Wednesday, October 28, 2009

To Vegan or not to Vegan ...

This is my question.

I have seriously started comtemplating making the switch from an almost fully veggie diet (I don't eat any red meat as it is and consume very little white meat and fish otherwise) to a full boat vegan diet.

Vegan diets (sometimes called strict or pure vegetarian diets) are a subset of vegetarian diets

YOU’RE CRAZY LADY you may say but hear me out.

I have friends who are living both modified and full vegan lifestyles. While some have been committed to the way for years, others have just made the change but all are very passionate about their decisions. And the more I read up and research the subject, the more I understand their passion and the more I too become interested.

I have been scouring various websites, such as:

http://www.vegansociety.com/home.php

http://confessionsofaveganvirgin.wordpress.com/
(Who comments: “My energy levels have been up and I am even sleeping better”, just like I was saying about my past week of being almost dairy free!)

http://www.vrg.org/

http://thevegandiet.blogspot.com/

http://www.happyvegetable.com/

Yes, I know I keep going on about my mini-cleanse and how I am feeling and all that, but it is really amazing to me to feel these changes and to see that I am not missing most of my dairy foods (eggs, cheese, milk = easy / yogurt = HARD!)

Add in all the facts pointing towards how a diet like this is conducive to a healthy and long life and the environmental benefits to such a lifestyle/diet I don't really see a down side.

Do you? What are your opinions?



That's all for now, I gotta do some more reading ...

2 comments:

Corbi said...

When I started the change over to being vegan it was hard to give up the dairy, but it's true that you feel so much better after cutting it out. If you find that you are still missing yogurt you should try soy yogurt. I love the Silk and Whole Soy brands.

Shirley said...

Hey you have a great blog yourself! I'm not fully vegan myself, I just don't eat any meat or dairy. I use free-run eggs in my baking, but am trying to opt for more vegan desserts. It's amazing how many vegan recipes there are out there - the challenge is finding vegan and gluten free recipes lol!
Anyhow, good luck with your journey!