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Five people on how Veganuary changed their lives

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I started Veganuary in 2020, before the world descended into Covid chaos. I’d been leaning that way already, eating less meat, when a friend said: 'Give it a go, you love animals' – so I did. Little did I know this would change my life.

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‘The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner’. I tried veganism in January 2014, which coincided with the first Veganuary. I only committed for six weeks, thinking it would be too difficult to go without cheese. I still remember taking a couple of hours to do my first food shop, reading all the labels. Now I’ve been vegan for 10 years, the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner. I don’t even think of meat as food any more. It’s like eating a dead body, which I know sounds a bit extreme.

Veganuary is just about trying something for the month to see if it suits you or not. If you’re going to change your intake of food, you do need to do research. But I do think it’s just as easy to be an unhealthy person who isn’t a vegan as it is to be a healthy vegan. (Grace Fielder, 44). SOURCE…

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