With about 2% of Americans practicing a plant-based diet, it’s no wonder many feel making healthier changes don’t relate to their lives. Most people don’t even know anyone practicing a plant-based lifestyle.
I’ve decided to start a series to spotlight past and present brown vegans (famous and non-famous), who have made a change in their lives for health and/or ethical reasons. Enjoy!
How long have you been a vegan? Since March 1, 2010 (vegetarian since October 25, 2009)
What made you decide to embrace a plant-based diet? Spiritual reasons, as well as my personal health and that of sick family members. I made the connection that sickness is coming from poor diet (not mainly, but big part).
What was the hardest food to give up? NOTHING. I can veganize anything!
Any advice to new vegans? Stay true to your own convictions.
What are some of your favorite books or websites on veganism? By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat by Tracye McQuirter, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone, The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell, www.earthlings.com, and Food, Inc.
Please share a recipe you enjoy. Vegan.com has great recipes.
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