For those of you who want to inject a little variety into how you eat; those desiring to lean into a new dietary practice; or those planning to make a change for good to a new way of eating or feeding your families, No Meat This Week (NMTW) offers some inspiration and cheer for doing something different, one step at a time.
Over the years, I have always wanted to approach my eating habits more consciously but other things have always taken priority. As I continued on my life’s journey, however, and pursued other things in my life with more awareness and intention, it became clear that embracing consciousness in other areas of life while allowing myself to be herded in the area of my nutrition was a stark contradiction. Consciousness for me means being aware of what I do and the consequences of my actions; it means doing this willingly, knowingly, and with intention. So, imagine applying this concept to the practice of eating!
If you keep an eye out, as an informed consumer, you may notice that things are changing as it relates to what we eat, how it affects us and where we get our food from. Every now and then one of those topics make the headlines in our newspapers, online or on television; our interest is piqued for a while, then the topic loses its appeal and we forget about it.
There are lots of reasons for change in how we eat – no matter how small; and when you decide to make a change it can be difficult. It helps if you have someone in your corner to say, “I’ve done it, and it can be done! I’m where you are too! I’m cheering for you! Try this!”