I started following a vegan diet in April 2015, literally right after the funeral of my beloved dad. Years ago I was vegetarian, but then chose the meat eating lifestyle. 30 years later, weight-gain, high blood pressure, and the need to keep healthy and feeling young, started to nibble. I had always loved vegetables, why bother with the world of meat at all? I thoughts turned once again to vegetarianism, but again… the very foods I loved were the ones that gave me high blood pressure. So ditch the meat, ditch the dairy, and ditch the eggs.
Although I follow the vegan diet, I consider myself a strict vegetarian, as I still knit and crochet with my favourite fibre – wool. I cant really see myself ditching that. For one thing, I have a house full of the stuff, all awaiting using up.