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Why I decided To Become A Vegan

Updated on September 7, 2014
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I am a mother of three wonderful adult children, and I'm also a born-again Christian. I love to share my personal experiences.

Vegan Lifestyle

I never thought that I would be saying this and I must admit I always thought that people went to the extreme when it came to their choices by not eating meat or dairy products. Vegan means eating nothing that has to do with animal product. If you want to go a step further true vegans will not wear anything that was slaughter for kill.

Being a baker and baking by scratch for 13 schools, I still never considered on becoming a vegan until I got the WHOLE PICTURE. There is a lot to see and it is huge that they don't want us to know about. To tell you the truth it was important to me to have a good diet and to be healthy but what I saw changed me from the inside out. The cruelty that these animals have to endure. They are literally being tortured with NO MERCY. No living creature should ever have to go through such extreme suffering, this was my first reason for deciding to become a vegan. Plus there are things that they don't want us to know. We are eating sick animals badly treated sickly animals. Then we wonder why there is so much sickness and diseases in the world today.

I was brought up with meat through out my life. I always felt that the Lord put animals here on earth for us to eat and enjoy. But after seeing for myself on how the animals were being prepared so that we can eat meat it was in-humane the torture that these animals go through is outrageous! They feel pain just like any living creature. God didn't attend for animals to be treated in this way. For example a pig is hung up with one foot well being dunked into a hot boiling container well they are still alive then after they are removed from that hot boiling water they are put on a shelf with a machine that skins them alive and Yes they are feeling all the pain that comes with it. Next they are dismembered, then prepared for shipment. This is just one of the ways that slaughter houses go about killing the animals just one of the ways there is a whole lot more that is sickening to say the least.

Picture your beloved pet going through that kind of torture, what makes a pig less important, or any living creature for that matter? They feel pain just like we do, the difference is that they can't talk to us... but I sure saw how afraid they were and how much they cried. This alone would stop me from eating meat again. But there are other facts that lead me to believe that Vegan is the way to go. That I will share with you other reasons. But first check out the Vegucated Dvd below.

Vegucated DVD

I watched this movie not really that enthusiastic about it, but my son convinced me by bringing it up from time to time about how I should really watch this. So I had sometime on my hands and decided to take the time and boy I was in for an awaking something that I really needed to come to terms within how important it was for me to make changes in my diet and to have a different outlook on how to go about it. Actually it isn't a diet to loose weight but a right way to eat something a specialist doctor told me about several years ago. Except he didn't call it Vegan.

In this film it tells you about three people who decided to take the Vegan challenge it goes into great detail on how it is done. Something that I wish everyone on this earth would dare to see for them self. If we all decided to make a change there would be less diseases and depression and a better outlook on life if we just take the time and give it a chance. Then I would feel like I did something right for mankind and for the animals too.... please stop with the torture there are better ways to go about it.

Important facts on how to become a Vegan

You Are What You Eat

I know you have heard this saying before " you are what you eat" Well it is true you are what you eat.

Many say that we need to eat meat to get our protein. There are a lot of protein found in the Vegan way of eating. You find protein in nuts, beans, grains etc. There are many ways to substitute your diet with many favorable healthy ideas. For example a hamburger can be substituted by eating a veggie burger which is so delicious. You can have tofu food in place of meat, try it in a pasta that is made out of vegetables. Brown rice, wheat grains is necessary to keep a good type of carbs within your diet. But the most important is eating plenty of fruits and vegetables eating greens is essential. Eating from the land is bountiful and a God giving gift when it is grown from the ground and the trees. It is a healthy way of eating. You notice how colorful these fruits look they are a gift to the human race.

You hear about so many diseases and sicknesses out there, such as cancer, diabetes, heart and liver disease, you name it, its our there. All this is because of what they are feeding us and how they process the food. The antibiotics and other harmful products they put on meat and processed food is actually not saving us any money but causing us to make more visits to the doctor. And literally killing us and unfortunately many of us are not making it to live a long full life.

The food industry are in it for the money they don't care about torturing innocent animals, neither do they care about all the processed food that they claim are healthy. You can't believe what they always say... look at the labels the way of being able too know the difference is by seeing how much ingredients they use. The less ingredients the more authentic and organic it is.

They are killing off the human race and we are heading toward costrophy unless we our self are willing to make changes. It can be made in baby steps, nothing is to hard if you have the choice to say yes.

Eating dairy products also can be substituted for example milk can be substituted with almond, rice, soy or hemp milk. You can use Earth Balance for butter.

There are so many things out there that can fulfill your Vegan way of eating that you don't feel like your missing out, you just have to find them. Which is easy to find on the net and also they have cook books that teach you how to cook Vegan style and they are even coming up with stores and restaurants that do it Vegan style. You would be surprised on how many things out there that show you what to do. It isn't about will but about a choice to eat healthy. Now this isn't a fad or a phase that you go through this is a lifestyle that you can decide to do at any age and then your life will be that much more healthier and abundant the way the Lord intended it to be.

You will feel much better and stronger then you ever have if you truly commit to doing this lifestyle. I will show you people who are Vegans and you would be surprise how many are easily living it. For one... my boyfriend's sisters are Vegan they are in their mid 50's and they are youthful sexy and hot looking for their age. They are active and their hair is long and shiny and their complexion glows with no winkles, not only that but they don't have one love handle, they didn't have to get liposuction to get that flat divined abdomen . They had children and yet they still have a waist without surgery just by changing their eating style. By eating clean. How would you like to look better and feel better having that new zest for life? Well you can if you changed the way you eat. But don't just take my word for it see for yourself. But like with everything if you are serious then check with your doctor and getting a second opinion. It can be done and it will also save another animal from being tortured if more people made that decision to eat clean and it will save the human race from dying off at early ages if only we decide to make that change.

