Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I want to be vegan but || I don't like veggies || Featuring The Unhealthy Vegan

Being vegan and not liking vegetables doesn't seem like it can really work, but I'm gonna let you in on a little vegan secret, YOU CAN DO IT. Now don't get me wrong, I love being a high carb, low fat, high fruit vegan but I am an ethical vegan, so sure it would be awesome if everyone was carbbed the fuck up all the time and raging on some serious watermelon but if you are eating vegan burgers and fries I'm cool with that too. My concern in the matter is that no animals are being harmed in the act of you enjoying your meal. A favored little saying among vegans is "Anything you can eat I can eat vegan." And it is true. There are so many amazing vegan goodies out there that you can go your whole life without even looking at kale (haha not that I would suggest that for your health). Here are just a few things you can get,  just to name a few:

One of my favorite non "vegany" vegans is Andre from Unhealthy Vegan. He is a pioneer if you will, of vegan deviousness. I spoke with Andre and here is what he had to say on the matter. 

1. Why did you go vegan?
When I was in community college, I took an ethics class and the professor was vegan. He didn't talk much about animal ethics in class but he had a presentation and wanted us to for extra credit. I never do extra credit but for some reason I wanted to go just because I liked the professor. He then talked about the ethics of eating animals and how he was against it while another professor talked about how we was for eating animals. And after hearing both arguments, I decided there is no logical reason to eat animals. And I decided to go vegan that day.

2. What is your go to meal?
Whenever I'm in a rush I was always go for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or burgers. Something quick and easy and always delicious.

3. Best thing about being vegan?
The thought that I don't knowingly harm any animal. I'm all about peace so it just makes me feel better that I am now more peaceful than ever.

4. How did your family and friends react when you told them you went vegan?
Sadly, not that many people had a reaction. I was hoping that everyone would be shocked and appalled and I want that to spark conversations. I'm one of the last people on earth who you would think to go vegan because all I eat are pizzas and burgers and burritos. So I thought maybe they would be curious and hopefully it would spark their change to go into veganism as well. But sadly most thought it was a phase. They asked why but then tuned me out and the just said ok. I was always a little different from my family so I think they just all chalked it up to it being just part of my weirdness.

5. Number 1 tip to new vegans?
Don't crack under pressure. Don't feel bad for being vegan and just own it. You made the choice, for whichever reason you did and your sticking by that. If anyone gives you too much crap about it or they don't wanna accommodate you then don't bother with them. When I found more vegans, it made my life so much easier and I
felt better about my decision. Just remember you are the right one
😉. Own it.

Hope everyone is having a great day!