While I was very dedicated, I didn't eat particularly well and was lacking in iron and probably many other nutrients.
In my 30s my cooking skills improved as did my nutritional knowledge. When I started running, I paid even closer attention to the nutrient side of things.
Being prone to weight gain, I've always been hyper-aware of every single thing I eat. In general Erick and I eat extremely well. Occasionally my cravings get the best of me and I'll things that aren't ideal. The older I get and the healthier I am eating wise the more obvious the reaction to these items is. When I eat poorly I feel rotten.
This past weekend Erick and I watched a documentary called What the Health recommended by Erick's cousin, Heather van der Geest. It's American and likely sensationalized, but many of the messages are similar to those that inspired me to make changes to my diet years ago. I feel like this was the spark to light the fire we've been building. We've decided to experiment with a more vegan based diet and see how we feel. Mentally and emotionally we know it will make a difference to not be impacting the earth in the same way. Based on years of knowledge and hyper focus, I am beyond excited to see how we feel physically when doing this right. I'm not saying I'm 100% on the wagon, just taking it for a well researched test drive!