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After some other discussions, I'm curious to see the answers to this. So, personally, is veganism easy for you right now? If you feel like commenting, please do!
 

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my answer is a bit odd. When i was vegan, i found it very easy to be vegan. Now that i am not vegan, i find it easy to be vegan about 95 % of th time. Most days, i'm vegan. Occassionally, i eat eggs (between 4 and 6 per month), so i'm no longer vegan.<br><br><br><br>
again, when i was, it was really easy. When i still follow a vegan diet now, it's still really easy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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A hard part of being vegan (even veg*n) can be omnivores.<br><br>
When an omnivore says to me "I couldn't be vegan, it'd be too hard" I reply "oh, you end up learning to ignore your kind".
 

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Well I've beentrying for a week and so far I've had 2 cups of coffee with milk and cheese with my not-dogs. I don't think I'm ready. I though I was but maybe I just subsituted too early - oat milk is ok but it overpowers the flavour of coffee. Maybe I should just drink it black for now and eat toast instead of cereal until I get used to not having milk?
 

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The hardest thing for me is knowing the food names that are disguised dairy and meat additives and of course my friends treating me differently. Shannon
 

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Hardest part is eating when I'm out with my friends. Other than that it isn't too hard. I think being vegan is very rewarding and worth any struggles. I won't go back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i find being vegan pretty easy... it was hard the other day though, picking up a half gallon of cowmilk for my mother at the store. i felt like a murderer. i also brought her some soymilk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> i hope she likes it...
 

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when i went vegan, i didn't really know what to do. sometimes i just wouldn't know what to eat, i didn't know about any vegan products like tofutti and amy's, i couldn't find a soymilk i liked, i didn't know how to cook with tofu... yeah, it was hard.<br><br><br><br>
i learned these things slowly, and after 5 years i'm still learning things. everyday it just gets easier and easier.. you know which 24h has the soymilk you like, which health food stores carry what and which is the cheapest, and you only need 2.5 seconds until you spot a hidden animal ingredient in an ingredient list.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> now being vegan is just an automatic process.
 

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I have been vegan since February and love it. My kids think I'm nuts but that is their problem. I feel good and am enjoying all the new things to eat, most of which I like.
 

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I find it fairly easy, but it entailed some lifestyle changes ... like now I actually cook, and have all but given up on eating in restaurants even when I go along with friends just to be social.
 

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for me veganism is super easy. maybe it is cause i live with 3 other vegans and the majority of my friends are either veggie or vegan. and every two weeks we have a cooking group meeting where theere are about 15 of us who cook together and talk about this topics related to animal rights and veganism.<br><br><br><br>
i must say it was easy at the start too, maybe too easy!!! i was living with 5 vegans who would always cook and this is how i was introduced to veganism and then i met my BF who was/is vegan and it has just been easy the whole time (over 2 years). even living in another country and travelling to various countries, which i do quite a bit of, i haven't had any problems..<br><br><br><br>
i wouldn't have it any other way !!!<br><br><br><br>
thefragile77: maybe you could try soymilk in your coffee? this is how i drink it as i dislike black coffee. also on cereal is is great. the only oat drink i have tried has been a chocolate flavoured one which was really nice. do you have a reason not to try soymilk? maybe you already had a bad experience with it. you can also try a vanilla soymilk as well, for both coffee and cereal! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br>
you're in aus if i remember correctly. i recommend trying the vitasoy - it is made from 100% organic australian grown beans and is easily available from coles etc...<br><br><br><br>
here is their link >>> <a href="http://www.vitasoy.com.au/" target="_blank">http://www.vitasoy.com.au/</a>
 

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I like rice milk better than soy, oat, or almond milk. I'm not currently vegan, but both of my attempts to go vegan were very difficult. I live with six omnivores, and 98% of my friends and relatives are omnivores, too. If I just had ONE close friend or relatives who was a vegetarian, it would be so much easier. If I had a vegan friend or family member, it would be a cinch.
 

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i said I find it easy. I have no problem eating like this, I enjoy it MUCH more than how I ate before. The only problem is outside pressures. My mother seems to hate me more everyday for eating this way, and then there's friends and waitresses giving you weird and annoyed looks when you ask what's in the food.<br><br><br><br>
The non-food part of being vegan is a little harder. Not squishing the icky spider on your mattress, having to tell a family memeber that you cannot accept the leather purse they tried to give you for your birthday, finding a good and cheap shampoo that smells like vanilla, ...
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by with_open_eyes</i><br><br><b>thefragile77: maybe you could try soymilk in your coffee? this is how i drink it as i dislike black coffee. also on cereal is is great. the only oat drink i have tried has been a chocolate flavoured one which was really nice. do you have a reason not to try soymilk? maybe you already had a bad experience with it. you can also try a vanilla soymilk as well, for both coffee and cereal! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br>
you're in aus if i remember correctly. i recommend trying the vitasoy - it is made from 100% organic australian grown beans and is easily available from coles etc...<br><br>
here is their link >>> <a href="http://www.vitasoy.com.au/" target="_blank">http://www.vitasoy.com.au/</a></b></div>
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Thanks, I admit I haven't tried Vitasoy yet. I tried So Good, and Rice Milk and another Soy milk that I can't remember the name of (it was in the chilled section and they sell flavoured ones as well?). But you are the 2nd person to recommend Vitasoy so I'll grab some. I just wish the companies sold small trial packs so I didn't feel guilty about not drinking them if I dislike it.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by thefragile77</i><br><br><b>I just wish the companies sold small trial packs so I didn't feel guilty about not drinking them if I dislike it.</b></div>
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VitaSoy do have some small (250ml?) individual packs, although I think they are flavoured ones, not plain (like chocolate).
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>VitaSoy do have some small (250ml?) individual packs, although I think they are flavoured ones, not plain (like chocolate).</b></div>
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Believe it or not I trudged off to the shop straight away and bought some. The Vanilla one is ok (I got a little 250ml pack) and I got a chilled plain 'Fresh' version. The vanilla was ok in coffee. i think I'll just have to get used to the after taste <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> When I was drinking it I kept telling myself - cow's milk has puss in it (cause it does) to make myself get used to it. I'll cope I think.<br><br><br><br>
Hey Kurm where do you get your Nutritional Yeast from? I looked all over Coles today and the one near me has a HUGE organic and health section - Kingland has its own un-cheese section with all the tofu etc put together. And Coles make their own Soy-margarine which was a suprise.<br><br>
BUT I couldn't find the Nutritional Yeast anywhere.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by thefragile77</i><br><br><b>Hey Kurm where do you get your Nutritional Yeast from? I looked all over Coles today and the one near me has a HUGE organic and health section - Kingland has its own un-cheese section with all the tofu etc put together. And Coles make their own Soy-margarine which was a suprise.<br><br>
BUT I couldn't find the Nutritional Yeast anywhere.</b></div>
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I get mine from a small health food store here in North West Sydney. I've never seen it in major supermarkets.<br><br><br><br>
The contact details are:<br><br>
Lotus Foods Pty Ltd<br><br>
(03) 9584 2245<br><br><a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
They may be able to tell you what stores order it.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>I get mine from a small health food store here in North West Sydney. I've never seen it in major supermarkets.<br><br><br><br>
The contact details are:<br><br>
Lotus Foods Pty Ltd<br><br>
(03) 9584 2245<br><br><a href="mailto:p[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
They may be able to tell you what stores order it.</b></div>
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Thanks. Whereabouts in the North West are you? I'm in Schofields which I think counts as North West - near Rouse Hill.
 
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