On October 31, 2016, I made a commitment to myself and to my husband to give up all the food that I loved. The alternate choice, to die at a young age because my health was failing. As I made my commitment, I remembered what my Mom has preached to me throughout my life, "when you have had enough of something then you will do something about it". I had enough of not being able to wear a bathing suit, shop for clothes because nothing fit, waking up sick, going to bed sick, intense aching pains throughout my body, and miserable in any clothing I had on my body. As a result, I was willing to try anything because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.
First, watch the movie Forks Over Knives or What the Health on Netflix or Amazon. Be sure to actively listen to what is being discussed in each of the movies. I had to watch both movies more than once to ensure I completely understand the premise behind whole-food, plant based lifestyle. This is not a diet, instead it is a life change. You are choosing to take charge of your health by eating foods that are derived from plants and whole foods and not a processing plant. Once you have watched the movie(s) you must look deep into your soul and decide if you are going to make a commitment to yourself to get healthy.
Welcome to The Fettle Vegan. I am Rachel and I care about people, animals, food, health, and wholesome living. I believe we can change people's lives through education one plant at a time. I want to inspire and engage people to make healthy choices through plant based whole food lifestyle and exercise.