I just wanted to introduce myself – I’m Jon, 32 years from Manchester, UK. I have been a meat and dairy consumer all my life until very recently when I decided to turn vegan!
It was after watching documentaries like ‘food Inc.’ and reading ‘Eating Animals’ that started me on this journey – however, it was not until I read ‘The Kind Diet’ that I took the leap – a fascinating book which quite brilliantly highlights the important issues and also provides information for the making the change!
I must admit I am currently struggling, mainly because all of my colleagues, friends and family are meat & dairy eaters! Also getting the appropriate nutrition is a worry as I am a amateur triathlete and a competitive squash player playing in the North West Counties League! However, with my resolve, and your help, I will prevail! (No doubt I will have many questions over the next few weeks and months.)
I am going to treat this lifestyle change as a project and keep reminding myself of the three reasons why I am doing this, my health, the environment and the welfare of animals.
Good luck to everybody and I hope to get to know some of you in the future.
I'm from Belgium and also vegan since quite recently (57 days to be exact). I know that people in your environment can make this lifestyle quite difficult. I am still trying to find a way to make people less aggressive towards this change of diet and towards my own enthusiasm with might give the impression of trying to ‘convert’ them to this diet. I don't think you will lack nutrients when you eat lots of grains and all kinds of vegetables, but it might be an idea to check with a docter after a few months. I am planning to do this myself somewhere around February or March.
Good luck with everything!
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