Join Date: Sep 2019
It's been 2 months since I decided to finally go veggie. It has not been as hard as I thought it would be, but at times I do find myself struggling.
I'm blessed to have a great support network in my girlfriend - who has been vegan for close to 25 years. She never pressured me to stop eating meat, but over time I found myself eating less and less simply because I was already pretty much flex and would just eat whatever she made.
The final kicker was watching a couple of documentaries about why we as humans are not meant to eat meat. Ultimately, it was a combo of wanting to do right by the animals of the world, wanting to take care of myself, and wanting to be a better environmental steward.
I'm not sure about going vegan at this point. I think right now I'm just focusing on going vegetarian, but I'm not closed to the idea of going vegan. I am trying to cut eggs out of my diet, so it's basically just stuff like cheese and sour cream that are left.
I've always been pretty healthy, but I'm really curious to see how switching to a mostly plant based diet impact my overall well being. I do feel like I have more energy and the occasional stomach aches I used to get are gone.
I feel better about myself in general. There is positive energy in knowing that I've made a big choice in the right direction.
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. I like the idea of being able to chat with people who are also transitioning to vegetarian!!