1st November 2016 is World Vegan Day - and ironically, Melbourne Cup Day too.
I've been a vegan for just over half a year now - I don't have an official date but I'm thinking somewhere in April 2016 was my start. If I wasn't so paranoid and scared about getting sick and not doing it right, I may have just been vegan for almost 2 years now. But I don't regret doing all the research I did to come into this lifestyle. It made me strong, stable, knowledgeable and very confident with how I'm living.
Let's try it out together. I'm not asking you to drop everything you normally eat and do, and go full vegan overnight. I'm asking that for the next month (from today till 1st December 2016) maybe set up a little challenge for yourself.
I didn't drop my non-vegan foods/items slowly, i changed almost overnight, and I didn't regret it or crave anything or feel deprived - if you follow me on Instagram you already know I love my vegan burgers and cakes! But I know not everyone will experience it the way I did. Let's pick some things to slowly substitute to have you feel what it's like to transition to being vegan.
I'm not going to decide what foods items you should pick - you look at your own diet and decide what animal products you're comfortable with substituting this week. Then add another next week, and the next week, and the last week. And see how that goes.
Of course, you won't be completely vegan by the end of it. You probably won't even be eating a completely plant based diet, but if you made it through, at least you tried, you know what it's like, and maybe you can keep going!
So here's the full challenge in summary:
So at the minimum, if you make it through all 4 weeks, you should have cut out 4 different animal products and accessed how you felt and what it did or didn't do for you and whether this is something you want to continue.
And please, feel free to even cut out oily or sugary treats instead of animal products if that's a real issue you face regularly. As much as I do want everyone of you to see how great being vegan can be, doing anything you can to improve your health is a benefit too!
So now that you have this, try it out! Let me know if you are! And let me know how it works out for you!
Happy Vegan Day !
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