I’ve been vegetarian since I was 15 years old, a lot of people thought I was being silly, trying to be trendy and I would soon stop the nonsense. In truth it was because of my active imagination and deep love of animals, I simply kept imagining the animal before it was on my plate and I just couldn’t eat it.
For the first few year I got very ill, I had no clue what I was doing, it didn’t help that I wasn’t a huge fan of vegetables back then.
I finally got in control of my diet in my late teens after a particularly nasty period of Anemia.
Now I always toyed with the idea of becoming Vegan but kept telling myself I just wouldn’t cope.
A month ago I decided, reluctantly to go Vegan, this time for health reasons. I could immediately feel the benefit, joints that had started to become sore improved, swelling that had started to appear went down, my sleep is better, my energy is up.
I found the transition easier than I’d thought, mainly because I know what I need to eat, there are so many good alternatives and with the recent rise in Veganism there’s a lot more options when you're out and about than ever.
The main reason though is that I am a G type Bodytype. My Bodytype lends itself well to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, we don’t have to be so strict and can be more lenient than some of the other Bodytype. I work with 5 Bodytypes and help you find the diet, exercise and lifestyle choices that suit you.
If you are thinking about a Vegan diet or are struggling with your current diet, contact the clinic for help.
Find out your Bodytype and how that helps you to understand what works best for you
For now here are a recipe I've been playing with:
Going nuts for porridge
1/2 cup oat
1tsp peanut butter
1tsp my own maca/chia/flax mix
1 tsp coconut (shredded)
Alternaltive milk - oat/coconut/almond/hemp/rice
Put the oats in your saucepan
Add boiling water till oats are covered
Leave for 10 mins
Put the oats on the hob - medium to high heat
Add 1/2 cup of your alternative milk
Heat up the porridge
Pour into a bowl once hot
Add the rest of the ingredients and make it look pretty
Then it's just a case of eating it, feeling like a unicorn and going yum yum yum
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.