I had been considering plant based eating for a few months but I really meat! In January I turned 40 and it kind of hit me that I am probably half way through my life. I really gave some careful consideration to how I want that second half to play out. When I look around and see 50 and 60 year olds very sick and on massive amounts of medicine, I didnt want that to be me. I had a good run of 40 years of eating whatever I wanted, I have eaten tons of meat but I only tried jicima for thr first time a few weeks ago!
I started reading books like Forks Over Knives and Plant Strong. I believed in the science behind plant based eating but was not sure it was for me. I decided that I would do a full blood test and that if anything came back off I would commit to plant based eating for six months. I got my reaults back and my cholesteral was high at 225, so I decided that I will commit to this very strict lifestyle for six months and then assess how I feel.