When Switching to a Vegan Diet Feels like a Struggle
Anyone who knows me knows me as an absolute optimist. I'm always cheerful, annoyingly perky sometimes, always smiling, very chatty, but the truth is a little bit different. It's different because with all my positive happy-go-lucky traits I'm also a chronic worrier. Weird combo I know! You know the type right? When it comes to everyone else's problems and issues I'm the go-to person to help you look at the bright side of things, but when it comes to my own, I'm constantly worried about whether I'm doing things right, whether I should be doing more, I worry about the past and the future. This was certainly a trait that made me struggle a lot when I first went vegan.
Yes! I said it!
In spite of all the wonderful things that being vegan has brought into my life, there were certain things I definitely struggled with, and since I'm all about keeping it real at Brownble, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about why we never talk about the hard stuff.
Talking about the hard stuff is good! It means we're not alone when we feel we are, and we can help each other find the tools to help us through those challenges.
When I went vegan I struggled with the social aspects of being vegan, with whether or not I was answering people's questions right, whether or not I was eating correctly, whether I should try eating sugar free or gluten free, whether the physical symptoms I was experiencing were normal, whether I needed to take supplements. Yup! I worried... but then suddenly I was on the other side, not by the magical flip of a switch but by finding the tools and help I needed to find my sweet spot. That's what today's video is all about. Grab a cup of coffee and let's get to it!
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