Are there any VEGANS on Clutchfans?

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  1. jacoby

    jacoby Member

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    Hey all. I've been learning about vegan diets and I'm sold. In November, I'm planning on going vegan (for just that month) and after my summer bike tour, which I've mentioned on the BBS, I'm going to become a full-time vegan.

    Health benefits
    Saving animals
    Reducing greenhouse emissions


    Sounds like fair game to me. In my opinion, it borders on pure cowardice to continue eating meat and consuming dairy products if we close our eyes and look away when we see the torture and horrid conditions that animals endure in order for the food to get onto our plate. It's enough for me to call it quits starting November and then permanently after next summer.

    If there are any vegans on Clutchfans, I'd love to hear from you. I don't know much about meal prepping, but I'm going to have to learn and can use all the advice I can get!
     
  2. Rox11

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    I know of one girl here on the forum...








    I kid. I am not, ill see myself out of here now.
     
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  3. EddieWasSnubbed

    EddieWasSnubbed Contributing Member

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    I don't live in Vegas, but I went there in August.
     
  4. Cohete Rojo

    Cohete Rojo Contributing Member

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    Vegan since 2014.

    The order of my priorities:
    • No meat (including seafood), no eggs, no broth, no gelatin
    • No dairy
    • No dairy derivatives (lactic acid)
    • No products which may have used animal parts (i.e. sugar).
    Those are my levels of dietary veganism. It is a challenge, I accept losses, and I have vegan "moments" at restaurants. I am not a philosophical vegan - I didn't do this for the environment, and I still love leather couches, belts and shoes.
     
  5. fallenphoenix

    fallenphoenix Contributing Member

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    why are you a vegan?
     
  6. fadeaway

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    Your mom is a vegan. She likes the big carrot.
     
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  7. Salvy

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    Get with this guy.... He can teach you things.....

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  8. rezdawg

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    What health benefits do you get from going Vegan? Most vegans are deficient in key nutrients.
     
  9. rhino17

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    My ex GF was vegan and I tried it with her for a month (all of this past July). I actually felt really good and lost some weight. But it's definitely hard to keep up, you really have to make sure you are eating certain things and maintain it in a healthy way. I stopped after July but I definitely eat less meat now (maybe 3 meals a week).
     
  10. cheke64

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    A meat eater rated this thread 1 star. Anyways, you really want to know about veganism, go follow Vegan Gains channel. He offers much great advice on this topic.
     
  11. paulnhbtx

    paulnhbtx Member

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    based on what facts?

    Check this lady out.. she is a raw vegan

    she is 70

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTWC2xIIsRs
     
  12. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    If everyone became vegan all cows and chicken would die.
     
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  14. Batman Jones

    Batman Jones Contributing Member

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    I became vegetarian in 1987 and vegan in 1993. I'm still vegan.

    Vegetarianism began as an ethical thing for me and it still is I guess though I don't think about it ethically and I don't care what other people eat. I'm not on a crusade and I don't judge.

    I had been planning to become vegan around the time I did anyway but the reason I did it was because I was flirting with a super hot punk rock girl that told me she wouldn't kiss me if I ate dairy. It was very easy for me to choose the hot punk rock girl over eating cheese. And it just stuck. I just liked eating that way better. The punk rock girl and I had an on and off affair in our 20s and we are still good friends. She eats everything now.

    I don't believe the vegan diet to be a healthy one unless you are able to devote an enormous amount of time to cooking and planning meals so you get everything you need. I think the protein angle is overstated since there are so many good vegan proteins. But it's very hard to get B-12 through a vegan diet and it's just hard to get all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy. With a lot of cooking and planning it can be done but it's hard. You can't do it simply by cutting things out. You have to be vigilant to be sure you're getting what you need.

    To me the healthiest diet would probably be vegan plus fish and eggs, but I've never been able to eat fish or eggs, even when I was a child and teen when all I ate was meat.

    I've tried to introduce various animal products back into my diet to help me regain strength (I have chronic Lyme and it makes me very weak) but they're just not food to me anymore. My body doesn't recognize them as food and I find myself chewing and chewing and chewing and finally swallowing and finding the whole thing to be a terribly unpleasant ordeal. I've tried a few times to quit being vegan. I can't do it.

    I don't recommend it though. I recommend being vegan plus eating fish and/or eggs.
     
  15. jacoby

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    I'm a big fan of vegan gains. He does tend to rock the boat a bit, but he definitely does know what he's talking about.
     
  16. jacoby

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    @Batman Jones

    I'm primarily going vegan FOR ethical reasons. I'm not doing it right away because I want to prep and do some research before jumping into it, but I do plan on supplementing some vitamins. (B-12, for example)
     
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  17. Baqui99

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    Wife is mostly vegan. Doesn't eat meat or dairy, but eats farm raised eggs on occasion.

    Best thing about it is, you don't have to worry about getting fat and getting cancer due to the impact from hormone laden meat and dairy products. Steady diet of veggies, rice, beans, and lentils is very healthy.

    Downside is that you're very restricted when you look through a menu. Lot of restaurants will be pretty much off limits as well.
     
  18. Batman Jones

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    It can absolutely be done. If you are mindful you can get everything you need from a vegan diet and it can be an extremely healthy one. If you're willing to put in the work, you won't need to compromise your health in order to be right with your ethics.

    Much luck to you. If I can be helpful to you in any way please don't hesitate to PM or email.
     
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  19. Batman Jones

    Batman Jones Contributing Member

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    And I'll tell you a secret: If you're anything like me, you're unlikely to miss the things you give up. I couldn't have imagined I wouldn't miss a burger or steak or pizza or something but something happens over time and you just stop thinking of that stuff as food.
     
  20. FTW Rockets FTW

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    I am vegetarian + eggs = Eggetarian
     
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