Life is too short to eat the cake Like 0 Twitter Melinda Schmitt Follow Aug. 25, 2016, 7:48 a.m. in Life and Styles Views: 644 Like us on facebook Why become vegan? I mean, life is too short, right? We are supposed to do what we want, eat what we want because tomorrow is not promised, right? I was a believer of this philosophy for so long. Even during all the times that I have attempted different diets to heal my Multiple Sclerosis. I think that may have been my downfall. If it's attitude that defines us, then that's not exactly the attitude to have when eating for health. I am pretty sure it's why I fell off the bandwagon again and again. It would start with, "Oh, but it's a birthday party and I have been so good for a year." Then, "I felt so good after that last cheat, one more won't hurt." To, "Buffalo wings are my favorite. If I allow them just once a month I should be ok." Finally, "Wow, I've been feeling so good despite my cheats, maybe my health no longer depends on it." Right. Such a slippery slope. What if I changed that attitude? What if I looked at it from another perspective? Life is too short - that doesn't change. But, what if I do what I want and eat what I want to have the tomorrow I want? Sure, it may not be promised to me still but if I am blessed enough to have it, I want to live it my way. I want to have the energy to go on adventures. I want to feel well enough to spend time with my family. I want to be sure that I will not have to rely on others to provide my basic needs. Sure, the first month, two months, even year are really f'ing hard. But, in time I find that I no longer crave the things I once did. Food no longer becomes the thing that I base my life around. I stop looking longingly at the meals others are eating and I rejoice in the lightness of being. Because that's how eating clean makes me feel, light. So, here I am being the thing that I NEVER thought I would be, a vegan. And, life has never been sweeter. Wishing you best health Originally posted at www.eatwhatyouknow.wordpress.com Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles The Paleo Lifestyle Life and Styles Indigo Deli – Dial ‘I’ for an Incredible Experience Life and Styles Dieting made very, very simple.