Check out NJ.com today for a great article posted today about veganism. It starts out with this: “It is almost impossible to have a conversation with a vegan and not want to slam the door in disgust on your own entrenched eating habits.” From there, I knew it was going to be good. I love reading pieces on veganism that are so positive, instead of reading about how “restrictive” and “difficult” it is. It’s especially nice reading something like this written from an omnivore’s perspective. Hooray for the Times of Trenton!
The article talks mostly about the ethical and health reasons for going vegan. I have the ethical part down, but reading this (among other things) has prompted me to think more about how my diet has and/or can affect my health. Even though I feel like my diet has been more healthy since going vegan, I know I have a lot of room for improvement. So, I’ve decided that it’s time to make my diet more healthy. I’m going to eat even more vegetables and whole grains, and cut back on some of my “treats”, like potato chips and french fries. I seriously didn’t lose a single pound going vegan, and that just seems wrong, considering how much cheese and candy I used to eat. What gives? Perhaps it’s the other crap that’s still in my diet. Time for a change!