It has officially been one year since I started the vegan lifestyle! Last March, I decided to cut out all the dairy from my food for five days. A vacation to Hilton Head interrupted my first week of going vegan, but from there, I pursued the vegan journey. If you are interested in seeing how I went vegan and more about my food philosophy from back then, I recommend checking out this post about how my eating habits have changed.
What is veganism & what do I eat?
Before we get started, I wanted to quickly go over what veganism is as a diet and lifestyle. Eating a vegan diet means eating exclusively plant foods, with zero animal products. While there are various ways to eat vegan, I mostly eat a diet full of whole plant foods with an emphasis on carbs. Fruits, vegetables, potatoes, pasta, rice, beans, and some nuts make up my meals throughout the week. I’m also not opposed to an occasional vegan treat like vegan ice cream, desserts, etc.! I’ve also found it’s really easy to eat gluten-free and nut-free while being vegan, but I do incorporate some breads and regular wheat pasta into my meals at times.
Veganism isn’t all about what you eat—many vegans have ethical and environmental reasons for eating vegan, in addition to health reasons. These are some the things I will cover in what I learned from eating vegan for this past year.
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