V is for Vegan

Okay, I know a decent amount of my readers live in Texas, so you’re probably hitting me with a giant eye roll right about now. But hear me out – did you know that going vegan has many health benefits for not only you but the world?

If you think being a full-time vegan is tough, I get it. 

After all, I am a part-time vegan which is probably cringe-worthy in its own right. My point? I can relate to how difficult it can be to make this lifestyle switch cold-turkey. I’ve done it. And I’ve failed. 

Yet no matter how small of a vegan you are, every bit of veganism that you indulge in helps your body and the environment. 

If you are just starting, start small. When you set realistic and attainable goals, you are more likely to achieve them. Give Meatless Mondays a try, or even swap your dairy milk for an alternative such as Oat Milk – my FAVE!

Proper vegan diets are nutrient-rich, providing high levels of fiber. And it’s no wonder when you’re consuming so many whole grains, nuts, seeds, and leafy green veggies. 

But if you’re wanting some veteran vegan advice, let me introduce you to my friend and fave vegan, Matt. Last week on the pod we chatted about veganism and overall health and wellness. You can find that convo linked here, as well as down below.

Something I loved about our talk was the shared belief that being vegan isn’t a diet, it’s a way of living that tries to eliminate or minimize all types of animal suffering and exploitation. 

“Whenever I’m shopping I look at the ingredients. For cleaning and self-care products I look for labels that say not tested on animals, and a lot of them will even have a vegan symbol on the label. Zero waste is a movement that is somewhat related to veganism and is defined as the conservation of all resources utilizing responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials. So attempting to avoid products with wasteful packaging, reusing items when possible, and finding responsible eco-friendly businesses is very in line with vegan ideology. “

Matt, @midwest.tx

Like any good vegan, Matt has vegan stickers for his car to share his passion with everyone he zooms past, and he loves reusable canvas totes for grocery shopping. Hear more from our chat below!

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