Posted: 2017-09-11 19:48
I agree that you just can 8767 t help but make it a big deal. I have always been weird to eat with anyway, so in my case I lost very few shares meals. Planning helps! All in one meals yes! And a very easy go-to meal was critical for me. I went all in and really didn 8767 t look back. I lost 65 pounds over 8 months and have kept it off for years. For me, sugar and dairy were key. I was bad with both! Adding coconut oil has been a life saver.
My husband and I have been feeding our cats Wellness (dry and wet) since they were kittens. In about the last year or so, we noticed changes in quality/consistency and changed their dry food to Orijen. Both like that a lot and we 8767 ve had no trouble. Very disappointed with the worsening quality of the Wellness wet food. My male cat now turns his nose up at it, so we need to find an alternative. But what is better? Our female still eats it, but like another poster (I thought it was just us) she seems to be hungry all the time now, even though she is eating the same amount or more.
We give Wellness Cat Food five stars for its natural, nutritious ingredients. All of the formulas use some form of healthy meat as the main ingredient. The company claims that the meats used in the food have not had hormones or steroids added to them. In addition, the company refuses to use animal by-products in their food. This means no ground up bones, hooves, necks, or beaks. Furthermore, the food does not contain cheap, allergenic fillers like wheat, corn, or soy.
Honestly, it 8767 s hard being a vegan. I love the lifestyle, but life doesn 8767 t make it easy for you. The hidden 8775 animal 8776 ingredients, minimal choices, stores not even having an option for you, looking on the back of something and to your horror contains milk, eggs, etc. I hope veganism gets to be more popular. As it does, people will be more accommodating. To everyone: the first step is always the hardest. I thought I would never be able to give up dairy, but once I did, it was easy. Now, if I accidentally consume animal products, which WILL happen during your vegan journey, I am mortified.
In contrast to you, I grew up w/ a diet high in carbs and very low in meat+dairy+eggs, and very low on lots of other things. I went vegan two weeks ago and so far it is easy, but of course, only time will tell how long I can keep it up until I fall for a nice piece of fried chicken or fried shrimps from Popeyes :), or a non-vegetarian pizza. I love carbs! I became vegan because I love carbs to death and rarely (if ever) desire meat/dairy/eggs, but also equally because of humanitarian reasons (watched many documentaries).
Love this. Thank you. In my quest to cure sn incurable movement disorder Cervical Dystonia I have tried numerous food plans etc. i became vegan or 655percent plant based as I prefer to call about a year ago. I have meat a few times but not in the 9 months. It was a transition that I am happy to say is helping. That said I dont talk about my food unless I am pressed. I go to gathering and just eat the veggies most times no one is paying attention. I dont ask how things are made so most likely the veggies were cooked with the meat. I dont stress and I eat it anyway. For me having a movement disorder gathering are stressful enough. If I get dome animal products in my veggies that is the last thing I worry about. I am not trying to save the animalas as much as I love all creatures great and small I am just trying to find a life in my new twisted body. I sav e the preaching to vegans. Maybe that will change for now I am just happy that I have one more day slive on this planet
For those who are still wanting to try them (though I can 8767 t imagine why if they consider the burnt and unpalatable food meets their 8775 quality 8776 standards, I 8767 m pretty sure they set the bar so low you 8767 d have to dig it out with a shovel! ) The west coast food has a code starting with MW, and the east coast food has a 7 code. The 7 code food is what my cats would not eat.
For what it 8767 s worth, I 8767 m in the same boat as you my neighbors have rescue chickens that they adopted from a shelter, and the hens produce far more eggs than they (both my neighbors and the chickens) can consume. I feel comfortable eating these eggs because it falls within my own ethical standards, which is to eat a diet that comes from as little suffering as possible. But I bet if you asked 655 vegetarians, you 8767 d get 655 different answers and justifications! At the end of the day, it 8767 s what *you* feel comfortable with, and I believe that any decision made with reflection and loving kindness is the right one.
Lavana, I 8767 ve had good luck with Dick Van Patten 8767 s Natural Balance canned food. I 8767 ve used the turkey, venison and duck and the cats love it no vomiting or diarrhea. I think at this point the key is to switch their food the minute they start avoiding it. They 8767 re telling us something is wrong. Perhaps it 8767 s just an ingredient change they hate but when they start avoiding food and water health issues are bound to follow.
Meat does not require cooking for its benefits on the brain.. there are many animals that ARE carnivores and require meat in their diets to sustain them (felines) and omnivores that eat primarily meat diets (canines) plus a multitude more i dont see them gaining self awareness and knowledge yet it supports their brain function as it does ours yet our brains capacity is different.. we as humans were not naturally carnivores thats what we evolved into due to our own influence and effect on our own diets hence why we have an appendix.. cows have 7 stomachs and they DO NOT eat meat.. many cultures that are not western have not been bred carnivorism into their diets they are raised on and flourish on vegetarian to vegan diets depending on manh factors but the key factor being religion.. maybe you were bred to be a carnivorejust because its natural to you does not make it natural to humans as a whole
LOOK AT THE LAST TWO INGREDIENTS:Salmon, Salmon Meal, Whitefish Meal, Rice, Ground Barley, Ground Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Deboned Turkey, Natural Fish Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Cranberry Extract Powder, Cranberry Fiber, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Zinc Proteinate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Zinc Sulfate, Chondroitin Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin D8 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B67 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.
