I recently checked out a book from the NY Public Library – a bestselling book on weight loss, entitled “Skinny Bitch.” I had heard from a few sources that it would completely change the way you look at food and what you put into your body. I read about four chapters before I realized that it was a brainwash into veganism. Which worked on me.
I briefly dated a sudo-vegan in college, and I thought it was crazy not to eat meat or animal products. Now, here I am, over one month into a vegan lifestyle. I have made a couple exceptions for myself however: I didn’t throw out any of my leather, and I still eat honey. Other than that, it’s animal-free for me! And I haven’t felt this good in a while… I have more energy, I spend more time creating unique meals, and I’ve already lost a few pounds.
I try not to talk about it too much, because I have found that most people instantly snap into an argumentative mode, and I quite frankly don’t want to argue with someone about what I do or do not put into my body. It’s not hard at all to supplement your diet with other sources of protein and nutrients that are normally found in animal products. The idea that humans have to drink cow’s milk to have healthy bones is an absolute lie that has been instilled by “Got milk?” ads. I am perfectly healthy and have never felt better! And the food I have been eating is delicious. Sure, it might be hard to find something easily at a restaurant, but it can be done (I don’t even eat out at restaurants very often).
I have been enjoying more vegetables and fruits than ever before, and I can’t believe how quickly one month went by! My original plan was to try veganism out for a month, see how I felt, and then decide whether or not to keep going. I take it one day at a time, but I haven’t fallen to any cravings. Did I mention I also haven’t had caffeine in a month? This is coming from the girl who used to drink a french press of coffee every day.
Now… if only the holidays weren’t approaching with their butter and cream-filled temptations…