Whatever brought you as far as this page, you’ve already taken the all-important first step on your vegan journey.
I’d liked to share my vegan journey with you.
Not so long ago, the word “vegan” conjured up images of anaemic-looking, sandal-wearing hippies. But that is defenitly not that kind of steroetype I’m representing.
I knew that I wanted to quit eating animal products but just couldn’t imagine making it work. I had even tried a vegan diet for a month every year since 2013, only to learn in the process that I wasn’t ready.
But that all changed in 2017. I started the vegan diet for a month in january and after thirty days it was the first time, I’ve wanted to keep on eating only vegan food, just to challange myself to see for how long I could extend it. And here I am now: six months later I’m still vegan and I really do not miss milk products, never mind meat.
By the way, being vegan had a nice side effect. In about 6 months I lost 23 kilos. Which was, thinking rightly, is still one of the most important reasons I keep on being vegan.
Why did I become vegan?
- Firstly for myself – I have read so much about what meat and dairy does to our insides that I no longer want to put those kinds of products into my body. I feel a million times better on a vegan diet; my hair, skin and nails are healthier, my immune system stronger, my digestive system better, and my energy levels much higher!
- Secondly, for the environment – I had no idea what kinds of negative effects our diets are having on the planet until I read about Food Sustainability. It’s pretty mind-boggling what meat is doing to the environment, and how so many people are overlooking it.
- Thirdly, for the animals – which is getting more and more important every day.
I’ve learned that in many ways I’m not the typical vegan. So I expect that there will be plenty of agreement and disagreement on my journey, and I’m looking forward to share my obstacles and inspirations with you.
Let me know what you think and leave a comment why you became vegan!