So as its the beginning of a New Year, which often means New Years resolutions, setting targets and trying new things, I thought I’d write this blog to raise the awareness of Veganuary and hope to inspire some of you to be open minded enough not just to ‘do it’ but to experience it, see how it makes you feel and be mindful of it on the journey.
For me going vegan was an overnight thing, as soon as I realised the suffering I was causing to other animals that was enough for me to stop consuming animal products right away. But I understand that its not that easy for everyone as we all live such different lives and all have different views and habits, which is why Veganuary is a great place to start. I have come across a few people on my journey who said they tried veganuary one year and that it has been the best decision they have ever made.
At first it might seem frightening and stressful to remove meat, eggs and dairy from our diet especially where we are surrounded by all these things and become so reliant on them, but its really not that difficult once you have explored and learned about all the other alternatives. From someone who use to love a steak and chips or a nice bacon cheeseburger I can genuinely say that I’ve eaten some of the best food ever since making the choice to go vegan. I know its not all about food but it plays a big part in most of our lives and is usually the bit people find most daunting. The animals will thank you for it and your body and spirit will too.
Just by heading over to veganuary.com you’ll be able to find the reasons why going vegan is so beneficial for the animals, the planet and yourself and also lots of other information including Vegan starter kits, recipes, eating out, products and lots more to help you have more confidence about making the decision to go vegan.
I do not wish to tell you what to do, but more just to be open minded enough to give it a go and see how you feel.
Be Kind to yourselves, be compassionate to each other, Wishing you all the best for the New Year!