used to spend every day for two weeks in a library. Whenever I felt like I needed a break from studying I scrolled through my instagram. One day Essena Oneill posted a picture of this kid that had been brought up raw vegan by his mom Ellen Fisher. I subscribed to her Instagram and got inspired by her lifestyle. I saw pictures of her eating 5 mangos for a meal, which seemed like heaven to me! So that evening when I came home I didn’t only have 1 mango for dinner- I had 3 ( I know still not a lot, but it was a start). Because I found her lifestyle so inspiring I started watching several YouTube videos and I bought the 801010 book. I figured: if I ate the right food I would no longer have to restrict my calories so much. So I started integrating more fruit and vegetable into my diet, for example by trading the oatmeal for banana icecream in the morning. I tried to avoid animal products as much as possible, however I still sometimes ate meat or dairy whenever I was with my family or friends, because I didn’t want them to have to cook something else for me. It took some time until I told them that I had decided to become vegan, which was the point where I completely stopped eating animal products. In the beginning everyone thought that this was just a phase, but at some point they realized that I was serious about what I was doing and also accepted my decision.