So in 2014 I made some new friends who were vegan and I’ve always loved animals so I started thinking about it more. I think I just wasn’t quite ready to commit at that time though so it didn’t happen then. It’s a big decision and has to be one that you make, no one can decide for you.
I wasn’t drinking milk at this point but red meat, cheese and ice cream were things I loved and didn’t really know there were vegan options out there. We certainly didn’t have all the stuff in supermarkets that we have now, there were no vegan own brand product lines in Tesco etc.
But fast forward a year and food poisoning from KFC, I started to really think about it again. I couldn’t stomach meat so was pescatarian for a while, then vegetarian and finally in April 2017, I committed fully to veganism.
I’ve been fully vegan for 2 years, 4 months & 30 days and I would never go back. It’s changed my life, it’s changed me. I didn’t have to watch documentaries to make the decision for me but after food poisoning and being served fish with its head on at a restaurant it just felt like time.
It’s something I’d been thinking about for years as I knew it was right for me and my health. Also being confronted with the truth that I was eating living beings just didn’t feel right or something I was ok with ignoring anymore.
I was brought up in a world where it was very much ok to kill and eat your food (I grew up on a farm and my family would go shooting). Lots of people are ok with eating meat as long as they aren’t confronted with the truth about where it came from, that it’s very human and like us. It has family, a personality and can experience joy and pain.
Soon after I started this journey I started my blog, sharing all the great food I made, places I would eat and just educated people in a gentle non-aggressive way. I never thought it would become as big a part of my life as veganism and how much it would evolve. I’ve also grown and evolved into a better, way more compassionate person.
Since becoming vegan I’ve learnt so much about animal welfare and climate change, it’s so important to learn about these things and try to do better. Even having a meatless meal once a week makes such a difference so why wouldn’t you? Vegan food is so tasty and I don’t miss out on anything, I eat all the same foods that omnivores eat just without meat, dairy etc.
With the number of vegans growing steadfastly to more than 3.5m in the UK alone the past few years, following a vegan lifestyle has never been more accessible.
Why I Choose To Remain Vegan
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