There are no good reasons to not become a vegan, but there are a few
disadvantages in the practicality of strict veganism.
Lack of commitment can be a problem with many people. This is especially a
problem when making the switch to veganism. You will have to keep reminding
yourself what you eat and don't eat. It may also help to not give up all
non-vegan foods instantly. For example, become a vegetarian first, and then
start removing dairy and egg products from your diet. An instant attempt
to make a complete change, although a good idea if possible, can be hard and
often causes people to give up completely and go back to their previous
diet, deciding that they can't handle veganism. Remember, don't give up on
veganism. Keep your commitment and it will be well worth the change.
explained more in Why vegan, becoming
a vegan can great reduce or even eliminate those unnecessary costs. Of
course, you might also be wondering "How much more do vegan foods
costs?" The answer varies greatly, depending where you buy food and what you
buy. For example, bread in a typical natural foods department or store can
cost up to $5.00 or more (US dollars) if made in the store's bakery or another local
bakery, but vegan bread for under $3.00 is also available and tastes great.
The cost factor is important to consider. For a while, veganism will end up
costing more. However, many people don't realize that in the long run you
can save money on expensive medical bills and health problems by choosing
veganism. Medical bills are expensive - and going up all the time.
Right foods not available
Finding the right foods can be one of the greatest challenges of becoming a
vegan. It can be much harder, though definitely not impossible, to eat out.
Most restaurants and fast-food places will honor a request for vegan food.
However, be sure they know what vegan food is - clearly state that you want
no meat, dairy, or eggs products in your food. Parties or other social
activities often provide non-vegan food. Generally, you'll be able to eat
something though, and you may want to even bring your own food, if possible.
Grocery stores that have a good health-food selection are rare, although
gradually becoming more common. Check
Where do you shop for food? to
learn how to find a local natural foods store. With all these problems, many
people have given up veganism. However there are solutions and minor
impracticalities shouldn't turn you away from the many more advantages of