Here’s Why Vegan Diets Don’t Work

Thinking of changing things up and ditching animal products for good? Think again.


By Charlotte Pointing, Livekindly

Apr 1, 2021


Thinking of going vegan? You’d be joining an exclusive group of roughly 79 million if you do. It’s clearly not a popular lifestyle choice, and there’s a good reason for that: vegan diets don’t work. And here’s why.


1.    Vegan diets are gross and unhealthy


While the stereotype states that vegans only eat rabbit food, I’m sorry to tell you that if you were looking for a diet where carrots and hay are two of the key food groups, you’re going to be disappointed.


Vegan diets are varied, and there is no singular way to follow one. If you love to eat only plant-based whole foods, that’s great. If you love the occasional indulgence, you’ll fit right in too. Name your favorite food and there’s probably a vegan version of it somewhere. Nowadays, supermarkets (like Tesco and Walmart) are filled with dairy-free ice creams, vegan candy bars, and plant-based cheese. There are even vegan options at many of the world’s most popular fast-food chains.


And it’s too bad that plant-based whole foods are so boring, too. All those everyday, recipe creators and chefs alike coming up with viral takes on classic recipes made vegan, or finding new ways to cook vegetables—like turning the humble cauliflower into fried “chicken”—must be devastated by the millions of downloads, likes and shares they’re getting. (See some examples of these wildly unpopular global sensations here, here, and here.)


2.    Vegan diets will alienate you from everyone you love …


3.    Vegan diets won’t make you hate meat …


4.    Being vegan will make you go broke …


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