I'm not going to lie, going Vegan was easy for me. The physical transition away from animal products was solid. Like boom, your Vegan! Meat dairy eggs and fish, won't ever touch my fork again. I don't even like sharing a fridge with a meat eater. If pork belly so much as nudges my vegan shelf there will be tears. Socially there are epic challenges and I'm fighting painkiller addictions with frozen peas under my Beanie. It's not a legit headache cure but I am determined to detox and let food be my medicine.
I was born Vegan but forced to eat horror smoothies made from offal..Mum got the idea from nutritionist who must have been writing a book on animal and child abuse. Said nutritionist ironically died from liver cancer. I became an Olympic grade projectile spitter of anything that was not mashed banana.
Between age four and nine I was placed on a dairy free diet because another nutritionist correctly prophesied that dairy aggravates ear nose and throat conditions, which I suffered chronically. I was at the mercy of the dark arts of 1980s soy based cuisine but emerged a healthy but skinny teen with a distaste for dairy, and soy. The only animal products I consumed before my Veganisation were chocolate, a little milk in my espresso and a tiny portion of chicken, which was a misguided attempt at procuring protein. Chocolate clung to my taste buds like that crazy ex you want to shake. I've finally found a replacement . Combine carob nibs, almonds and coconut milk, and have more dates.. Nothing tastes as good as doing the right thing feels. Going Vegan is the right thing even if your flying solo.