My husband and I are ethical vegans. We simply believe in living our lives in ways that do as much as possible to avoid violence to anyone or anything. Personally, I don't believe there is any kind way to eat another living thing.
That being said, I think having a strong moral objection to meat definitely makes it easier to avoid than if I were eating this way for health reasons.
Plus, there are vegan versions of just about everything now. Gardein, Field Roast, and more! And you live in Seattle? That's one of the best places to live it up as a vegan! (My friend Dean just moved there, and he makes some kick ass cheesecake. I may miss them more than him : )
I am a former vegan. I do eat meat and dairy now. But when I was vegan, the easiest way to avoid it was simply to fall in love with all the vegan foods available. I personally never cared for substitutions so I made use of ethnics foods that provided great vegan alternatives (Indian being my favourite, you just need to search out specific regions as most is dairy heavy). There are a lot of cookbooks available and great vegan chefs.
You know, i really thought temptation would be an issue... especially since i work at kfc.. but after coming to terms with the things i've found out about animal products etc. and not ignoring the facts because it's "uncomfortable" or any other reason.... i'm literally not tempted in any way shape or form... everytime i thought about the chicken i was serving i imagined it hopping up and running around than being bashed in the head and now it's in the warmer
that, alongside all the health benefits i'm pretty confident in myself... i cannot believe the food industry.. yuck.
another motivator is the fact that i'm trying to back up all my words... act on what i say not just say it... i don't believe in animal cruelty so i'm not going to support it, at all.
i'm like turning into a dairy free vegetarian.. though idk if eggs will even reach their way on my plate anymore.... so what would the term for that be.. vegan? except i will still wear animal products that weren't tortured from the animal...
i'm quite excited to change my life in this way though, all for the better.
Vegan is zero animal product, not even plain processed sugar or honey.
But just do what feels right for you! I've always loved How It All Vegan, fantastic cookbook and quite popular. If you ever take a trip up to British Columbia, Vancouver Island (Victoria), where I'm originally from, she has an amazing vegan store.
i'll definitely look into that. that's true i don't need to follow any "guidelines" lol... i'm just massively turned off to all dairy and meat. all of it. and i'm comfortable not consuming any of it so that's what's right for me.
i went vegan couple years ago for health reasons after watching a video on how bad meat and milk was, i was converted right then and there haha.
i didn't even like the taste of milk products to begin with and meat was like whatever to me so giving them up were easy peasy
Yep that's pretty much my story... I seen a video, did some research and now everytime i see somebody consume those things i'm purely disgusted... not an exaguration, i'm sure you know the exact nauseating feeling i'm talking about, ick.
Except i was a milk FEIGN. It was my favorite food category, couldn't get enough... so for me to be this disgusted with it is a pretty strong statement
i CANNOT believe milk is even legal after all the hard PROOF that's it's so bad for you.. and i can't believe it's still classed as very healthy... money
I've always been a veggie. Wen't dairyfree after LO was diagnosed with CMPI. Not going back, I got more interested in the immunological side of dairy intolerances and.....well, from what info i've managed to educate myself with, I don't really feel tempted anymore!
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