Tuesday, June 5, 2012

❀ Meet Vegans! ❀



These lovely "interviews" are with other fellow vegans, to inspire and share their stories and lifestyles and love for all things vegan. Oh, and to prove we don't eat grass and have a ton of kick-ass fun! ;)   

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Meet Kylie!  

Name: Kylie

Age: 33

Country: USA

Vegan Since: April 2011

Pets? Two rescue dogs: Henry & Willow


A bit about yourself: I'm a happily married dog-mom living it up in Los Angeles. I like to embroider and make things. 
What did your diet look like pre-vegan? 
It was pretty awful. I ate too much fast food and way too much processed food.
What does your diet look like now? Any fun new foods you had no idea existed until becoming vegan? 
I still eat out a lot, but luckily I have a lot of vegan places nearby. I eat MUCH better, lots of fresh veggies and grains. Kale and quinoa were new to me when I became vegan and I love them both.
What is your favourite food or meal to eat now? 
I love sauteed greens. I use veggie broth and garlic to cook them up. soooo good.

What made you become vegan? 
A couple different reasons. One being that I have always loved animals and felt a connection to them. Once I took an honest look at consuming them and supporting the exploitation of them, I just couldn't do it anymore. The second reason was my health. Like I said, I ate like crap and I knew a vegan diet would be much healthier for me.
How long was the transition, and were there any slip-ups? 
There was no transition from me. I went from omnivore to vegan overnight basically. At first, I committed to trying it for one week. About half way through that week I decided it was something I wanted to stick to. I have not had any intentional slip ups, but I have eaten things that I found out later may have contained some dairy.
How do you feel since going vegan? (changes in your health, mood, body, etc.)
I absolutely have more energy. I used to struggle through the afternoons to stay awake, but now my energy levels stay pretty even throughout the day. My skin is also brighter.
Biggest challenge about making the switch? How did you get through it? 
When I became vegan I didn't live in a place where there were many restaurant options so I was still eating a lot of processed vegan food. Now I am surrounded by healthy restaurants and farmers markets, so it makes life much easier!
Do you have any other vegans in your life? (family, significant other, friends, roommates, etc.) How do they handle your veganism and how do you handle them? 
I have vegan friends, but they all live far away. My husband recently made the switch, so it's nice to have a partner in crime now! Luckily all my local friends are awesome and love eating vegan with me. :)

How do you deal with ignorant/annoying/difficult people and questions about your decision? 
I have yet to face any really ignorant or annoying people. I do get asked a lot of questions and I just answer honestly. 

Favourite Vegan product? (whether it's food, beauty, clothing, etc.) 
My sexy vegan boots!! 
Favourite part about being vegan? 
I feel good about doing something kind for animals, the planet and myself.
Any tips for others thinking of going vegan? It's not as difficult as it seems! With all the blogs, books and websites out there, anyone can easily become vegan these days! If you are toying with the idea, commit to a week or two of being completely vegan. You will notice that you feel so much better after only a few days and it makes the choice to stick with it that much easier. :) 


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4 comments:

  1. Yay Kylie! Awesome interview, Bianca!

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  2. Thanks so much for interviewing me Bianca!!

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  3. Thank You for letting me interview you! :)

    p.s. Kylie rocks! <3

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