So, I’ve decided to write a blog about my month being a vegan. This blog will mainly be for myself, a little record of how I feel and recipes I find, something I can look back at to see if I feel better and to see if veganism is right for my body. Also, this little blog may help someone who’s considering becoming a vegan or just for the nosy people looking for a quick skim read or to see some photos of some good vegan food (I hope).
So, according to my good friend Wikipedia a vegan is “the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet”. However, there are different types of vegan and different lengths people go to such as Raw Vegans, I will be writing about mainly diet and typical veganism.
Why am I deciding to dabble in the vegan world?
Firstly, I am a lover of animals and after watching several documentaries including Earthlings and Cowspiracy I have decided that I can no longer eat meat after watching animals be in so much pain. Why should they serve their lives for us? After all, we are all earthlings and all share this plant we live on. Also, it makes sense for my health and the environment.
Why are you only committing to a month?
After doing a lot of research I have decided to do a tester month mainly to see if I can afford it, if my body reacts to it well and if it is realistic with my lifestyle.
I am a student who lives off £50 a week. I try to spend only £20 a week on shopping and as plant based food can be more expensive it will be a challenge to see if I can actually buy all the food I need on just £20 a week.
What’s going to happen now?
I am going to start on monday (two days time) and I will eat no meat, eggs or dairy products. I will try to write each day to tell you how i’m feeling what I’ve eaten and how much money I’ve spent on food. At the end of the month, I will decide whether or not to stay a vegetarian or to become a committed vegan.
If you’re interested in veganism I fully recommend watching;
Paul McCartney’s if slaughter houses had glass walls- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4TON3BxTxg
101 reasons to go vegan- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-F8whzJfJY
Thanks for reading!