Monday, April 4, 2011

C = Choice

In an earlier post, A = Affair, I spoke of having an affair with becoming vegan. I specifically chose the word affair because I don’t know if I could commit to being vegan for the rest of my life. Like many of you, I love meat and dairy. It just doesn’t love me back.

My plan is to just worry about the meal in front of me and not every meal I’ll ever eat again. I’ll make every meal a choice and try to chose vegan over non-vegan as much as possible. From this standpoint the whole decision to be vegan isn’t overwhelming, because it’s not like I’m saying I’ll never eat meat and dairy again.

I guess my approach is similar to the “one day at a time” method, except I’m not trying to stop from doing it all together. I’m just trying to length the span of time between eating vegan vs. non-vegan meals.

The goal is to extend the time between the two. Right now I’m lucky if I can go a week without eating meat and dairy. Hopefully, as I discover acceptable substitutes, that time will expand. And one week will turn into only having meat and dairy every two weeks, and so on.

5 comments:

  1. I haven't completely cut out meat, but I have much smaller portions less frequently. Dairy would be much more difficult for me to give up. I think your new system is an excellent start!

    Julie

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  2. Good luck with your goal. You're courageous.

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  3. This is pretty much how I eat. I only eat meat once a week. The rest of the time I am not strict vegan. I eat dairy, eggs etc. It isn't that I have chosen to be "vegan". I just choose to try to eat sensibly.

    Dafeenah

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  4. Good goals. I am a meat eater although I have cut way back and usually it is chicken/fish, if at all. BUt I have gone more to salads and fruits and veggies and am enjoying them quite well.

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