Tag Archives: diet

On trying to be vegan

I’ve seen it so often, ‘I’m trying to go vegan but I’m not there yet’.  When I read or hear that, it tells me that the author simply doesn’t ‘get it’ …. yet.  It tells me that I need to try harder to … Continue reading

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Thoughts about my veganism, my family, my friends

I suspect that some friends and family members who aren’t vegan, think of me as being like a strict vegetarian who has become so because they ‘love animals’. I live with cats, and I am single so I suppose that … Continue reading

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In a nutshell: the victims of vegetarianism

The ‘In a nutshell’ series will attempt to summarise key issues and concepts about which I have previously written at length. As a former vegetarian, I know from personal experience that a reluctance to eat ‘meat’ is the main motive … Continue reading

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Vegan and vegetarian – why they are not similar

I’ve written on this subject before but it definitely bears repeating. I used to eat a vegetarian diet and although I eventually became vegan, eating that vegetarian diet was not ‘part of my journey’, or ‘a step in the right direction’, or … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism – a step in the wrong direction for me

On Facebook it is always astonishing to me to witness how heatedly debates arise between long-term vegetarians and those who advocate veganism. Vegetarianism is frequently proclaimed as a ‘step in the right direction’ and staunchly defended by so many who obviously are both sincere … Continue reading

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Ups and downs of an ordinary life – my cautionary tale

About me I’m a very ordinary person. I’m middle-aged, with two sons who are both grown and nearing 30 and I’ve been a single parent since they were about 10. I’m practical and resourceful and until I retired in 2013,  I was a project … Continue reading

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Dairy – thoughts on biology and experience

A diet is defined as follows: – diet noun 1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. “a vegetarian diet” 2. a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose … Continue reading

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Eggs and dairy – telling the truth

I shall start by saying that I’ve been there, got the badge and the tee shirt. I was deceived for many years and I used to follow a vegetarian diet. I chose my words there with care; vegetarianism is a diet … Continue reading

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Plant-based diet eaten by vegans – how healthy is it?

A plant based diet isn’t veganism?  You may have read that a plant based diet and veganism are not synonymous. This is true, but the difference did not become clear to me until after I became vegan, and I frequently see … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Vegan Police

I have recently seen several posts and comments in social media referring to the ‘vegan police’, usually with a ‘lol’ or two thrown in. I can understand the mockery if it comes from someone who does not know any better, … Continue reading

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