I attempted to make vegan rice pudding to day in my instant pot. So far its a pot of fail, but ill see how it looks in the morning.
I have been vegetarian a while, and i teeter between vegan and not. A lot of people I know ask about protein and say things like ” i could never give up meat” but really its not that hard for me. I personally feel like its not that hard in general as long as you like vegetables. Dont get me wrong. I love meat. I love a great burger and I love bacon.. ham is my favorite lunch meat.. The issue that I have with it personally is that It is not the best fuel for my particular body. Everything gives me heartburn, after i eat a lot of sugar or packaged food i can feel it.. I wake up swollen and groggy. Animal products raise my body temp and make me sweat. most notably, if i eat fast food (which i often do if im not watching my intake) I immediately feel like i could take a nap. Thats not how food is supposed to make you feel! you are supposed to be able to use it for fuel, aren’t you?
I have lived as a complete vegan once for several months and oh my god, i have never felt better. I felt energetic after I ate as opposed to ready to pass out. I had a noticeable drop in my regular body temp. My skin, hair and fingernails looked healthy, i needed way less sleep and I would bounce out of bed in the morning. I let life effect me though and when I had something difficult happen I went back to my old ways of coping. Im working to get back to the place that I was with it.
Vegans get a bad rap as being militant and pushy. Ill admit that there are a few of these people out there and they dont help develop interest in the way of life. Im not one of those. I am content to take care of myself because everyone has free will. I ll talk to my friends about changing their diets, but its because of how it makes me feel and I want the people that I love to fee that way too. Im not the person that freaks out if there is meat in my shared fridge or if im on a date and my date orders meat. I make my own food decisions for my own health and everyone else makes theirs. by that token, I also like if people respect my food choices.
Im quite overweight by the way. I put on 50lbs in my last relationship. I did spend the last year eating whatever I wanted, but its time to regain control of myself. So since January, I have been on and off with different diets and every time, i come back to vegan / vegetarian. Its just how i operate best. I have lost 10 pounds since January, put a few back on and now im back to losing.
Anyway, I just felt like sharing 🙂 Ill let you know how my pudding turns out 😉
Also, I feel like knowledge is power, so if you have any questions for me about the way I eat, please feel free to ask me!