Girls! I promise I’m not trying to make you vegan, so don’t scroll past this post, just hear me out…
1. You’ll help save the planet. Literally 🌎
It’s time to worry less about turning your lights off & more about what the facts are actually telling us about how to help climate change. Animal agriculture (raising animals for humans to eat) is estimated to produce more greenhouse gases (the stuff that is killing the planet) than the whole of the transportation industry combined. Yup, you read that right. Thats cars, planes, trains, EVERYTHING! Even the water it takes to raise an animal to have it’s meat ready on your place is often the same as a WHOLE MONTH worth of showers for 1 burger! Not. Even. Kidding!
So by choosing to skimp on the burgers, choose a falafel salad instead of chicken and swap your milky smoothie to a coconut water based one, you can make a HUGE difference to your carbon footprint.
2. It undeniably reduces illness & increases life span ❤️
I won’t bore you with the all details off studies that have been done because stats on the average attention span tells me I might loose you if I try 😉 , but I promise if you do a little research you will be AMAZED with the truth behind the health benefits of a low animal product diet. It will significantly reduce your chance of chronic heart issues, stroke, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, obesity & even cancer. In fact, In 2012 a study of over 120,000 meat eaters found that those who ate two servings of red meat a day had a 30% increased chance of dying compared to people who didn’t eat red meat. Yeh, you read that right.. So skipping that double beef burger really can add days, months and years to your life span. Not looking so delicious now is it? Lol
3. Your eating will actually open up! 🍽
So I’m not vegan, I just try my best to be as plant based as possible, as often as possible. Except for things like chocolate, because #period. But when I started lowering my meat intake I thought I was making a sacrificial decision and that my food options would decrease to being boring & repetitive. But the biggest shock was that my eating actually widened! I started eating things I’d never tried, exploring spices & trying new things at restaurants. It was the best bloody surprise how GOOD the food tasted. Vegan food I find often has to overcompensate for flavour because people think its going to be gross, so the food I eat these days are actually MORE interesting than when I was eating meat with every meal! True story!
So girls it’s not about cutting out animal products all together, but hopefully this has given you some food for thought on changing it up to help not only the animals and the planet, but yourself as well! Give it a go and let me know how you go!
Sending love, girls! ☺️❤️🌎🌻