Any help would be much appreciated.
Posted by ahimsa32fa at 12/15/16 13:40:14There are literally hundreds of books out there addressing the advantages of a vegan philosophy and lifestyle.
Regarding chicken...they are not health food, and life is a horror for factory farmed chickens. Read one of Karen Davis' books, "Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs" or "Instead of Chicken, instead of Turkey".
Posted by arb84820 at 12/15/16 18:41:42Hi!
I think you are doing great so far!
You are doing your best and sounds like you are already very close. I would suggest you seek out meat substitutes, many of which you would not be able to tell the difference.
Also keep in mind that chicken contains arsenic as well as the other hormones, anti-biotics, and chemicals (www.msn.com/en-ca/foodanddrink/foodnews/finally-the-fda-admits-that-nearly-over-70percent-of-us-chickens-contain-cancer-causing-arsenic/ar-AA8cWca)
Also, for eggs it is illegal in the US to make the claim that they are healthy. So from a health and ethical perspective there is no reason to keep them in your diet.
My advice - You are doing great in transitioning, keep up the good work. Seek out substitutes and if you have any questions join the Happycow chat, we would love to talk with you and provide more specific feedback!
Posted by Biancasbud at 12/15/16 19:28:46Hi James!
I think you're doing great too. It isn't easy changing life long habits in a world that is geared to the opposite. I would suggest joining a vegan challenge. Go to or google www dot challenge22+ dot com It Is a 22 day challenge with a very supportive and nonjudgemental group of mentors, and dietitians in private group that can provide suggestions, alternatives, recipes, and moral support. Everyone in the group's is either trying to be vegan or already vegan for some time. You can ask any questions and get quick answers and its all free. It's a great program and I really enjoy being a part of it. I know it has literally helped hundreds if not thousands become vegan. Good luck. I wish you all the best in your progress to a cruelty free life!