Since I adopted a vegan lifestyle I first became aware that my sense of smell became very acute! I'm not kidding! We have some plastic bowls in my house that I could not stand to use because I could smell the plastic-ness of them so much I could nearly taste it. The next thing I noticed was I slowly started to wake up less cranky in the mornings. I would like to add that this was not do with the fact that I was eating nothing but vegetables (as many believe meatless people do). I believe this is to do with the fact that I was not eating meat at all. You see it is entirely possible to go meatless and fall into the trap of eating more junk than you should. Believe me finding out that Oreo's were vegan was a revelation....and not a good one for my thighs, let me tell you.
You see I am what I have come to find out is an "old school" vegan. I don't eat meat because I don't want to eat animals. I also don't wear or use products that contain animal bits or that are tested on animals. I'm not vegan so I can attempt to fit in a bikini next summer or to get my cholesterol down. I am vegan because, for me, it feels like the right and kind thing to do.