Vegan Experience: guy takes on a vegan lifestyle for 4 weeks

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Vegan Experience: guy takes on a vegan lifestyle for 4 weeks

Postby Raynak » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:35 pm

Vegan Experience: Omnivore is taking on a vegan diet + lifestyle for 4 weeks, and he shares all of his experiences. What he eats, what he thinks of the food, what he finds difficult being a new vegan, how friends, family and other people around him react to his new vegan lifestyle…

He cooks at home for himself and his non-vegan wife, he eats out at both vegan/vegetarian + non-vegan/non-vegetarian restaurants, he goes to dinner parties, he gives dinner parties himself for his omnivorous friends, he eats while being on the road, etc.

Day 0: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-0.html

Day 1 + 2: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-breakfast-oatmeal-lunch-dinner-recipes.html

Day 3: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-3-ill-have-that-without-x-please-substitutions.html

Day 4: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-4-look-to-the-past.html

Day 5: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-5-say-no-to-faux.html

Day 6: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-6-calorie-control.html

Day 7 + 8 + 9: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-days-7-8-and-9-wheres-th.html

Day 10: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/foods-you-thought-were-vegan-not.html

Day 11: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-11-diversity-through.html

Day 12: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-12-this-is-what-happens-when-im-too-busy-to-cook.html

Day 13: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-13-blah.html

Day 14 + 15 + 16: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-days-14-15-and-16-the-wi.html

Day 17: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/01/the-vegan-experience-day-17-thats-really-good.html

Day 18: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-day-18-improvisers-and-tinkerers.html

Day 19: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-day-19-breaking-down-bread.html

Day 20 + 21: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/vegan-superbowl-experience-super-bowl-snacks-vegetarian.html

Day 22 + 23: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-days-22-and-23-charting.html

Day 24: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-day-24-miracle-ingredien.html

Day 25: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-day-25-can-vegans-still-enjoy-pizza.html

Day 26: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-day-26-the-feed-a-meathead-challenge.html

Day 27: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-day-27-on-the-road-again.html

Day 28: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/the-vegan-experience-day-28-final-thoughts-as-a-part-time-vegan.html
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Re: Vegan Experience: guy takes on a vegan lifestyle for 4 w

Postby Lordmuppet » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:41 pm

I had a glance through the concluding comments. One for the win column I would say :D
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Re: Vegan Experience: guy takes on a vegan lifestyle for 4 w

Postby Raynak » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:46 pm

Yeah, I'm only at day 14/15/16, but the guy definitely sees the benefits and even really enjoyes the food, even though he started out be saying he's an omnivor and this experiment was not designed to turn him into a vegan.

As a new vegan myself, I really liked reading about his struggles and the things he comes across that he finds difficult and hadn't expected beforehand.
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Re: Vegan Experience: guy takes on a vegan lifestyle for 4 w

Postby alexander » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:24 am

Nice thread, Good luck to him.
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Re: Vegan Experience: guy takes on a vegan lifestyle for 4 w

Postby TarekF » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:15 am

Interestingly (and awesomely) enough, this is the second blog i found of someone trying veganism and liking it a whole lot, enough to actually change their way of life.

This guy at a blog called raptitude did a vegan experiment here is the final write up http://www.raptitude.com/2011/03/what-i-discovered-when-i-went-vegan-for-30-days/

He decided afterwards to become fully vegan. I was very surprised cause he came into it more as an experiment, and not focusing on ethics. But it made him feel good and the ethics sort of fell into place it seems.

Heres what he said about it
Try a vegan diet for 30 days – DONE – 3/24/11 – This became Experiment No. 10 and it has left me changed forever. I am now vegan and have no plans to change.
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Re: Vegan Experience: guy takes on a vegan lifestyle for 4 w

Postby alexander » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:45 am

That's awesome! Good improvement.
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