More convenience than anything else but it's SERIOUS convenience.
- Husband has TMJ and lots of food restrictions due to it: he can't chew red meat or poultry, nuts and seeds, hearty grains like brown rice or quinoa, crusty bread, pizza, many raw vegetables and raw fruits, most dried fruit, etc. If I went vegan I'd be cooking two entirely different meals every time we sat down to eat at home. It's tricky enough as it is.
- I'm a foodie (trained chef, happy NYC restaurant goer), it's a trait I share with my husband, and eating vegan would severely restrict our enjoyable social restaurant times
- I weight train and have to monitor my food to get enough protein through eggs, nuts and dairy; cutting out two of those foods would mean a lot of processed protein supplements instead, and I'd rather eat organic eggs and dairy than rely on the supplements
Occasionally, without announcing it, I'll eat vegan at home and vegetarian everywhere else, but even this works best when my husband is out of town and I'm cooking for one.