In the last couple of weeks so much has happened in my life. I wanted to write this post sooner but I’ve been busy, busy, busy. Being a dietetics student is no easy task! Last week I had five tests and it was such a crazy time trying to balance everything; but I wouldn’t trade it at all. I’ve learned how to manage my time and prioritize. I only see it as investing in my future and it’s all apart of the journey. 🙂
Something new that’s happened…I was selected to be a student ambassador for Siggis Dairy! I love the message of the company, “simple ingredients, not alot of sugar”. Also, their icelandic style skyr (yogurt) is super yummy! My favorite flavor is vanilla; it has little specks of vanilla bean in it! Love that! I enjoy my Siggis with plenty of toppings! If you want to learn more click here. If you need creation ideas feel free to follow me on instagram @fueledforit…or simply click on one of the photos to the right for a direct link!
|Happy Icelandic Style Yogurt Day 🙂|
If you already follow me on instagram, you’ll see that i’ve been trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. On this journey of mine i’m looking to sustain a primarily plant-based diet. I prefer not to use the term vegetarian because I tried that and I already slipped up lol. I don’t want this to be a thing where I feel like I’m restricting myself or following a set of rules. So right now I’m just going to say that i’m on a primarily plant based journey. I want my diet to be at least 85% plant based. Maybe one day I will make this switch completely, but right now I know what’s best for me given my lifestyle and body.
Some may ask what sparked this sudden change, and it’s really a wide variety of reasons. The very first reason being, I feel alot better when I eat primarily vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes (all the plant based goodies). When I say I feel better I mean I have more energy, I feel lighter, and I just have overall clarity. Another reason, one that i’ve been learning more about and researching, is the business of animal agriculture. Lately when I see a hamburger or ribs…I start thinking about the cow or the pig it came from. I can’t get images of those animals being slaughtered out of me head. So that’s why I started this journey. Many may know that a big part of Christianity is compassion and i’m currently trying to grow in that area. Compassion for my fellow humans and animals, I know it’s not going to be easy but, that’s why it’s a journey i’m looking to grow! 🙂
Here are a few books i’ll be reading during my journey:
- China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
- This book focuses on scientific-based evidence for the benefits of a plant based diet.
- Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
- This book is more spiritual and focuses on personal growth and overcoming battles through prayer and a relationship with Christ.
- Dominion by Matthew Scully
- Really looking forward to reading this one! It’s takes a look at the inhumane treatment of animals and the true call of Genesis 1:24-26.
- A Perfect Recipe by Heather Lindsey
- This book is by one of my favorite authors and it’s a devotional/ recipe book that encompasses the idea of glorifying God through our living and good health.
Stay tuned for future posts and please follow me on my journey! Much Love 🙂