Back stateside I thought I would take this opportunity to share my vegan journey. .
As far back as I can remember, I never liked the taste of meat. It would sit in my mouth and with every bite my brain knew something wasn't right - my teeth grinding apart the flesh of an animal that I actually liked. When I was seven, my big sister gave up meat after reading a horror story about the conditions on chicken farms. I didn't even know not eating meat was an option but I followed right away. Thankfully my parents let me make my own decisions but were highly concerned about my nutrition while growing. They did what any parent would do, seek advice from a doctor - who as we know now, did not get a ton of nutritional education. The doctor told me that I need to find protein in other places, specifically to increase my dairy intake. Doctor's orders: off I went to become a very sick, bloated, constipated, lethargic, tired child, teenager and young adult. About 7 years ago I got fed up - I knew this couldn't be my life. I started doing my own research which led me down a rabbit hole of information - leading to the benefits of being vegan for the animals and the planet. I knew I had to change my life radically and here I am. My energy levels have sky rocketed, my health results are better than ever, I can go regularly, and I barely get sick. .
What are your stories? How did you become vegan? Please share below - I would love to hear your vegan stories!