Where does the food come from to feed the cow… where do the babies go that you must breed to have cow milk… how do you justify the water consumption of the cow… just so you can have a little bit of animal protein when plant protein is just as good?
I don’t know a single vegan who changed their diets because it was something that was particularly convenient for them. It does take practice… and sometimes it doesn’t sometimes the body, mind and heart… just say no to these foods we grow up being used to.. it just no longer feels good to us. Luckily there are options … ghee can be replaced with oil, butter can also be replaced with coconut oil and salt… or alternatively, you can make a vegan butter — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPhVd1TDLGw orhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHQGGAY0vo8 , bread, biscuits and pastries can often be vegan, depending on where you live, there may be some really great vegan options… otherwise, making your own is always a possibility, just google vegan bread recipes.. or whatever you are looking for and something will turn up! check out if fb has a group for vegans who live in your city, they will be able to help you find local vegan options in your area. It may seem like it’s too difficult.. but that is how it is with anyone who ever first thought about becoming vegan.. I was the same! The best thing to do.. is to practice.. go a week without milk… or atleast 21 days.. and see how you feel. I know when I first took milk from my diet… I saw such a shift, my acne cleared, my illnesses lifted.. I mean it made such a huge difference! Check out vegan recipes online, the more you try them, the more you will realize that living without milk is not only easy but sooo enjoyable and sooo tasty 🙂 You can also find recipes here: http://www.findingvegan.com/
most people don’t become vegetarian or vegan because they don’t like meat. Luckily there are some amazing meat alternatives these days, where you can enjoy the texture without contributing to the brutality of the industry. Gardein is an excellent brand with many choices, tofurkey, or make your own from jackfruit, portobellos, eggplant, coconut, tofu, seitan, tempeh, beans, nuts, seeds or some combination
Not really. The level humans have already messed with ecosystems through animal breeding and care taking is far beyond any other activity that we’ve done so far.
“To many animals, nature is a very cruel, harsh, and unforgiving experience. The planet “Mother Earth” has always been Predators vs Prey. As humans it seems like we have just followed these rules of nature… ”
well its the story that’s been perpetuated the most by society, yet the story that has been painted by a multitude of philosophers and scientists before us is a little more broad, there is also a large amount of cooperation, animals that work together to make life easier for the both of them. There is also compassionate acts by humans and animals with no apparent survival reason. — Or maybe it’s just less on the surface since cooperation among groups can ultimately lead to better survival. Obviously predator and prey relationships are apparent, however there are also many other types of relationships, detrivores, scavengers, photosynthesizing organisms, chemoheterotrophs — organisms that survive off of all sorts of chemicals — sulfur, nitrogen etc. microorganisms are the oldest creatures on the planet, and have much better adapted themselves to all environments than we have. We have largely followed a slim pickings set of traits found in nature. Namely, depleting resources faster than they are able to regenerate at the cost of our own value of life. In addition to, naming ourselves top predator. These both are choices, not facts or necessities for being human on earth. Yet it is definitely a necessity for a diversity of relationships and a wise use of resources for the survival of certain organisms on the planet.
I was messaged by someone who lives with 5 other people and all eat meat, I shared with her my story of how I managed to transition to vegan when I also lived with 5 others who ate meat.
“When I first went vegan, I actually was living with 5 others in an apartment who were all also eating meat. I did it because I wanted to do something healthy for myself — the previous year I had been pretty heavy into partying, and felt like I needed to do something good for myself (i was also already vegetarian at the time). So I decided to commit 21 days to being vegan in addition to sugar and bread free. I ate rice, beans, steamed greens and cooked vegetables for basically every meal and for snacks I would have fruit, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. I’m not saying it was easy, my roommates would make cinnamon rolls and we’d go shopping together and I’d have to deny all of the stuff I was used to eating. But I kept telling myself, 21 days.. in 21 days I will eat all of this stuff again. Then 21 days came… and honestly.. I felt so good and proud of myself for making it 21 days.. I thought.. well.. what’s one more day? How many days could I go? After a little over a month — The purity of my diet started fading, I eased back into sugar and other stuff..seemed too hard to resist long term at that time. But I maintained being vegan — I think I cheated once on a non-vegan cookie — but other than that I was vegan for a full year, until I went to India — And I decided to eat like the locals ate.. which I don’t think was a good idea.. I fell off the bandwagon (still vegetarian though).. and for the next year I had multiple illnesses.. until I finally went vegan again. It also helps to have a good recipe book — I started with — Sarah Kramers, ‘la dolce vegan’ and I’d often share with my roommates some of the food from the recipes and they absolutely loved it when I cooked!! To this day they have memories of how I used to torture them with the smells of what i was making but I often shared lol so it was okay. ‘This Crazy Vegan Life’ was what inspired me to do a 21 day fast, and she breaks down the 21 days into recipes and how-to’s .. her recipes are super healthy too http://www.christinacooks.com/christinas-books/this-crazy-vegan-life Another great way to maintain focus is to watch documentaries like, ‘Forks over Knives’, ‘Darthlings’ ‘Got Facts on Milk’ ‘Cowspiracy’ ‘Eating’ and ‘Food Matters'”