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.