With a 7 month pregnant wife, everything matters. And I mean everything. Pregnancy brain is a real thing. The overreactions, the forgetfulness, all of it. My wife has even poured herself a bowl of dog food cereal. Yup, hard dog food and milk for breakfast. But no she didn’t eat it.
Health documentaries have become a norm in our household. One in particular is the new talk of the town called “What the Health.”
The basis of this documentary is basically that all meat is bad for you, and everyone should become vegan, eating only plant based foods, and not consuming other animal related products like eggs, and dairy. At least that’s what I got from it.
Well it worked. Unfortunately. My wife and mother in law are convinced that chicken gives everyone cancer, eggs cause heart disease, and milk is nothing but cow puss. This has not scared me away from meat one bit, but my wife on the other hand is a much different story. As a result, operation plant based is in full effect.
Now let me start off by saying I absolutely hate vegetables, and am extremely picky eater. I dont even eat ketchup with french fries, or lettuce and tomatoes on a BLT. Vegan, plant based, and vegetarion are the furthest things from my mind when it comes to a diet or healthy lifestyle.
So she took me to the store, and by that I mean I drove, and we stuffed every healthy plant we could find into our cart.
Tomatoes, cucumber, squash, potatoes, quinoa, chia seeds, onions, avocado, and everything else that you can think of a rabbit eating is what she paid for…with my money. lol
We got home, put everything away and to my surprise, the fridge was completely stacked full. Not full like “oh we have a lot of food, cool,” I mean full like “hey babe we need a bigger fridge because this door wont shut all the way.” So first impression was we got a ton of food for not a ton of money. That aside, in no way was I looking forward to the rabbit meal my wife was planning for dinner.
My wife made a sleu of roasted vegetables, and a power spinach smoothie for dinner. I had half a baked potatoe, some quinoa, a mixture of broccoli, corn, asparagus, and squash, the same power smoothie, and a small peice of plain grilled chicken. (I know I know, not exactly vegan)
Anywho, the results were great. The next morning I was up at 430am with a ton of energy, I powered through the day with another combination of plant based meals, and was able to limit my meat consumption to a minimum.
Needless to say, I think my wife was right. I know I will never totally go vegan/vegetarian just for the simple fact of flexibility, convenience, and enjoyment, but I cant deny the initial benefits. Does it mean I wont get cancer? Who knows. But I could literally feel the difference, and that is good enough proof for me.