22DaysNutrition: Eating Vegan

My greatest struggle deals with making the right food choices on a daily basis. I don’t always have the time to prepare something clean and lean. My days are long and my nights are short. If I don’t have something healthy prepared and waiting for me, I’ll spend a few minutes before a meal negotiating. Telling myself it’s okay to eat this crap now because there is always tomorrow. There IS always tomorrow but tomorrow never comes.

In my line of work, I meet a lot of people. People who are typically well known for one reason or another. A woman I met most recently stood out. Not for what she is known for but what she stands for. She was vegan and couldn’t say enough about what it has done for her and all the animals. I found all of this most intriguing. Could a vegan lifestyle be for me? Simultaneously, Beyonce’s and Marco Borges’ collaboration of the 22DaysNutrition meal delivery service seemed to be everywhere I turned. I felt like this was a sign. This could be what I’m looking for. Not only are their meals affordable, they are organic and packed with so many nutrient rich ingredients. Additionally, they are non-GMO, gluten/dairy/soy-free, and low in sugar & salt. Healthy eating at your fingertips. But would having the right foods at your fingertips be enough?

Choosing to eat healthy, at least for me, is hard work. Especially when you are fighting a mentality that wants what it wants when it wants it. Emotional eating is behind every poor choice I make. I could be tired, bored, stressed or even happy and still choose to eat poorly. For me, choosing to eat healthy requires focus, commitment, desire, and the discipline to do so. This is no easy task. Joel Osteen confirmed this for me during a Sunday morning sermon. He spoke about discipline and how it directly affects reaching your full potential. You can apply this message to any struggle in your life. I chose to apply it to my poor eating habits, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Every time you choose to live better you have to give something up. THIS is why my “tomorrow” never comes. I don’t like giving anything up. The idea behind 22DaysNutrition is that it takes 21 days of disciplined eating to make it a habit. By the 22nd day you are well on your way. Discipline + 22DaysNutrition = a win/win!

I began 22DaysNutrition just over 3 weeks ago, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Clean eating feels amazing. Their meals are truly tasty and sincerely made with love. Some side affects I have experienced from vegan eating; the fine lines on my face have seriously faded, my rosacea has just about disappeared, I no longer feel bloated but instead feel as if there is an internal vacuum sucking me in, and my digestive tract has never run more smoothly. IT IS CRAZY! I have never felt this good eating any other way. Will I remain a tried and true vegan? Honestly, I’m not sure. I, like Beyonce, would like to incorporate the occasional meat protein back into a meal. While I truly no longer crave it, I can’t say I’ll never eat it again. Will I stay tried and true to the meals from 22DaysNutrition? Absolutely, because eating never felt so good. ❤️


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