When suggesting this challenge to many of my friends and acquaintances, some laughed it off saying they “love meat too much,” while others said it sounded like a good idea but they just weren’t up for it.
I consider veganism, which I practiced for 10 years before I got married and became an ovo-lacto vegetarian, to be a 100% positive thing, and not any kind of sacrifice at all. I look at it as the way to do something right in a world that does this thing, eating, mostly wrong. Instead of depriving myself of something, I think of it as giving myself something, the most nutritious foods possible.
I won’t kid you into thinking all vegan diets are healthy, since they can include as much fat, simple sugars and calories as any diet can, but when done well, which I know how to do, a vegan diet change turn your health around, and I know we can all be healthier. If you are giving it any consideration at all, now might be a great time to give it a try: September 11 through October 11, 2014. It’s on!