that time I decided I hated being vegan

I guess the title says it all. I’m just bracing myself for the amount of spamming I’m going to get from my vegan friends. But like, that’s just your opinion, man. *Deep breath* Ok. I have reasons for this guys.

First of all, I’m not saying I’m jumping off the wagon completely. I’m just going back to being vegetarian, and since I’m lactose intolerant, milk and cheese won’t be in my diet much anyway. I bought the first carton of eggs that I’ve bought in months today! And they were the super expensive cage free eggs from happy hens. *bracing myself for the animal rights people* It’s ok everyone. I’m still for animal rights, and I’m still doing my part by not eating meat.

I was really on the fence about this for a while actually. I jumped and went tumbling off the vegan wagon pretty badly this past month. First was the veganazis that started to drive me over the edge. I don’t consider vegan a lifestyle, just the way someone eats. And some people take it wayyyyy too far to the point that it becomes an obsession and I just really can’t deal with that. Good for you if you are an animal rights activist! Really. I’m not being sarcastic. But I can’t hear about it 24/7. You are not your job or the food you eat. Eat your vegan food, share your vegan food (there is really good vegan food out there, I can’t argue that), embrace the fact that you are doing a good thing.

But please don’t shove your views down my throat like I have no idea what’s going on in the world. I work in a vegan restaurant. It’s kind of part of my job.

After being the hospital, and my blood pressure every morning was just like “HELLLPPPPPPP I NEED SALT I NEED MEAT I NEED PROTEIN HELP MEEEEEE.” That’s what I imagine my blood pressure sounds like when it talks. Not that there’s one single organ or actual thing that is blood pressure but let’s just go with the fact that it is so temperamental so I’m going with that it is a thing (blood pressure is a noun, right?) Well after the whole hospital incident, I could feel my body craving the protein and other things it needed: iron, biotin, B12 and all the things that you get from meat. I know I’m deficient in these things because I get mad cravings for meat when my iron levels are low. Really, I’ve tried everything. I have minor anemia and no matter what I do, I just can’t keep my iron levels out. I’ve taken every supplement I can think of and I know that everything Blob makes me is packed with nutrients, but it’s just not cutting it for me. My health is deteriorating and that’s something I really cannot risk.

Long story short, my health is keeping me from eating a 100% vegan diet. Maybe someday I can go back to it, but right now, it’s not ideal for my health. I know a lot of people can do it, and if you can, I fully encourage it! I know that it has the lowest impact on the environment as far as diets go, and of course, animal rights are still something I believe in strongly. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Everyone should be vegan, but not everyone can. Those who can should, those who can’t should just do their best to find ways to eat sustainable food.

In other news, I made a new friend! His name is Finn. I promise I won’t try to taxidermy him whenever he dies.

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