1995– At the age of 11, I stop eating red meat. At the time, I was obsessed with The Baby-Sitter’s Club book series and wanted to be just like my favorite character, Dawn. She didn’t eat red meat, so from then on, neither would I.
2009– Chicken suddenly becomes completely unappetizing. I decide that if I’m going to give up one fowl, I might as well give up the others. I officially become a pescetarian and have to recite the definition of the word after every declaration of it.
Oct 2010– After reading Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet, I decide to give up dairy. My sinuses unclog and my skin becomes clear so miraculously and suddenly that I can’t help but wonder what benefits a fully vegan diet would have on my body and my life.