I love cheese. I love the way it melts and completely transforms into gooey yumminess so delicious you have to make up words to describe it. I love the vast variety of cheeses and how they have the ability to upticks the savor of any meal. I also love cheese the most when it’s lazily laying on a bed of sauce and dough topped with pepperoni.
Ah, peperoni…Which brings me to meat. I am a carnivore. Chicken, turkey, beef, you name it, I love it. But above all the cheeses and meats, if i had to choose my last meal on death row, it would definitely be a big simmering pot of my Momma’s seafood paella.
I’ve been a meat eating cheese loving gal with a penchant for seafood since I had enough teeth to chew, which is why what I am about to type is a shock to me: I have committed to adopting a vegan DIET for 22 days.
Yep. I am quitting all food products that contain animal products from cold turkey. But of course, since I’m always looking to bend some rules, I am going to do this my way. By definition, veganism as a practice involves the eradication of all animal products from one’s life, and I love a leather shoe too much to even consider such a change, so that’s off the table. I will solely be using this opportunity to learn about the benefits of a vegan diet while keeping all of the other aspects of my life consistent. I’ll be accomplishing this with a WHOLELOTTAHELP from Google, obsessive reading of labels, moral support from friends and family, and of course there has to be an angle to write about to make it all worth it ;).
I am by no means a chef of any sorts so what I will not do is bore all those who wish to follow on my journey with photos of my ill-prepared food @cookingforbae style, (No promises that they won’t be peppered in!) but what i will be doing is chronicling my personal health on the most superficial level ever–Via the state of my skin, hair, nails etc. C’mon, if you know me, you should have seen this coming!
Through my line of work and personal interest I’ve been a product whore to every imaginable brand, but we all know the real power of beauty comes from being radiant from the inside out, your skin is a reflection of your diet. Oh, and did I mention I am already the most stubborn lactose intolerant who has allergic reactions to dairy, yet doesn’t really care? Yep. I have been pretty much ignoring my body’s request to leave dairy alone.
So here’s what to expect: Blogs chronicling my journey because, DUH!
Here is what I will be monitoring:
Skin, specifically acne, overall evenness of complexion and how quickly dark spots heal
My Keratosis Pilaris (an incurable hereditary skin condition I’ve been battling since…forever)
Allergies (because I am a sneeze machine)
AND of course my weight which i will be chronicling privately and sharing the end results
And the goal…the goal is to challenge myself to something new, commit to something new, and to be more conscious about how what we put into our body can affect the skin we’re in as it is the essential base to every beauty trend we ever can and ever will love.
So, I enjoyed a few meatballs and cheesy pasta last night as a farewell, revamped my entire fridge and cabinets with vegan-only options, and survived a full conference room full of meat and cheese platters sent by the devil to test my patience and here I am.
Here’s to challenging myself, my taste buds, and to you keeping up with my journey.
P.S. Corona and Jose Cuervo are TOTALLY FUCKIN’ VEGAN.
P.P.S Please forgive me using this old blog space, something new will be up soon :)