Hello all! Welcome to my little blog Mosh Nosh. As a newbie vegan I thought a blog would be a great way document my journey and speak to other vegans. I would have started this blog sooner, but I had trouble picking a name as all my ideas were taken according to Google. The name Mosh Nosh came to me a few days ago, after a morning of listening to my favourite tunes. Hallelujah! I thought I was going to be in blogging limbo forever! So, what’s with the name? Well, I love heavy metal and after a kafuffle in the mosh pit, I love to eat a little nosh before bed!
It has been a very exciting time for me, I have been creating new recipes, eating lots of vegan cakes at my local cafe and changing my lifestyle to a more ethical one. Since making my decision to change my life, I have been asked a lot of questions by friends and family for example, why did you go vegan? Do you miss meat? Do you get enough calcium & protein? I have also received some negativity and people expecting me to revert back to my old ways in a few weeks, but they have all been wrong! Once I explained my choice it has been easier, even if it did take a few weeks to sink in.
My main reason for going vegan was my health, which was in a dreadful state a few months ago. I have suffered from M.E since I was a child and spent many years bed bound, when I should have been out enjoying my childhood. I ate when I could and I did very little exercise. The last few years I have been more active but I was still sick and that bothered me.
Suffering with a chronic illness can cause changes to your body internally and externally and my weight was one of those changes. I have battled with food demons for years, going through periods of overeating and under eating. Finding a balance was impossible as I was depressed about my body. When I look back through photos and the size of the clothes in my wardrobe, I can see how I yo-yoed from eating huge amounts to very little. This last year I have been eating a regular diet, but found it extremely difficult because I wasn’t enjoying the food I was eating and the way it made me feel. I began to read about various ways I could improve my health and I knew I had to make a drastic change.
Once I began reading into Veganism, I realised it wasn’t just a diet it was a way of life, a lifestyle that is anti-cruelty. I have been interested in the rights of animals since I was a child, but due to my health I felt like I couldn’t get involved or make any changes to my life. When I look back I realise I could have got involved and made changes to my life but I didn’t. How can I justify eating animals when I am against any form of animal cruelty? I had to cut back and then eradicate all meat products from my life.
It has been almost a month since I went Vegan and I am already feeling the results of a plant-based diet. I have more energy, better skin, better digestion and a better understanding of food. I no longer feel any guilt when I am eating and no disgusting act of violence have contributed to the meal on my plate.
I hope this post hasn’t put you off reading my blog forever! I promise it will be full of positive posts and healthy recipes.
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