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25-10-2015, 05:07 AM
Reconversion leading to diet change?
Hey!

So, I'm a new deconvert--been religion free for about 6-7 months--and I've recently been thinking about what I eat. I watched the ever popular Earthlings documentary and with my new lease on life I'm realizing how bizarre it is for me to being eating animal products (and frankly, I'm a big softy and love animals--I basically cried through the whole movie! Weeping ).

Anyway, I'm just curious if anyone else had that lightbulb moment about their diets since becoming an atheist. I'm slowly transitioning to vegetarian right now, but I'm really wanting to go vegan as soon as possible. Has this happened to any of you guys? How was the vegan transition for you?

Also, any tips on working around a family members' diet who doesn't really like the idea of being vegan?
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25-10-2015, 05:19 AM
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
Not quite the same but I'm having trouble finding non-Halal food, so I'm largely veggie now.

Except bacon of course.

Oh, and I'm gonna move this to the food section ITAWY.

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25-10-2015, 06:07 AM
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
I didn't have such moment - my atheism and my eating habits aren't conected.

Also what's wrong with your family don't liking vegan diet? It's not like they do something wrong.

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25-10-2015, 06:49 AM (This post was last modified: 25-10-2015 06:54 AM by Dom.)
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
I don't see the solution for that in converting omnivores to herbivores. I see the solution in sustainable agriculture and humane treatment of animals.

Converting a group of humans into herbivores will cut down on animal abuse, but you will never be able to convert enough humans to eliminate consumption of meat. Becoming vegan is therefor not the solution.

You can, however, help guide societal evolution towards a humane society that provides enjoyable lives and peaceful deaths for animals. And that is the ultimate goal, for ourselves as well as for the other animals.

Animals don't care what happens to their bodies after death, they are not around to experience it. They do care what happens during life and what sort of death they experience. So, that needs to be the point here.

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25-10-2015, 06:50 AM
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
I gave up communion wafers...does that count?

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25-10-2015, 07:26 AM
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
(25-10-2015 06:50 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I gave up communion wafers...does that count?

You didn't like the non-fact diet?

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25-10-2015, 07:27 AM
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
(25-10-2015 07:26 AM)unfogged Wrote:  
(25-10-2015 06:50 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I gave up communion wafers...does that count?

You didn't like the non-fact diet?

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25-10-2015, 08:33 AM
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
I'm vegan, but I was vegan long before I became an atheist. The idea of God requiring animal sacrifice in the OT was one of the *many* reasons I ended up leaving Christianity.

If I could give you one piece of advice on going vegan, it would be to go to a nutritionist who specializes in vegan nutrition. A vegan diet can be very healthy if you know what you are doing and if you don't, it can be not so healthy.

As for incorporating vegan meals into your family's diet: You can really veganize anything, you just have to be a little creative. I would also recommend getting a couple of good vegan cookbooks (I like anything by Lindsay S. Nixon). She makes a lot of meals even meateaters will like. Another idea would be to slowly make changes in your family's diet if they are not 100 percent open to it. So for example, if you make mashed potatoes, use almond milk and earth balance "butter" instead of milk and "regular" butter.

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25-10-2015, 08:37 AM (This post was last modified: 25-10-2015 10:02 AM by Hobbitgirl.)
RE: Reconversion leading to diet change?
Naw. I stick with being an omnivore. However I do think we need to find more humane farming methods.

*edit* >.>
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25-10-2015, 08:38 AM
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(25-10-2015 08:37 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Naw. I stick with being an omnivore. However I do think we need to find more human farming methods.

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