I have in the past attempted to eat solely vegan foods in an attempt to satisfy self imposed ethical and moral standards. I attempted this without doing much research or giving much thought to how heavily this would impact my life.
I would like this to be a thread in which people can provide information to persons looking for more information on the vegan lifestyle and how to approach this monumental change with the information that will make the transition as successful as possible.
Share stories, experiences, links, references, warnings, or red-direct to another thread if this is a repeat.
How did you approach this new diet/lifestyle? What were the reasons that motivated your change? Has it been easy? What's been the hardest thing? What are some unexpected consequences/benefits you have experienced? Do you feel better as an individual for the change if it was ethics-based? Have you struggled with this diet? Have you found a new community of individuals/ friends through this diet/lifestyle change? Would you recommend this to someone who is just trying to lose weight? What would be reasons for NOT assuming this diet/lifestyle?