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I Am a Vegan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 297 People

    I've been vegan since I was seventeen.

    Its hard, and I miss cheese, but to eat something with eyes breaks my heart.
    LetMeBeBlunt LetMeBeBlunt 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Hello! Just added a few vegan experiences

    so to meet some new people I will post this on them all :) I have been vegetarian for 8 years and vegan since January this year (2014) I do it for the animals but so far I have lost 20 pounds. Just a nice bonus. I find it hard having any non vegan friends so Facebook found me a...
    NjVgVrgo NjVgVrgo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I have vegetarian for 5 years now

    and vegan for 1 year. Although I consider myself a "convenience vegan." I am a very strict vegetarian, never red meat, chicken, fish, shellfish, gelatin, or anything containing those products, and I turned to it for ethical reasons because I don't believe an animal should have...
    augustncorso augustncorso 18-21, F Jan 21, 2014

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    Declaration On Consciousness

    "On July 7, 2012, a prominent international group of cognitive neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists and computational neuroscientists gathered at The University of Cambridge to reassess the neurobiological substrates of conscious experience...
    IvyOrchid IvyOrchid 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Vegan Here =3!

    Been a vegan for almost 3 years now and loving it. :P It all started when I came across videos of animal testing thanks to my friend, which eventually led me to factory farming videos. It was painful and horrendous to see, but I'm glad I did see what I did because it has...
    VegansLoveLife VegansLoveLife 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    Finding It Hard To Be Married To A Non-vegan

    I've been married for 12 years to a carnivore.  I became vegan after we had been married 5 years but had never eaten much meat.  I would make meat dishes and eat all the veggies and let my husband have the meat.  When I became vegan he was very supportive but over...
    jennywrenny jennywrenny 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

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    It has been a month

    since I started eating 100% vegan(before I was simply a vegetarian) and it has really started to pay off! I just feel great and I can look myself in the mirror and feel good for once! Best choice I've ever made.
    Kekegenkai Kekegenkai 18-21 1 Response May 22, 2014

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    Not going to lecture,

    just saying it because it's an experience.
    OatsAndBeans OatsAndBeans 18-21 Mar 4, 2014

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    Vegans are missing out what the meat eaters aka

    me are experiencing. I MEAN CMON YOU CANT MISS OUT ON STEAK HOUSE MEAT!!!!
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I hate thanks giving.

    It's the one holiday that encourages the slaughtering of animals, more specifically chickens. I hope your happy with what should be considered cannibalism
    ImJustARandomPerson ImJustARandomPerson 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    I've been becoming a vegan

    for 3 years. I like animals more than people.
    Amwolf Amwolf 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I am a vegan and have been

    for about 3 months now. It's the best decision I've ever made. I feel so great about myself and I have so much energy, but I find myself feeling like no one listens to my opinions and I feel as if I'm the only vegan in my area. Is anyone else vegan? I don't want to be alone with...
    stfuabi stfuabi 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    Where are all the vegans on EP!

    ? I'm feeling pretty isolated here lol!
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    After having roller coster challenges,

    up and down in my life, I decided to take charge and control back my life, and also my health. I attended my health mentor, Skip Archimedes seminar and decided to take a full course 'Detox Your Life Retreat' in Bali. I was having a good time during the whole retreat. We fasted...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes I Am Lol

    i started being a vegan in october on the 18th, but restarted on the 23rd. i love how i feel and look...at first i was slightly worried that i would not have any thing to eat...but that was far from the truth lol i bought three vegan cook books and man...lets just say they are...
    haveneverlet haveneverlet 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2010

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    Changing For The Better

    Hello everyone. I'm new to the vegan lifestlye. I sort of started out a few years ago without even realizing it. I started cutting out pork from my diet when i was 18. and it sort of went from there, until now the only meats i eat are chicken and certain types of fish. I rarely...
    SurrenderedAngel SurrenderedAngel 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    Let's Go Natural...

    I have been doing my vegan thing for awhile now, the way I feel is so amazing not having the pollution of mistreated, tormented animal karmic energy in me. I do believe that it does leave an imprint on your soul, and the fact that it is bad for the earth, and that all of us...
    vergerherring vergerherring 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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    I actually tried it for a month just to see

    and it's not bad. Although I did want some burgers yesterday at the Mother's Day BBQ. Lol. I think I want to go vegan:)
    Chocolateloverteam Chocolateloverteam 13-15, F May 12, 2014

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    Happinessarrow Happinessarrow 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    I love animals and this planet!

    I know I'm going to make a change for the better in this world. One step at a time and day by day. I love giving advise to all that are transitioning! do it for your health! I feel amazing and I want the same for others.
    CrypticJan CrypticJan 26-30, F Aug 4, 2014

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    How Do You Eat Out?

