I didn t lose any weight when I went vegan,am still underweight (depending on the country I get BMI tested in LOL)
(Original post by Rant)
I've been considering this recently, particularly with moving away to uni: currently, I try to eat vegetarian food although, living at home it's not so easy.
I'd like to switch to being vegan but I'm not sure if this would be practical or really feasible.
Dairy products have never really agreed with me
Hard to find vegan restaurants/options in non-vegan restaurants
Restrictive when travelling abroad
Takes longer to prepare (I'm thinking nut roasts etc.)
What are people's opinions on this? Is it possible to be fully vegan and still have a balanced diet? Is it realistic? Does it make life significantly more difficult (e.g, when eating out with non-vegans)?
The other thing is, I'm already very slim, and I don't want to lose any weight. Still, I'd like to give it a shot, possibly as part of a straight edge experiment.
You read a little bit more labels @ 1st,but then it gets easier as you become more familiar with what you can.cannot have.
UK Vegan society s a great resource.
I think its realistic to have a balanced diet,you just need to put some effort into it.
You might find these free vegan podcasts (mainly on nutrition )helpful
There is also the forum that is for ppl listening to the podcast
Vegan traveling see Happy Cow website
Last edited by hissyfit; 13-09-2010 at 16:54.