Originally Posted by MrBearding
I've just transitioned from a full-on meat diet to being vegan last weekend and so far it has been going well.
I've been reading information on nutrition and watching loads of YouTube videos too.
I used to be a pescatarian in my school days (Age 12-17) and was very strict on what I did and didn't eat to that effect. I slowly started eating meat again, but recently re-visited why I decided to become vegetarian in the first place, and have decided that I should go vegan.
Not sure how active I'll be around here, but as none of my friends or family are vegan, or even vegetarian, I thought it would be a good place for advice and to meet people who are also vegan.
Mr. B -
Congrats on your decision. I was a vegetarian for a year before going vegan. I can never think of going back.
All of my friends & family were meat eaters when I switched. They all knew, but I didn't really say anything. If they were eating steak, beans & rice......I'd just eat beans & rice. If they had a chicken salad.....I'd have a salad, etc.
Pretty soon, most of my family and some distant relatives, that don't even live near us, transitioned to a meat free diet. Again, I literally said nothing.....just ate meals without meat. Later I became vegan.
Bottom line ---- live your life for yourself.....not anyone else. I was never really judged, and I never judged anyone.
Take it a meal at a time.....followed by a day at a time.....
BTW -- be active here....it's a fantastic community of really great people!!!