Our life-changing journey started on Christmas night in 2017, after we ate a full plate of Turkey and a half portion of smoked ham.
For some reason, we decided to crawl to the couch and watch Netflix. After all, it’s the easiest way to kill a snowy holiday night, and of course with a glass of wine in hand.
We selected the documentary What the Health based on a friend’s recommendation, we pressed the play button, and we watched the entire film. 90 minutes later, Steve and I looked at each other and said the same thing: Oh my gosh, let’s stop eating meat!
Yes, we did say that and yes, we are doing it, everyday, every meal.
For 16 days, we haven’t eaten one single bite of meat, but I’m not going to lie, fish and shrimps still appear on our dinner table. After all, you cannot go full force to implement something significant, right? We will do it step by step, little by little, until we only eat plant-based food.
We both loved our summer BBQs, double cheese burgers and juicy steaks, and we would never thought in a million years to give up on them if it’s not because we now understand how harmful meat could be to our health.
I’m not sure if we should appreciate the fact that we watched that movie and therefore we are going to become vegetarians one day, or we should curse the film producer because that damn documentary made us to give up one of the life pleasures.
But guess what? We have been feeling awesome and energetic since we changed our diet. It’s lighter, healthier and most importantly opens a new world to us, called vegetarian cooking.
Good luck to us!
* In case you want to know what this darn documentary is all about, here is your Wikipedia answer:
Advertised as “The Health Film That Health Organizations Don’t Want You To See”, the film follows Kip Andersen as he interviews physicians and other individuals regarding diet and health. Andersen is also shown attempting to contact representatives of various health organizations, but comes away dissatisfied with their responses. Through other interviews he examines the alleged connection between the meat, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as various health organizations. The synopsis is that serious health problems are a consequence of consuming meat and dairy products, and that a conspiracy exists to cover this up.