At the end of last year, I started to think more about the food that I eat. Rather than reach for whatever was at hand, I wanted to consider what I was putting into my body. I wanted to start feeling good about myself again and I wanted to shake off that sluggish feeling that had been plaguing me.
I figured that the only way to truly start thinking about my diet was by shaking it up completely. Once upon a time, many moons ago, I was a vegetarian. It was a path I’d followed before and decided I’d try to tread it again. I even toyed with the idea of kicking the year off with Veganuary but decided I needed a bit more information and help with it first.
I still definitely want to try a vegan month and now that I’m planning to head to Vegan Life Live I know I’ll be going into it fully prepared.
I kind of forgot that being vegan means more than just not consuming animal and animal-derived products in your diet. It touches all facets of life that I’d never even thought about. It encompasses everything from the clothes we wear and the skin care we use, to our cleaning products and the way we think about the world.
This is one of the reasons I’m pretty excited to head down to Vegan Life Live. There will be over 200 exhibitors providing everything from chocolate, cheese and cake to shoes, supplements and spices. Also, there is a full schedule of lectures and talks from experts about the ethical, environmental and compassionate effects of living a vegan life.
So, here’s all the important details. Vegan Life Live takes place on 10th and 11th February at Alexandra Palace. It is open between 10am and 6pm on Saturday and 10am and 5pm on Sunday. Online in advance tickets are £12 for adults and £10 for concessions and on the door, adult tickets are £15 and concessions £12. There are also two-day tickets available. Register for your free show guide at www.veganlifelive.com.
I have three pairs of weekend passes to give away to this awesome festival too. If you’d like to be in with a chance take a look at the Rafflecopter widget below. Competition closes at 12.00am on 31st January.