I sometimes wonder if people, knowing I’m vegan, subconsciously try to sabotage my vegan lifestyle by trying to get me to eat seafood, or even chicken or pork.
The fact is, I’m at a point now where I’m a very strong and committed vegan, having been 99% vegan now for more than a year straight. I say 99% because I was convinced a couple of times (or put in a situation) where I was at a restaurant where I succumbed to my old omnivore ways.
Of course, this is not anyone’s fault but my own. And I do believe people mean well. They really do.
The vegan lifestyle is still considered by many to be on the fringe of society, although some A-list celebrities like Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres are well-known to be vegan.
Veganism is an ideal solution. It is an idealistic diet and lifestyle, because it is so grand in its nobleness and cause, to protect and not hurt the animals.
And it goes beyond diet.
But each day, my commitment grows stronger. The energy of being vegan increases daily too.
If I did succumb to animal foods I got sick, or just didn’t feel well.
Now, being vegan, I look forward to the energy my lifestyle brings, and I’d rather enjoy that added energy than suffer from another food coma.
And I’m learning a lot… something knew each day.
Like, white rice isn’t as bad as American society makes it out to be. Millions upon millions of Chinese eat white rice daily, and you have to look at the combination of meat products and fat combined with white rice that can lead to diabetes and other diseases.
I have to say that if you look at any glycemic index chart, you’ll see that pasta in all its shapes and sizes, has half the glycemic index rating that white rice has. But I’m more and more convinced that white rice isn’t the culprit. A diet filled with rich meats is!
And let’s not forget how rich meat eating can lead to gout! Very painful, and known to be caused by an over-consumption of rich meats.
You can get all your protein needs from the plant kingdom, period!
But not only am I stronger as a vegan. I’m becoming healthier as a vegan and eating healthier. Like, I seldom eat fried foods, whereas I might have had fried foods on almost a daily basis.
The SAD (Standard American Diet) simply isn’t sustainable in the long run.
Anyway, more on this later…