Here's a link to a study that shows the number of animals that are saved when a person changes to a plant-based diet. It shows how the compassion of vegans can have a dramatic effect on the lives of animals that many people unfortunately call food. http://www.upc-online.org/slaughter/2008americans.html
I just bought Alicia's book last night after work and started reading it! I like what is have read so far. Honestly, I haven't chosen the "vegan" lifesytyle "yet," I am just educating myself about the option! I have never really been much of a meat eater...been allergic to shellfish most of my life, but enjoy salmon and tuna (sorry - no offense)! i guess that is the only reason I haven't moved in the vegitarian and vegan direct, HOWEVER, my journey is mostly for health benefits and have been learning alot!
I am trying to fiqure out how to incorrporate the veg
Debbie, you should do some research about the treatments of animals - and fish - if you can. I know it is difficult to learn, and I am not going to lie it will be life-changing, but I have found that to stick with this diet you need more than just health as a motivator. (I am definitely not saying don't do it - do ANYTHING that you can!) You should try watching some videos, and doing some reading. Watch Earthlings http://www.documentarywire.com/earthlings (try your best to get through it, it is difficult). Check out websites like veganoutreach.com, or http://www.mercyforanimals.org/ or others like it. A little education on how these foods are "made" may just be the push you need. Congratulations on taking the first steps!
Thanks! Well I have to tell you...I have taken the advice of others and yours!! Read the book Skinny Bitch too......wow what a wake up call!! AND I AM A TEXAS GIRL!! AAARRRGGHHH!!!
I don't think my toughest challenge will be the decision to go Vegan, but the implimentation! I am a Flight Attendant and don't believe in microwaves either!! Can anyone help by giving me lifestyle implentations, so that it might be somewhat easier to "stay vegan!"
That's great, Debbie! You should try taking raw foods, or foods that don't really need to be re-heated. Have you ever heard of laptop lunches? http://www.laptoplunches.com/ you can bring leftovers and use an icepack to keep it cold. I LOVE my laptop lunch box. I put chopped veggies, leftover quinoa, nuts, fruits, etc. I spend almost all day in school some days so I use this lunch box to bring healthy dinners.