The longest transition for me was going full vegetarian. Only because of the abundance of food always around at my job! There was always something around to eat. I made it a point to not even look at & consider eating the meat and once I had that in my mind it was pretty much set.
At home, it is much easier. I simply do not buy meat!! And now I am not buying any animal products period! No meat, milk, cheese, or eggs. I never really did honey...
Since I have found #Aquafaba I especially have no need for eggs. The only thing that is somewhat missed is the cheese. I have not spent a lot of time looking for alternatives as of yet but I will make it a point to do so next time I head to the grocery store.
A whole new world opened up for me since going Vegan. Now I can eat and not worry about where my food came from or if it will cause me or my kids our health in some way. I can eat knowing that no other living thing is being harmed in the process.
People who have never thought about being vegetarian or vegan have such a negative idea about what it is. And my biggest issue with it is why on earth would someone ever be against someone actually eating their veggies!!
When my father found that I converted my sister to vegan he started out with the negativity. I said to him eating vegan is the same as we usually eat just take out the meat. Having grown up with him cooking many almost vegetarian-ish meals, it was not hard to understand. He then said to me "I never could get her to eat her vegetables." Well grandpa!! Now she is!!
All I had to do was show her a video of what happens to the animals on the farm. It wasn't even a super graphic one!!
Once you let go of the idea that you CANT eat like this, everything else is out the door!!
Once you open your mind to finding ways to cook without meat, milk, eggs, and cheese, you will find a whole new world of possibilities that you never would have known!!!
Being vegan is not hard!!
Being vegan is not expensive!!
Being vegan does not take up any more time than eating a SAD(Standard American Diet) does!!!
I never really ate a SAD diet but now when I am walking through the store and I see someone picking up a couple pounds of bacon I cringe and all I can picture are their clogged arteries, heart disease, and all the other issues they have because of their poor eating habits.
The time to start eating healthy is now! If you are thinking about it, let go of whatever it is that is holding you back from doing so!! Do it now! Start now!
If you cant make a conscious effort to do it yourself, no one will do it for you.