I started my Veganuary late so, I’m just past the end of week four and almost at the end of my month of vegan eating. All that’s on my mind is, should I do this forever? Four weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be in this position at all. I really thought I’d be ready to start my love affair with all things cheese again! I really don’t feel like that though.
I don’t like to be pressured and ranted at in life from people trying to push their views and beliefs on me. I’m happy to educate people if they ask but I don’t think I ever rant at meat eaters to become vegetarian, though I’m sure my friends will correct me if they disagree! What we eat is our own business, yes some diets are better for the environment and welfare of animals than others and I believe my choices in the past might not have been the best, going forward though I intend to change that.
I’m not a fan of people’s need to label each other in life, so after a chat with my sister about all of this, she made me realise I don’t have to label myself as exclusively vegan, I can eat what I want, I don’t need a label! So, though vegans will all no doubt rant at me for not committing completely, I think my intention is to really cut back on dairy and just have the odd treat bit when I fancy it. It’s got to be better than my diet was before this, cheese was a staple most days in my lunch or dinner. I don’t intend to go back to buying big packs of whatever generic crappy cheese was on offer at the supermarket, I’d rather buy from small farmers and I’ll probably be trying vegan cheese alternatives more too. Speaking of which I have some in the fridge that I bought at the weekend, might have to give it a try tonight!
So I fully intend to make changes to what I eat and I intend to carry on with a mostly vegan diet. Who knows maybe one day I’ll decide I do want to be completely vegan but for now I’m happy with this choice.
See you next year if not sooner Veganuary, you’ve been great!
If you want to give it a go then there’s loads of info and recipes on the Veganuary website.