5 things that happened when I went vegan

…and 5 things that didn’t

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1. I got over cheese

I don’t even miss it.

2. It’s not difficult

I have a website all about veganism, and the most popular post by far is something like ‘10 easy meals’ because despite what Google seems to think, there aren’t that many actually easy meal ideas out there.

3. I learned more about the power of language

This is a bit out there but bear with me.

4. I accepted you can eat meat and be healthy

I’m not healthier than all meat eaters because I’m vegan. It doesn’t work like that.

5. Being vegan isn’t peak human

You also have to be a good person. There are plenty of bad people who are vegan, and plenty of wonderful people who aren’t.

But going vegan wasn’t quite the experience I thought it would be

I had high expectations of what would happen to me when I finally put down that final piece of cheese. But even that didn’t go as planned.

1. I didn’t have a last omnivorous meal

Ever gone on a diet and eaten the contents of your fridge the night before?

2. My body didn’t change at all

My experience transitioning to a vegan lifestyle was…unremarkable.

3. I didn’t become automatically healthy

I can’t lie, I’m a bit annoyed about this.

4. I don’t take supplements

I really should. But I forget.

5. I think everyone else is vegan

I never thought I’d be the kind of person to tell everyone I’m vegan, but I do.

  • Is that real leather?
  • Are you lactose intolerant?
  • Ever fancied shooting a lion?

Being vegan just…happened

This was the strangest thing.

Writer, blogger. Rabbit parent to one. Plant parent to many. Occasional runner, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

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