It’s the most common question I get when I tell people that I’m a vegetarian, or vegan.
I want to be clear that my choices are not about food or meat.
They’re about being more connected to the world around me, and about being a better person.
But the truth is that there are people out there who do not feel comfortable living as part of a vegan community, who do want to feel connected to others.
I am one of those people.
I love animals and I am a vegetarian myself.
But it is not the only thing that makes me feel isolated.
I also feel like my health has deteriorated over the years, and that my eating habits are no longer sustainable.
I’m not alone.
There are many other vegans out there, and many of them have similar concerns.
They too have found that their health has declined over the past few years, or have found it difficult to find a vegan place of residence.
I recently had the chance to meet a woman named Lili, who is a vegetarian and vegan activist.
Lili is a former vegan who moved to the United States in 2014.
She is one of the most active and active vegan activists in the country.
I asked Lili about her experience living as a vegan in the United Kingdom.
She said she was initially very cautious about her vegan lifestyle because of fears that the food she ate was going to be contaminated with pathogens.
LILI’S STORY The first time I ever heard about Lili’s story, I was shocked by the extent to which it was true.
I had never heard of a vegetarian who could eat so many things.
I was curious about Lillis experience.
She told me that it was one of her biggest fears.
“When I first started eating meat, I thought that I had the perfect vegan diet,” she said.
“I didn’t even think about what it meant for me.
And when I saw my health go downhill, it really hit me.”
Lili said that it took her a while to get over her fears, and after years of not eating meat she finally decided to make a change.
“But it took me some time,” she admitted.
“The first time that I really ate meat was in January of 2017.
“My first instinct was to just keep it to myself. “
Because of my fear, I ate meat on that first day,” she continued.
“My first instinct was to just keep it to myself.
I didn’t think that I could stop myself, and I kept eating.
But eventually, it got to the point where I stopped.”
The first year that she was vegan was hard on her body.
“It was hard for me to lose weight, and it was hard to lose the weight I had gained,” Lili explained.
“So the biggest thing that I struggled with the most was trying to maintain my diet.
So I was really looking for ways to eat better.
And the best way that I found was to do a lot of plant-based foods.”
The vegan lifestyle Lili was so eager to find vegan food that she stopped counting calories.
“At first, I didn and I just thought that was the food that I should be eating,” she recalled.
But after a few months, she realized that she didn’t count calories anymore.
“After about three months, I started counting calories again,” she explained.
After that first year of veganism, Lili felt like she was getting better.
She began to notice more health benefits from the diet, such as reduced body fat, decreased levels of inflammation, and improved overall health.
“And then I started to notice that I was gaining weight.
And I started eating more, so I started losing weight,” she told me.
“Then I started seeing my blood pressure drop.
And then, one day, I saw that my liver started working better.”
LILIS FITNESS FOR LIFE Lili has a passion for exercising and a strong work ethic.
“One thing that has helped me a lot in my health is that I am vegan,” she noted.
“Since I was a child, I have always been very active, and very active in my work.
And for me, that has been one of my biggest motivators.
And now I have found the strength that I need to continue doing that.”
Lillises health problems She has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an inflammatory disorder in which the body feels tired and weak and unable to recover from physical activity.
Lillias body temperature is very low, and she has been in and out of hospitals and rehabilitation centers for treatment.
“If I didn, I would not be able to eat,” Lillys health problems included: “Livers and livers organs were damaged and I lost the ability to eat food.”
LILLIS STUNTS When Lillides body temperature dips below 32 degrees Celsius, she has a high fever and feels weak and sick.
LILLI STUNTING THE TENT