Thursday, June 16, 2016

I'm a Vegan, Not a Freak

Two months ago, before I became a vegetarian, I would roll my eyes and mumble something under my breath if someone told me, "I am a vegetarian."  In my mind I would label them "hippie," "weirdo," or possibly even "freak."  Then I became one. Oddly, I didn't feel strange or eccentric or quirky -- I just felt BETTER -- physically, emotionally, and spiritually -- about my decision to give up meat and animal products in favor of whole foods, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and legumes.

As Joy and I finish up our  free 30-day vegan challenge today I can honestly say that deciding to embark on this adventure has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Over the past thirty days I have learned so much about healthy nutrition and supplements, how to live with greater compassion for animals and people, and the effects of our choices on the environment.

The 30-day challenge is not the end, but rather the beginning for me. As odd as it may seem to those who know me -- the coffeeholic and lover of Memphis barbecue, Gibson's donuts, and southern-fried catfish -- I joyfully choose to remain vegan, taking control of my own health by making better dietary choices and doing what I can to help the planet and all of God's creatures...human and non-human...who share it with me.

I am a vegan, not a freak -- but rather a newer, improved version of the person you've always known.Be happy for me and if you dare, click HERE to take the 30-day vegan challenge. Invite a friend along for the adventure.


Dee Dee

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