Is being Vegan easy or tough ??

@Ruchitha (131)
Bangalore, India
October 6, 2016 1:37am CST
I have been seeing my sister going vegan since 2 years , She has given up all the diary products, but i am not a vegan.I always wonder how one could manage being vegan as 60-70 percent of daily life products consists milk.Myself personally start my day with coffee , love chocolates, sweets.If one says me to go vegan i would really think twice to take that decision. Hats off to people who are vegans but at the end of the day any tasty food is bliss of life. To be frank one lives to enjoy life thier way.Respect to all vegans.
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@louievill (18114)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
Nothing is hard as long as you like what you are doing and not being forced or coerced.
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@Ayuriny (5178)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
6 Oct 16
I've been a vegetarian for 15 years now, but still find it hard to transform into a vegan. ....Lol.
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• Bhubaneshwar, India
6 Oct 16
you are a vegetarian.....for last 15 years !!!
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@Ayuriny (5178)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
6 Oct 16
@princemaxp Sure, I am.
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@Ayuriny (5178)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
6 Oct 16
@prabir123 No, it's only because I love eating vegetables. .
@Yadah04 (3025)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
it is indeed very challenging to be a vegan, because practically most of the food we available is of dairy products. i admire their determination though.
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@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
True !! but few companies do manufacture vegan products that are similar to dairy products , also few people replaced almond , soy milk to replace dairy milk. they have more nutritional values but a bit costlier. These days i saw many people going vegan so i think there will be more vegan products available in future at economic cost.
@Yadah04 (3025)
• Philippines
6 Oct 16
@Ruchitha then that being vegan shouldn't be a problem with all these options available. i think i should consider going vegan, as i have read that it is a healthier way of life.
@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
@Yadah04 All the best Yadah ,Do explore all the options before you start being vegan. :)
@maezee (31558)
• United States
6 Oct 16
Wow good for her! I could not take being vegan, for me cheese is a staple. I have been meat free for 15 years which to me is easy.
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@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
Thats a great thing. I do agree due to some situations vegan diet cannot be adopted.
@maezee (31558)
• United States
6 Oct 16
@Ruchitha or maybe it could and we just arent trying hard enough? Lol
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
6 Oct 16
I am a vegetaria, not a vegan. I can't be a vegan. I love curd, butter, ice cream etc... Dairy products are actually necessary for a healthy diet.
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@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
True but these days there are more alternatives and vegan products that are nearly substituting nutritional values of dairy products. vegan is trending these days :)
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@Daljinder (21025)
• India
6 Oct 16
@Ruchitha haha I know and the videos of these vegans on YouTube makes me think that they are not right in their heads.
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
6 Oct 16
It must be hard to be a vegan, but there are several dairy free products available.
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@XinfulThotz (4187)
• Singapore, Singapore
6 Oct 16
i am a vegetarian. but i think being vegan is tough.
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@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
Yes, its tough , happens with strong determination :)
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@Ayuriny (5178)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
6 Oct 16
@XinfulThotz Cause you don't eat burger or steak, so what do you like to eat?
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• Singapore, Singapore
6 Oct 16
@Ayuriny tofu and veggies..
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@RitzzView (2757)
• India
6 Oct 16
Its nice to know that you respect the lifestyle of those whose lifestyle is different from yours. Being vegan doesn't mean not having milk at all soya milk is what vegan drinks. One of my friend is vegan and Foodie as well. Hard to believe? Being Vegan doesn't mean having not yummy foods at all. We have vegan chocolates, vegan recipe for cakes and much more! :)
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@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
True Ritika , almond milk , soy milk are some of the vegan milk substitutes. Also i agree food do taste yummy even without dairy products in it.Even vegan ice creams also available made by small vegan groups.
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@RitzzView (2757)
• India
6 Oct 16
@Ruchitha Yes, that's right. Although I haven't heard about vegan Ice cream... would like to have though..: p
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@polyxena (2577)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Oct 16
I'm vegetarian and not vegan, and I know it's hard to be vegetarian some days. From what I learned from other's it all depends on the will and determination, and if it makes someone happy. Good job to your sister.
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@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
Will convey your appreciation to her.Even i am vegetarian , so i too understand how it feels. :)
@polyxena (2577)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Oct 16
@Ruchitha I don't think I can live without cheese
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@responsiveme (14477)
• India
7 Oct 16
I think it maybe hard in the beginning but then it becomes a part of life...its a personal choice. I suppose your sister uses a lot of soyabeans?
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@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
7 Oct 16
Yes true ARM , yeah she used soy milk along with it she switched her tea and coffee to black tea and black coffee.Also she use use cashew milk for prepared few sweets that enhanced the flavour.Even she was a great fan of dairy products but somehow managed everything with vegan alternatives.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
Easy for those determined to do it and very hard for those who are not.
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@saulgoodman (2656)
• Dundee, Scotland
7 Oct 16
Well being a began would be tough for me as I like meat and poultry and dairy products and most other stuff vegans cant eat. Its a choice people make. So if its tough its their choice.
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• Austin, Texas
6 Oct 16
For me being vegan would be tough. Also I don't really see the need at this point in my life. If I made it to 60 without being vegan, it's not likely I'll live another 60 years with good health, if I change my diet strategy now. Although, it may help the animals live longer. But whoever chooses to be a vegan, go right ahead! There are many people out there who are and they are happy about it! Like you say ... Respect!
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• Denmark
6 Oct 16
It's something I gave up on, I only eat fish no chicken or meal beside fish and it's because I need vitamins in the winter. It depends on what you feel needed for eating
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
Any diet or lifestyle change is definitely tough. Hats of the people who have amazing will power to carry on with their aims. I could never do something beyond 2 days!!
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@teenspirit (1594)
• Israel
6 Oct 16
when you have a good reason to be vegan its very easy!
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@shaynas (5535)
• India
6 Oct 16
I can't even imagine it. Really hats off to people who do it.
@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
Yes true Shanya !! They do this so sincerely that being vegan would be a fantasy for few people. I too tried for few days , once while walking through streets the piping hot jalebi and some milk sweets tempted me and there ended my vegan journey, ha ha !!
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@shaynas (5535)
• India
6 Oct 16
@Ruchitha at least you tried, i can't even think of trying it. I just can't live without chocolates!! :P
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@skysnap (17818)
6 Oct 16
I have no plans to be one ;p Life is meant to be lived not wasted on being vegan..
@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
We cant judge life is wasted being vegan , but its tough. They do it according to their personal interest , so they are just like us who enjoy vegan food more than us.
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@skysnap (17818)
6 Oct 16
@Ruchitha well i know few jain friends who think eating meat means life is wasted. so it's not judging when we say the same back to them :p besides meat eater do eat veg but veg can't eat meat so less option means less life lived :D
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@Pass12 (1000)
6 Oct 16
To be very honest, I'd never be able to go vegan. It's not easy to give up on something you like eating so much and switching to dairy free products. I'm a big foodie and on the top of it I'm non vegetarian so I don't think I'd be able to acquire vegan lifestyle
@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
Yeah , i agree the options are narrow , but yet its possible to search more alternatives, they use soy and almond milk in place of milk and mostly people adapt green and organic teas, similarly many options are being explored by vegan die harders. :)
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@princemaxp (2051)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
6 Oct 16
I really need to know how she manage this....I mean being a vegan
@Ruchitha (131)
• Bangalore, India
6 Oct 16
There is much information online about these vegan products. This is trending these days as i mentioned earlier , i guess you would get quiet good information by browsing.
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