March 28, 2016 0 Comments Lifestyle

I’m thinking of going vegan

Ever since I started doing smoothies I’ve been enraptured by the Instagram feeds of the people I stalk online. I quickly realised that they all seemed to have one thing in common…Veganism. Now ‘m a born and bred meat loving African and I have no ethical issues with meat. Whilst I don’t eat an awful lot of red meat, I do consume a lot of fish, eggs and cheese. There is noting I love more that melted cheese over pasta. In fact my favourite meal would probably be a bowl of pasta salmon carbonara as it perfectly combines all my most treasured gastronomical elements. Thus you can see how big a deal it is for me to say I’m thinking of going vegan. However, I’m fast coming to the conclusion that whilst I am passionately in love with animal products, they are just not that into me.

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A few years ago I tried out colonic irrigation. It was one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life, in more ways than one. Other than the acute embarrassment of having a complete stranger jam a pipe up my bum, it was also physically painful having the procedure done. The technician at the time said she could see that I had a lot of compacted meat trapped in my intestines. At the time I was horrified and swore never to look at another cow again, dead or alive. But it didn’t take long for me to forget and fall back into the bosom of my bovine friend. I have also noticed that I have a slight intolerance to dairy as evidenced by how muscousy and flatulent I get after just a sniff of anything milky.

As per my modus operandi, I’ve done my research and I know how hard it can be to get a balanced diet as a vegan and how easy it is to become iron, protein and B12 deficient. But since I’m already deficient in these things on my current diet, I don’t feel that I’ve much to lose in that regard. Veganism for me is an opportunity to start putting thought into what I put into my body. It requires a level of thought, planning and pro-activeness I’ve yet to display when making dietary choices. I think it will make me healthier in the long run and so I’m willing to give it a short term trial. Miss E and the hubs will not be going vegan with me. I can just imagine trying to explain to Miss E why she can’t have her beloved salmon. One challenge at a time thank you!