So now that I've eased myself into the idea of joining Planet Vegan, I need to get my very first Vegan Shopping List together. Now I know myself. I'm an emotional eater. My list needs to include something to satisfy a MONSTER sweet tooth. Another food issue I'm going to have to deal with is a suitable substitute for cheese. I LOVE CHEESE. Seriously. In terms of my favorite things of all time there are two that are in tied for first place: the orgasm and cheese. Now I'm reading that there are a few great cheese substitutes, such as an alternative to Parmesan cheese by Eat in the Raw. I'll check it out and see how it rates.
But I'm excited about embarking on a challenging new journey. My doing the vegan thing is pretty common to why thousands of others have drunk the Kool-Aid alternative (sweetened with agave nectar, no doubt). I want to engage in a healthier lifestyle, I'm over the thought of eating animals that die in a horrific and unhygienic manner, a deep family history of obesity, high-blood pressure and diabetes blah, blah, blah. I know it's extreme- especially coming from someone who just ate a grilled cheese sandwich not 5 minutes ago (my Vegan start date is TBA). But I want to give this a try- a serious attempt at being more thoughtful about what I'm putting in my body.
Oh yeah, and I need to lose, like, a hundred pounds. Really. I know...ugh.