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3 Years without Meat: No Regrets, Only Gratitude!
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3 Years without Meat: No Regrets, Only Gratitude!

I was just going through my life in the past few years and the decision to give up meat (and eggs) has been one of the drastic changes in my recent life. I was a chicken lover and poached eggs were one of my favorite breakfast. How it happened? I have no idea. It was automatic and it is blissful.

Once you know that something is harmful to you, it happens automatically. There are many people who continue to drink and smoke in spite of 'knowing' that it is harmful actually do not believe it. They have strong habits which are hard to break without any strong reason.

My observation is not limited to meat or dairy consumption, but also to other food that we eat. Recently, my husband and I made a decision to consume organic groceries. There is still not everything that we get organically grown in India, but we do use whatever we get. The prices of these products are slightly higher than what we get in the market here. Let me tell you a little secret. When you eat pure and organic food, you feel full with less. So it does not disturb your monthly budget at all. And it has helped us in maintaining better stomach health.

Every day I thank God for showing me that day of my life where I got the knowledge and the wisdom to make the choice. Life has been better, lighter and less complicated. Yoga and other exercise has been easier and meditation deeper. I have not visited a doctor for any problem since 3 years now (and now I am forced to believe it is not coincidental). What more can you ask for?

I know this is a vegan community but if I have any meat eating readers here, give this a try. Observe how you feel (overall, not just in the mouth :P ) when you eat meat, eggs, vegetable salad, fine flour, junk food, fruits etc. Rest will follow.

 

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  1. Sumit  Bhardwaj
    Sumit Bhardwaj
    Awesome post :) Organically grown food is generally very rich in dietary fiber, which not only helps stomach and intestines to absorb better, it also makes you feel full by eating less. One other thing to observe is that Organic food consumed in right quantity, will do what food is supposed to do, make you feel energetic. Otherwise, taking non organic food in general makes one sleepy and lethargic, specially in summers.
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  2. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #3!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      :-)
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  3. sainathgad
    Same here! I have been on a Veg Diet since many years and even i have no regrets. In fact i feel much better than before. Non veg food make you dull and drowsy also you get lethargy. Loved the post :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Sainath :-)
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  4. evalovesbend
    Wow, what great info! Voted. Check out my post the art of popsicles and vote if you like it.
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Eva. Sure I will give it a read and vote!
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  5. The Vegan Menu
    The Vegan Menu
    Really, liked this post. The same happened for my husband and I. Once we realized how unhealthy meat and dairy was we just kind of stopped. It took us a few weeks to get it right, but after that it was no looking back. :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks a lot :)
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  6. ayush mathur
    nice article :)
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Ayush!
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  7. SnakeWitch
    Agree! I've been fully vegan for four years now and feel the same way. It's hard to eat organic in Colombia as well as there are very few stores selling the certified stuff, but if I purchase from small, locally-owned farms, the chances of their practices being at least near to what organic food is like are fairly high, so I buy from them. And I know that there are still quite a few vegetarians in India, too, so there must still be several vegetarian restaurants there, right?
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Yeah local farmers are safer to buy from. I think India has the most vegetarians in the world. The "pure veg" population must be less than 50% here, but those who consume non-veg also do it occasionally rather than on a daily basis. There is no place in India where you have trouble finding vegetarian food, whether it is expensive restaurants or street food!
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  8. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    Yes for the organics. Enjoyed the blog. Thank you for sharing. Eat right and exercise. You will live a longer and healthier life for you and your family. And do put yourself first. Voted.
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Susan...right exercise also prepares the body for right eating :)
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  9. Sheila Ray
    voted
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks Sheila. Though this post made it to the top posts already, but I do value your readership and votes :)
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  10. Skip Stein
    Skip Stein
    Our initial reason for switching to Vegan based nutrition was my diagnosis of prostate cancer (http://prostatecancerfight.info/). A real wake up call. I don't wish that on anyone. Luckily, we had done some research on nutrition prior and when I got the 'bad news' we decided to 'switch' to a fully plant based Vegan diet. Best thing that ever happened to us. Now, over three years later, not only is my cancer diagnosis in question (do I still have it? I have no clue but have no symptoms), but we are healthier than we have ever been! We are 65/66 and feel better than we did at 30! AMAZING. I hope no one gets cancer and we try to encourage everyone to convert to a nutritional vegan approach to save their lives! Skip Stein Whole Foods 4 Healthy Living http://www.wholefoods4healthyliving.com
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      Thanks for your testimony Skip Stein! People like us who have suffered from major or minor health challenges must reach out and save others!
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      1. Skip Stein
        Skip Stein
        I couldn't agree more! Skip
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        1. Veganara
          Veganara
          Vote no 12 Akanksha (although you don't need it, because this had already deservedly made it to Top Posts!) I would love to visit India sometime , and one of the reasons is because I have heard that about 40% of the population are vegetarian.
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        2. Veganara
          Veganara
          Vote no 12 Akanksha (although you don't need it, because this had already deservedly made it to Top Posts!) I would love to visit India sometime , and one of the reasons is because I have heard that about 40% of the population are vegetarian.
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