I have been asked so many questions about my diet so this is me covering some FAQs.
I was raised as a vegetarian and the first time I ever had any kind of junk food, I was six years old and it was the fun size bag of skittles. My eating went downhill from there up until about a few years ago, I decided it was time to do the smart thing and take care of my body.
Now, I have pretty much tried it all and I am no longer a vegetarian, so to speak. Although I have tried a lot of junk food I AM OVER IT. I don’t drink soda, eat fried foods, or any kind of food that contains ingredients that even google barely knows. I especially DO NOT EAT FAST FOOD. My diet is pretty simply yet intricate. I am aware that kind of makes no sense.
My reason for saying “so to speak” to the vegetarian part is because I will not eat any kind of meat unless I know every detail of the slain animal’s life. For example, place like McDonald’s, Burger King, or even Boar’s Head meat from the Bodega don’t fly with me anymore. I’ve seen the movies like Food Inc. and Supersize Me and I have even read the book Fast Food Nation. I am way too educated to sit around and poison my body. In order for me to eat meat, I need it to be as fresh as possible and for it to have been properly taken care of. Properly taken care of means it was kept in clean conditions and fed proper food (food not made by humans). I’ll stop there because, what they feed the animals is another discussion entirely.
I have been drinking soy milk since my mother stopped breast feeding, I couldn’t drink real milk even if I tried. Now I am transitioning to Almond Milk because I am slightly spooked about the new found dangers of soy milk. When I make my protein shakes, I make them with almond milk now. In addition, I don’t drink anything aside from water/coconut water, DripDrop, and the juices from Rejuvenate Juice Bar. These are all healthy choices to keep me away from horrible things like grape soda.
What makes it easy for me to have this kind of diet is I was already raised on it, so it’s merely a “coming home” for me. I realize it could be a lot harder for someone who has been eating junk most of their life. I eat this way because I care about my body. I hope this covered most, if not all, of your questions.