So we're doing wellNESS Thursdays a little early this week and I'm sharing why I don't eat meat on Mondays.

Meatless Mondays. Nothing new. It’s actually been an initiative that was started over a decade ago and practiced by many countries across the globe, but it is something I’ve added to my lifestyle for over a year now.

No meat on Mondays.

The overall goal of the campaign was to improve individual’s health and the health of the planet. It is said that one of the largest contributors to pollution is animal agriculture and that if everyone gave up meat just one meal of the week it would be like taking 500,000 cars off the road! So imagine giving up meat for a whole day every week?!

Other benefits? For one, it improves your health. Meat-free meals are known to help prevent heart disease and even cancer.

So why is this so important for me and what led me to take the leap?

First, I was dancing around the idea of becoming a vegetarian last year. I gave up meat for lent and I grew in my relationship with God but whew those 40day were rough. Truth is I love meat! *sigh*

I’ve heard Oprah talk about her participation in Meatless Mondays so I decided to give it a try! 

I started the 2nd week in September 2015 after a vacation in Hawaii and have stuck to it since!

For me it’s a step towards being disciplined. Yes, I love meat and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle but setting aside one day a week is a challenge that’s becoming easier each and every week. By sticking to this routine I feel like I’m gaining more control over my life.

Also Mondays are perfect to go meatless and eat healthier meals. After a weekend of eating out I think it’s excellent to start the week fresh and light. It also gives me a chance to try new recipes and experiment. The Meat Free Monday Cookbook is packed with tons of yummy ones!

Do you think you could give up meat one day a week?!

Vanessa.Michele | Christian. Writer. Content Creator. Giver of Love. Collector of Quotes. Yoga Enthusiast. Forensic Scientist by day. Welcome to my life!