Today's Eat-Clean Diet Vegetarian guest blogger is Miss Jennifer Forstinger, a 23 year-old recent university graduate who has been vegetarian for 3 years and recently adopted a vegan diet. I'm excited to have her share her story with you today. I hope Jennifer's message rings true for many students and recent graduates. Your brain works better on Clean, healthy, whole foods especially when you know where those foods have come from. Take it away Jennifer...
|Jennifer's rocking vegan body on vacation!|
I was introduced to Eating Clean by my cousin, Alanna, who had gotten herself into shape following The Eat-Clean Diet. I researched Tosca and was inspired by her story, but I thought that I had to eat meat to Eat Clean. This was problematic since I dislike the taste of meat and have ethical issues with it. In April of 2009 I adopted a vegetarian diet, but I replaced the meat in my diet with processed vegetarian meat alternatives. Uh oh!
|Meeting Jennifer's mom at Lululemon!|
I recently adopted a vegan diet for ethical reasons and have noticed that I feel more at ease knowing that I am not ingesting the pain and suffering of another living being. Whether you follow a vegetarian diet or are an omnivore, being educated about where your food comes from is extremely important. Choose local, get to know your farmers, and eat organic whenever you can.