Hello everyone!!

I’m trying my best to post regularly on the blog but it’s not easy, since I’m a senior in high school. My goal for 2019 was to publish 1 post a week, but this one will be the second blog post for February. I hope I can improve my blogging skills and start to upload regularly. Anyways, on today’s blog post I’ll be talking about veganism, vegan people, aka people who have a plant-based diet. After I give enough information about veganism, I’ll talk about my own experience and the reason why I started going vegan for one day a week.

What exactly is Veganism?

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

The Vegan Movement is one of the fastest growing social justice movements in the world today.

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What do vegans eat?

Most of my friends and family members believe that vegan people only eat vegetables and fruits. They think that vegan people starve themselves and not eating enough. Another misunderstanding is that people go vegan to lose weight. It’s so wrong to judge someone for their diet and choices they made for environment and animals.

After I watched “Cowspiracy” (a documentary on Netflix) I realized that I should do something for our world and stop consuming meat, dairy, and all animal products. It’s not easy to give up all of them in one day so right now I’m giving my self enough time to adapt this plant-based diet. For that reason, I chose to go vegan for one day a week. I created “Vegan Wednesday” to raise awareness and inform people in my community.

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 A vegan diet is richly diverse and comprises all kinds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans, and pulses – all of which can be prepared in endless combinations that will ensure you’re never bored. 

Foods that vegans avoid:

  • Meat
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Honey

Foods that vegans choose to eat instead:

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Tofu
  • Seitan
  • Tempeh
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Plant milk

Why go vegan?

You are probably thinking “Why would I go to vegan when there is steak, yogurt and cheese?” I understand how you feel but there is much more than food. It’s not all about consuming animal products; there is a environmental and ethical side of the story.

For the environment

From recycling our household rubbish to cycling to work, we’re all aware of ways to live a greener life. One of the most effective things an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products. The vast amount of grain feed required for meat production is a significant contributor to deforestation, habitat loss and species extinction.

As a environmentalist, I try my best to live in a greener world. Therefore I prefer a waste-free living. Actually, I’ve written a blog post about “Waste Free Living“.  Also, lower quantities of crops and water are required to sustain a vegan diet, making the switch to veganism one of the easiest, most enjoyable and most effective ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

For your health

 Both the British Dietetic Association and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognize that they are suitable for every age and stage of life. Some research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

If you want to try something different in your diet, going vegan for one day a week is a great option for you! You’ll not only try something good for your body, but also you’ll help the environment and animals.

Here are some statistics about this topic: 

That’s all for today’s blog post. I hope you guys enjoyed it and learned more about veganism. Raising awareness about the environment, sustainability and animals is crucial. Therefore I wanted to write this blog post. Maybe from now on you can help the environment by reducing your meat consumption? or try to cut out dairy from your diet? Your choice. Your life. But OUR WORLD.

If you have any questions or any ideas, you can reach me from my social media accounts.

Have a lovely week!

6 thoughts on “Vegan Wednesday | Going Vegan for One Day a Week”

  1. Apart from the ethical reasons for going vegan, some recipes just taste so good. I would recommend that everyone tries to have something vegan on a regular basis.

    1. Thank you Sophie! Yes, small changes have a huge impact on big changes and that’s why I wrote this blog post. Raising awareness is really important in these kind of issues.

      Love,
      Sima

  2. Really enjoy this post! Very well written and I learned a great amount about the vegan diet. I hadn’t considered the environmental impact until reading your post. Thank so much for sharing! And don’t worry about how much you are blogging. My advice is to blog when a topic strikes you. Don’t force it.

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