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I prefer the term, Plant Based. Honestly it is impossible to rid all animal products out of your life, which is how some define vegan. I define vegan as one who does their utmost to consume as few animal products as possible. I have consumed animal products a few times in the last couple years that I have been vegan, such as at Thanksgiving dinner when I did not feel like being that picky vegan who won't eat the potatoes because they have milk mixed in.
If you don't consider me vegan for that, then you can be that picky vegan :p
I'm a raw vegetarian due to extreme food allergies. Since I need to get the most nutrition out of food, I try to avoid cooking it. I was so glad to find the RAW lifestyle. I have since become a RAW chief and teach others about the RAW lifestyle.
Thank you so much! I have tried to not eat as much meat, and eat organic chicken, which has helped. I just took out gluten,and wheat and I feel alot better and my energy has increased!! I use to get so tired and yawn alot.
Sorry for the late reply for some reason I was'nt getting the email.
Thank you again. :m
I have been a vegetarian since 3 yrs old and am now as conciously vegan as I can be - after watching Gary Yourovsky's best ever speech (google it - its on you tube) he is phenominal!!!
This is tough--"vegan" unfortunately is used by some as an elitist cult-like club where those who continue to eat honey are excluded. True veganism is an ideal that NOONE can ever live up to--it means not using/wearing/eating any products that involve animals/animal suffering. Truth is, by our very existence, we cause some form of suffering to some animal. We step on bugs (even accidentally), we wear clothing that is made through human suffering, we consume Soy products made by big companies (Monsanto etc.) who destroy entire ecosystems and harm humans. This is why I try to avoid the term. I am a strict vegetarian who tries to reduce suffering as much as possible.
PS one thing I feel strongly about, though. If you call yourself vegetarian, you cannot eat fish. PERIOD!!:)