Hi lovely people,
I've been vegetarian for 5 months now and am very seriously thinking about taking the plunge to going Vegan as of New Year. I feel drawn towards taking this step and have been convinced by the argument that a vegetarian diet still results in animal suffering (my motivation is 90% ethical, though there are also health and spiritual motivations that underpin it).
I found going veggie surprisingly easy (considering I was a big carnivore previously), but am aware that going vegan will be much more difficult, especially in terms of eating out or buying quick ready-to-eat snacks if I'm out and about. I know I'll have to prepare much more fresh food myself and plan ahead (which is a good thing to do anyway). I think I will miss cheese and ice cream too, I have tried the alternatives and they just don't compare.
That said, I'm pretty determined to do what I feel is the right thing ethically. After watching 'Forks Over Knives' also, I know it is the right thing for my physical health (my weight has been up and down my whole life, and from what I understand stabilising at a healthy weight is almost inevitable on a healthy vegan diet)
I look forward to any advice more experienced Vegans can give me, or would love to connect with other veggies or omnivores also planning to go vegan!
Wishing you health, peace and happiness,