why did you decide to become a vegetarian? I'd never been truly comfortable eating meat but still followed the standard american diet - mostly shunning red meat in lieu of the "lesser evil" of chickens and fish. Initially I went vegan for a month for health reasons; I liked it so much and then did more research on the subject. After learning about the horrors of factory farming I decided I didn't want to contribute to animal suffering anymore and became vegan.
what type of vegetarian diet
do you follow?vegan
Do you feel your current diet is nutritionally balanced? Why or why not? What do you do to make your nutritional intake balanced? I think I have a rich, full, delicious, varied, exciting, fulfilling, energy packed diet.
What are your main concerns with menu planning? 1) plant based 2) tastes good 3) healthy 4) balanced -I like something rich and creamy and something fibrous/ leafy with every meal
do you need to take a nutritional supplement? Why or why not? If yes, what vitamins/ minerals does it contain? Don't really know whether I need to but every now and then when I think of it I'll pop a B12.
What are the advantages, as you see it, to being a vegan? personal advantages - feel healthy, energetic, positive, sense of peace
what are some of the disadvantages to following a vegetarian diet
? It's all great.
any other comments you want to add? Like others, I worried about missing cheese and cow milk products. With cashew cream, fermented nut cheeses, avocados and coconut milk products I eat an even creamier, richer, more satisfying diet than I ever ate before I started following a vegan diet
Pleas also state what you ate in the last 24 hour period
breakfast: toast with almond butter and strawberry jam; tea with coconut milk creamer
lunch: bean burrito
dinner: whole avocado with arugula, artichoke hearts, cilantro, crushed almonds and a homemade lemony dressing with dill and capers
your age? 29
sex (male /Female)? Female
physical activity for the past 24 hours? nothing in the past 24 haha, but typically I do something (biking, yoga, jogging) a few times a week