Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Vegan 6 Week Challenge

As the season of giving something up (Lent)  is upon us, I thought I would take this an opportunity to really try and succeed in something that I have wanted to do for so long: going vegan!

*Note: I know that "vegan" has so many negative connotations, and I don't want that, so I will most likely refer to it as a "plant-based diet".*

Yep...you read that right.  Starting tomorrow, I am going to eat an exclusively plant-based diet!

As I said, I have been wanting to try an exclusive plant-based diet not only because of the amazing health benefits, but also because of the many animal cruelty documentaries that I have been watching have absolutely broken my hearts (I recommend Earthlings, Vegucated, as well as the many YouTube videos out there; there are some amazing ones out there if you do a simple Google search).  I have come to realize that I don't want to be a part of this animal cruelty anymore.  I think one thing that has been difficult for me in the past (to go plant based) is that everyone, literally EVERYONE, around me does not eat this diet, nor do they care too.  Even when I have hinted that I am planning on doing this change, people have said that I'm a "grass eating hippie" and that they are going to continue eating meat.  I am also surrounded by a giant hunting culture, where many people hunt for fun.  I am not writing this to shun anybody who does this, I'm really not.  I just want to explain why it has been difficult for me.  I have never really been around people as a support system.  I have found a lot of people on YouTube and the blogging community, which I watch/read all the time.  I really like FullyRaw Kristina and MinimalistBaker!

Anyways, I'm getting off topic...I am really eager to start this and I hope you are excited to go on this journey with me!  Stay tuned!


Also, if any of are experienced with this diet or if you are new like me, let's be friends and support each other!

Also, also, I am planning on making weekly update videos for this, so make sure you are subscribed to my youtube channel to check in with me (www.youtube.com/emskeeso)

Love,
Em
xxx



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