Phoebe on the show 'Friends' didn't eat meat "because it's murder, cold blooded murder" as she put it. I don't know about that, but part of me does agree. I am conflicted!
In any case, so starts my attempt to go vegan. I have switched completely back to vegetarian, with the occasional fish. I was out to dinner about a month ago with a vegetarian friend and when I asked her if she ate fish she replied, "no food with a face.", which is also very Phoebe.
Then I was watching 'Master Chef' the other night and one of the chefs started crying because they had to kill a crab and the guilt set in for the crab cake I had just eaten for lunch!
Without all the animals rights issues, the bottom line is I feel better on a plant food diet. I don't know if I can give up all animal products, like butter and other dairy. I don't drink milk anymore, but do like it in my coffee, lattes and cappuccinos. I use powered creamer at home for coffee-and weirdly enough, I like that tasted better, but at Starbucks and places like that, I do consume dairy. As well I do love eggs, and cheese. I can live without a lot of cheese, but the occasional cheese is okay.
Making the transition to vegetarian is quite easy, but to vegan I am not sure. My new plan is to eat vegan 4 out of 7 days a week and see how I do. I have read a lot of books about how to stay healthy while doing this and even subscribe to vegetarian magazine, so we will see what happens.
Wish me luck!!
I have already lost 12 lbs in 3 weeks, without even trying.