I never thought I would seek out veganism as a choice, nor did I foresee myself yearning to go on a whole foods, plant based diet at least 90-95% of the time, but here we are. After a chain of events on July 29th, 2019, this is where I’m at in my vegan journey.
Since July 8th, I’ve been a dietary vegan. While I’ve researched a fair bit, I still have copious amounts of research still to do. Even so, I’ve managed to eat well enough, for the most part. I’ve even been active, which was something that occurred before I became vegan, but it is much easier now, I will say. Overall, I’ve done well, and the results I’ve felt and seen are enough for me to continue with this lifestyle for the unforeseeable future.
With that being said, a few nights ago, I consumed some homemade vegan cake, which did have vegan “butter”, sugar, and dark vegan chocolate. I had a small amount, but that mattered little to my body, which took that as an invitation to subject me to a number of symptoms afterward which had me rethink added sugar, and processed foods overall as being a part of my diet.
Before I began eating a plant based diet, I could not fathom leaving added sugar out of my diet, or carbs, for that matter. Pasta, as much as chocolate, ranch, bread, or even cheese, have been parts of my eating habits for as long as I can remember. However, if this year has proven anything to me, it’s that I can do more than I thought, and I should never say never.