Well I was vegetarian for five years when I younger, because I’ve never really enjoyed eating meat. I don’t like the taste or texture. I stopped somewhere in high school just because I didn’t have time and didn’t care that much.
This past summer I was trying really hard to lose weight, and I watched a Jenna Marbles video where she talked about her diet. She eats vegan six days a week, and has one day off. So I decided to try that too, I was vegetarian before and didn’t think it would be hard. And I was right. I actually loved it so much that I didn’t need that one day off. So you could say that I totally stopped eating meat and dairy one day. I tried almond milk out and loved it, so that ‘roadblock’ was over. I thought I would miss cheese so I bought the substitute, but I found that once I stopped eating it, the craving actually disappeared. I’ve never liked the texture of eggs either, so once I realized I could bake with applesauce that roadblock disappeared too. Boom. Done.
But the hook for me wasn’t that it was better for animals and the earth, which it is, but that I wanted to be healthy. I read and do a lot of research on my own about nutrition, and every arrow points towards veganism. I love knowing that I’m healthy, and that it’s going to make a huge difference in my life. The only time veganism is difficult is when you go out to eat, but I’ve found enough options near me that it’s not an issue anymore either. I don’t think being healthy should be hard, and once I adopted that attitude being vegan was nothing but smooth sailing!
Thank you so much! You have no idea how much it means to me when people try out my recipes. You’ll have to let me know how they turn out, and of course if you have any special requests for future recipes!