Most vegans say that giving up dairy was the hardest part of the process.
And it does seem that cheese, especially, is literally addictive.It certainly was for me.
So I was surprised at how easy my transition from omnivore to herbivore has been. I’m the guy who’d eat half a block of cheese in one sitting, almost every day.
I think I may know what made the difference, but unfortunately it won’t help vegetarians go vegan:
I gave up meat LAST.
I decided I was ready to do this during the last week of May. But we did a big Memorial Day cookout, so I had all my favorite grill meats for most off the week.
So I used that week to give up eggs and dairy. I didn’t have too much trouble because I had my favorite grilled meats to turn to.
And once that meat was gone, I walked away and never looked back.
Meat isn’t the hard part. But if you’re trying to go directly from omnivore to vegan, meat can be a great crutch for giving up dairy.
Take out the hardest obstacle first, and use that momentum to go the distance.