This is the 100th blog post on Vitamin Valentine! I’ve been wanting to post a recipe recently but October and November were super busy due to school and work so for my 100th post I’ll be sharing some personal updates.
These past few months have been busy because I’m taking a pretty intense research class which is preparing me for writing my master’s thesis next semester. I’m also planning something that could lead to career advancement (but I’m keeping the details of that a secret, for now). If you haven’t been reading my blog for long, I’m currently completing my master’s in nutrition and I work full-time as a community/clinical nutritionist working with women, infants, and children (WIC).
One of the perks of my job is that most my coworkers are interested in nutrition. Today my coworker asked me for help with her diet because she wants to go vegan. I was so excited to help her because I love sharing the benefits of eating a vegan diet. I also think this coworker is becoming a vegan for the right reasons and not just because it’s “trendy” at the moment. Veganism is becoming more and more popular, but in order to adopt a vegan diet and stay on it, the motivation must be intrinsic and there has to be a reason why you want to dedicate yourself to this cause, whether its purely for health reasons, ethical reasons, or a mix of both. I created a meal plan for my coworker during my lunch break and a food-shopping list which I love making (is it weird that I absolutely love food shopping?) What is your motivation for your current way of eating? Do you feel like you make the best choices for your physical health, mental health, and the health of the earth? Feel free to share your opinion through comments or connecting via Facebook or instagram🙂
Hopefully I’ll have some more time in mid-december and january to post some delicious, vegan recipes in blog post #101!