(Original post by there's too much love)
I'm a vegan, and believe me, it is not necessarily healthier. It can be, but it depends on what you're current diet is and what your vegan diet will be.
A vegan can live off junk food, whilst a meat eater eats a balanced diet, and in that instance I'd argue the meat eater will most certainly be a hell of a lot healthier.
On the other hand the exact reverse can often happen as well.
If you don't want to lose any weight, then be a healthy vegan who eats enough. Aim to hit 2500 kcals a day if needs be. I'm hoping you can eat nuts as they're one of my favourite foods.
Make a **** load of spaghetti, rice with your curry, if you're worried add a bit of vegetable oil to your meal. Peanut butt is one of the most calorific things you can get from an everyday shop (that you can eat in fair quantities).
Aim to eat 7 different fruits and vegetables a day. Add beans to sauces (I only do this with curry) get some baked beans in (if you don't like Heinz like I don't, there are all sorts you'll find if you look, many organic, so better environmentally).
Also if you want to be healthy do some mild exercise at the least, from a few crunches and press ups a day to a walk (preferably both).
I'd also advise you on buying some veg 1:
Rice dream is a good brand of rice milk (although it's run by religious nuts, and he said unto Moses, go out and start a health food company, and rake in the profits
PM me your email address and I'll give you some cool resources.
Also the vegan society has some good **** on their website.
Everything becomes easier after a month or two.
I wrote a short post with the inklings of what I have against vegetarianism from a cruelty point of view.
Veganism=/=weight loss diet.
Veganism as a term incorporates a potentially massive range of diets. It's just a lot of non-vegans believe that it can't because it's restricting the potential diet down ever so slightly. But most of us seem to be creatures of habit, how far outside our normal diet do we usually proceed? You just get used to new foods, that's all.