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Okay, so let’s have a chat about being vegan. Which can be like opening up this whole can of worms, and I really don’t want to start some raging debate. Don’t get mad. I just want to have a little talk about my own experience and why I made the decision to give it a go.

So I have only actually been doing this for about two months now, I decided the great time of trying it over Christmas and being a massive pain to family. For that I am sorry! I hate being a nuisance. However so far it has been the best decision of my life and that’s for two reasons.

One. I finally don’t feel so god damn guilty all the time. Don’t get me wrong I love the taste of meat, I was genuinely feeling like the smell of bacon would have me rushing to have a bacon sandwich (but I have surprised myself, I no longer want it). However I could never get over this nagging guilt of eating this animal thats sole purpose in life had been to die and be eaten. This is a really personal choice, I have no interest in ever arguing it as that’s not really fair. I just couldn’t deal with it. I’d watched the videos, and have actually seen first hand how animals (mainly pigs) are kept and bred on ‘nice’ farms. I still don’t like it. It’s not as bad as some of the portrayals on the videos, especially in an EU country, but it’s not nice. Especially when you are aware of how intelligent some of these animals are, pigs are smarter than dogs and yet their ‘seen’ worth is completely different. I also realised that if I was faced with the option of killing an animal for food or eating other options I wouldn’t kill that animal. It’s just incredibly easy to distance yourself from that brutal truth when you just have to pick up the meat at the grocery store.So if I couldn’t do it personally, what right do I have to take the easy route? Again, a personal choice. Some can easily kill an animal for food, and in all honesty if we were still hunting and gathering rather than mass farming it would be a completely different story.

Two. I feel great. I actually came across a few articles on being vegan that didn’t instantly make me think, omg they’re preaching, they were about how a vegan lifestyle can be incredible healthy. I was intrigued. I decided I might as well go for it. I actually went in straight off the bat, I didn’t weed myself off anything I just went full blown vegan one day. There was an adjustment period, lasted about 1 maybe 2 weeks? But in all honesty I’ve have been feeling awesome. My skin is looking better than ever, I’m happy with this decision so far. It doesn’t work for everyone, and that’s cool. This is after all one opinion in many!

I hope you didn’t find this at all self indulgent, I just wanted to talk about it in a place that I felt is kind of mine? I don’t really talk about it outside of here, I mainly just get asked as I guess if people notice you aren’t using milk etc they become interested. I’m horribly aware though of the vegan stereotype!!

Much love you guys

xx

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