I was shopping at Aldi’s when I got the inspiration for this post. This women and her child were shopping and I hear her say, “We just can’t afford organics”, which leads me to reason number one of anti vegan symptoms.
1. We can not afford it
“I just can not afford the organics”. Sure you can, just pick a few, and remember slow and steady wins the race. When choosing organics I gravitate towards the foods I eat regularly, so if you eat oats every morning, buy organic oats. I know this has nothing to do with being vegan, but the concept is the same. In order to keep the blow minimal, build your pantry slowly. I also recommend cutting recipes in half, as to not waste food.
2. I just do not want to
Laziness is probably the culprit here. Today my brother was begging my mother to get him bananas, and I automatically thought he was shy. I jumped in, to try and alleviate the situation, but when I told him about Walmart’s pick up service, hes says, “going is the problem”. I was stunned, and felt my mothers’ pain, but we all have our lazy moments. My brother works out everyday, but when it comes to housework there’s no breaking that kid. When I ate terrible, and sat on my couch all day, I was lazy about everything. Now, I enjoy getting things done, and have that energy everyone talks about.
3. I am not strong enough
I hear this a lot, but I do not understand it. We could chalk it up to laziness but I’m leaning towards the love of food. Some say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and I used to believe this. Luckily, people like Cesar Millan taught me that you can, indeed, teach an old dog new tricks; you just have to have the dedication to help. Oh and if your worried about flavor, the right recipes will keep you satisfied.
I read comment after comment of people saying they associate food with special moments.This is a tricky one, because some people will not be willing to create new moments with you. I Just know that from my experience, if the food looks good enough, even the kids will try it. Everyone else needs to deal with why they cannot be there for you.
5. I an alpha
Life is hard. Life is so hard, that sometimes we need to feel like the boss, but does it need to be at such a cruel expense?
6. It is not healthy
It is not healthy…I will not get enough protein…what about Vitamin D? I would say talk to your Dr., but if we are being real here, they are human too, and ignore what they do not want to hear. From what I do know, veganism is the healthiest diet out there: you live 6-10 years longer, your mass body index is in a healthy range, cholesterol is within the normal realm, and it has been found to reverse illnesses, like diabetes. Also, fortified milks and juices can be found at your local Wal-Mart.
Years ago, I ate so much candy I started to feel weird. I seriously thought I gave myself diabetes. Fears like death, medication, and regret flooded my mind. What I am trying to say is illnesses are scary and sometimes admitting nothing is wrong feels right. I read in Werner and Sharon Hoegers, Fitness & Wellness, that these people are the hardest to reach, and should for lack of better words, be pestered until they make the decision to get healthy.
8. Those vegan are crazy
Intense passion can be intimidating and mistakes have been made on both sides. I will leave you with this quote by Rob Siltanen.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Rob Siltanen