“Being vegan means quitting animal-based products or is it a complete lifestyle change?” Love this question by @myfoodexperiments, that we received on Instagram.
Many times we see the expression “”vegan diet””. The way I see it, there’s truth to the term. But it’s not the whole thing. A vegan diet is part of a vegan lifestyle, since being a vegan also means not wearing animals and seeking to exclude — as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation and cruelty no animals. This means that being a vegan also includes having a vegan or plant-based diet. But it extends to things like planning your vacations and choosing attractions that do not explore animals for entertainment.
But what if I just want to exclude animal products from my meals?, one might ask. Each person that chooses to exclude meat, dairy, eggs and such from their diet is already making a big difference in the world, and in the animals’ lives! Of course we aim to educate and help people to go the extra mile and adopt a vegan lifestyle. But if that step is not possible for you now… stick to plant-based diet! You’re having a great impact!
So to answer the question, is veganism a complete lifestyle change? Yes, it is. It means having to learn a lot more about things we used to take for granted. Discussing delicate topics with other people. Being prepared for eventualities…
But the good news is that veganism is becoming mainstream: you can find vegan options in many more supermarkets, restaurants and stores. More people are going vegan, maybe even some of your friends! And in the end, we get used to it, but not only that: we start loving the journey and where it will still take us!
This love is one of the reasons behind The Veganist Pro. We want to make it as easy and delicious for other people to be vegan. The first step is giving you the information you need. Now, preparing delicious and healthy vegan food, delivered to your door. Are you ready to embrace this lifestyle? Talk to us!