I understand your fear to live vegan for 100%. The most difficult is indeed the work/school , when you eat other people. Yesterday a friend braught a cake, and all ate it, but not me, because there were eggs, milk, butter and so on in it. The uncomfortable of this situation wasn't that I can't taste this delicious cake, it's saying "no thanks, I'm vegan". But they accepted it all. They say, oh sorry Annika, but I baked it with eggs, and than I eat my vegan, delicious apple.
Whatz I wanted to say is, that when you once make your desicion clear, people will accept it. astonishingly easy, I haven't thought that it would be so easy either.
For me it is also the most important point, that I wanted to help animals. My health is a "side-effect". I'm responsible for my health, but all these animals can't defend themselves, so the people must care of them.
Being vegan is the best way. I'm happy about every vegetarian, but if we boycott all of these milkproducts, it would be the best way.
I can say to you, it isn't that difficult. Just try it, you'll feel like in heaven and you know for yourself, that your saving animals. Isn't it wonderful? I love my new vegan life.
I eat a lot of vegetables (biological). we plant it in our garden. We have lots of sorts. When I want something sweet, we have Strawberrys and so on. It isn't very difficult to be vegan in my family. My mother, my stepfather and my boyfriend are vegan (my mother inspired me, and I inspired my boyfriend to live vegan). But some people still watch a little bit confused or even deprecatingly. My grandma for example doesn't understand it. It's another generation. I don't know, how it is in America, but in Germany this older generation is very conservative. Meat is the main component of their meal. But the younger generation really move something.
Thank you Annica for your words! It was exactly what i meant!
But now i am very happy to let all of you know, that i am a vegan since 10 days (if you can call that a vegan :) ) and very glad that i chose that way! I am feeling so much better and my heart tells me that this is the absolute right decision.
I tried a lot of recipes from "the kind diet" and i like all of them. I am not missing any milk products or cheese at all! I abstained from sugar as well and also this seems not to be a big problem for me. I am amazed how easy it is and how good i am feeling!
I did not tell my whole family yet, guess for them it will be odd. They did not understand my decision to live a vegetarian life before, but they accepted. They have the opinion that it is not healthy and i have to eat meat and drink milk to get all important vitamins and micronutrients.
Let's see what they are going to say.
It is very cool to hear that you feel changes after only 2 months. I am excited what is going to happen with my body.
Great that your boyfriend also lives vegan now. I have a girlfriend and want to inspire her as well. She is vegetarian now, but i guess to live vegan appears to her very hard as she is eating a lot of chocolate and sweets which is also not good for her. She knows but she is doing very hard to change or reduce. :(But it would be great if she can make it someday!
another vegan german girl here!;-) I promise: once you start looking you´ll find some everywhere.. welcome to TKD! and don´t be afraid: you can literally make any vegetarian dish you love into a yummy vegan one!:-)
I am super happy to have found other Germans in this forum, it will be such a great help for finding alternatives for some ingredients, which unfortunately we cannot or only very seldom get our hands on in Germany! Even in Berlin, which has an amazing variety if you want to get vegan alternatives we still cannot get decent vegan cheese for example, we mostly buy it over the internet, or just leave it away. I'm glad I signed up, looking forward to lots of new ideas and already fell in love with hundreds of recipes!