When I tell people I don’t eat meat, the questions start flooding: How do you get your protein? Is that how you’ve lost so much weight? Are you malnourished? What’s actually in your “meatless” meatballs? Isn’t it more expensive? And my absolute favorite response isn’t a question, but a sympathetic tilt of the head accompanied by a “Good for you,” and then a sly, “I could never do that.” Although the information is out there, there are a lot more myths about being vegan that travel by word-of-mouth than actual truth about the lifestyle. (Because not everyone is a vegan because of Beyoncé.) Before we get too far, let’s not forget that veganism is more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle that excludes the use of animals for food, clothing or any other purpose to protect them from cruelty and exploitation, according to the Vegan Society. So let's dispel five of the most common myths on this popular lifestyle trend.
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