My friend Karen Lee interviewed me recently about veganism, and one of the questions she asked me was about the benefits of going vegan. I’m going to share my answer to that here, because it’s what prompted me to compile the list below:
I think there are some misconceptions about the obvious benefits of veganism. A lot of folks expect to go on a vegan diet and lose weight, but you can eat potato chips all day and be vegan. The health benefits come in when you’re eating real, plant-based whole foods, and I think a lot of folks go vegan expecting to lose weight and end up disappointed when that doesn’t happen.
For me the unexpected benefit [of veganism] has been connecting with the amazing vegan community both here in Atlanta and online. I’ve met so many wonderful people at both real life and virtual vegan events. Things like the Virtual Vegan Potluck and the Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo) are such lovefests, and I look forward to them every year!
The vegan community that I’ve connected with over the years is such an important part of my life. Most of my friends and family members are omnivores, so I enjoy having this virtual vegan community of compassionate people to talk with about vegan food and issues!
The list below is one that I published at Eat Drink Better, and it’s a roundup of some of my favorite food sites in the online vegan community. I’d love if you’d share your favorites, so that I can add them to my reading list!
Think of these vegan lifestyle sites as a virtual support system on your vegan journey. One of the things that I love best about my vegan lifestyle is connecting with other folks who are passionate about living compassionately. There are so many amazing…