Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Malvern, Pa., USA
Hi Dan, and welcome!
Wow, you've lost 50 lbs. That's quite an achievement. I think that speaks volumes about the incredible health benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet.
While I had been gradually decreasing the amount of animal products in my diet for over a decade, I too became a vegan recently because of a documentary. In my case, it was Forks Over Knives. I learned so much about the health benefits of a vegan diet from that movie.
But while I became a vegan primarily for health reasons, I have come to embrace the ethical foundations of veganism as well. Two weeks ago, I watched the documentary Earthlings, and it nearly broke my heart. I am guessing that Speciesism is very similar to Earthlings.
If you are looking for a supportive community, you've come to the right place. VeggieBoards is a fantastic resource for vegetarians and vegans. Continued good luck in your journey following a plant-based lifestyle.