I became vegan about 1 year ago, and I wanted to share a little story about my vegan journey. Hope you enjoy!!
Throughout my whole life, I have never really enjoyed any meat products. I usually ate meat products to satisfy my parents at the dinner table, but I never craved a hamburger or a steak. As a became older, I started to learn about becoming vegetarian and vegan. At the time, it seemed like an impossible task, how could I ever eliminate an entire food group? As years past, I began to read a novel called “How Not to Die” by Michael Greger. After a few hours hooked on the stories and nutrition guides, I became vegan. It was a very drastic, spontaneous decision, but was eventually worth it in the long run.
Truthfully, it was not that hard to become vegan. Giving up animal-based products was not a huge struggle. I always receive comments like, “I could never give up hamburgers” or “I could never go vegan”, but I believe the challenges of becoming vegan are over exaggerated. Once I gave up animal-based products, I never had cravings or sudden urges for any animal byproducts. When I substituted meat, dairy, and eggs with fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, I was satisfied with every meal. Becoming vegan, just requires a little bit of planning and dedication.