"Food never tasted this good.
When people ask me how I do it, my answer is that "it's easy." Vegetarian food is healthy, it's fresh, and it makes me feel great.
You see, eating a plant-based diet helps me be energetic and athletic. My skin, my head full of hair, and my body thank me for it, every single day.
Of course, it wasn't always this easy.
Nearly 20 years ago, when I first became a vegetarian, I wasn't living in a vegetarian household. There were fewer vegetarian restaurants, and meat substitutes hardly even existed.
So, it's true, back then it took a little while to understand how to put dishes together. And I had to learn how to explain to people that I wasn't trying to offend them when I didn't want meat on my plate. Instead, it was about respecting my body, recognizing my nutritional needs, and, yes, caring about the welfare of the planet and of animals. When I put it like that, it didn't seem so radical after all.
Today, I'm an avid cyclist, a snowboarder, and a professional writer. I'm happy I've chosen the path that I did. I've always been happy to be a vegetarian, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Give it a try? Your body will thank you for it!
My name is Silja, and I'm happy that I made the switch."