Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog!
My name is Bethany, I’m a young Michigan based country girl who is a passionate Actress, Instagramer, and Jesus Follower! I’m also a Plant-based Veganist!!!
Why am I starting this blog? I ask myself this question on a daily basis.
I know most would say because, “I love food!” And I guess that is true up to a point. But for me its because I’m learning to love food again. To experience the joy of making pancakes, or brownies without a crippling fear.
Going back two years ago I began my struggle with a disorder that was killing me. No, I’m not talking about a genetic disorder, or cancer. No, this disorder was self inflicted. At a time in my life where things were getting completely out of control, my eating disorder began. I became obsessed with losing weight and calculating every micro calorie that went into my mouth. From restricting to purging I’ve done it all. Then in the summer of 2017 the subject of inpatient came up. I was terrified. The means of control which came out in my food choices, was slowly killing me to a point of being institutionalized. I contemplated the bad choices I made to my body in the race to make my appearance perfection. The yoyo diets, the nights of purging, bingeing in secret, and consent inner struggle with control. And I knew in my heart, that what I was doing was wrong. That’s when recovery began.
I turned my obsession with food into an obsession with knowledge. I read every book, every article, every documentary about nutrition. Then I came across some well known documentaries (Go to my Plant Based Vegan Knowledge for everything), and my brain was blown! This idea that a Vegan Lifestyle was not only better for my body, but the environment and the animals as well was amazing! Then I discovered Plant-based Veganism… I was hooked! I started relearning my love of natural God given food!
I started my Instagram, Simply_Plantbased_Vegan as an accountability tool in my recovery. But soon after, I began to love what I was doing! It brought me a sense a peace, and it became apparent, that it was bringing joy to others as well! It now gives me the platform to showcase my upcoming passion for food, as well as show people that a plant-based diet does not only need to consist of grass and ice cubes! 😉 And now I can show all these wonderful recipes here, and I’m excited to add many more!
All my recipes are refined-sugar free, gluten free, and are always plant-based/vegan! Most are low-fat, and soy free also. Don’t worry, they are not all plates of lettuce, or glasses of ice. 😉
With this blog I hope to bring forth knowledge to people about how amazing a plant-based vegan diet can be, people struggling with an eating disorder that recovery is possible, or someone who is just curious about this lifestyle that it is truly that amazing.
Other than that?
I just want to share healthy recipes with as many people as possible. As well as things that I’m passionate about. Whether its about product reviews, or travel.
I have been mighty occupied with my eating disorder, but I soon hope to do what I’ve wanted to do, travel the world. So when that part of my life becomes a reality, you will know! 🙂
This is going to be exciting, and I’m glad you are along for the ride!
Love, your friendly blogger,