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Old 13-06-2021, 01:41 AM
MysticalShaman MysticalShaman is offline
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vegan for 10 years, then quit now back to full vegan

I was vegan for 10+ years. like turbo vegan.
like shopped in thrift stores and made my own mascara from spirulina and lived a raw vegan lifestyle vegan.

Veg for 2 more before that.

then i moved country, couch surfed ( beggars can't be choosers ) so i started eating whatever i was given. Started eating animal products through them as they food shared.

then got myself set up, have a home, a good job. getting here i just ate the free food i was given at work. then i got an office job and had ate what my partners family ate - as we lived together and they are full carnivores and think veganism is stupid.

during all this time, i stopped all my eco-habits. i didn't recycle. i didn't talk about veganism at all hardly. i just started to life life and enjoy life and all the experiences. and that was cool...

i felt so guilty. and yet i couldn't stop. and my hair was growing for the first time in my life despite taking hair vitamins all my life. ( and someone else told my, hair growth is a sign of spiritual alignment and being on the right path ... when obviously animal protein is obvs playing a big part too )

then after 2 years. one day i came home and my partner had watched those documentaries sea/cowspiracy and he - a person who rejected veganism - and proclaimed he was going to go full vegan.

so i was happy with that. I'd gained weight eating animal products, even though we ate pretty healthily, but my skin was bad. and my tummy and digestion was ****ed even though i drank so much water and ate healthy.

now back full vegan, my skin is clearing up so much nicer.
i do feel a lot better, but i am worried about getting proper nutrition and building muscle tone.
and i also feel "more me".

but i can't help but feel so guilt for all the animal products i used and ate over the last 2 years.
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Old 13-06-2021, 07:59 AM
Guillaume Guillaume is offline
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I'm not vegan but I stopped eating meat a year ago now. I just feel great!

Eating meat has become useless, I have absolutely no craving at all. My muscle mass decreased a bit, but my strength hasn't, I would even say the opposite.

Most people judge "if you're big, you're strong". Well that's wrong, especially with plant-based diets.

Replace meat with a mix of beans / nuts / cabbage / greens and spices with oil, it will be more tasty, and so much better for the body.

Do it for the planet. Avoid beef above all, it's really bad.

I have one rule to determine if a food is good or not by the way: if you can eat it everyday and not be sick, then it's good. Meat, and red meat especially, is not good ;)
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Old 13-06-2021, 08:22 AM
Guillaume Guillaume is offline
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Ah, I forgot.

Do sprouted beans / chickpeas, this is excellent, especially in winter when there is no fresh vegetables.

My favorite use these days: fry them in a pan with oil, turmeric and chilly. On top of a green salad with whatever ingredient you like (nuts, paprika, tomatoes, cucumber ...), this is delicious!
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Old Yesterday, 04:13 PM
GlitterRose GlitterRose is online now
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Nothing perfect under the sun.

The hair doesn't do well without meat, the skin doesn't do well with it.

I guess you just find what works best for you.

I actually admire people who have the discipline to go full vegan, but I know I don't. I just love cheese too much.

I wouldn't mind not having the meat, but the cheese...I would cave and have cheese. There's no way.
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 PM
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I have one son Who wants meat every meal i have another son who is Vegetarian i rarely eat meat and neither do my daughters.
I could go without meat easily ,

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