We’re going mainstream! Another big time media outlet discussing the vegan lifestyle in a positive light. Who’d have thought that would happen?! First The Guardian and now Metro too. Have a read of this post first found on the Metro looking at 13 things vegans are sick of hearing.
Tell somebody you grew up in a cult in mid-west America and you get a mild look of concern.
If you divulge that you believe in life on Mars, it’ll be met with a jolly laugh.
Share the fact that you don’t eat gluten and you’ll receive a smug nod.
But mention that you’re a vegan and you’ll have to face a barrage of questions, statements and arguments.
I didn’t realise just how many experts on protein I knew until I became vegan.
Here are just some of the things that vegans are sick of hearing.
What do you eat?
Dust. Just like Marjorie Dawes in Little Britain.
But if I get really hungry, I’ll have pulses, grains, fruit, vegetables and ooh, chocolate.
Then there’s tofu, tempeh and seitan, which can be made into mince, sausages, chicken, fish, or burgers.
You name it, we’ll make an alternative and we’ll eat it.
We have canines so should eat meat
So do those big lovable vegans – gorillas.
They’re more than happy using theirs to chomp down on twigs and bark instead of carcasses.
Vegans can’t possibly get enough protein
Have you seen how strong heavyweight champion David Haye is?
Those Williams sisters do alright on their plant-based diets.
Not only is the recommended protein over-estimated but vegans usually have more balanced diets than non-vegans anyway.
I couldn’t do all that clean eating
Veganism does not equal clean eating, which can produce negative eating habits.
Please don’t get them confused.
Plus, why would a vegan ‘eat clean’ when they can have vegan doner kebabs and fried chicken and oh-so-many delicious dairy-free cakes and donuts?