Vegan Deli

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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

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Exercise

People who exercise for the sake of exercising have always struck me as being insane. I know several of them, and they are truly lovely individuals, but that doesn't mean that they aren't crazy. I myself have the lizard-like ability to sit motionless for hours. I also like junk food and coffee and cigarettes and all kinds of other unhealthy things. The cigarettes are on their way out, and not accidentally because they are only marginally vegan at best, but when the day comes that I can't sit around for hours drinking coffee and reading, I don't know what I'll do. Omnivores, and even some other vegans hear this, and they are shocked. Because I'm vegan, they expect me to be eating bean sprouts and flexing my muscles. Constantly. I like bean sprouts, and I've been known to flex a muscle or two. The thing is, I'm not doing this for my health. I became vegan because the suffering and cruelty of the animal industries is unconscionable, not because all that excess dairy was totally slowing down my sprinting speed.

Granted, there are far worse stereotypes than "Group X is attractive, healthy, and physically fit," but if I want to be a lump on the couch drinking coconut milk straight out of the can while I watch Animal Planet, then so friggin' be it! In the past, people have tried to shame me because of this attitude. "Go fly a kite. I'm as vegan as anyone," I told them. Well, I wish. In actual fact, I kind of hung my head and nodded. It's difficult to pull off that maneuver under the best of conditions, and when people put you down because you're not what you're supposed to be, it's worse. Now, though, I say screw 'em. If I want to take a jog around the block or practice some Aikido rolls, awesome. Otherwise, pass the coconut milk. This vegan ain't moving 'til she's ready.

Cara K.
Virginia

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