I guess everyone that has gone vegan can pin point what influenced their decision. I suppose that my decision was driven by many things. The biggest was that I was over weight and looking for a long term solution. I had tried every diet under the sun; low carbohydrate, the Atkins Diet, counting calories, starvation, you name it, I tried it. I would stick with it a few days and then it would be back to the crap food again. My weight had steadily risen. I don’t think I was obese, but I definitely was heavy. My cholesterol was high and so was my blood pressure. Of course the doctor just wanted to write a prescription but I have never been a fan of prescription drugs. I told the doctor that I would be back in six months and we could do the blood work again and see if I still needed the prescription. My plan was to loose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. That was about ten months ago. The first six months I did the usual array of diet, pig out, and diet some more. ZERO weight lose and still feeling like crap.
So July 4th rolls around and I stuffed my body again with tons of BBQ. It was a holiday so when I got home I downloaded a book from Amazon. Not sure why I even picked this title, not sure why I even landed in the section of books. But I picked Ultra Man by Rich Roll. That book spoke to me in more ways than I could ever imagine. WOW, my life changed that day. Most of all my mind set changed that day.
I have been eating a plant based diet ever since and I have made walking & running part of my daily life.
Life is a changing.