You may already be vegan, or you may be dabbling with #meatfreemonday, or you may just have noticed the growing interest in the numerous health benefits associated with ditching meat.
Whatever your level of interest in veganism, it’s safe to say that it’s not just a fad, but a diet that is here to stay. In just the past 2 years, veganism has grown by 700% and vegans now make up approximately 7% of the UK population, which is a hell of a lot of people (around 3.5 million). I spoke with the lovely Kristy Coleman about veganism and how to make the most of the growing trend.
I think I’ve gone a bit mad. I’ve deleted Facebook and Instagram from my phone, because looking at both made me miserable or downright angry. Not only was I a bit fed up of being asked if the baby had arrived yet (from about 38 weeks might I add…) but I was also following people who were due around the same time as me, and as gloriously happy as I am for them having had their babes now (no seriously I am, if you’re one of those recent new-mama friends of mine reading this!), I am also experiencing totally illogical waves of utter sadness – as if my baby is never going to arrive.
We are lucky enough to live in a day and age where we no longer see pregnancy as a time to ‘put your feet up’ and eat for two.
Call me a killjoy, as I know this option sounds GREAT to many of you, especially anyone in their first trimester who isn’t feeling too good, but staying sedentary and eating crap actually wouldn’t do us much good, and if you have a quick scan down the list I’ve put together below, you can clearly see the benefits of exercising whilst pregnant do in fact far outweigh that warm, fuzzy self-indulgent ‘buzz’ you get from said coach-potato-ness…