Food Choices.

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!)