“Every vegan draws a line somewhere – It is still just a line in the sand.”
After consider feedback from listeners, and the powerful impact of a trip back home to Norway visiting family, I have made the decision to stop using the term “vegan” in describing my dietary choices. Instead, I am firmly promoting the positive impact of living a “plant-based” diet.
Many will find this decision poorly thought out. Others will embrace the change. However, before you jump to judgment, consider your own reasons for calling yourself a vegan – then challenge it!
Check-out today’s episode to see why I am more careful about how I identify myself.
Harm Reduction philosophy typically applies to the field of addiction. The principles of Harm Reduction can also be woven into the choices we make about food. As we consider the power of plant-based living, we are promoting the reduction of harms, both for our own health, and the suffering of animals.
The term “vegan” is often alienating, and in many cases has turned listeners away from the Svelte Yeti Podcast. In an effort to be more inclusive at Svelte Yeti Health and Fitness, we formally encourage healthy food choices, but only based on the person’s readiness.
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Oh, and don’t miss my rant about Whole Foods in today’s episode!
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