If you’re thinking of becoming vegan then welcome, and if you already are vegan props to you. My journey began at the start of this year. It wasn’t a decision I made hastily, I was vegetarian in my rebellious teen years when everyone thought it would only last a week – well I showed them for about 5 years and then eventually went back to a carnivorous diet (I tried). I’d never been a huge meat lover though and gradually ate less and less over time.
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Cheese on the other hand was an addiction. I loooooved cheese, cheddar, feta, halloumi, mozzarella, edam, camembert, they were all so so tasty. It was only when I read ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama, something in my brain clicked. He talked about suffering and the importance of not contributing to any kind of suffering. I knew at this point I couldn’t continue to fund an industry which exploited and caused animals to suffer. I’d toyed with the idea for months after this realisation, I thought new year new vegan!
Now I’d like to share with you my top five funniest comments I’ve heard since becoming vegan. For any newbies considering this lifestyle choice, this will hopefully give you a taster of what to expect in the first few months. If you’re a fellow vegan then you’ll know what I’m saying. Please feel free to share any of your funny experiences you’ve had since becoming a vegan, or even things you’ve overheard in the comments section below. Vegans and non-vegans are all welcome alike.
1. You do know you’re not going to save all the animals right?
Yes, I am quite aware of that, I’m vegan not deluded.
However the number of vegans is actually dramatically increasing…. according to Veganuary, 2018 was their biggest year yet for people signing up and taking the challenge, and I’m sure the increase is set to continue, with so many positive reasons to go vegan or even adopting some of the vegan principles, it’s no wonder there are more and more of us.
2. But if we don’t eat them we’ll be over-run with animals everywhere
As hilarious and funny as that sounds, (proceeds to picture thousands of cows, pigs, goats on every street corner) I can assure you that we won’t be.
As we already know, veganism is slowly increasing, the farming industry will react to this in simple business terms – supply and demand. Eventually farmers will adapt and change their focus and practices to farming plant-based goods.
3. What do you eat then???
Strangely enough it’s not air and dust as some may believe.
You know what, I eat a whole heap of different and delicious foods. Becoming vegan has really opened my eyes to a world of different flavors, cooking styles and vegetables. I would say I actually eat a healthier balanced diet than I did before, and yes I do get enough protein. Legumes, beans, lentils and pulses are so very tasty but I wouldn’t have really considered them before. I urge you now though – look up some recipes, get cooking, and trade in that hunk of meat for some tasty cruelty free vegan food!
4. It’s un-natural not to eat meat, fish, eggs or dairy
Ok so I believe that humans are Omnivores, which actually means we can survive on lots of different diets. Some including meat, fish, eggs or dairy, and some excluding all of the above. Equally I think everyone has the right to make their own choice, and in the wonderful modern era we now live in we really do have that choice. I’m regularly impressed and happily pleased at the growing number of vegan options in supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.
5. Hmmmm, I don’t think this will be tasty?
Just before this comment, I had explained to a waitress in a lovely restaurant in Thailand, I would like no meat, fish or dairy products in my meal, and yes this did indeed include cheese and mayonnaise. She stared at me blankly, and was completely dumbfounded by my suggestion unable to understand why I wanted to exclude this from my meal. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I would also go even further to say yes vegan food can be damn tasty!
I hope you enjoyed reading these amusing comments, if you’d like to find out more about becoming vegan I highly recommend visiting the following websites:
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