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How I Eat [Update]

Inspired Living

How I Eat [Update]

Sarah Stanley

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I wrote a post about 18 months ago titled How I Eat. At that time I (still) ate clean meat. I ate meat at most a few times a week. (The average American eats 185 pounds of beef, chicken, turkey, pork per year. Source: USDA.) I've never liked meat. And have always hated chicken. If I had to choose between Filet Mignon and kale chips, kale chips would win every.single.time.

Then about a year ago I experimented with taking eggs out of my "diet" (diet meaning the foods I eat) and felt so much better when I stopped eating them. I went dairy free in 2010, so that wasn't an issue.

If you follow me on Instagram you already know how and what and why I eat. :)

Why was I eating meat when:

A) I didn't like it

B) didn't like me? Meat, poultry didn't make me feel good

C) why was I eating dead things for a living body?

D) why do we treat dogs and cats with royal treatment but not cows, pigs, chickens, fish?

With these four personal feelings, I decided to stop eating meat completely in October of 2012. I was now officially a plant-based eater. No eggs, dairy, meat.

And I have to say, I feel great! My training and racing improved (getting 2 PR's in a one month span) and I don't feel as sick as I used too.

I'm not a perfect plant-based eater- I'v had dairy every now and then. But eating a diet of plants- sweet potatoes, quinoa, coconut, rice, beans, lentils, nuts & seeds, some fruit, and lots & lots of fresh, organic vegetables.

I'm really happy that I am a plant-based eater. I want kindness to be a part of all areas of my life and when I know how cows, pigs, chickens, fish are treated (watch Vegucated) meat can't be a part of my lifestyle.

Do you eat meat? Why or why not?

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