This is a guest post written by my Partner, D’Marie.
I have been a vegetarian for a long time, approaching twenty years now. I have been a full on vegan for three or four and wheat free for two. This has been a long process, not an overnight change.
Even the initial decision to become a vegetarian, back when I was in college, was a gradual one. I decided to slowly weed out different types of meat from my diet so that I could, one day, become a full vegetarian. At that point I couldn’t imagine becoming vegan. And, because the idea of leaving behind meat was such a scary one, I was even slow on that count. I remember explaining to friends that I was allowing myself to eat red meat only two days a week at first and poultry the rest of the week.