Vegan before and after

Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle

THE VEGAN START

At this time last year, I was sidelined due to a nagging groin injury. With this impediment, I was unable to workout the way I was accustomed to. Since groin injuries typically take some time to heal and my mobility was limited, I packed on a few unwanted pounds. Although I ate healthy (i.e., lean chicken breasts, etc.), I had to change what I was consuming. For one, the meat we are consuming are injected with all kinds of growth hormones and antibiotics and God knows what.  “Cage-free” and “grass fed” are misleading and quite often, far less freeing than it sounds.  My wife and I decided to go on this vegan journey together. By no means were we completely strict, we did a mixture of vegan and vegetarian.  We had fish and eggs on a few occasions, but nothing compared to our prior eating habits.   We started on October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 marked 90 days. 

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I weighed 192 lbs when we began and 177.9 lbs on December 31 st.  As cliché as it may sound, it’s 80 percent nutrition.  We would like to give thanks and recommendation to a few local vegan/vegetarian restaurants we dined at a few times. We encourage you to checkout these places they are absolutely phenomenal. Also thanks to Dr. Sebi’s holistic knowledge and last but not least my amazing wife’s support for joining me on this journey and not to mention her out of this world vegan recipes.

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS
Avocado Café 11105 State Bridge Rd. Suite 140 – Alpharetta, GA (770)752-9333
Café Sunflower2140 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Georgia 30309  (404) 352-8859
Soul Vegetarian 879 Ralph David Abernathy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 752-5194
Go Vegetarian 2179 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, GA 30033 (404) 481-5923

GOING FORWARD

We plan to continue our journey for better overall health because for us, it is more than just aesthetics, being trendy or to get attention. As we continue to improve and learn more about veganism, I plan to eliminate all fish and animal by-products throughout this new year. I’ll do another post in 90 days documenting our journey. And as a reminder, we didn’t choose our diet when we were born, our diet is a learned behavior from our family and society. The more knowledge we gain, the better equipped we are in making more informed decisions about what we consume.  If you liked this post, feel free to share it!

FEW OF OUR DISHES

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