Minimalism dictates a healthier lifestyle because only a healthy and fit body can be a happy one.
You are still a Minimalist irrespective of being a Vegetarian or not.
However, Minimalist diet is the one that needs less storage, less resources to raise and less workout to break food into energy.
Food like meat, seafood, eggs need more storage.
It takes far more energy/resources/calories to produce animal products than it does to produce plant-based foods. “About 25 gallons of water are required to raise one pound of wheat, but 2,500 gallons of water are required to raise one pound of beef.”
It takes triple the amount of workout to breakdown meat rather than leafy and green vegetables.
Minimalist diet is the one which needs less processing before consuming.
Food which needs less ingredients to prepare and less heat to cook.
Food which utilize steaming, baking, roasting rather than frying.
Minimalist diet is the one which has low impact on environment.
Food which has less burden on ecosystem. Raising an animal just for eating purpose is wasteful. Animals contribute immensely to greenhouse gases and need greens to feed. This way, it takes more resources to raise meat-giving-animal rather than plants.
Preparing should leave less waste as possible. In turn, remains of vegetables can be used to feed cattle.
The tastiest foods are packed full of sugars and fats. And the most ‘convenient’ foods are sprayed full of chemicals so that they can be stored longer and cooked in less time.
Minimalism Eating includes:
Mindful eating is about enjoying the food. It involves thanking the one who made it and relishing each morsel. It means eating when hungry and not for comfort.
- Slow eating
- Less conversations over food
- No distractions while eating – Do not switch on TV or fiddle with your phone
- Savor the food – Try to have 1 vegetable/dish at a time and not mixing up everything.
Simple eating habits include:
- Preparing food with less ingredients
- Eating Fresh/Natural and not processed or packaged food
- Prefer Local, seasonal, organic foods rather than store-bought, imported and adulterated.
- Eat in parts- say 4 times rather than eating full stomach twice a day.
What we put on our plates has a big impact on the environment.
While we look out for healthy options for our Body, we can also benefit the health of the planet.
- Eating foods with less packaging > Less landfill.
- Raising livestock costs more plant material. So, opting for more plant-based way of eating will help reduce water consumption.
Food is not entertainment; Food is for your health.
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