We’ve covered Beyoncé’s foray into the vegan food delivery business before, but never have we seen a first-person account of what it’s like to brave her 22-day diet—not just eating, but prep and cooking, too—entirely on one’s own. This writer, a self-professed steak addict, shopped and cooked her way through the meatless month, and was rewarded with an eight-pound weight loss and a new outlook on eating. Somehow, her positive experience is much more motivating than reading about yet another celebrity’s successful restriction plan. Do you think you could go vegan for 22 days? Have you ever tried a celebrity endorsed diet? Share your experiences in the comments.