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How to go Vegan-ish

I recently saw the documentary Cowspiracy on Netflix (great flick, I highly recommend it), and immediately wanted to go vegan. It took all of two seconds for me to realize that doing so just isn't practical in my life. But as someone who cares deeply about the environment, I still wanted to do something. 
Which is why I created these rules for myself. I'm not going to go vegan, but I'll still try to be vegan-ish. Here's what I came up with for a less extreme way of vegan living:

  1. Only buy meat once a week or less. 
  2. Never buy beef.
  3. It's okay to eat meat that would just be thrown out otherwise (e.g. if a friend offered the last few bites of their hamburger). 
  4. Switch to soy milk at home. 
  5. Try to avoid egg and dairy products in the wild, but not always being perfect is okay.
I have great respect for people who can fully go vegan or vegetarian, but the all or nothing approach just doesn't work for some people. Including me. I know, I've tried to go vegetarian before and it lasted about 3 months. However, I feel this vegan-ish diet is a more attainable goal, for me and possibly others too. 


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