I was always really hesitant to go vegan, mainly because of my poor relationship with food. I’ve suffered with eating disorders in the past. So the thought of cutting out lots of food from my diet was quite scary because I didn’t know what I was going to eat, or if it was going to trigger my eating disorders again.
My Mum is a vegan and has been for over a year, so having her support and guidance was a really good thing to help push me in the right direction.
Before going vegan I was terrified of trying new foods. I liked having control over what I ate and I didn’t like the loss of control of trying new things and not liking them. I don’t know if that makes any sense to people, but I hope so.
Although I’ve had past food troubles, I have managed to try lots of new things since going vegan. I’ve tried vegan burgers, sausages, no-ham ham, new fruits, new veg, dark chocolate, and loads more.
My biggest struggle was that I love cheese. I was really nervous about not being able to eat cheese, because I had it on basically everything. But, I’ve discovered some vegan cheese that I love even more than actual cheese. I really recommend Violife as it is literally just like a very mild cheddar. Some vegan cheese is the Devil. Before I went vegan my Mum would buy vegan cheese and it was the most disgusting thing. Luckily we discovered Violife, so life without cheese isn’t that bad really. I can still make some pretty great ‘cheese’ toasties.
In my first post about going vegan I mentioned some of the really awesome positive things that have happened to me and my body since going vegan. I knew there would be some good outcomes of becoming a vegan, but they were better than expected. I definitely know I could never go back to being a meat eater, or even vegetarian. If you want to know the good things that happened to me then check out my previous post here.
I will continue to keep you updated with my vegan journey and there will also be lots of other posts about what I like to eat, and how to go vegan. I also intend to write a proper post about my struggle with eating disorders and body dysmorphia, so keep an eye out for those in the future.
Thanks for reading!