My friend Clea asked me to write my Veganuary story, little did she know that my story started with her. Last year when she told me she was taking part my initial response was, "What? What will you eat? "
Fast forward a year on and there was me, the omnivore, saying to her ‘”I’ll join you this year”.
As I like to do things ‘properly’ I started doing a little bit of research in October, as in trying new foods like tofu, soy milk, non dairy cheese etc., and reading a few articles about farmed animals. It was then I decided to go vegetarian as I didn’t agree with the way farmed animals were being treated. About a week later I watched Earthlings. I cried all the way through. That evening I said to my partner “That’s it. I’m going vegan.”
Since becoming vegan, I feel so much better in myself as a person; knowing I’m no longer taking part in animal misuse and abuse for our benefit. I I also have so much more energy, my skin is much better and I’ve even lost a few pounds. I’m cooking lovely meals from scratch which taste delicious and are full of goodness.
Special thanks goes to the Veganuary team for putting a brilliant website together for ‘virgin’ vegans like me and for all the support 🙂
I love my new lifestyle and the only thing I regret is not starting sooner!