RE: Does this feel like a permanent change to you?
Posted Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:04 AM
Yes - it definately feels like a perminent change for me and I can't imagine going back to my previous way of eating. My primary purpose was and still is health - which happens to include weight loss as I am overweight. I just turned 50 years of age and although there are no promises, I want to have as healthy a future as I can manage.
I don't think of being vegan as a diet and agree with the word 'lifestyle'. To me diets have always equated with feeling deprived of something. I do not feel deprived in any way and my food/recipe choices have grown significantly. Prior to being vegan I tended to cook/eat the same few things week after week and was not adventurous about trying new things. Now I have a much bigger interest in food, nutrition, cooking and trying new things.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates.