Carnivore to Herbivore
Going meat-free can make a huge difference. Studies show that vegetarians are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters and that a vegetarian diet reduces our risk of heart disease by 40 percent and adds seven or more years to our lifespan. -Ingrid Newkirk
Growing up I always get scolded by my parents for not eating my vegetables. Back then I love to eat Fried Chicken, Boiled Egg, Tocino (caramelized pork), Beef Noodles, Adobo, Sinigang, Mechado among other meat dishes. My food never had any vegetable dish at all.
When I started yoga 2 years ago, I found out that most of people who are practicing yoga are following vegetarian diet. Back then I told myself that becoming a vegetarian is impossible. I always think that vegetarian people were born the way they are and people can only be a vegetarian if their parents forced them to do it.
Last month during my training in Shiva Yoga Peeth, I had no choice but to eat the Sattvic
diet. While in the Yoga Teacher Training journey eating vegetarian food 3 times a day became a habit, it became very easy for me to swallow the food and eventually enjoy eating…. It’s a miracle! I remember during my first week of only Yogic diet I felt very light, I felt like I was floating.
After the training I return back here in Singapore and promised myself to try my best to practice lacto vegetarian diet. Check the different Types of Vegetarian.