The inevitable question I am asked….So why did you decide to become a vegan? My answer? I’ve been contemplating becoming a vegan for quite a while now. As a greek yogurt lover I thought it would be impossible. I also have a weakness for deserts (cupcakes) and I thought being a vegan I wouldn’t be able to enjoy sweets. Since May, I’ve been attending yoga classes regularly and I stumbled upon a book called “Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Pathway to Greater Health and Happiness” written by Sharon Gannon.
Although the title says “vegetarianism,” Gannon implies “veganism”. Previously, I read Skinny Bitch which convinced me to go vegetarian.
However, I needed more resources. After Looking at the Mars Reading List, I went to the library and checked out multiple books including: Veganist, Animal Liberation, and The Jungle, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and Raw Energy. I plan on reading more books on animal rights and factory farms once I finish these books. If I have time, I want to read classics like Walden, by Henry David Thoreau, and Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson. I started reading “Yoga and Vegetarianism” but I decided I should read Veganist first because it’s more of a foundation book/guide to being a Vegan. Through understandable and in depth explanations, Freston writes the incomparable benefits of being a vegan. How a “plant based diet” can improve your health, the environment, the animals, and the world.