The Vegan Adventure – 20 days in

So I have been a vegan for over half a month now. How is it going?

20 days ago I took a challenge from a friend to become a vegan, at least part time. I took him up on the challenge. I did it to improve my health and maybe lose weight. This is how I am doing after 20 days.

 

Eating – First thing I want to talk about is what I ate for the first 20 days. I ate many things. Things I usually eat, but without animal products. I had pasta, veggie meatballs, nut cheeses, beans, hummus, tofu scrambles, burritos, even Chipolte and pizza. I didn’t miss any specific food items over the 20 days. In fact, I really enjoyed my food and did not get bored at all.

 

Health – I feel great! I have not felt this good in years. I sleep better and am more alert and awake.

 

Focus – I found focus an interesting thing about becoming vegan. My focus got better. I don’t have the same problems remembering things. Likely, this is because I am getting the proper nutrients.

 

Lifestyle – I am loving this new lifestyle. I am talking to people that are vegan and finding out friends of mine who I never knew were vegan are vegan. Also, a benefit is I can look at my dogs and know I am being kind to animals. Don’t get me wrong, I never went down this journey for animal rights and I do not harass others on their food choices, however being kind to animals is just a wonderful side effect.

 

The past 20 days have been wonderful. The only downfall was my fault when I decided that I would see if I could still eat meat to be a part time vegan after 15 days. It made me feel horrible the entire next day. That was the deciding factor in me keeping vegan full time.

 

I look forward to talking more about my vegan lifestyle here occasionally on Rysham.com, my blog tucsonfoodguy.com, and my soon to be launched vegan blog, veganfoodguy.com

Michael Iafrato is the Tucson Food Guy – Vegan Foodie, Blogger, Social Media and Tech Guru, Activist, Kiwanian, and Friend!!! He is featured at http://rysham.com on Fridays and can also been found at http://tucsonfoodguy.com and http://veganfoodguy.com