On a Facebook vegan group I saw someone posted about New Years Resolutions, declaring that they were going to be a “better Vegan” by giving up soy, gluten and blueberries for some reason. They didn’t seem to have any allergy or ethical reason to do so. It seems to be an attempt at “purity” that I usually discourage. Being vegan is difficult enough for some people. I’m not in favor of cutting things out without good reason because most “ex-vegan” stories I’ve heard from people usually involve “I went (semi, glutenfree, Raw) vegan and didn’t feel good/my health suffered so I need meat now”.
My resolutions for 2017 are Read More and Spend Less. The way I’m working veganism into that is to read and review vegan related books and to bring my lunch to work. I work near Nugget Market and have found it’s too easy to cheat when I’m exausted and there’s four different kinds of chicken and the only vegan protein in the buffet is one kind of tofu. Even though I still stick with the vegan option that still ends up being over $10 a meal. That can buy me food for a few days at another grocery store.
I plan to read and do reviews of books from the Library to save money and there are some anti vegan authors I really do not want to give money to. So my basic plan is to not get too complicated and try to be consistent.
Bright Blessings for 2017 everyone 🙂