Plant Based Bride

One woman's thoughts on the science and morality behind the choice to live without animal products. And possibly a blog post or two about centrepieces.

A Vegan's Biggest Regret

I love just about everything about being a vegan.  The past 3 years have been full of transformation, discovery, growth, and meaning.  But there is one thing I regret about going vegan, and today I'm sharing it with all of you.

My biggest regret as a vegan. // Plant Based Bride

My biggest regret is...

That I didn't go vegan sooner.

I went vegan at 19 after 8 months as a vegetarian.  That means I spent almost 2 full decades contributing to unnecessary slaughter and abuse of innocent animals.  Almost 20 years of contributing to the industry with the number one largest negative impact on the environment.  The vast majority of my life punishing my body with unhealthy foods.

In the past 33 months as a vegan, and 8 months as a vegetarian before that, I have saved (according to PETA's estimate) at least 365 animals, and potentially many more.  

But in my 18 years and 11 months as an omnivore?  Despite eating relatively little meat compared to the average, I likely consumed somewhere in the ballpark of 1,900 animals.  That's almost 2,000 sentient beings gone, just because I wanted to eat chicken nuggets and ice cream.

If I could, I would go back in time and do it over.  I would go vegan as soon as I could make my own food choices.  

I would correct my biggest mistake.  

But I can't.  And so, instead, I would like to urge you to go vegan.  Try it for a day, a week, a month.  Preferably forever.  Because it makes a difference.  YOU can make a difference, no matter what anyone says.  I promise you that difference is not a small one to the animals who live rather than die, to a planet that needs every ounce of help it can get, and to your body that is suffering under the weight of an unhealthy diet.

One person can create a ripple effect that changes everything.

And that person can be you.

Not sure how to start?  Read this post on how to go vegan, pick up a book from my resources page, or book a coaching with me one on one.

Oh, and subscribe to my newsletter for updates about my ebook, coming soon!

You can do it, and I'm committed to helping you succeed.

Learn from my biggest regret.

Go vegan today!

Until next time,

My biggest regret as a vegan // Plant Based Bride