Interested in hearing from vegans (former, I would assume, on this forum).
I have lived in the carnivore echo chamber for going on two years now, and I call it an echo chamber because I met a vegan, and it made me realize my world is an echo chamber. The internet communities in which I participate have lead me to believe that all vegans are preachy zealots who have pink hair and are going to die. And I’m only half kidding.
I love my meat-based diet, and I’ll likely never change. I have added some carbs in the last few months, which has been wonderful. But I probably do some perverse form of the cyclic keto diet, even though I am not expressly planning it that way.
Having said that, this lady has been vegan for 6 years. She’s not militant or psycho, and she’s not doing it for ethical reasons, but rather health reasons. She works out at a strength gym five days a week and is very fit, active, healthy, and sharp. She goes contrary to everything the internet has tried to teach me over the last 18+ months. I can say in no uncertain terms that she’s not dying. At least no more than the rest of us are.
I like it because its challenging my paradigms and the way that I think. And I think that’s healthier than living in a community where everyone parrots the same ideas back and forth. I like to explore and learn, and I am going to take advantage of this and discuss diet and health with her as much as I can. It fascinates me.
I know many vegans became unhealthy over a period of time, and that that time varies for people. And that many vegans recovered their health by adding animal foods, if not transitioning to a keto/carnivore diet outright.
So vegans (again, former, I assume), what can you contribute to my learning process and evolution?