A lot of people today are interested in getting back to a more natural way of living. They are sick and tired of all the chemicals and preservatives that are added to a lot of foods. I’m pretty sure that if you asked a food company executive he would tell you that those things aren’t doing you any harm, but you have to wonder why the cancer rates for some types of cancers just seem to keep going up. If you are interested in learning more and would like a vegan diet example, keep reading.
It can be confusing keeping the terms vegetarian and vegan straight and knowing which means what. I would not know myself if it weren’t for the fact my daughter has been a vegetarian for many years and recently became a vegan. A vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat but they will still eat eggs, milk, cheese, etc. A vegan is someone who does not eat any products that come from animals, or the milk of animals, at all. They will totally cut all dairy and egg products from their diet, and that is one vegan diet example.
Every person has their own reasons for making such a profound change in their eating habits. My daughter’s main reason was that she is an animal lover. She has heard, and seen, of the abuse that animals that are raised solely for food go through. It was kind of like her “protest’ She could not in all good conscience continue to eat meat when she knew there was such rampant abuse going on.
Others become a vegan or vegetarian for health reasons. Many people in our society today are suffering from a myriad of health issues, many of which are directly related to obesity and high cholesterol. Now, no one is saying that eating meat leads to high cholesterol or obesity but when these high-fat high cholesterol foods are combined with a sedentary lifestyle that many of us live, it doesn’t help.
If someone were to go on a vegan diet they would almost certainly lose a lot of weight very quickly. It’s also pretty likely that they would see a reduction in their cholesterol levels too. Of course, I am not a doctor and I can not give you medical advice so if any of this sounds good to you and should visit your doctor and ask her what she thinks.
Even if you don’t think you want to, or could become an all out vegan or vegetarian, there is no reason whatsoever you can’t at least add one or two non meat meals to your weekly meal plan. That alone might make a big difference on your weight and maybe even on your cholesterol levels. This could also help you work your way into a full on a vegan lifestyle.
I hope that the vegan diet example I provided you with has helped. Talk to your doctor and make sure it’s ok, then go for it.