My husband was recently moved to adopt a vegan lifestyle after watching the documentary, Forks Over Knives. To be supportive, and in hopes of getting on the weight loss band wagon, I decided to try being vegan for 40 days, as of January 2nd. I have tried several vegetables this week I would normally never have eaten, and am challenging myself to eat a banana at some point this week! I have really enjoyed cooking all our foods from scratch, and have only had two or three foods this week that were pre-packaged food.... I even made our own whole wheat sandwich bread! I look forward to blogging about our meals this year, what went well and what was a flop. 36 more days of being vegan, unless I fall in love with it! I will be a holiday vegetarian after my 40 days of veganism, with Lent starting soon after. We always abstain from meat during the Lenten season, but I am excited about incorporating dairy into my diet. I sure do miss my cheese! I am quite pleased with the increase in energy and overall sense of being healthy.
Here's to full bellies, Vanessa