- staying vegan -
we are about 4 hours away from the city, we living in a farming & mining town if that gives you an idea of my town. I'm going to be vegan at home and strict veggie when out. We are keeping to soy milk, and anything we can buy vegan we will (which is little) I have friends who sell eggs, but we don't buy eggs because we use egg replacer. I think the only time we would eat non vegan and be veggie is at a birthday party.Originally Posted by PonyGirl
Being out in the middle of nowhere has advantages as well as drawbacks, though! If you feel like you have no alternative to going back to dairy/eggs, then you might have opportunities to be cruelty-free about it. Rural families often sell eggs and fresh milk from their fat & happy backyard pets, which would be a much more kind non-vegan option than going back to stores.
I really hope this won't keep you from participating in the vegan forum! I don't think you're the only "lacto-ovo socially" person around.Originally Posted by Carley
I think the only time we would eat non vegan and be veggie is at a birthday party.
So our dairy would be very little. There's no way I'm buying cows milk/cows cheese/cows yogurt etc. We can get those in soy so we are going to continue. We have a friend who does their own honey which my husband buys rarely.
Sounds like two separate issues -- the lack of specific vegan products, and the social gathering issue. Unless I am misunderstanding? What types of things do you need to order online? Regardless, either difficulty is very understandable.Originally Posted by Carley
I've never eaten eggs, even before coming vegan. Things are hard to get here, I think it is more socially. If we run out here, it takes a few weeks to get them, the basic items. Sometimes when we go to a party, I'd like to have that cookie or something without worrying what is in it, and sometimes I can not bake before going.
Lactose intolerance develops quite easily; if you stop eating dairy, it's fairly likely that your body will stop producing the enzyme the digests it. It happened to me, and I only cut out dairy for a couple of months.Originally Posted by RunnerVeggie
My guess is that if you weren't lactose intolerant before, you probably won't have a problem with dairy now. One thing to be careful of is fat content -- if you aren't used to eating much fat and suddenly go back to a lot full-fat dairy, I could see that being a problem and potentially even causing gallbladder issues.
I was thinking that was what you were getting out but getting confused - yeah it makes sense.Originally Posted by Carley
It's kind of funny, even though I'm not changing anything in my diet, I'm simply changing the 'title' so I do not feel as restricted in public settings. Does this make sense?
I'm down in WhyallaOriginally Posted by Cyclone T
Carley may I ask what sort of food products you order an where you get them from? Also if you don't mind saying, where is Australia are you from?
I have moved back to Perth from overseas and would be happy to source and post items for you at cost which could save you on the mark up online ordering adds.