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Diet is not just simply about weight loss. It is more of personal choice of nourishment that ones consume daily. With so many diets to choose from, maybe you are wondering if what suits you best. Diets are of many forms and it greatly depends on the nourishment level that your body needs. One of the diets that has been growing recently is what you call “veganism” tribe.

Veganism is more than a diet routine. It is a way of life that practice of diminishing harm to every kind of animals. They completely rejects tangible and intangible products, services and activities that brings harm to animals. It is a big picture of their vision and mission of making our world free from any from any animal exploitation.

Short History

The word vegan was first coined by Donald Watson in 1994. He is one of the founder of Vegan Society in England. The term vegan is first used to identify a certain type of vegetarian which is the “non-dairy vegetarian”. In 1951 the same society defined veganism as “the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals”.

Interest in veganism increased in the 2010s. More vegan stores opened and vegan options became increasingly available in supermarkets and restaurants in many countries. (wiki)

Veganism & vegetarianism is somewhat associated as Buddhism and of Hinduism for they strongly oppose eating mean for it inflict pain on animals. Meatless (Vegan) lifestyle has been Americanized as health choice rather than of philosophy and religiosity tho it will always be tied up with animal-right advocacy.

Health Benefits of veganism
  • Meat less lifestyle took only fewer calories than of standard diet. It means that vegan has a lower risk of obesity, heart attack and other disease related to cholesterol.
  • Research says that vegan has a lower rate of having prostate, colon and breast cancer.
  • Dairy product has the ability to trigger arthritis symptoms elimination of it and adapting to vegan diet can improve healing.
  • Vegan diet can eliminate mercury, pollutant and other contaminants that can be found in animals such of red meat and fish.
How to be Vegan?

Staying vegan can be a little scary for a first timer but it is not impossible. It takes discipline and a positive mindset. Way of living is something that can be change time to time. So if you are thinking twice always remember to focus on the reason why you want to go vegan. Is it because you care for the welfare of animals or you just want to have healthy option? Either the two here are quick tips to try.

Research – planning takes time when you don’t have any idea of what you’re going to do. Look for vegan recipes on the internet, file it and keep it easy to access or on places you can easily see it. Researching enables you to maximize your food choice as a vegan.

Start Small – Lessen meat intake, pick vegetables on grocery store, start with fruits during breakfast and snack time. You can also explore vegan burrito for lunch, with little steps/changes you will not realize that you are already embracing veganism in no time. Key tip explore and be exciting to try new things.

Consult Physician – It’s always better to be sure whether your body is in good shape before changing to a whole new lifestyle.

In doing this, always remind yourself why you are doing it and only focus on why it makes you happy. And also associate with people who have the same mindset as you are. In this you’ll be more motivated and be able to cope up with discouragement along the way.


About The Author

Cathy spends part of her days wondering how to combine her 2 loves, writing and photography. The rest of her time she spends taking care of her two babies. Sheena, a Labrador retriever & Amanda, a Siberian husky. She’s been an OLEIA user since May.