For the past few weeks or months now, I have found myself naturally transitioning into eating less meat. In more recent weeks, this has begun to extend into animal products such as eggs and milk too. I didn’t force this change, its just happened naturally and gradually.
I am reluctant to actually label myself a 100% vegetarian or vegan just yet, as there are times every so often when I might really want a sip of milk in my tea, or will have a bit of mayo on my sandwich. But these moments are gradually becoming less common.
I first read about veganism and vegetariamisn years ago; a girl in my class at school was a strict vegetarian, and as the health movements in Australia increased over recent years, it seems that the population living a veggie lifestyle has increased exponentially. When I was younger I wanted to become a vegetarian out of both love for animals and a desire to lose weight, but it was never really encouraged by my family (probably because they felt I was a bit too preoccupied with my weight).
After a lot of research about fruitarianism and vegetarianism and veganism over the recent weeks, it seems only natural that I get involved in the movement myself, and make the most of the natural changes that my body is is encouraging in me.
So far things have been going well. I’ve been probably 90% vegetarian over the last month or two, and have lost 4kgs already. I’m hoping that now I can begin to transition into vegan food, and hopefully get my partner involved with the cooking so he can see why I love it so much.
Let the games begin!