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It’s been a little while that I’ve reintroduced animal products into my diet.

 

Yes that’s right, you’ve read it well!

 

Today I can tell you that I am not 100% vegan anymore because I am not following any strict diet rule anymore. I know my body is my best teacher and I trust it more than anything else. I am not preaching a certain diet but I hope you too, you will be able to listen to your best teacher and friend, your gorgeous body!

 Yeah

 

During a few years since I recovered from my eating disorder, I’ve been removing all types of animal products from my diet (as well as milk, eggs and even fish). This was mainly due to the fact that red meat has never been appealing to me and the awareness of the industrialised processes used in farming.

 

I became so aware of what was in my food that it became hard for me to eat fish at one stage due to the fact that I knew farming fish was fed with GMO soy or corn and that wild caught fish was probably mercury poisoned.

 

This increased awareness about what was in my food and the willingness to eat only what was nutritious and healthy actually became dangerous for my health!

 

This is kind of paradoxical when you think about it, right?

 

I was doing all that to be as healthy as I could and to protect myself from experiencing possible health issues. But after a while of not eating animal products (eggs, dairy, meat, fish, etc…), even-though I was taking different supplements recommended for vegans and vegetarians, I was still struggling to absorb enough iron and B-Vitamins.

 

I am not saying this is impossible to be healthy on a vegan or vegetarian diet. I deeply believe we are all different and that there is no one rule suits all.

 

However, on my side I had to recognise that after a while, this was probably not the best thing for me.

I am blood type O and the first time I heard about the blood type diet I thought to myself that this couldn’t be true for me! I was vegan, loving it and O blood type. I just thought that this was another diet and couldn’t be applied to everyone.

 

Today, after having added eggs, fish, chicken and dairy progressively back into my diet, I can say that I have much more energy than before, I haven’t put on weight, I have less sugar cravings and I actually digest these animal products super easily.

 

I am not saying that this would be what people should do but in case you want to try to stop following any strict dietary rule and add things back into your diet, here are a few tips:

 

  • Be careful about the quality. I am still very aware of the processes used in farming. This is why I buy organic, free range products and try to always have the best quality I can. I recommend that to everyone.
  • I am not saying that adding too much animal products is a good thing. What I mean is that your are looking for moderation and balance – as per with everything in life. Meat once a week might be enough. Don’t stuff yourself up with animal products at breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is common sense, right?
  • If you do add animal products back into your diet, do it progressively. Start eating an egg and see how your body reacts. Then try with other things and always listen to your body signals.
  • Try not buying pre-packaged products but instead, go to your local farmers market and ask about the producing processes.

 

 

Today I can tell you that I am not 100% vegan anymore because I am not following any strict diet rule anymore. I know my body is my best teacher and I trust it more than anything else. I am not preaching a certain diet but I hope you too, you will be able to listen to your best teacher and friend, your gorgeous body!

 

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