"I can’t believe I’m still a vegan"

Newsweek prints an article written by a middle aged health vegan who is following Austin’s own vegan firefighter Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 Diet:

It would be simple enough to let it all go. As millions of middle-aged Americans have discovered, it’s a hell of a lot easier to grow a belly than to not grow one. But I don’t want to be one of those guys in the XXL golf shirts who look like they are about to give birth to a basketball. And I don’t want to increase my risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems associated with obesity. Which is why, in early January, as my holiday food intake helped push my weight past the 210 mark for the first time (I’m six feet tall) I became a vegan. Much to my surprise, more than two months later I am still a vegan. I am also 12 pounds lighter and I have substantially more energy than I did when I was a flesh eater. (That’s the term I use now to describe people who eat meat; annoying non-vegans, I have found, is one of the best things about being a vegan.)

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Cross posted from The Vegan Tree House.

One thought on “"I can’t believe I’m still a vegan"

  1. Congratulations on the weight loss! I call my non-vegan friends “flesh eaters” too- they laugh and roll their eyes at me, but somehow I think they secretly want to be more like me so they can call others “flesh eaters” too- it is that cool!

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