Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Nutrition, Fitness and Health

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  1. As always a well written article. I think the hardest part of the vegan diet is finding something edible when dining out. Many places have options, some you may need to withhold some ingredients, while others you may have to resort to salads and rolls. Luckily more and more options are becoming more available. I do like the links that provide additional information. Overall- well done! P.S. I really liked that the new makeup I switched over (Gabriel) was pictured. 🙂

    1. Thank you, and you’re right, many places lack substantial vegan options. Sure, you can eat a side of grilled asparagus or something similar, but it’s kind of lame if that’s your whole meal.

      Certain cities make it a little easier for vegans when dining out. A few of the most vegan-friendly cities are Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, New York NY, and San Francisco CA (at least for the ones in the US). Luckily, I live in Los Angeles and have tons of options.

      For people who live in other cities where they may not have specifically vegan restaurants, thai (and other asian) food is a good option (such as chinese or japanese, like sushi), since you can usually omit the fish sauce, eggs, dairy and swap out the meat for tofu or extra veggies or noodles. For sushi you can get avocado rolls, cucumber rolls, asparagus rolls, mixed vegetable rolls. Depending on the dashi (stock) used, you may be able to get miso soup as well (some use vegetable or mushroom stock, others use sardines).

      Mexican style restaurants can easily be made vegan too, so long as they don’t cook their food in lard (animal fat). Most of the food there is vegan anyway, like beans, rice, tortillas, corn, guacamole and salsa.

      Even certain fast food places have vegan options. French fries are made out of potatoes and are usually vegan. I know that McDonalds puts “beef product” in their french fries so those aren’t vegan (but WHY would you go there anyway?). Just make sure you ask what kind of oil they fry their fries in and whether other foods are fried in the same oil. Generally, though, I try to steer clear of fast food places because they might just be telling you what you want to hear because it’s easier than finding out for you.

      Of course if there is a vegan or vegetarian restaurant in your city, GO THERE. We need to support those businesses more than simply veg-friendly ones.

      Anyway, I’m glad you are using a vegan and truly cruelty-free make-up brand. How are you liking Gabriel so far?

  2. The toughest part about being a vegan for me is being an island. I am always the only vegan in any given social group. It can get a little bit lonely especially if you only date vegetarians or vegans like me. After over ten years it is a way of life for me now.

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