Hi my name is Christine and while I was sucessfully a vegetarian for several years, I have never been able to go vegan for any length of time. I did read "The Kind Diet" and was inspired to go vegan for a month. However, while I was on the kind diet my cravings for meat were insane--all I could think about is having some fried chicken! lol it was driving me crazy. I made it through a month of the vegan diet but since then I have gone back to eating meat like once or twice a week. I told myself that veganism just wasn't for me, however, now whenever I eat meat, I feel terrible for a few days and I keep telling myself that I am gonna go veg again...but temptation sets in and I end up eating meat again--Its a vicious cycle...kind of like the story Alicia tells in the beginning of her book. Anyway, what I need is to know is can anyone relate to my story? or if they have some advice or support they could give. thanks
I went through the same thing. I would do really well and then I would "fall off the wagon". One thing that helped me was to associate the food with why I was going vegan. For me, it was how the animals were slaughtered and what was getting in my food which I was placing in my body. I wanted to be healthy and put healthy foods into my body. Just don't give up because there are others going through the same thing. If you haven't read the book read Mad Cowboy. After reading that book, I was scared to eat meat. But Alicia's book helped me understand how to eat correctly. Don't give up, I am sure it will happen. Good Luck.
Christine...go visit a farm...look at cows, chickens, pigs, lamb, and whatever other meats that you have eaten and really think about the animal that ends up of your plate and in your stomach...would you eat your dog or cat or bird? No...you wouldn't. When you go and order a steak or a chicken sandwich think about the animal's live body part that you would be eating.
I have been vegan for 3 months now ...I had a bite of a mini sausage at a shower and that was it! AND it didn't taste good and i don't need it!
I am proud that I don't eat my friends....like I said...go meet some animals that you would normally eat and you will be fine...and the next time you get the urge...go back and visit them! Take some pictures and put them on your fridge!
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