplements are great but should come after trying to find foods to meet our needs.
I have often said I think there is one food rule that applies to everyone and it comes from Michael Pollan, “eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” None of us will do well on a diet of nothing but fast food, there are “foods” that should never enter our bodies, but what should enter them can differ from person to person.
I have found that small amounts of pastured meat, regularly is what works best for me. Lots of fruits and veggies, a little meat, and a small amount of carbs, always with protein, is what seems to make me feel the best. But what makes you feel best may not be the same. I know life would be easier if there was one perfect diet we could all try and follow but it seems that is unlikely to be the case. We must listen to our bodies and figure out what foods make us feel bad and what foods make us feel good.
So what are your thoughts and diet? And please everyone be kind to each other, I know people can be very passionate about the way they eat, let’s try not to judge.
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