Going vegan is HARD! I tried it for a while and had a nervous break down in the middle of a Turkish restaurant because I couldn’t tell if my rice was cooked with butter or oil. I was crying so hard, we actually had to LEAVE the place.
It really is a true life change. You don’t realize how many items we consume that are connected to animals… unless you stop and think about it. Since then, I haven’t had eggs, yogurt, milk or raw cheese. I’ve also severely limited my intake of cooked products… but that’s very hard to do when everything has egg or butter in it! Like I said… I was unsuccessful at accomplishing this.
Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi are giving vegan a go! They’ve made the decision and are really happy with their progress. Portia feels the compassionate change was the right one.
"We just made that shift in our lives. The benefit of it is weight
loss. For her more than me. Her body responded to it very well. It is
amazing. We are just both very happy. It feels like such a compassionate
choice. We are such animal lovers, why stop short of cows and chickens?
It didn’t make any sense."
And De Rossi admits she and her wife have
been working towards becoming vegans since their very first date.
"When Ellen and I first got together I was wearing fur and
Ellen was wearing very expensive Italian calfskin leather. She was
giving me a hard time about wearing the fur and I said, ‘Why is a fox
any more important than a cow?’ "We took that idea and went all the way
with it. We are doing what we can."
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