Thursday, October 4, 2012
Vegan Interrogated: Amy
Name: Amy Wright
Location: Seattle area
What made you decide to go vegan?
I went 100% vegan 3 years ago.
My love for animals, the planet and my health helped me embrace the vegan diet.
What was the reaction from your friends/family?
My friends and family supported me in the decision to go vegan from the very start.
Dumbest question someone asked you about being vegan.
The dumbest question I still get regarding being vegan is "Do you still eat fish" and "where do you get your protein"?
What changes have you noticed in yourself since going vegan?
So many changes I've noticed since being vegan. The first being dropping 12 lbs., my digestion improved, my energy went up and my chronic sinus trouble vanished.
Do you have any advice for people toying with the idea of becoming a vegan?
My advice to others toying with the idea of going vegan is that it's a process. I was a vegetarian for 30+ years until I switched to being vegan. I read everything that I could get my hands on in the vegan life style. Books like The China Study, The Kind Diet, and the influences of many other Eastern medicine doctors convinced me that I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
There are so many minor and major health isssues tied into eating a non-plant diet. I struggled with headaches and sinus troubles for most of my adult life. Since I became vegan and gluten-free, I am headache free!
I think I always knew that I wanted to adopt the vegan diet, and now that I have I feel that I am being true to my real self. My health has improved, no animals are suffering from my diet choices, and the planet benefits as well. Yay!