Why should you switch to vegetarianism?
If you’ve been raised on eating animal products your entire life, you may be wondering why switching to a vegetarian diet is such a good idea? If you’ve lived your entire life on hamburgers, hot dogs, eggs, and poultry, what would be your reasons to become a vegetarian?
There are many reasons why individuals choose to switch over to vegetarianism so late in life. Begin by looking in the mirror. Do you believe you are a healthy weight? Do you feel that you look good most of the time? Can you honestly say that you wake up energized, or do you instead wake up tired and sluggish?
What about your general health? Are your blood sugar and cholesterol in normal range? If not, consider what you are eating on a daily basis to pinpoint the culprit.
How do you feel after eating a meal? Do you feel energized or are you tired and dragged out? Do you often require a nap after a meal? Is food supposed to make us tired and sleepy? Most certainly not.
The purpose of food is to nourish our bodies, leaving us refreshed and energized. The human body acts like a machine in that it needs the proper fuel to keep in running in optimal condition.
When we’re plagued with issues such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type II diabetes, and other unhealthy conditions, it is as if the engines in our body haven’t been tuned up or are not running the premium gasoline.
Your body, much like the car engine, requires the right kind of fuel to run at peak performance. When you’re eating meats high in fat, or meat that has been feed antibiotics throughout its life, you are not providing your body with the right kind of fuel it needs.
Give vegetarian lifestyle a try for a week or a month. See for yourself if you don’t feel the difference both physically and acutely.
When trying out the vegetarian lifestyle, reverse the portion sizes you are accustomed to eating, and if you must have meat, make it more of a side dish than the main course. A change towards a vegetarian life style requires small steps, however, it will make a big difference in your overall health and well-being.