I think there’s a lot of misconception when it comes to talking about veganism and vegan lifestyles and diets. Over the past couple of years I’ve been more aware due to my partner actually being vegan and I’m not as ignorant as I once was. I first heard about veganism when I was in high school. There was a girl I was friends with who would eat the likes of cucumber sandwiches. She would always have snacks on her and she was incredibly healthy. However we all didn’t understand her diet. We knew about why you could be vegetarian but were brought up to be ignorant on why you could be vegan. Now we have the internet (we did have it then but it wasn’t what it is now) and are able to educate ourselves quickly. A vegan is someone who does not eat or use animal products.
I’ve come to understand the differences between living a full vegan lifestyle from clothing, household products to diets and hating on zoo’s. A vegan diet however is becoming trendy and not just for the ‘gram but because it boosts such a healthy diet and you’re eating things that are better for you.
I personally tried the diet myself for a month last year. I’ve grown up to become a very fussy eater despite loving my veggies. The reason I tried it is because I suffer from bowel problems. We’re not quite sure what it is yet, but once I get a diagnosis I’ll go more into it. Just know, that I tend to be in a lot of pain most of the time. The diet actually helped me not feel as bad, but as a consequence my food diet became bland and I was eating a lot more carbs than I ever did initially.
Right now there are a lot more vegan items on menus when eating out, options in supermarkets and even labelling things more friendly so it’s easier to understand for beginners who aren’t sure what to avoid and not. I think if I ever did try to go vegan I would probably try going vegetarian first because I found that I missed cheese like crazy. I don’t eat anywhere near as much as I used to so it would probably be an easier transition.
Things to consider if you wish to go vegan.
The first is to reevaluate all the products you use in your life. From shampoo and conditioner to washing up liquid. We buy all of our things from Aldi as they are all cruelty free. Despite not being vegan myself, it makes things 10 times easier for the family and well makes sense.
Next is to check if you wear it, makeup. There are so so many vegan and cruelty free brands out there now that offer amazing makeup compared to what it used to be like even 5 years ago.
Another thing you could consider is vegan testing from healthlabs.com. They have tests which determines whether veganism is the right choice for you by testing your nutrients levels. It’s the first of it’s kind. If you’re worried about how it might affect your health rather than just giving up food then this might be for you. If it’s something you’re interested in, you can recieve 25% off all vegan testing when using the code LUNA25.
Taking steps to go vegan or even cruelty free can be hard sometimes. Especially when you’re so dependant on what you use. But it’s not impossible. There are SO many alternatives out there. Even if you’re like me, just trying to be more concious. Using cruelty free where possible will also help the environment.
Have you ever thought about a vegan diet or lifestyle? Let me know below.