I’ve recently gone on a vegan diet and its been 4 days. I havent lost any weight, and I dont feel that much more energetic though my skin looks healthier. Have you been on a vegan diet? If yes then please tell me all about what you went through and how much difference it made. If you havent been on a vegan diet but know something about it, then do share.
“The word ‘veganism’ denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to end the idea of animals as property and exclude all forms of intentional exploitation of, use of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, research or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, including people and the environment.
In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”
Veganism is not a diet, that wouldn’t make sense, you don’t eat circuses or wool plus it is a life time commitment to the animals. Also veganism is not about health, you happen to be healthier as a vegan just simply because products taken from animals are not healthy for us but that is not the reason for veganism.
As far as your pure vegetarian diet things don’t change magically you have to wait a while for your body to adjust and change and if you are looking to be healthy you have to eat healthier and exercise and eventually you will see results. There is no magic bullet to good health it is something that takes time and effort. Strict/pure vegetarianism doesn’t magically turn you healthy as soon as you start especially not within a week and you shouldn’t expect that.
This should give you the info to help start off veganism a lot easier:
More things to avoid:
Animals as clothes:
Leather, skins, furs, wool, silk, down, feathers…
Animals as entertainment:
Circuses, rodeos, zoos, aquariums, animal fights, animal races, hunting…
Companies that DO NOT test on animals(however CHECK INGREDIENTS they only verify testing not ingredients):
Being vegan is a philosophy, way of living and set of beliefs which opposes commodification of animals in every way, including for food, clothing, products, testing and for entertainment. No animal produces anything for the benefit of human consumption and animals are not property.
It is not a weight loss diet.
Within 2 months of not eating animals, all my allergies went away. As an omnivore, I was allergic to cats, dogs, birds, horses, dust, perfume, pollen, grass, every animal I went near made my eyes, nose and throat itch. All allergies went away when I stopped eating animals. Although my weight might fluctuate slightly depending on my eating habits and level of activity, I’ve never had a weight problem but after not eating animal products my total percentage of body fat dropped while retaining lean muscle in my arms, legs and abs.
But the best part about being vegan has been the joy and inner peace I enjoy from knowing that no animal dies for the benefit of my nourishment.
Not eating animals is healther for humans and reduces risk of diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, cancers, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
Raising animals for food is the single biggest cause of depletion of the planet’s natural resources at a faster rate than ever predicted.
Killing animals for food is cruel and unnecessary. There is a connection between killing animals and killing people.