I’m pretty sure vegan food is bland, or needs too much sugar to make it taste good.
Where are you getting your calcium?
What about B12?
I’m just afraid the kids aren’t getting what they need…
Vegan/Plant-based foods are so high in sugar to make them taste good!
You have to eat a TON of quinoa to equal the protein in one chicken breast!
You are wasting away!
Don’t you know eating too much soy is bad for you?
I’ve got a wicked sweet tooth. I could never give up chocolate.
I’ve been cooking and serving my family a mainly vegan diet for nearly two months, and I’ve heard on more than one occasion, sometimes from well-meaning people, other times from Judgy McJudgersons, all of the above comments. There are times that I have to take a breath and realize it’s not about what people *think*, it’s about how I feel and the FACTS.
I’m going to take the next few days to explore, and hopefully explain, the things that have come up during our plant-based journey, and especially the two big ones for me: physical effects and nutrition.
As I unpack all of this for you, I encourage comments about what you think, but please be respectful of other opinions. We are, after all, people on the other side of the screen.
Stay tuned for Plant-Based Myths Segment 1: How I Feel, coming soon!