Famous Vegetarians and Vegans


Scripture On What The Bible Say's

About Being A vegan

The bible says that eating meat is acceptable, (but not the torture of animals) to me that isn't acceptable. God is love.

Jesus ate fish and lamb it isn't a sin to eat meat, so I am not condemning or judging people who choose to eat meat. Being Vegan or eating meat isn't wrong or a sin. But for me it is a sin to treat animals cruel, which means torturing them, so it is hard to want to eat meat because of that only.

The bible tells us:God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day (Genesis 1:27-31).

Let's look at the book of Daniel this is a good example on eating healthier what it can do for our body mind and spirit, Daniel and his companions refused to eat all the rich food that the King would set before them and he convinced chief official to give them ten days to prove that they can be just as healthy as the ones eating the wine and royal food. They were more glow y and smart and healthy from eating grains fruits and vegetables:

New International Version

Daniel’s Training in Babylon

1In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babyloniaa and put in the treasure house of his god.

3Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— 4young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.b 5The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service.

6Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 7The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.

8But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. 9Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, 10but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.”

11Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12“Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” 14So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

15At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.

17To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

18At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. 19The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service. 20In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.

21And Daniel remained there until the first year of King Cyrus.

Conclusion: There are so many evidence to convince a person that eating clean is the way to go. If as of the days of old these animals weren't tortured and treated in humane and they were used in a more humane way meat to me would be more tolerable, but since I know the truth in how these animals are treated it is so painful to me to even want to eat meat again.

God didn't intend for this to be going on. Mankind has destroyed our animals and the human race. By killing and torturing and causing us sickness and pain from all the chemicals and false way of getting this food out in the first place. A lot of these animals are sick with infection because they torture them to produce, never giving them pain medication and tossing baby animals into the grinder because they can't use them, it is sickening and it needs to be told and shown so that the world will know what is going on in these slaughter buildings it is unbelievable. To me that is enough to not ever want to eat meat again or have anything to do with animals products. I am totally against animal cruelty period!!! Put a stop to it before we are called to judgment for not having a conscience in how we treat what God has made.


Vegan Cook Books

There are 1000s of ways to put a meal or snack together when preparing a meal. It is easy to find many items at any grocery store if you do your home work.

Animal cruelty - (In the slaughter houses by Facebook mail online) This stuff is happening World Wide, something they don't want you to has been provi

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Torture: The pig was squealing after it was shot and dragged more than 150 by a hook through its jawCruelty: This sow's throat has been slit but the pig is still alive - and is about to be put into boiling waterBoiled alive: The sow was dunked into boiling water while still alive and kept under with wooden sticksHorrifying: Unlicensed slaughterhouses where animals are abused and mistreated are common in western parts of Miami-Dade County
Torture: The pig was squealing after it was shot and dragged more than 150 by a hook through its jaw
Torture: The pig was squealing after it was shot and dragged more than 150 by a hook through its jaw
Cruelty: This sow's throat has been slit but the pig is still alive - and is about to be put into boiling water
Cruelty: This sow's throat has been slit but the pig is still alive - and is about to be put into boiling water
Boiled alive: The sow was dunked into boiling water while still alive and kept under with wooden sticks
Boiled alive: The sow was dunked into boiling water while still alive and kept under with wooden sticks
Horrifying: Unlicensed slaughterhouses where animals are abused and mistreated are common in western parts of Miami-Dade County
Horrifying: Unlicensed slaughterhouses where animals are abused and mistreated are common in western parts of Miami-Dade County

"I became a vegan the day I watched a video of a calf being born on a factory farm. The baby was dragged away from his mother before he hit the ground. The helpless calf strained its head backwards to find his mother. The mother bolted after her son and exploded into a rage when the rancher slammed the gate on her. She wailed the saddest noise I’d ever heard an animal make, and then thrashed and ...dug into the ground, burying her face in the muddy placenta. I had no idea what was happeni

— James McWilliams

Meat Or Not - Cruelty has got to stop

Would you be willing to give up meat to save the torture of animals?

Vegan Food

There are many links out there on the net to find grocery stores and restaurants in your area. I am giving you a couple to give you an ideal.

Subway is a popular and economy fast food to go to also Chipotle offers Vegans a choice of eating these are to name a couple as well. It is a growing lifestyle that leads to a healthier way of living.

Do You Agree That No Meat Is Better After Knowing These Facts?

Cast your vote for No Meat?

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    • lisln profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Oh yea your right I forgot about that I take a B12 supplement that us cool that you found that black Japanese tea.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      None of those foods contain B12 unless it's added. But I just learned today that a Japanese fermented black tea known as Batabata-cha does contain it.

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      5 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Actually there are other ways to substitute then using supplements for example instead of milk there is soy, almond, and coconut milk just to name a few. There are a lot of alternatives out there for replacement of dairy and much healthier to your body.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Just curious; if you don't include dairy or eggs in your diet, where do you get Vitamin B12 from? Do you use supplements?

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      6 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Nice to see you here it has been awhile I will follow you and thank you for the comment

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      6 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Thank you dear

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      Nick Deal 

      6 years ago from Earth

      Power to you! It can't be easy being a vegan so best wishes on your food journey.

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      People wonder why I don't eat meat as well. I am not against the eating of meat mainly because it is God ordained. What I am against is the way they go about it and that's what caused me to take the steps in the way I now eat. The fact that it's better for me is a bonus.


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