Why I'm no longer Vegan
Health is truly a journey, unique to everyone. After 6 years of a strict no-meat lifestyle, I've decided to release the labels and simply eat foods that feel good in my body.
My life changed when I learned how to heal my body, mind, and spirit with food and when I created Nutrition with Nay it was a way for others to learn more about healthy eating. This is still my goal and I plan to continue sharing and expanding as I learn more.
I've always had a pretty good relationship with my body, I knew when I needed to rest, eat, workout, etc. So when I initially went vegan 6 years ago, it was the best decision for my body at the time.
During those 6 years I learned so much:
-How to cook whole foods from scratch
-How to shop for healthy produce
-How to understand nutritional eating vs pleasure eating
-How to sustain my body on simple whole foods
-How to Juice and implement supplements to assist in healing
-How to release all pain associated with my menstrual cycle
This list is not considering all benefits and lessons learned, and I'm truly most thankful for the gems I'll have forever. Health is a journey, and one I plan to enjoy! Throughout this journey, I've encountered so many amazing and knowledgeable people who helped and guided me towards my healthiest self.
Why did I decide to eat meat now?
It was simply time. Also, keep in mind I'm a free spirit, I'm not attached to any food labels. After giving birth to my son, my digestive system did a 180-degree turn. Foods that I used to easily digest, were now causing bloating and discomfort. I also was craving more simplicity in my food preparation, and more nutritional value in my daily meals.
After much thought and realizing that I have to do what's best for my body, I started with eggs and butter and introduced wild-caught fish. From there I continued incorporating other animal proteins.
I quickly noticed differences in my digestion, skin, and brain fog. Even though I'm eating meat, I'm still including lots of veggies and fruits daily. My goal is to eat minimally processed fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, herbs, and spices and I strive for all wild-caught organic animal products, including red meat, poultry, fish, and eggs.
I will continue sharing what I love, health and wellness. I post mainly on Instagram, and you can find all my recipes under the Recipes tab above. I will start sharing more animal protein recipes and plant-based recipes. As always, listen to your body, and eat what feels good!