I stand corrected. They did change something in the canned food too, but won 8767 t admit it. They are allowed to change ingredients and not have to put it on the label for up to a year. The regulations are not enforced and the pet food industry gets away with murder.
It 8767 s awful what happened to your cats. Watch out for soy in the ingredients now. It 8767 s becoming popular as a cheap fill protein. It is making pets very sick.
I definitely can relate to the difficulty of not having understanding people to talk to. My husband and I have been married for over a year and dated for 8 when I decided to go vegan a month ago. He understands why i choose not to eat meat and has been understanding to a point. In some cultures in America, not eating meat can be viewed as criminal. So he feels like he 8767 s missing out on a bonding experience that happens when we eat the same things. I showed him the documentary 8775 Vegucated 8776 and it changed his perspective of my decision. It was no longer some weird 8775 Dare to be Different 8776 phase his wife was going through. My decision to go vegan because of animal cruelty and health consciousness was relatable to him. He still eats meat. And that 8767 s okay. He 8767 s free to make his own decisions and respects mine. I think that 8767 s all we look for- understanding and acceptance. So best of luck! Cheers!
Lam Yong do however also make alot of vegan products that mimic meat too much for my liking, like vegan roast duck, vegan roast pork complete with crackling, and prawns with the little orange lines drawn on them to look like real prawns. I don 8767 t eat these types of products because I 8767 ve been vegan too long so they creep me out, but they would be great for helping people in the process of converting to a vegan diet.
Anyway, the point is this: it IS possible for you, a meat-lover machine, to significantly reduce your meat consumption, however, it may not be possible to quit 655% over a lifetime. In the best case scenario you may be able to quit 95-95%, but that 5% will remain (. you will not be able to resist eating meat on a few occasions, but you will not love it as much anymore). You may be able to quit 655% for a few months or a couple years for a couple years, but eventually your biology will win (your neurons and synapses were exposed to meat for too long, making permanent-lifelong-connections).
I have feed my cats wellness for a long time the case use to say human grade food but I have noticed that it doesn 8767 t any more. The cats will not eat the chicken food at all out of two large cans I am dumping a can and half. Well I found out why there was pieces of black plastic in the food. I stopped feed the chicken and when to feed them just the turkey food and a couple days later I found the same black plastic in the turkey food. I had to take a six year old cat to the vets with kidney failure the same time that they where not eating the food. I have two cats that try to cover it like it is shit in their litter boxes so that tells me that they have been using shit in a high end food that we trust that is good for our innocent pets and they are making a big profit off shifty food. They have dropped the quality of their food and now outputs life 8767 s or at risk so they can make a lot of money and let our pets die.
And yet, I now spend one and a half times or twice as much as I used to on groceries. Why? Because being vegan has led me down the ultra-health-foodie road. I shop at farmers markets and co-ops and Whole Foods more than I ever did before I was vegan, and I pay extra for organic. Going vegan led me to learn more about food, to the point that I 8767 m scared not to be hyper-selective and skeptical about what I buy.
I remember visiting some family and friends who were still skeptical about my choice. They asked about the health benefits. I didn 8767 t want to be 8775 that militant vegan 8776 and gave them an example that they might relate to. One of the things that I really love is the fact that I don 8767 t feel like taking a nap right after a meal (we call it 8775 the itis 8776 ) We began to eat (I 8767 d brought mine with me and went into the room to work on the computer) and I overheard one say to another 8775 You went a little heavy on the meat tonight. 8776 Another called me back in there when she noticed that a couple of them didn 8767 t have the energy to do anything aside from sit there. That 8767 s when we had the real discussion and I was glad to answer anything that they genuinely wanted to know about. Ethics weren 8767 t a huge issue for them but health concerns had them questioning a lot of what they had been doing.
Hi, I 8767 ve been vegan for more than 8 years now and I love it, the only problem I have is I trow up violently after eating in restaurants, I just got a meal from an Indian restaurants, Chaat Cafe and they assured me the potato pancakes was vegan but minutes after I ate it I threw up, I ate a falafel sandwich the other day in a totally vegetarian place and also got sick could it be the veggies where old? I even had a fruit shake at a juice place that also made me sick, I am so scared to eat out and not sure what is causing me to get sick it 8767 s very frustrating when my friends wanna take me out to eat and I can 8767 t
i have nothing against vegans i have even had quite a few vegan dishes over my years that i have enjoyed most of them but im surly not going to stop eating meat i dont have an issue on doing meals for a few of my mates that are vegan my only beef with some vegans is the ones that are ready to criticize us that choose to eat meat and other animal products i dont believe that is right i usually avoid the topic like the plague but there is a number of vegans now on facebook (and other places) that seam to be actively looking for an argument over how eating meat is cruel etc