The fast approaching new year brings the usual new year resolution thoughts. This year I have just one, in fact it’s a new life resolution.
I’ve been considering the whole vegan/vegetarian conundrum over the past six months. I’ve read books, watched films and documentaries, trawled the internet and done pretty much everything in an attempt to put it off. But, I now feel, it’s probably time to just do it!
So, on Tuesday 1st January, I begin. I am going to ditch the meat, ditch the dairy, and attempt to survive on a plant-based diet.
I’m going vegan.
I’ve read plenty of advice about becoming vegan, and a lot of it says ‘take it slow’ and ‘take baby steps’. They suggest to try just having one or two vegan meals a week, add new vegan food to your diet, and slowly remove animal-based foods. But where’s the fun in that, I’m just going for it!
I know it’s not going to be easy, I can see the obstacles very clearly:
- No more bacon
- No more cheese
Bacon and cheese are just two products that have held up making the final decision, there are 1000s more that I’m imagining won’t be that easy to give up. I’m also well aware that I’ll be sacrificing the whole convenience thing, a bit more thought and preparation will need to happen, but I suppose that’s the whole idea.
It’s about living a healthier, more compassionate life, and as long as I keep that in the forefront of my mind, I’ll be fine.