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My name is Priscilla, I was born in Mexico and I’m half Canadian and Mexican. I’m 20 years old and currently a college student. My vegan path started 3 years ago. After suffering of an eating disorder during the beginning of high school, I got a second chance to live.
Though I was born and raised in a Christian family, I had my real first “encounter” with God after being at the hospital for a weekend because of my severe ED. There was no way I was going to leave the hospital and go back to my “normal” life, I had messed it up and nobody trusted me anymore, not even myself. So I made a promise to God that if He helped me to leave the hospital that night and give me a second chance, I would do anything to change my life. I was already interested in veganism, but never really knew what I was doing; I knew when I went vegan that I was looking to change my eating habits but I just wasn’t strong enough, I needed God’s love to push me to the right path and change my way of thinking and living.
After a few months vegan, I heard about raw foods, WOW I was amazed! I read so many stories and testimonies of people who had achieved great changes in their lives by changing their eating habits. I felt inspired and without thinking about it twice I said: Ok, this is it! For me the most important thing is to really enjoy the lifestyle I’m living and be happy with it.
I became passionate about health, veganism and fitness! My life changed completely, and even though life always has ups and downs, I realized no matter what, life is beautiful. I’ve learned from my mistakes and like I always say: “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons learned”. If you’ve been suffering from an ED I have something to tell you, life is short, life is beautiful and you are too! Don’t let it fool you and play with your mind, we can be healthy and still enjoy beautiful foods that will not just be good for our bodies, but good for our soul! Having a good diet is not enough, we need spiritual and emotional balance to be complete, so I invite you to start a new day TODAY!
Here I will not try to convince people to go vegan, raw, high carb, low carb or whatever there is in between. I will just share my experience, my knowledge and what has worked for me, with the hope that my story and my life can give you the little push we need sometimes to make the right changes and improve your quality of life. I believe everybody has its own time, and its not about how fast you get there, but that you get THERE.
My diet has changed a lot since I became vegan at the end of 2009. I want to be clear that I no longer call myself vegan. After 3+ years of veganism and the first 2 all raw, I noticed how certain communities are very dogmatic and at one point, you lose sense of what this is all about. I don’t call myself anything anymore just because I don’t feel the need to do so. I know who I am and it is much more than what I choose or not to eat.
We can say my diet still is based on veganism but I don’t want more labels or dogmatic thinking. I eat a wide variety of real, whole plant-based foods, and I don’t push myself into eating things I simply don’t feel like, or I know are harmful for my body, specially all processed foods. Let’s say I eat super healthy foods but indulge here and there. Why not?
Life is short. Beautiful. One time only.
I hope you all enjoy the blog and that I can be a little bit of inspiration for you to pursue happiness and health as I do, with healthy living tips, and delicious, super simple recipes to share!