Three months ago I became vegan. I started with a week of being raw (mostly) vegan. Raw vegan means only eating food that you don’t cook, also if it can be cooked under a certain temperature. My Mum and I opted to just go for uncooked food. I promised I would write a blog post about this sooner but I took a break from blogging, so here I am three months later writing about my vegan experience.
Disclaimer: I did’t start this diet to lose weight, I started it to improve my eating habits and also try to improve my health.
To begin with my Mum and I went out to buy a lot of fruit, veg and juices. Because I was going from a meat eater to straight raw vegan, we thought it’d be a good idea to get some food that isn’t raw just so it’d be easier for me. I was super excited to get started.
I ate a lot throughout the day, which is okay because it was all so healthy. I’d basically have a huge bowl of fruit for breakfast consisting of things like watermelon, pineapple, apple, satsumas and grapes. I’d have a glass of fruit juice with it. For lunch and dinner I’d have some more fruit or a salad. This was basically the same throughout the week. I’d also often make smoothies. My main smoothie ingredients consist of: strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pineapple, watermelon, spinach and water.
Although I mentioned that I didn’t change my diet to lose weight, I did lose 5 pounds which is a bonus, although it was most likely water weight. I felt so good for that week of raw. I was sleeping better at night, feeling more refreshed during the day and I had a lot more energy. I also found that I was less hungry, therefore eating less than I normally would which definitely helped to reduce how sluggish I felt before I went vegan.
I’ve always had a funny relationship with food. I’ve had eating disorders and basically had a fear of food, specifically trying new foods. Since going vegan I cannot tell you how many new foods I’ve tried, and liked! I’m so proud of myself as I never thought I’d ever be able to go vegan. How I was wrong!
I used to get ill all the time. I missed a lot of school because I got ill a lot, but since going vegan I have not been ill once. It’s been great! I’m consuming loads more vitamins and minerals so my body is thriving right now!
If you’re thinking about going vegan I really suggest trying! You have nothing to lose and you’ll also try so much new food you’ll forget all about non-vegan foods, I promise.
I’ll definitely do more posts about being vegan and some recipes I’ve picked up so keep an eye out for them!
Thanks for reading.