Going vegan is a huge commitment.It requires overhauling your dietary habits as well as your makeup bag and cleaning products cupboard.It turns out Weetabix makes a cheaper own-brand version for Asda and TescoBut for those of us who call ourselves environmentalists, veganism is the logical next step after recycling, cycling and turning off excess lights.After all, animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions - more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.And every day, a person on Lauren Ralph Lauren CALEY black/crimson Across body bag a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45lbs of grain and 20lbs of CO2.
So there are a lot of benefits to going vegan - and that's before you go into the health aspects.I decided to go vegan about two months ago - primarily for Lent and then for marathon training. I found that I felt lighter, was making healthier choices, and generally felt better about the lifestyle I was leading.I discovered whole new communities, new restaurants and pop-ups, new food items that I'd never been bothered to research before.I watched documentaries like Cowspiracy to learn more about the cause.Crossing the finish line on Sunday, I felt like I'd achieved something extra by managing to overhaul my nutrition so completely while training for such a demanding event.
Now that the marathon and Lent are over however, the prospect of a dairy-free life seems a little more difficult to manage.I've given myself a week off training and a week to eat whatever I feel like (although it is still largely vegan) as a breather before I go Lauren Ralph Lauren colonial cream/black Jersey dress back into it all on Monday. After all, I did feel better both physically and morally going cruelty-free.Even so, it's going to be hard to break my relationship with cheese, milk Denim Jackets chocolate and eggs forever.And that reality can be hard to admit.