It's been a big week for my little blog! I'm kind of bursting with joy right about now.
I am proud to announce that I will be doing some articles for one of my favourite websites chicvegan.com. Here is a sample of my first article: Why Do New Vegans Fail? I wanted to make sure I could share it with all of you, in case you don't subscribe to Chic Vegan. I hope you'll enjoy :)
In the last few weeks, something incredible has happened. I've actually started getting blog requests from people reading, which is quite thrilling. So if there's anything you'd like my opinion on or want me to attempt to verbalise, let me know.
Why Do New Vegans Fail?
By Hannah Ellis
"What is the hardest part of being vegan?
Missing cheese? Really wanting those leather shoes? Not being able to chow down on a greasy hotdog?
The easy answer to all those questions is: absolutely not. (And “yuck!”).
For me, it’s when I meet someone who used to be a vegan, but isn’t anymore. “What? Why?” I try not to splutter at them too harshly, remembering that I’m in public and (hopefully) not insane. I really want to understand. I want to understand how someone can take this compassionate leap and then, for whatever reason, go back to eating animal products.
The main reason I hear over and over again involves claims of feeling weak, tired or unsatisfied. Okay, let’s unpack this! My first thoughts are “what were you eating?” and “were you eating ENOUGH?” A vegan diet can be unhealthy, just as a carnivore diet can be unhealthy, which is why it’s so important to be putting good things in. Also, because fruits and vegetables are lower in calories, you need to eat a lot more of them to feel satisfied, which can be daunting for some.
There are enough people in the world (including star athletes, body-builders, and a certain former President!) who are walking, talking, thriving examples that a plant-based diet works. Thousands of people have cured life-long ailments and diseases cutting meat and diary from their plates and are now living healthy, happy and spunky lives! To be a glowing vegan success story, you can’t live on pasta, bread and chips. Make sure you’ve researched how to eat a balanced diet and you won’t run into problems (I highly recommend “Skinny Bitch” by Rory Freedmen and Kim Barnouin.) Also depending on how unhealthy you were before and how healthy you’re eating now, you may experience detox symptoms, which can be unpleasant, but are a good thing and will pass.
To be honest – I don’t believe this is the reason why people fall off the wagon. All you need to do is type “vegan” into Google and there is a wealth of brilliant books, websites and research about how to go vegan properly. So, assuming your motivation is in place and your health is not suffering, what accounts for a new vegan deciding to bow out?"
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