Last night I had a little bit of a tricky time falling asleep (granted it was only 9 when I was thinking about it), so I decided to knit and watch a documentary. At least then I was learning something, right? Right.
It was just your basic eat-a-plant-based-diet movie and that type of movie really motivates me to think about food differently. I have a tendency to fall into the craving-driven eating habits and not being as thoughtful or mindful about what I'm putting in my body. That being said, I do stick to a vegetarian diet, and when I'm home I eat almost exclusively vegan. However I don't stick to vegan food when I'm out, or when I just really want pizza... Yeah I know, worst vegan ever.
The start of the year is always when the inevitable diet-mind kicks in... and yes, I'm susceptible to this pretty much every year. This year however I am more motivated to really try and stick to my 'mostly' vegan plan. This movie and a few books I've read recently reassure me of what I need to be eating on a regular basis to feel healthy and happy. In addition, a big push for me is that my Dad and Step-Mom have been vegan (with an occasional bite of cheese) for almost 4 months! I'm talking cold turkey, out-of-the-blue went from American carnivore to full-on tofu cooking machines! They feel amazing, they look amazing and you can tell they are loving their new lifestyle. If that isn't motivation, I don't know what is!
How do you stay motivated to eat well? (If you need some encouragement, this documentary is on Netflix and will inspire you to make a giant kale salad for dinner tonight!)