Becoming Vegan Was No Big Change

by Todd Carr

Becoming vegan was no big change. Prior to becoming vegan I should note that I took care of my body as best as I could, watching very carefully for cholesterol, saturated fat, and similar counts on food and had an epiphany: that eating food with the regular, meat-eating diet would kill me.

The amount of harmful ingredients in even the simplest of meals like a small hamburger, a pizza, or similar, every day, is awful. It didn't matter how much I exercised, or cut down, there would still be harmful ingredients in my food that eventually would stress my body. I realized that there simply had to be another way to live with a "good" diet that basically wasn't trying to kill me.

My wife and I discovered veganism and realized it would be no big change from how we already lived and ate, just the restaurants would change and the ingredients would be changed for home-cooked meals. Now I don't have to work as hard to stay trim, my blood pressure is lower than it ever has been, and I *feel good* when I eat and after eating. In the process we get to help protest with thousands of others against the utterly brutal, barbaric treatment of living creatures, cut down on waste, and send a message to an industry that we want no part of it.

And really, two years later, it's not been nearly as hard as it looks.

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Not a big change for me either
by: Anonymous

I don't really have an amazing story on why I decided to go vegan. I've never really been a seafood fan and I'm lactose intolerant, so dairy is out of the question. All I had to give up was meat but the only meat that I use to eat was beef so it really wasn't that big of a loss.

Thanks for sharing!
by: Cathleen

You are so right, Todd. The idea of dropping meat and dairy can seem so intimidating to people. In hindsight, it just wasn't all that hard. Isn't it harder to have to worry about heart disease and diabetes just because we want to eat a certain way?

I remember once feeling like it would be impossible for me to stop eating cheese. So, I just decided that for that day I wouldn't eat it. Then the next day I would make the same decision. Eventually I didn't have to think about that decision each morning. Shortly after that, the smell of cheese didn't appeal to me.

Great post!

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