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Would You Go Vegan For 21 Days?


When I read that Oprah is going vegan as part of a 21-day cleanse, I thought: I could do that — if I had a personal chef! When well-prepared, vegan food can be quite delicious, and I've had some great gourmet meals at vegan restaurants.

But it's definitely a challenging way to eat, so I'd rather have someone cook it for me. How about you? Could you go vegan for 21 days?

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kml032686 kml032686 7 years
I don't eat any animal products, but am not a vegan... i wear leather and could not give that up. So I guess I am already on a vegan diet.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
the book being " skinny bi tch"
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
I am not a vegan but I REALLY avoid dairy and cheese, and do not eat meat. (I eat seafood sometimes.) Let me tell you i was a total cheese freak (I would do crazy things like finish a pack of brie in one day) but just knowing about all the pus and antibiotics that goes in there with the milk grossed me out enough to quit cold turkey. I was inspired by 'Skinny Bitch', though, not Oprah! I can't believe the stubborn meat eaters, they do not know how they are hurting the earth and themselves. 1 stat: you wash your fruit and veggies to get rid of pesticides, right? Well, mean has 14 times more pesticides than produce and you cannot wash it out! :P take care of your bodies ladies, and read the book!
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 7 years
I'm a vegetarian, but everything I cook for myself is vegan. If I'm at a friend's house, though, I'll eat some dairy. Also, I will occasionally eat some Morning Star/Boca products that have dairy in them. However, I wouldn't label myself vegan.
herfallingstar herfallingstar 7 years
I could but it would be so hard! I love cheese, prawns. And a lot of the Quorn stuff has milk protein as well >.<
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Could do it, but don't wanna do. I have a vegan sister-in-law and the thought of looking like her scares me. I'll take my big butt over skeleton body any day. Go Oprah, more lobster and filets for me.
dbbuddha dbbuddha 7 years
Arlyle, please don't push your lifestyle choices on everyone. Vegan eating means no animal products, period. A vegan lifestyle is not what is under discussion. No, vegans do not eat casein or gelatin, but I know plenty of vegans who eat white sugar (there are vegan white sugars), and also the majority of vegans I know wear wool. As for the "80% vegan" comment, I just saw it as a way to qualify that 80% of the commenter's diet was vegan. It wasn't meant to offend. I went vegan for 6 months on a bet to get a friend to stop smoking. Not gonna lie--the first month was HARD. It took me about that long to break the dairy addiction, and also to learn the ins & outs of vegan cooking (which is delicious & creative). After that month, it became easy. 6 months later, I didn't notice a difference in energy and health levels... until I went back to eating meat and dairy. While vegan, I didn't get sick, didn't suffer from my (usually severe) seasonal allergies, never caught a winter cold or the flu. After eating meat & dairy again, I've had worse than usual allergies, been sick, and felt tired and sluggish a lot. I've determined that I should go back to eating vegan again, but it didn't take long for that addiction to set back in. I'm still fighting the tendency to eat meat and cheese, and I know I'm worse for it.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
i'm a vegetarian, and i don't drink milk, but i have other dairy products and eggs (and occasionally a baked product with milk in it). pet peeve: phrases like "80% vegan" drive me crazy. if you eat fish, you are not a vegetarian. if you eat any dairy products, you are not a vegan. there's no gray area there.
Calimie Calimie 7 years
I would have like an option for: "I won't because I don't want to." I might consider vegetarianism but veganism? No way.
loonyluna loonyluna 7 years
I don't think eating healthy food and caring about animals is ever out.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
I eat red meat every single day so that is a BIG NO for me! VEGAN IS OUT!
foxie foxie 7 years
She IS doing something extraordinary... for herself, the environment, and animals. Who cares if she doesn't cook it herself?
DCStar DCStar 7 years
YumSugar - I had the same thought! If I had a personal chef, I certainly don't think "going vegan for 21 days" would be difficult at all. I can't even believe Oprah is acting like she's doing something extraordinary!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm already a very strict vegetarian so for me to go vegan really wouldn't be a stretch. the one thing that i am doing right now is the whole 'raw food' thing. i want to see how that affects my body.
emalove emalove 7 years
Absolutely. And I know I could do it easily too.
lukal lukal 7 years
nevermind - gross - just like vegans!!!!!
lukal lukal 7 years
guess I'm clueless - but what is "giving BJ's"?
sudenmorsian sudenmorsian 7 years
Have already been a vegan for nearly 4 years. It really isn't that difficult as you think :D And whoever asked whether vegans can give BJ's: yes, just like vegans usually breastfeed their babies. While giving BJ you won't exploit anyone or kill or hurt anything bigger than sperm. Actually it's good for vegans as semen contains B12, a nutrient only found in animal products (or supplements).
aleigh aleigh 7 years
I WOULDNT MIND GIVING IT A TRY, BUT THE PEOPLE I LIVE WITH WOULD THINK IM CRAZY CAUSE IM 4M THE SOUTH ITS ALL ABOUT HOT DOGS AND HAMBUGERS AND RIBS AND STEAK ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. BUT I WOULD TRY IT ONE DAY YEA THAT WOULD BE KINDA FUN, JUST TO SEE HOW LONG YOU CAN GO WITH OUT IT. SOMETIMES ITS MIND OVER BODY, PEOPLE THINK THEY NEED CERTIN THINGS WHEN REALLY ITS JUST THEIR MIND WANTS THEM.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
id go vegan for more than 21 days if I had someone to cook for me at first and show me how to prepare and pick recipes after I found what I liked.
loonyluna loonyluna 7 years
I am vegan. It really isn't that hard. I eat a lot of yummy foods. You don't have to eat at home all the time either. I eat out all the time at Indian and mediterranean restaurants (hummus, falafel and baba ganoush - can't live without it!). Honestly, 21 days isn't that long to go without animal products.
nrmunch55 nrmunch55 7 years
I eat everything thank you.
anavg anavg 7 years
i went vegan for 31 (32?) days and the truth is that you end up feeling so much better. but it's just too hard of a life style to lead, especially in mexico since there isn't an equivalent of a "whole foods" market. eventually i had to stop and i realized i hadn't really missed dairy products as much as i had played it out in my head, i recommend everyone try it, you really do feel great and lose a lot of weight.
devils devils 7 years
I would definitely give it a try, just to see if I could do it. It might not be TOO hard for me, since I still have a slight allergy to dairy (but I eat it anyway sometimes hehe). I do like meat...so that part would be hard. I'd give it a try though, why not? =D
arlyle arlyle 7 years
I've caught a few people's comments, but only a few seem to see what a vegan really is. No refined white sugar, no gelatin, no casien (sp?) (a milk protein) no leather, no wool,no honey, no beeswax etc. To be more specific, no skittles, no altoids, no wheat thins, no Amy's mac and SOY cheese, no 'cheese alternatives' made from milk protein. So many meat and dairy free things still have dairy derivatives and eggs. It's not for everybody, but it's also not something to call yourself unless you're for real. Do what makes you happy and what makes you feel good. If that means eating meat so be it, if it means being vegan, go for it...but it should never involve calling yourself something you're not or judging people for their choices.
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