Wow. This is harder than I thought it would be.
I was a vegetarian for 7 years in my 30’s, but I’ve never been Vegan. I’m trying this diet out, because I have a very obvious allergy to milk. Not sure about eggs.
I also felt so bonded to animals through my experiences in Hawaii, i.e. swimming with dolphins, that I decided from a moral perspective it’s wrong for me to be eating meat.
I’ve been eating tons of avocado, nuts, and tofu, to get a sense of fullness. Does not come easily.
I think that I miss cheese the most of anything! My dear Vegan friend claims that there is something in cheese that is actually physically addictive. I need to research this, but don’t find it hard to believe.
What do Vegans eat for breakfast? I love eggs, and have relied on them heavily to take that spot. I don’t really feel terrific when I eat hot cereal first thing. Smoothies are also a problem. Apples and Vegan cheese gets boring after awhile.
I’m trying to be more healthy here, so I can have greater energy, and a clearer mind. I’m finding that it’s not working this way.
I’ll eat well, but not enough, for awhile each day. Then, I become aware that my tummy is gurgling and growling. I am grouchy. I need to fill it with something satisfying! So, I go out to Ruby’s, a college hang out, in Ashland, and I order unhealthy vegetarian food. A vegetarian Ruben, called a Rubenstein. It has bread, which has gluten in it. It also has cheese, thousand island dressing, and tempeh inside. I guess the tempeh is fairly healthy.
Then, I order french fries. Those are Vegan, right? I consume large quantities of them. Hmm. Not feeling terrific.
Maybe this isn’t such a good idea for me?
Because I am ill, and tired to begin with, finding recipes, going grocery shopping, and cooking doesn’t happen often here. I have a friend who makes Vegan and Vegetarian meals for a very reasonable price. Still, I can’t always afford this.
When you are attempting to become Vegan, and it’s not a familiar way of life for you, it is quite a taxing diet to follow. I’d like to put more research into recipes, for good and EASY to make breakfast foods. I would like to spend more time on all of the details of feeding myself.
I find the whole process rather annoying and frustrating, but I know that it’s worth my time and effort.
I will keep you posted. I’m not giving up yet.