Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Things I've Learnt From Going Vegan.

Today I'm sharing some musings on what I've learnt since switching to a vegan lifestyle. Come on over to find out more!

Since making the switch to veganism I've learnt quite a bit, both about a vegan lifestyle and also about myself and how I've dealt with this change. Before the switch I'd built it up in my head is being such a huge lifestyle change, however, in reality I personally haven't found it that difficult at all, in fact, the impact on my life has really been minimal. Surprising, huh? I thought so. So today I thought I'd share a few little musings about what I've learnt over the last couple of months of my vegan journey.

I don't miss cheese as much as I though I would

One of my reasons for not switching to a vegan diet sooner was because I genuinely believed that I would be unable to live without cheese in my life. Granted I did love cheese a lot, however, I have now proven to myself that there is in fact life after cheese. Result. The vegan cheeses I've tried so far haven't been too brilliant but do you know what? I'm OK with that. Life goes on.

I have more willpower than I give myself credit for

I'm really proud that I've been able to give up a habit of a lifetime and stick with it without any problems. I think having a moral and ethical reason behind my choice has helped, but I've done it and I feel great for it. I've had moments when I've thought 'oh my that baked camembert looks good' but I don't want or need it, so I've been happy to just leave it.

You can make most dishes vegan

What I eat in a day really hasn't changed much since I became vegan, because I now just make vegan versions of the foods that I like. And I'll tell you what, it's been surprisingly easy! It's just a case of switching a few ingredients and boom you have a vegan dinner. Simple as peas. I can still enjoy eating all the tasty food.

I don't mind having less choice

I'm a person that can find decision making quite hard at times. Ever spent far too long deliberating on what you want to eat at a restaurant? I know I have in the past. But not anymore, because now I'm happy to eat what's available. And that's OK, I'm totally fine with having less choice. In fact being vegan has encouraged me to go for the option I would never have even considered before. Lot's of places are now gathering more and more vegan dishes on their menus which is wonderful and I'm hopeful there'll come a day where I have to deliberate for too long about what to eat, but for now, I'm happy with just taking what I can have.

Let's start a conversation:
If you've made the switch to a vegan diet, what kind of things have you learnt? I'd love for you to share your thoughts either in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @_hellojordan
Today I'm sharing some musings on what I've learnt since switching to a vegan lifestyle. Come on over to find out more!

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