Everyone’s been asking me how I’m feeling now that I’ve started this vegan journey.

Honestly, I haven’t felt any difference. I’m not any more, or less, tired than I was before. Nor am I feeling any more, or less, energetic. I feel the same way anyone would expect to be feeling so close to the end of the year.

Someone else asked me about my bowel movements. Yeah. Well, they’re the same too. No difference. I haven’t lost any weight either, unfortunately.

Perhaps one week isn’t enough to expect to see a major difference. I would’ve loved to lose a ton of weight, but, well… things just don’t work that way.

Surprisingly, I haven’t missed eating meat as much as I thought I would. I am struggling with dairy, though. Normally, I eat yoghurt almost everyday – it’s actually surprising how much dairy I have on a daily basis! Having less dessert options, because I can’t have anything dairy-based, has been the biggest adjustment.

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Breakfast: I’ve realised that I tend to repeat meals if they taste really good or require very little effort to prepare, so I (again!) had avocado and toast. And it tasted just as good as it did when I had it for dinner last night – as they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Lunch: My dear colleague, Alex, made lunch for us (all the people who are doing the vegan journey with me) and it was delicious. She made lentil curry with coconut cream, avocado slices and cherry tomatoes. I’m drooling just thinking about it… Thank goodness for those who have the time to prepare a proper vegan meal after work!

Supper: I had to be somewhere after work and only got home after 9pm. So, instead of rummaging through the kitchen to look for something appropriate to eat, I settled on left-over baby potatoes, had a glass of lemonade and called it a day.

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