I started this journey about three years ago and it's not been much of a success. I read Skinny Bitch first, thinking it was just a diet book. I was very surprised to find that it was about going vegan, and even more surprised that I continued reading. I've always been the girl believing I can't live without chicken. I can drop red meat without an issue (well, except my mother's meatballs), but chicken is just a staple.
Anyway, I've read several books (including Kind Life) and several blogs. I even started my own blog since I love to write and figured it'd be a kind of motivation for me. I've pinned countless delicious recipes on Pinterest. I've done everything right on the exterior. But when it comes down to it, I can't stick to it!
My main excuse has been that I still live at home with meateaters. I fill the fridge with whatever I plan to make/eat. I'll make one or two recipes, but have too many leftovers so it goes to waste. Or, food that I haven't made yet goes to waste because I end up eat whatever the family is eating if it's meatless. Eventually, I hate that I'm wasting money and food and revert back to my old eating.
It's been a long cycle. Any suggestions?? Whatever you have to say would be greatly appreciated.
Hello! How about try changing your reason of becoming a vegan from just seeing it as another healthy diet? I find it easier to be a vegan when there's someone there always helping you and when you constantly remind yourself about all the animal abuse that is happening.
This is the most powerful film that helped me stay vegan...hopefully it will help you too. http://earthlings.com/
My vegan teacher taught me these :)
Avocado slices + tomato slices + kale + sea salt sandwich or on rice (very simple and fresh...one serving)
Sweet potato slices from one sweet potato + oil + sea salt..bake them in the oven for 30 minutes @ 300F (one serving)
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