Long time no post! Life got chaotic! Anyway, one of the things I decided I wanted to do this year was to eat less and less animal products, working my way towards the vegan lifestyle.
This is for many reasons; I've been educated about what happens to a lot of animals and it evoked really strong emotions in me, especially watching earthlings, and I'd like to know that I'm not making animals go through that for my dinner, I'm not sure anyone can know the truth and not be broken by it; another reason is the environment, I never knew how much the demand for animal products is both wrecking our planet and environment but also preventing millions of people from being able to eat rather than starving to death - did you know that if we stopped feeding the soya beans we grew to animals then we could end world hunger, we would have enough food to feed every human on the planet; another factor is of course my health, as most of you know I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and associated conditions, and a vegan lifestyle is never going to change that or make it better, its a genetic condition that I've had all my life and will have all the rest of my life, but there are definitely other things that could improve by changes to my lifestyle!
My plan was to slowly transition, replacing things with vegan ones when they run out, and as part of that I ended up going through all my foods to check they're dates and pretty much all the foods that weren't vegan were very much out of date! In terms of food I'm now going fully vegan, I cant bear to put animal products in my mouth anymore after watching earthlings! Other things like toiletries, clothes, shoes, cosmetics, kitchen items ect will slowly be replaced when they run out with vegan or waste reducing alternatives. I wont lie this will be a challenge, I know that, and there may be slip ups and stumbles along the way, its not about perfection, and judging myself wont help me or any part of this, so its a judgement free zone!
Some things I've been loving so far:
- Starbucks almond milk mocha
- lentil dahl
- Vego chocolate
- Wiked vegan meals from tesco
- vegan chai latte