Monique’s Becoming Vegan

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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I watched Cowspiracy today.

I’m officially transitioning towards a completely Vegan Diet. Immediately.

I realize that that might sound a bit reactionary, sarcastic or pie-in-the-sky to many of you. But I am being completely and totally honest. Let me elaborate…

I have been on a path to become healthier through my food and fitness choices for many years now. Though I will freely admit to being a ridiculously picky kid / teenager, for the past 10 years or so, I have thoroughly enjoyed fruits and vegetables of all varieties and my passion for plant food seems to increase on a daily basis. I have always eaten meat and dairy. I’ve never even come close to being a vegetarian, let alone vegan.

Recently, I made a complete shift to eating organically whenever possible. Yes, I will choose to pay considerably more money if it means I can get something organic. Chances are, if I can’t find an organic version, it won’t make it into my household. And this all stemmed from one conversation I had in the Spring of 2015, if my memory serves correct. My obsessiveness for organic simply keeps growing and has surpassed food to encompass beer and wine, cleaning supplies and most definitely skin care products. All because of one single conversation.

So perhaps now you won’t be so surprised to hear that I really mean it when I say I am transitioning into a Vegan Diet.

There are two reasons why I say “transitioning” or “becoming vegan:”

  1. the idea happened so quickly that I have a whole bunch of meat and dairy products in my fridge and freezer, not to mention pre-prepared freezer meals. I have already decided to give most of it away, but there will be a few things that I think I will finish off since I already bought the items.
  2. I am so new to Veganism that I might make mistakes simply because I was not aware of things, or haven’t quite gotten used to thinking from the mindset of a Vegan. There are eggs and dairy in so many things – I am not yet fully aware of everything I can / cannot eat. It will be a learning curve, I am sure, but I am dedicated!

So, this post serves as part one to my Vegan Journey.

If you haven’t watched Cowspiracy, please do. You don’t have to go Vegan, but you should be aware of the impact that the farm agricultural industry has on the world we all live in. Education is important! You can watch it on Netflix, or visit their site: www.cowspiracy.com

I am in no way affiliated with the lovely folks behind Cowspiracy, but not from lack of trying! To the best of my knowledge, they don’t have affiliates.

Are you Vegan? Do you know any Vegans? What are your thoughts on Veganism? What are your thoughts on Cowspiracy? Share them in the comments section, but please remember to respect the personal decisions of unique individuals!

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Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.

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