Wednesday, March 07, 2007
"It's Too Hard To Be Vegan"
How often I hear this. If you're vegan, I'm sure you've heard it too. Before becoming vegan, you probably thought it yourself.
If you're not yet vegan, have you also thought this way? What's holding you back from making the full switch to eating vegan?
Why would someone think it is hard?
- Is it because it takes too much time to prepare vegan foods? Well, that's not about being vegan. That's about preparing home-cooked meals and not always eating a meal from a bag or a box. There are convenient vegan foods too, which can stand-in for those nights when cooking a meal from scratch is just not possible.
- Is it because there are new foods to eat, and learning how to cook them is overwhelming? I'll tell you these new foods are exciting, delicious, and not difficult to prepare. This new Teriyaki Broccoli Cashew Stir-Fry is not at all hard to make, and will wow your taste buds. Was this hard to make? No.
Or these dishes, this munchie, this snack cookie or this dessert? None of them.
They were hard to stop eating though!
- Or, is it because of this: "I'd miss having eggs for breakfast" or "I really love cheese". How often I've heard these types of comments. But then, new vegans often tell me "you know what, I don't really miss it now, I thought it would be hard to give up, but it's not!". Your palate will change when you eliminate animal flesh and fluid. You will enjoy more vegan foods and not want those animal foods. You will feel better after eating your vegan meals. Not heavy and bloated and sluggish. You know how that feels after a creamy dairy pasta or cheesy meal? With vegan meals, you'll feel nourished and energized.
Not only will you feel good after eating vegan, you'll feel good ABOUT eating vegan. If you care about your good health and vitality - eat vegan. If you care about animals and ending animal suffering - drink vegan. If you care about how your choices affect the environment - be vegan.
Eat. Drink. Be Vegan.
It's NOT hard.
I'll leave you with that to chew on for a few days... I have some work to submit to my publisher and will be breaking from blogging for a bit.