June 1st (new start date June 30th) we will begin the 30 day vegan challenge! If we love it, it could be extended, but it will not be terminated until we have completed the challenge. We wanted to wait until June to give all of you a chance to consider joining us. I am looking forward to the journey and sharing it with you, whether or not you decide to take the plunge as well.
I have found that the preparation for the V.E (vegan experience) has been interesting. I have been looking at the foods I currently eat in a new light. What am I willing to live without? Why am I panicking (really panicking) that I cant find vegan chip dip?
Do I really need chip dip that badly?? With the help of my friends I polished off a box of Cheez-its the other night like they were literally my last meal. I have started to compose a Dear John letter to Baskin Robbins so they know it really is me…not them.
Is it that I honestly enjoy these foods so much or is it that the thought of not being able to have them (even in a limited window) has made me want them even more? I just described why the diet mentality doesn’t ever work. Depriving yourself or believing that you are depriving yourself turns something on in your brain that tells you to freak out and leads you to believe that without said item of food, you will not be able to make it through the day!
So, I am curious to see what actually happens when you eradicate entire food groups from your diet. Do you eventually stop craving ice cream or is the soy based ice cream so environmentally friendly, health conscious and cruelty free that the pride you feel for having consumed something so wonderful outweighs the taste of Pralines and Cream?? I really do not know but I am willing to try.