January Challenge

I am not the type who likes and makes New Year’s resolutions. I find it kind of stupid to do something just for the New Year. In my opinion, you can change something in your life at any time, whether in January or July. More importantly, you really want the change!

Instead, I wanted to challenge myself a bit in January. The actual plan was to eat vegetarian for a month and then vegan for a month in February. Because I really wanted to try both. I was particularly skeptical about veganism regarding exactly what they can eat. But as so often, plans are made to change! Coincidentally, I saw a sponsored post on Instagram about the campaign called Veganuary. So I clicked on it and was quite amazed! It was something I have been looking for for a long time. They help you try veganism all January. So I joined the Veganuary community and now I receive emails every day with helpful information and tips about a vegan diet. Almost 400.000 people from all over the globe are a part of it! Amazing, isn’t it?

I would describe my criticism of a vegan diet as totally changed. I have to admit that I’m a big fan of it! I was so wrong about everything you can eat as a vegan. You can eat a lot and it doesn’t even have to be healthy. Did you know that Oreos are vegan? Well, I didn’t know it before! But I would say that I eat much healthier than before because now I look closely at what I eat. It gives me awareness of what I let into my body and what I don’t.

I don’t want to judge anyone here by what they eat! It can be an inspiration and / or a little reminder to show that there is often not only one way. It would be nice if people were a little more open and tolerant of new things ,they didn’t know much about. As I use to say:

you shouldn’t judge something until you’ve tried it yourself.

So far I really like the vegan diet. Since the change I like cooking way more than before. I highly recommend trying veganism, even if only for a month. You’re still very welcome to join veganuary, here’s the link to register: https://veganuary.com/register/

Give it a go!