Before I actually start writing this post I just want to do a little disclaimer. What you eat and when you eat or what is your diet is a very personal thing for me and most of us. There shouldn’t be a lot of people involved in what you are doing or what should you do. I was not sure about writing this post but I want to share some things with you. I’m not going to say that veganism is the most amazing thing you can do and that you need to go vegan/vegetarian but I just want to share my thoughts about it and how it helps me.
Veganism is a really popular thing these days. Over social media, in magazines, etc. To be honest, if you asked me three years ago I wouldn’t know what means being vegan. But the explanation is really simple. Vegetarians are people who don’t eat just meat, and vegans don’t eat meat including fish, they don’t eat eggs, dairy, honey or anything that comes from an animal and they don’t use animal products.
Why I decided to go vegan
I’ve known about it for a quiet some time now. I’ve known some people who are vegans when I wasn’t and I think it was something that I wanted to do since I know about myself. Even I didn’t know what is veganism or vegetarianism I felt wrong about eating meat as a very little child. Obviously, I was not connecting that meat we eat is not from the shop but actually from a farm and that meat is a killed animal. Sorry if that was a bit too harsh but it’s truth.
I’ve noticed that after eating meat I had some problems with digestion it. And that’s how about 3+ months I cut it off. I know you think like ‘gosh how you did it, I couldn’t do it. I can’t live without meat’ but trust me, it’s possible! You just need to make sure you are doing it safely and you are getting enough nutrients in your body. Going vegan is a bit trickier but it’s possible too cause there are so many alternatives and vegan options that will blow your mind!
It’s a process and it’s okay if you fail at it a few times
So let’s go back to the title of this post. Back to being vegan. Yes, I went vegan about one and a half month ago and last week I totally failed. I decided to stop it and go back to being vegetarian cause it was really hard for me to eat out with somebody who is not on the same diet. I just want to tell you that it’s okay if something like that happens. It’s a process. And please if you ever go vegan do research! Research, research, research! See a dietician, doctor. Transitioning can be really dangerous and it’s the best if you ask someone what to do. I’m still learning some things cause veganism is not just a diet but a lifestyle.
Ethical reasons why I’m vegan
Ethical reasons were actually why I choose veganism. I love my dog Buddha and if you see a little sheep or a little cow or pig, it is the same thing! Why are some animals meant to be killed and some are not?! Both dog and a chicken want to live. They have the desire to live and not to be slaughtered and served on your plate. In dairy industry animals are harmed too. We actually can change the world. We can save animals. Every individual can and that’s the beauty of it.
Vegans are not weird or crazy people
There are so many vegan stereotypes which are at the same time ridiculous and sad. Just because the person doesn’t eat animal products he/she is not a weirdo. Just because I’m vegan that doesn’t define my personality and who I am. I’m Kiki who loves fashion and yes I still don’t know enough about what is real leather or fake one but I’m learning. I still like journaling, blogging, Harry Potter and books and watching YouTube!
When someone thinks about vegans they automatically think that they protest but a real truth is that most of the vegans are quiet people. Vegans are not hipsters. Vegans are actually normal people and I’m not saying this just because I’m vegan lol.
Being vegan is a very personal thing and I think it shouldn’t be anyone’s business. Studies and research show it’s healthy and good for you. But you need to see what works for you and don’t push it on people! If you want, you can try it, if not then don’t!
Veganism helped me to love myself more. It helped me and it is helping me to recover from an illness. The last thing I want to say is don’t judge people based on what they eat. It’s not worth it to put labels and make fun of them.
I love you all even if you are vegan/vegetarian or not.