Want to start living in a way that’s better for the environment? Lost on how to start your plant-based eating journey?
In this episode of the Live Your Personal Best podcast, I speak with Izolda Trakhtenberg, a proud vegan for 15 years and the host of The Vegan Life podcast.
Listen to this episode as we dive deep into why eating plant-based foods is more ethical than traditional foods.
[3:38] Izolda talks about her roots and why she started her vegan journey
[5:40] Izolda revealed the massive effects of shifting to a vegan diet
[8:51] Izolda shares her thoughts on why plant-based eating has become more popular, especially nowadays
[10:56] Izolda chats about the element of convenience in restaurants and what you should do if there are no vegan options on the menu
[14:56] Izolda shares if her attitudes and relationship towards food changed when she started her vegan journey.
[18:51] Izolda debunks the most common myths revolving around veganism.
[20:01] Izolda describes what she feels when surrounded by people who still consume meat and animal products.
[25:15] Izolda shares her advice for those who’d like to start their vegan journey.
- Agriculture, especially animal farming and food production, takes a lot of the resources like energy and gas.
- The fewer spaces for farms intended for animal production, the more spaces we could have for trees and places where people could stay and live.
- You’ve been fed food authorities recommended that might not be best for you.
- You should take a step back and assess the food recommended by the authorities that you consume.
- When you start eating vegan, you become more conscious and thoughtful of your food choices.
- Many people have the stereotype that vegans are smug or arrogant. Vegans are perceived to be like this because they don’t want animals to suffer in the animal slaughter system.
- When you want to start your vegan diet:
- Go slow and start small.
- Consult with your doctor if going vegan is right for you.
- Be aware of how much you’re eating and the quality of your food.
- Consider having a food diary on what you ate and what you felt after you ate them.
“We’ve been fed a steady diet of what we should eat that may or may not be the best for us.” – Izolda [9:37]
“We can be very mindful and very purposeful with our choices if you really keep in mind why you’re becoming vegan.” – Izolda [27:32]