I was talking with a friend yesterday how it is difficult to define my eating habits, life-style choices and dreams…
I’ve been a vegetarian for 10 years, no if-s, no but-s, went vegetarian cold turkey and have been that way since. But oh, man, originally I lived on bread and cheese and Nutella, not vegetables, then moved plant-based, but still eating so much chocolate…
In January I went vegan. Yet, I still struggle to say vegan. It is a learning curve. I had some accidents along the way, a very few concious slip-ups (trying a few stuff while traveling) and a few compulsive slips as well (milk chocolate…). There are products I use that ‘may contain dairy’ – is that vegan? To a hardcore vegan, I would never be enough.
I am a bee-gan anyways. But bee-gan is a strange words.
However, vegetarian does not define me anymore, as I, for 99.9% of the time want to have something without dairy, eggs, etc animal products. If I just said vegetarian it would mean dairy and eggs are okay. They are not.
I would say plant-based. A term I sort of like, but hm, my chocolate addiction is not plant-based and part of reality. Also, plant-based only refers to dietary habits. However, my choices have a lot to do with my ethical beliefs. I became vegetarian for the animals. Health came later. So I am plant-based (besides chocolate), but much more.
Nutritarian is a nice term, but so many people don’t know about it, and it is so much related to Dr. Fuhrman’s theory. A diet I adore, yet don’t follow to the T.
Flexitarian works for many, but I am really not flexy.
I am high-raw, but what does that mean? MY attempts of the 80-10-10 diet were not successful, yet the gourmet, nutty, coconut oily, fatty foods cooked with dehydrator do not work out for me so well. I don’t own a dehydrator. I do not enjoy smoothies. But I juice daily, eat huge saw salads and raw fruits…I did add more steamed veggies, seeds and nuts, hemp protein powders and some lentils into my diet recently, which are not raw. Would the raw police find me?
Whole foods still doesn’t say it all.
I am not fully organic. Though I aim to be.
I could say conscious eating, but then again that is broad, still only focusing on food.
Conscious living sort of loses the diet aspect. Conscious eating and living sound great, yet it can mean so much. I am evolving. I am still trying to find what works for me. I am still yet to beat my chocolate addiction. I am still yet to heal my headaches.
I want to drop labels… I am dropping labels. But yet I don’t want to be served a steak because without labels there is no guidance.
I guess I am 100% vegetarian, I am 99% vegan, I am mostly plant-based (besides chocolate), I aim to be organic, I am to be environmentally friendly, I am to make ethical choices, I am to live consciously, I am to live connected to nature, I am to evolve…
I am a person who is aiming to live a conscious, environmentally friendly, healthy, and ethical life, eating mainly organic, plant-based, living whole foods without any flesh and with the the least amount of animal products possibly, looking at health and life from a holistic perspective, is open to new ideas and is constantly evolving as a person.
Is that enough of a guidance?