It started with a flu. I was bedridden, void of energy, and completely drained of willpower. And I felt that the best thing to do was a “pilgrimage” of essentially non-stop Netflix for three full days. During this binge, I stumbled across a documentary called “The Game Changers” and to be frank, it’s convinced me to go a little more vegan.
I’d always known that veggies play a BIG role in health; Years ago, I even completed a full year of adhering to a strict vegetarian diet. Thing was, this exploratory period was BEFORE I’d gotten into any sort of weight training and macro nutrient tracking. I have never actually incorporated any sort of vegan/vegetarian diet with the intent of either optimizing my training AND/OR replacing my diet while consistently training.
What this means is that I will have to essentially start from zero and that leaves me with SOOOOO many questions:
- What vegan foods are protein rich?
- What vegan foods will I be able to incorporate the easiest into my lifestyle?
- What will my daily workflow look like?
- Will things change drastically?
- How must I eat to make sure I feel satiated – what micronutrients will I have to pay attention to?
- How long will it take to feel a difference?
- How big of a difference will this make?
And MANY many more.
In addition to going vegan, I’ll also be cutting alcohol out of my diet. I don’t plan on simply not drinking, but I’ll actually be looking for and tasting substitutes like non-alcoholic beer and spirits. I’ve noticed a small wave of non-alcoholic beverages out there that I’m curious to try – like NA beer from Athletic Brewing or NA spirits from Seedlip and more.
Will I leave room for the occasional bubbles during a special event? Sure! Will I leave room for steak and whatnot every week or two? Sure!
Overall, I’m really excited about this exploration and I can’t wait to see the results this might possibly yield.
Cheers to a healthier life.