My journey of becoming Vegan!


My 40th Birthday is next month thought its time to make some more changes to my already healthy lifestyle. I am all for getting older, I consider myself very lucky to be here on Earth. I appreciate everyday of my life, I love life!

So back to me becoming Vegan, this is going to take some time I can see!

On 1st April 2012 I decided to completely cut out dairy and caffeine. It was far easier than I imagined it would be.

I have since then gradually ate more Raw foods slowly replacing cooked meals with more raw vegetables and salad.

This has been reasonably easy considering it is British Summertime. I have had some serious cravings for potatoes though as this is my weakness, not forgetting biscuits.

I feel much better in my skin, I feel cleaner and have more energy. Although I do need to work on staying awake during a film :-/ I have never been very good at that! Even at the cinema.

When I first introduced more raw foods I had quite a few detox symptoms whilst my body was purging the toxins from my system. These included a rash, tiredness, moody, diarrhoea and general lethargy.

I didn’t let all of the uncomfortable stuff discourage me, instead I looked at it as better out than in.

I have lost 18 pounds in weight and dropped a dress size. I didn’t change my diet to lose weight I made changes so I can feel better and to remove the guilt of knowing how poorly animals are treated so we can indulge our taste buds!

I wish I had done it years ago, I was ignorant of how poor the animals are treated. I always bought organic dairy but sadly this does not mean our animals get treated any better.

If  you are considering going vegan/dairy free please watch this video Gary Yourofsky

Bye for now


About healthyspiritmindbody

An advocate of healing from within, Stella’s approach focuses on nourishing the whole person by clearing emotional & nutritional imbalance using Ying Yang techniques as the key to transformation and health. As a qualified nutritional therapist, tutor and 4th generation Tai Chi Chuan practitioner, with a history of childhood illness. Stella’s journey to health has been turbulent and full of discovery. Through trial and error, she has developed a system that brings balance to mind, body and spirit. Stella is a vegan and raw foods enthusiast and has a deep passion for creating delicious raw chocolates. Discover Stella's diverse knowledge and experience with a unified clarity into the art of nutritional, lifestyle, and whole­life balance.

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