quote:Originally posted by spo:
It is tough to stick with a vegan diet.
Yeah, there's an understatement.
I don't claim to be vegan, rather plant-based...that gives me plenty of wiggle room
Fact is, we've gone, as a family, from having meat for dinner 6-7 times a week to zero times a week (and from eating bacon/sausage for breakfast on the weekends and sando meats, burgers and what not for lunches, to nil). And sure, we still eat meat on occasion, but it's the exception, usually as guests or at an event or in Mexico where it is pointless to even try to not eat meat.
I've got a buddy, does everything 110%, who is a big smoker...if he invites us over when he's cooking baby backs, there is zero chance I'm turning down the invitation. Been to Tacos al Gordo a few times in the last year. A Chanto Mariscado here and there. Hell, I had some Jack in the Box tacos last week, and a Filippi's pizza last month. But I tell ya what, I currently eat more fruits and veg in one week now, than I used to in maybe two months, maybe three, previously.
I ain't here to convince anyone, and I still love the taste of meat, but more and more, i come to the conclusion the shit is fucking nasty for my body.
Cheese on the other hand, is way harder to give up. So I don't give it up. I/we just eat a lot less of it. I have a block of Parmesan in the fridge now and tell myself, "Self...cannot buy more." But I probably will.