What is a vegan?
A vegan is someone who tries to live without exploiting animals, for the benefit of animals, people and the planet. Vegans eat a plant-based diet, with nothing coming from animals – no meat, milk, eggs or honey, for example. A vegan lifestyle also avoids leather, wool, silk and other animal products for clothing or any other purpose.
Some of the main reasons for choosing a vegan lifestyle:
It’s a healthy choice, It’s compassionate, It’s better for the environment…
Collecting informations is so easy. I would recommend for you to read articles and watch as many videos as you can.
My husband is studying Naturopathic Medicine, he is already a MD. He has practiced as Family Physician for many years in Europe (France and England).
As Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. As an example , every MD would recommend a type 2 diabetic patients to do 2 things : Lose Weight and Exercise. How do you loose weight ? You start eating right and you are very likely to improve your diabetes dramaticallyand your health!
All animals matter to me. I try to not leave anyone behind. I fight for all of them everyday.
It has not been always that way. I used to be a big meat eater. I would think at the time that I loved animals. It wasn’t a problem to eat and wear them because everyone around me was doing it. What I really knew was that it was impossible for me to watch a video about how they were killed but no one watched that anyways.
I used to go to a restaurant called: L’Entrecote, it was my favorite restaurant. It was almost impossible to get a table there. There was only one menu: A salad then an entrecôte cut in pieces with a secret special sauce and fries.
At the time we didn’t have internet and all the information that we have access to now.
I had my butcher id go to in the South of France and Paris and I cooked meat for every meal. I once invited someone over who was a vegetarian and I thought that it was such a shame because she wasn’t going to be able to taste the beautiful meal I had made.
I had loads of leather outfits, but never wore fur. However I was boycotting the companies who were testing on animals
So that was the way I was.
I became an animal Advocate after watching the video that I have posted on another post called Fur.
This video had a terrible effect on me and I wanted to take action.
I was still eating meat at that time. Something was not right: I was defending some animals but eating the others. It didn’t make any sense and it was so unfair for the animals that I was eating. Someone posted: From Farm to Fridge and I decided to watch it.
After just a few minutes of watching it, I was in tears and in pieces. There was no way I wanted to be a part of this anymore.
I decided to become vegetarian straight away and I never looked back.
My friend Jay was telling me that he wished he had become Vegan straight away. I remember thinking that it was extreme.
That’s when I decided to ask him millions of questions where I had all the answers! I was doubting every thing Jay was telling me.
It was exactly the contrary of all what everyone was saying. I was asking him stupid questions and he was answering. He was very patient and really nice. As I say now, the less you know, the more you talk. I really didn’t know anything on the subject. So that was me!
But I am very curious and I wanted to know more about all what Jay had told me. A few months ago, I told him how important it has been for me to talk to him and I apologized for speaking without knowing anything. Jay has his special place in my heart.
Information is essential nowadays
I would suggest for you to open your mind, forget about all what you have been told and watch those videos. then decide yourself. Make your own research too. I’m not pushing anyone but I know without any doubt that this change of life was the best decision in my life for so many reasons.
I’m still learning and I love it.
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