Ok so I know that it is the new year and like many others this is the year that I am going to get well, eat less of and more of and generally become a different person to the one that I was three weeks ago. It all sounds so cliched and unoriginal, right! And yet despite all that, we are now a full three weeks headlong into the beautiful 2012 and I still feel enthusiastic about my decision to cut meat from my diet and gradually reduce dairy, fish and all animal products.
So what is my vision? By Christmas, I will have avoided all meat products for the whole year, I will have reduced my dairy intake (including my beloved eggs) and I will be radiantly living on a wonderful largely vegan diet. My skin will be radiant, my body will be lean and I will feel energised and altogether better. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
And it was indeed a rocky start when my partner in crime, Mr Vegophile, announced that he was going meat, dairy, fish, sugar and salt free, after watching Caldwell Esselstyne on YouTube. My response?? Well ‘resistant’ might be appropriate.. Hostile?? Stubborn?? Suddenly I found myself peddling all the carnivore excuses I could muster, ending with the plaintif cry of ‘What about the protein?’ But I am over that now, largely due to the fact that while Mr Esselstyne( much respect to the man) is a wonder, I just don’t see him as the lind of lifestyle brandleader that I can muster up enthusiasm over. And so off I galloped to Google and got me a guru.
And the winner is ….. drum roll…..Kris Carr in this case. I have been poring over her website with gluttonous pleasure. Perky and heroic, kind and inspiring. Yes this is the leader for me. So the books are ordered and hopefully they will soon arrive to fill me with joy and hunger pangs for my new Wellness diet.
And you the reader will be there to help me along the way. I will search out books, apps, websites, cafes, magazines. You name it! Immersion is the key and I will Immerse! So whilst there may be trouble ahead but while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance, let’s make some hummus and dance!