Originally Posted by Ferncat
Doing just fine. And you?
Just to get the conversation going...
What is the biggest most positive change that you have noticed since you started?
How has your eating style changed since you started?
What is your favorite thing to eat?
I'm fine, thanks
Well, I think it's hard to pinpoint it, as there are many factors impacting your health and the way you feel. I started as a teenage, and I'm in my 30's now. As other, I had various different stages in my personal life... But, generally, I tend spend more time and energy to understand what I'm eating. I feel lighter. I also reduced the flour consumption which clearly heavy on me (unless toasted, I think)
I come from a family that non-meat foods are common, diverse and tasty (probably related to the middle eastern kitchen), so my eating habits are quite the same, except I added a lot of Tofu, seitan and the foods you can make with them being main components
Speaking of which, I do feel that in many cases, vegan activists tend to talk less about the great need to up your game in the kitchen.. you can't just remove meat, eggs and stuff and eat pasta, sweats and stuff like that all day, and I see it quite too often.
Originally Posted by Spudulika
Welcome to Veggieboards.
Interesting comments, can you tell us what it was like where you are when you started?
Well, locally, 16 years ago you'd be a lot more laughed at, sometimes getting some more violent action (as activist). You know what's it like probably. Families and friends could see you as nuts and annoyance. I don't think it was hard in my case at all, even on the contrary in recent years, but I know many who had it harder on them.
People would ask you stupid questions (like how do you live only on lettuce) and stuff like that.
Today, (again, locally), there is quite a huge vegan movement. That's on the public agenda, people know more on veganism, they know more famous/healthy/"normal" people (yak, don't like how this word is being used, but nonetheless). People understand that food can be tasty and nutritious enough.
I think there also a change in the world, if I read the signs correctly
btw, do you know this movie?
It's on Ohad, a many years die-hard vegan activist.