Becoming A Vegan
Written by McDonald, T. | Date 1st of November 2021
Today is world vegan day! When I first heard of veganism, I was in my teens. I liked the idea, but didn't know how I would ever make the transition. Like many others, I ate for comfort; it would give me something to look forward to. When I got into my twenties, I started to meet many more vegans who encouraged me to try new and exciting foods. At first, I was not keen, but did enjoy the vegan lasagna. I tried vegan burgers and used vegetarianism as a way to move gently into veganism. This had varying results.
I found vegans had different tactics: either trying to tempt we with food or trying to gross me out with images of slaughtered animals. The latter just made me resent vegans and i ended up rebelling, but the food ideas would work.
After years of living as a flexitarian, someone that will eat vegan food on some days but not all, I went on a fast on the lead up to Pentecost and continued for months after. By the end of the fast, I new I was a vegan.
I have never regretted being a vegan; I love being a vegan and enjoy every day. As a consequence of being a vegan, I have learned how to cook on a whole new level and learned more about vitamins and minerals. My health has improved and my cholesterol has dropped to zero. Becoming a vegan was one the best thing I ever did!