So vegans who think everyone can be vegan please leave now. And yes for the record I am still vegan. But I have been questioning that a lot over the last 24 hours. Not that I shouldn’t still be vegan and not that ethically my views have changed. But that if it came to me having to eat meat. Would I? Answer is yes. If I had to. It would be incredibly hard… and painful and I’d hate it and hate myself but if I really had to I would. Because if it comes to it. Me and my health is far more important than that of any animals. I can’t go round helping the animals if I myself am not well.
I guess people are questioning why only now I am questioning this. When veganism is quite solidly embedded into my diet atleast. That’s because I have recently been diagnosed with Iron deficiency. Possibly Anemia? (Yay for two different voicemails from the receptionists at the doctors leading to slight confusion.)
But the point is I am a deficient vegan. Which honestly I never thought would happen to me. Well maybe with Calcium… but even pre vegan me never consumed enough of that. But never with Iron. I’m careful to get enough Iron in my diet. I eat dark leafy greens, Beans, pumpkin seeds, fortified foods etc and these are mostly paired with some form of vitamin C to help absorption. Feel like I deserve a god star right now. Yet I still ended up Iron deficient. So obviously I’m now taking supplements before exploring the eating a steak road. But the question is what if the supplements don’t help my levels rise (and yes I am drinking orange juice with them, so they better) What if I have some sort or non-heom iron absorption issue?
Lets hope I don’t. And this is more to do with the digestive issues I had up until a couple of months ago which got as bad as frequent bouts of bloody diarrhoea before my digestion spontaneously healed and this is all one big consequence of that. Or it could have something to do with the possible endometriosis. Or both.
But if it came to it and whenever I make the executive decision to go back down to the medical centre and ask for a re test (Think I live there right now…) everything will be up and I won’t even need to think about the meat issue. Because honestly meat is so ethically wrong to me. It’s a decision I would take very heavily.
Hello everyone, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted again but what can I say? A levels combined with life leaves not much time for writing or making videos.
Anyway today I’m going to talk about how and why I’m going vegan and share some thoughts and feelings.
I’ve been interested in veganism for years to tell you the truth. Since around the San time that my anorexia was at its worst. However then I was to look like freelee and now it’s for the right reasons. For the animals for the environment. I’ve been watching a lot of youtube videos and speeches and documentaries educating about veganism and it reached that point where I just couldn’t contribute to cruelty any more however much my parents hate me for it, don’t support it and say I’m “brainwashed”, “extreme” “hardcore” or “a terrorist.” However much people in the ED recovery community respond by saying I’m “triggering” and “using veganism as an excuse to restrict.” I am form in myviews that eating animals or animal products is wrong and that animals should not be harmed the way they are. They should all be loved and respected. I want to contribute to the end of work hunger. I want to be the change I wish to see in the world.
That is why I am trying veganism even though my parents are trying everything short of force feeding to make me fail and I don’t have a job so can’t afford my own food. Part of me doesn’t want to make I definate yet incase I do fail or gab to go back to eating dairy and eggs g health reasons. Because there’s not enough plant based food in the house. Which there seems to be just about right now.
Iwould hate to go back now. Knowing the information I know but I’m always going to keep in mind that my health is more important and I can always go back to veganism if I do fail when I get a job/ move out.
I do I know that ultimately veganism is right for me and it is right for the animals, the environment and the starving children. And that I will spend atleadtbthe majority of if not all the rest of my life as a vegan.
Meat eaters un-open to veganism
So as you know I have been interesting in going vegan lately. Well since august time. So what about 6 months. I have done my research and this is not an irrational decision.
My granddad goes and shouts at me cause my mum was moaning at him about it like “YOU CAN’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET!” A) I don’t believe everything I read on the internet. b) I do not just get my research from Freelee.
I have done research into the meat industry, the dairy industry and quite frankly even without the research I felt the meat industry was wrong. (I’m not aloud to be vegetarian either) Why should we use animals for our own benefit? Since when was a horse or a dog more valued than a cow or a sheep? Yes you could argue that they are companion animals but then any animal could be a companion animal. It is just what we have been bought up to believe. Now you could argue what is the issue with fish? Well extinction for one. Yes there are common species of fish which we tend to eat but some tuna’s and cod’s are becoming rare species. Now as you all know all animals are a vital part of the ecosystem they live in. Why should we have the right to destroy that? There is also the fact that not all tuna is dolphin friendly and not just dolphins but turtles to. Just because it says “Dolphin friendly” on the label. How do you know you can trust your tuna is harming species. Remember the horse meat scandal! (Those in the uk) Do you really know what your eating? There again with meat is the issue of unnecessary pain and suffering in the process of catching fish. So fish should be treated no differently to birds or land mammals.
There is then of course the issue of health. It has been proven that red meat can lead of an increased risk in Cancer. Me having a high chance of getting Breast Cancer due to family history of the thing would like to do all I can to prevent it and it has been shown that going on a vegan diet can help prevent and even cure Cancers. Breast cancer specifically. Milk contains pus and eggs a lot of cholesterol. Yes I am aware we need a certain amount of good cholesterol same as we need a certain amount of good fats but you can get plenty of that on a vegan diet. Fish has the potential to be highly Toxic and as with other meats with prices decreasing, face it food standards will go down. Both animal standards and tests to make sure it’s safe for us to consume! We get told endlessly about the obesity epidemic in the western world. Diets. Constant diets. Diets which don’t work. You’ll always fall off that wagon! The 5:2 diet would count as one. All rely on restriction. Labeling foods as good and bad. With veganism there will be no need to diet. As long as you don’t eat too many of those hydrogenated fats. If you eat a balanced vegan diet you will have less chance of being obese than if your eating your diet full of meat and milk.
Surely what we all want in life is to be the healthiest we can be. Have the most energy possible and achieve what we dream. A vegan diet can support that! Look face it if your one of those obese or overweight meat eaters or you one of those meat eaters who has been on a calorie restriction diet and fallen off the Wagon. You can’t argue with me on the health perspective. Ethics well you chose. I would hope there are at-least some people not desensitized to the animal industry.