This Instagram Account Combines Veganism and Minimalism

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Once you go vegan, you might start to notice that your life is shifting more towards minimalism for many reasons. One is that as a consumer, you start to think about whether products are vegan and cruelty free, which is sometimes hard to come by.

But even if you’re not interested in going full vegan or minimalist, getting some inspiration for both never hurts. On the Instagram account @pickuplimes, Sadia Badiei calmly takes you through her journey to help everyone live a little simpler.

Sadia is a professional dietitian and she is really gentle in her demeanor. Her mission is never to pressure her followers to completely cut out things from their lives, but simply suggests options to better de-clutter your home, heart, and your diet. It’s really helpful to get advice from a professional without feeling the need to drop everything and change completely. Sadia is very clear on how small steps can make a bigger impact in the long run.

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1 million. Our little (not-so-little anymore) family grew to #1million early yesterday. I don’t even know how to wrap my head around a number like that. I remember taking this photo before I launched the PUL site and was wondering, “could it be possible to reach 100,000 in one year?” And 1.5 years later we grew to 10x that amount. All thanks to YOU. Never in a million years would I have thought this would happen 🌱 Any milestone marks a moment for reflection and looking back, if I can be honest, deciding to take this path wasn’t an easy one. There have been plenty and plenty of beautiful and magical moments, but some difficult times too. The uncertainty of having left a stable job to pursue this new path; the pressure that comes with starting any new business, and in a new country at that; the insecurities that can come with having thousands of people critiquing your work… I could go on. There were so many moments where I wondered if I was doing the right thing, and if it might be easier if I just quit. But looking back, I wouldn’t trade the journey for anything. Reading your inspiring comments and emails are the highlight of my day. When I get to bump into some of you on the street, I feel like I’ve just met a long lost pen pal. The ups and downs of the journey have made me even more grateful for my friends and family who have been there for me through it all 🙏 Seriously, Robin, thank you for everything. For being my advisor, my support, my crutch, my camera man, even after just coming home from a full day at work. Thanks for giving up your weekends to help me brainstorm video ideas and thanks for saying my recipes tasted good when we both knew that test run went horribly wrong 😜 And now that I feel like I’m giving a speech at the oscars I feel awkward and cheesy, but i don’t mind it. It’s how I genuinely feel 💃🏻 A big hug and kiss to all of you. Thanks for making this little Canadian gal one very lucky lady. Not just because of the 1 mill, but because you’ve stuck around from the beginning. Because you shared the dream for nourishing the cells and the soul. Love you all so so so much 💗 Photo cred: the ultra talented @mehdinowroozi

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Pick Up Limes also has an active YouTube channel, which has awesome videos that will totally make you feel calm, but motivated to try to make some changes in your own life. From recipes, to helpful tips on traveling and minimalism, Sadia’s videos are well worth checking out.