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PostSubject: Survey reveals that vegan stereotypes are false    Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:37 am

Here's an article I read that's quite interesting:
Blows away a few stereotypes for you- Not really too much to say as it says it all really -I'll put the link below here's the report they got it from

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http://www.thisdishisvegetarian.com/2011/03/1383survey-reveals-that-vegan.html

A new survey of over 2,000 vegans worldwide, called
Vegan From the Inside, offers the truth about people who live on plant-based diets. The respondents of the survey were required to have been on an animal-free diet for at least three months.

Survey author Janice Stanger, PhD, notes that “On balance, the rewards of a vegan diet far outweigh the challenges that respondents describe. A totally plant-based diet is an ideal that is easier than some might believe.”

Likewise, Dr. Pam Popper, Executive Director of the Wellness Forum, says, “Finally, some documentation showing what those of us who have been teaching people to adopt a plant-based diet for years have known all along. The diet is easy, people love it, they get great results, and they generally stick with it.”

The survey results debunk common claims about animal-free diets, including fallacies such as vegans are "pale, weak and unhealthy" or that a "vegan diet has too many carbs." Other debunked myths are that a "vegan diet is boring" and "all about deprivation."

In fact, the survey results actually found that most participants "enjoy cooking more" and have felt "fulfilled results of their eating choices." Additional common misconceptions claim that a "plant-based diet requires significant discipline and is difficult to maintain" and "vegans can't enjoy eating out." Particularly in response to the latter argument, some respondents added that, as veganism is becoming more mainstream, eating while out is easier.

One respondent even remarked, “Going vegan was the best thing I ever did!”

Finally, a positive light shed on the positive change of going animal-free!
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PostSubject: Re: Survey reveals that vegan stereotypes are false    Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:48 am

Very interesting. I definitely agree with most of it. Probably the most noticeable change when I went vegan (and finally got rid of that awful calf food!) was the increase in energy, and more stable energy levels. No more afternoon energy slump! And as a result I think I did feel more motivated to exercise. I always used to hate jogging, but now I really feel a need to go jogging if I miss it for a few days. And I do feel a bit bad sometimes when I see my family eating animals products, and feel they are doing their health an injustice.
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