I grew up a vegetarian. As a black child in the American south that's the same thing as being the last unicorn on planet earth. Oh, I longed for fried chicken, pepperoni pizza and hot dogs that the other kids ate! When I got older I joined the world of carnivores. Being from Texas I loved steaks - the big juicy, bloody ones! When I went to yoga teacher training it was all-vegan. The first week I thought I was going to die - for many reasons - but the sudden weaning from meat was a major one. After the first week I felt lighter and my cravings for meat stopped. I stopped missing it and when I returned home I decided to remain a vegetarian.