Last Day of Cheese
I said I would write another post about becoming vegan for a month but then finals happened and then I went on vacation so I’m writing it now. Here’s how it goes:
Why do I want to be vegan? - I do consume a lot of meat and dairy so I want to learn to cook without using those two things. I’m lactose intolerant so I want to see if cheese is having a negative effect on me. I also want to see if I can do it.
Vegan Fears? - I am afraid that I won’t be able to eat cheese again.
Vegan Excitement? - I am looking forward to cooking some new recipes and exploring new foods.
What will be the easiest things about being vegan? - Breakfast will be easy, I don’t drink milk so I usually have almond milk and cereal. I have support from my boyfriend, who is going to be vegetarian while I’m vegan. I also live pretty close to a great market and whole foods so getting food will be easy. There are really great websites with bunches of recipes so I think that this will be easy, though I might want to get a blender.
What will be the hardest things about being vegan? - Cheese, cheese, cheese. Watching other people eat cheese, smelling cheese, this will be very hard. My resolve will be tried. Another thing that might prove to be difficult is reading labels and really making sure stuff doesn’t have animal products. I will have to make an effort not to give in and just eat pb&j’s all the time. I might not be able to eat free food, or food that I am offered, which might also be hard.
What do I think I will get out of this? - With all those difficulties, I think I will get a new take on the food that I consume. I’m hoping it will make me feel better and maybe I will lose some weight, just by paying closer attention to the ingredients in my food. Maybe it will convert me forever.
So tonight I ate my last piece of pizza for 30 days, wish me luck!
Cheese Lover May Go Vegan For A Bit
I am the cheese lover. I would bet a 100 dollars that no day goes by where I don’t eat some sort of cheese. I’m fine with this, but maybe my body isn’t, I am lactose intolerant. I don’t drink milk and I don’t eat ice cream, I try to stay away from milk products that are the least processed. Cheese is ok in my book because there is some process to making it. However, I’m thinking that perhaps I will feel better if I am dairy free. This is going to be hard for me. I found out about the lactose intolerance when I was a sophomore in high school. I remember being really sad and not being able to think of any food that doesn’t have cheese involved. Clearly there is a lot of food that has nothing to do with cheese. I was also vegetarian for a short while, but sandwiches broke my resolve. So, I have been kicking this idea around for awhile, and I’m not sure what made me really consider doing this but I think that I will. Also it might make me tumblr more.
I don’t know if I want to swear off cheese forever so I am going to try it for a month starting in April. There are a lot of resources for those looking to be vegan and more than one 30 day pledge. I can also get a vegan mentor with one resource, which I might do and might also be fun.
I’m going to write another post about my reasons for becoming vegan for 30 days, my fears, what I think will be the hardest or the easiest, what I’m excited about, what I think will happen and what I think I will get out of it. If you, reading this, have any suggestions or think the vegan mentor is a good or bad thing let me know.