    Hello vegans/ fellow animal lovers! I'm a vegetarian/ sometimes vegan and would love to eventually become a lifelong vegan. My husband and both sides of our families are all meat eaters and I have difficulty when we eat out at "regular" restaurants. Usually the only option...
    nothingandsomething nothingandsomething 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    Pizza Its Whats For Dinner

    I love teaching my son how to bake when I am making dinner and today he made pizza. I measured out the dry ingredients while he measured the water and crushed the garlic and tomatoes. He oiled up his hands and spread out the mix from the kitchen aid. I let him put the veggies on...
    thisismypage thisismypage 26-30 Aug 14, 2012

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    New Vegan

    Hello :) I have only been vegan for 2 months, but I am loving it. The only thing that has been hard is the learning curve. I'm sure I haven't been 100% vegan because I'm still learning about everything that is derived from animals. I started a vegan diet to eat healthier, but...
    Adub712 Adub712 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Never Going Back

    I am 14 years old and 100% vegan. I love life as a vegan and I am never going back! People ask me all the time "Why are you vegan?" So I tell them about the millions of animals murdered, slaughtered, tortured for the meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products most people eat...
    LunHerGin LunHerGin 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    I am a vegan, and pround of it!

    Animals have the same rights on earth than we do and we need to be kind to them! Its our duty on earth, to protect them! Also, being vegan means less risk to have disease like cancer, diabetes, or else. Being vegan was the smartest choice of my life and i couldnt be more proud...
    thinordie thinordie 18-21, F Mar 9, 2014

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    I eat food under this category,

    and I am against animal cruelty.
    earlycrisis earlycrisis 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Thinking Raw

    Been vegan for a while now and loving it. I'll never go back! Considering going mostly raw. I do want to feel better but mostly I am looking forward to not cooking cuz I'm really lazy.
    croutonscroutons87 croutonscroutons87 22-25, F Jun 28, 2012

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    Decision

    I made the decision to be vegan a couple of years ago now, and for me it was a sound reasoned decision. Eating meat and the products of animals to me is wrong, falsely keeping cattle pregnant so they produce milk, herding chickens into barns where they experience nothing but...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    UnusualArtist UnusualArtist 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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    Do any other vegans have experience dealing

    with pushy, condescending meat eating relatives? My husbands family (big family) is very terrible when it comes to food. The last time I was at his cousins' all they made was meat, no salad's or sides or anything. When I got there they kept going "all we made was meat you can't...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    I do this only to lose weight,

    but I will downgrade to vegetarian when I reach my goal because I honestly don't car about not eating milk and cheese and stuff, but meat and animals are off limits.
    DepressedTeensRus DepressedTeensRus 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    hypnoticchic hypnoticchic 31-35, F Feb 7, 2014

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    On My Way :)

    I am a vegetarian. And I recently stopped using ANY products that are tested on animals. I also am anti fur, leather, etc, I like cotton and other fabrics just fine :). I still like regular cheese and milk sometimes, but I am starting to eliminate that slowly :). For me it all...
    ktd23 ktd23 18-21, F Apr 5, 2012

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    Vegan Since 2005... Vegetarian Since 1992

    I went vegetarian as a teenager for health reasons and because it fitted with the spiritual ideas I was exploring. It wasn't really much to do with animals or the ethical concerns until much later. In fact it was only in 2004-5 that I really started to think about whether or not...
    Solaruk Solaruk 31-35, M May 10, 2009

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    I Am a Chegan (cheatin' Vegan)

    Actually, I'm not a pure vegan because I cheat sometimes.  I find it impossible to be driving around and feeling hungry, and stopping in a small town expecting to find something vegan.  However, there is a Mexican restaurant in town where I can pick up an order of...
    Chegan Chegan 41-45 4 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    I Am An Ethical Vegan

    I am 22 and am a practising vegan. To be specific am an ethical vegan. It's not just avoiding fat free food from animals but also to cease using products made of animals say, leather belts, shoes etc.. They are here to live in this world peacefully like us but not to become a...
    birminghamvester birminghamvester 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I'm not saying anything against vegans

    if vegetarians, but they really should try the chicken nugget. It's fake chicken anyway.
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Related Experiences

    I'm vegan for about 80% of the time but sometimes I have to eat things that aren't vegan which is kind of annoying. I don't eat eggs or drink milk though, and most of the stuff I...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    I've been a vegetarian for 4 years and vegan for a few months. It all started when I met a vegan person and I was exposed to this lifestyle that I didn't know anything about. So I...
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My hubby is vegetarian, had to take classes to figure out how to feed him any more the rice & beans. The only class the had was vegan cooking. At about 2 weeks I start going...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 3 Responses May 19

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    pasta, creme franchise, peas, parmenides, onion, stir, pine nuts on top and squeeze over a little lemon. lovely.
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 1 Response May 1

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    I'm a social vegan, I avoid meet. So HA! *Goes and listens to Motley Crew*
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Are you getting enough sunlight during the winter? If you do not spend much time in the sun, your vitamin D levels may be low. This can lower your magnesium. From depleted B12...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response May 1

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    I have recently voiced myself for a large while on the Duggar scandals. I have stayed away over the years from the show for various reasons of feeling like they're only acting...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I posted a story about a petition against 'koreans/chinese boiling cats/dogs to death' earlier. I noticed that some people refused to sign it because I wasn't a vegan (The person's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 30

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