Today is March 1st!
That means it’s the first day, of my month long challenge to eat vegan. I have always had some stomach troubles and wondered if I could fix them by changing my diet, however I have never done anything about it. So, when I stumbled upon Amanda Vegan Challenge I really started to consider doing it. I have thought about going vegetarian (never vegan) but always found an excuse not to. I always wondered, “would I be able to do it? How do I deal with all the people eating meat and diary around me? Will I have the willpower to say no?” Well, this month I am going to find! And I am excited about it.
The Challenge runs from March 1 – March 31 and includes a vegan diet consisting of There are great resources all over the web to help understand more about a vegan lifestyle. I have created a Pinterest board for Vegan eats so I can compile recipes to make throughout the month.
I am an introverted person and keep to myself about a lot of things. I find it really awkward to tell someone I am not going to eat what they are making, so instead I usually eat it. This will be the hardest part of this challenge for me. However, I have already made a step in the right direction. I am going to friends house for dinner tonight and I emailed her early in the week to let her know so she can prepare accordingly. It took a lot for me to gain the gumption to say something to her, but once I did, it was a huge relief and she did not care at all! I had made it into something much bigger than it was. it was a nice friendly reminder that if the people you surround yourself with don’t accept who you are, don’t waste your time on them. Move on!
To prepare for the month, I went to the grocery store to get a couple supplies and it literally took me 30 minutes longer than normal. I could not find anything!!
I finally found the tofu and tempeh in a random corner in the far left of the grocery store.
Turns out they don’t even carry nutritional yeast.
I only got some basic supplies, especially because I have dinner plans tomorrow night and then Friday Vinnie and I are headed up to VT for the weekend. I bought fruit, quinoa, spinach, and veggies. That will get me through two lunches, breakfast and snacks.
This month should be interesting, fun and challenging. I will do my best to track my experience.
Question: Have you ever done a challenge like this?
How do you deal with telling others about your diet restrictions?