Saturday, January 29, 2011
I have decided to try veganism again on the advice of my doctor, of all people! I was eating a huge amount of cheese, milk, and yogurt every day, so this has been a challenging couple of days. I've started eating lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and grains. But, I confess that I'm feeling hungry and I can see that if I'm going to do this successfully, I'm going to have to do a lot of grocery shopping, get organized, and cook a bunch of meals ahead of time. That is not how I usually operate, which is why I was eating so much dairy and refined flour and sugar. What can I say? Those foods are quick and easy! Over the last month, since I gave up refined flour and sugar, I have forced myself to start eating bushels upon bushels of fresh fruits and vegetables, and have started cooking whole grain pasta with veggies and beans in the evenings. So, I'm partly there. (I was already a vegetarian, of course.) But, I've never been a patient cook. Everything in my nature up until now says I will fail at this. Still, I have to be optimistic. My doctor has some compelling reasons for me to try it out and success in the long term is definitely worth a little pain and inconvenience now.