Veganuary Is Over But Am I Vegan?

Vix xxx

  1. Kara

    February 1st, 2018 at 15:21

    Loveee this! I didn’t do Veganuary this month, I found out about it a bit too late. But I want to do it for Lent instead. I was curious how many people would become fully pledge vegans after January. I think your idea is great. Everyone should do it that way instead of committing themselves into it because they feel forced. Buffalo wings are my weakness!! I tried cauliflower “wings” but my cooking skills failed on that one. There’s a really good oriental takeaway called Zing Zing (its on Deliveroo but may not be in your area) they created a special Veganuary menu! It was great. I hope they keep it on because I’m keen to try new alternatives. I’m glad you had a try with cooking vegan meals because I think you have to be quite creative to do it!

    Wow – just realised how much I rambled on!

    One last thing… I hate it when people think veganism is a trend. If you have already felt the benefits, less headaches and frequent poos, then surely it’s a great lifestyle!

    Kara x

  2. Mel Barker

    February 1st, 2018 at 16:13

    “Because veganism shouldn’t be about restriction – it should be about eating foods that you like and are right for you.”

    I don’t understand! What do you mean by this, Vix? I thought it was about restriction!

  3. vixmeldrew

    February 1st, 2018 at 16:22

    I mean that ‘restriction’ is like an attitude and approach. If you don’t see it that way and instead try to see it as exploring new and different foods that you enjoy, it won’t feel restrictive. Hope that clarifies! xx

  4. Sophie

    February 1st, 2018 at 18:24

    I’m also going to continue with the Mostly vegan diet. I genuinely can’t tell a soy cappuccino from a milk one, I’ve enjoyed the massive range of different meals I’ve been cooking and I’ve not missed the price of buying meat. There were a few things I couldn’t hack though, soy mince is very gross so I’ll be sticking with regular quorn and I really can’t do without microwave mash, cause convenience.

  5. Steph Dring

    February 1st, 2018 at 19:43

    I love the idea of veganism but also hate the idea of missing cheese and bacon. Need to find some willpower from somewhere to give it a try!

    Steph x
    http://www.wanderlustpulse.com

  6. Amy

    February 1st, 2018 at 21:42

    Ah I was so interested to see what your thoughts were going forward – mine are pretty much the same, I’m going to remain mostly vegan especially dairy wise and just eat meat once a week because I’m horrendously anaemia and greens just won’t cut it for that!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

  7. Hannah

    February 1st, 2018 at 22:01

    Please try temple of seitan in either Hackney or the new one in Camden- vegen fried chicken and vegan mac and cheese and it is just better than sex! 🙂

  8. Mary Wright

    February 1st, 2018 at 22:08

    Fantastic blog Vix. You ate a lot of potatoes though. x

  9. Katy

    February 3rd, 2018 at 13:56

    This is really interesting! I’ve known a few people who did Veganuary this year – but they were all veggie to begin with. I’m giving up meat products for Lent this year, maybe next year I can do Veganuary!

  10. Cadence

    February 4th, 2018 at 12:47

    I did a similar thing for January, not vegan but I cut out a lot of stuff from my diet because I suspected something I was eating was affecting me internally in a lot of unpleasant ways. I’ve put on weight over the past years and months in spite of being active, felt sluggish, was having migraines I could almost set my calendar by, etc. etc. I also changed up my birth control prescription and made some other changes during this time. I ended up dropping almost 15 lbs in a month without working out once, haven’t had a migraine in over a month, and feel like my mental wellness is much steadier. My anxiety has dramatically diminished–I’ve been shocked at how much.

    Correlation or causation? I’m not sure I care, the results have been great. And now, when I’ve tentatively reintroduced foods I’ve noticed stomachaches and some constipation, meaning I probably shouldn’t eat them…so I’m going to stop eating or at least significantly reduce them in my diet again.

    I would never tell another person that I think they SHOULD make a significant lifestyle change simply because I had a good experience doing so, but I do think more people should examine their overall wellbeing (which includes things like ethics, finances, physical/emotional/hormonal health) and honestly assess if a change might help them in some way.

  11. Dubliner in Deutschland

    February 6th, 2018 at 16:01

    It’s been similar for me. Hubby and I watched some of those documentaries and decided to try to go vegan. It was hard at first but we got the hang of it and enjoyed learning new recipes. It’s too hard and restrictive to keep it up completely so at the moment I’d say I’m about 60/70% vegan and feeling good!