My experience changing to a whole foods & plant based diet

Hi everyone! Following the sequence of some of the previous posts dedicated to veganism as a lifestyle [here and here] and how it has been changing my mindset, I thought it would be helpful to also compile some thoughts on how this whole process actually changed me physically or, better said, if it has indeed improved my life, health and body and if so, how it did. For that, I should begin by saying that, although I do consider myself very fortunate in terms of my health, I admit that for a long time, I remember of frequently falling ill. […]

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Vegan, Vegetarian or Plant-based?

The other day I was with my dad and he began talking about the lovely experience we had at a vegan restaurant in Lisbon last month. We had a visit planned to the capital and while deciding where to have lunch, I innocently (!!) slided the suggestion of taking him to the Ao 26 Vegan Project, which I’d visited a few weeks prior. It was a lovely decision and he absolutely loved it. Even now, many weeks later, my dad keeps pointing out that the food was not only tasty but gorgeous, with all the colourful veggies and different flavours. […]

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How (not) to be vegan?

Since I stopped eating animal products in early 2015, I’ve had a few friends who’ve shown interest in knowing more about this kind of lifestyle and eating habits/choices. I’m always happy when someone asks me where to find different ingredients, how to prepare them, ideas for more nutricious recipes or more natural products for them or their home. Some of my close friends even told me that they are consciously choosing more vegetarian meals while eating out, at home or at the Uni’s cafeteria! Yes, I still hear some jokes and provocative comments, but more often than not, those are […]

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Choose happiness

When I was little, I wanted to be a ballerina, a cook, a veterinarian, and many other things as life went by and years seemed  to last forever. Afternoons playing with clay with my dad, my grandad teaching me how to play checkers and me winning mysteriously everytime, listening to music on the street and dancing like no one was watching, baking my first cake in a lamb-shaped cake pan. Our tiny selves feel everything so intensely and time goes by disregarding the laws of physics {those looong summer holidays} I remember growing up and being in my teens, always a […]

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