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  • Guys, I live in Iowa... I can't seem to stay vegan.

    Profile photo of amberdftba

    Over a year ago

    I’ve been a vegetarian for years. My family doesn’t like it, but I don’t care what they think. I want to be a full-time vegan, not this on again off again stuff. My resources are so limited to where I’m at, though… Someone help me finally last longer than a month with veganism!?

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  • Profile photo of amberdftba

    Over a year ago

    I feel like the whole midwest environment is what keeps me from doing it. I don’t know if that sounds dumb, but that’s what a lot of it is. Everyone criticizes me for being a vegetarian, and when I get into my vegan kicks, people are jerks about it and I continuously have to explain why I get into my vegan habits. It gets annoying at times. So few people in Iowa are vegetarians, let alone vegans in Iowa due to all of the livestock here.

    I’ve never liked milk, so I’ve always stuck to my soy. That isn’t a problem. But when it comes to ice cream, gah, I just fail. If you guys know some awesome kind of chocolate peanut butter ice cream or something, could you tell me? It would be much appreciated. :’)
    Oh! And I need vitamins and protein drinks and stuff… Do you know if Wal*Mart carries any that I could buy? I want to do vegan the right way, not eat all of the unhealthy things. :\
    Thanks! <3

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  • Profile photo of annie-l

    Over a year ago

    Hey @amberdftba,

    It’s super easy to be vegan ANYWHERE! :) :) Grocery stores carry a ton of accidentally vegan products: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/guide-to-vegan-grocery-shopping/, and stores like Walmart and Target carry vegan burgers and other yummy products. Even 7/11 has a ton of options: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/vegan-7-11/. Restaurant chains also have a ton of options: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/restaurants/.

    :) Don’t forget to sign up for our FREE vegan recipes here: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/sign-up-for-free-vegan-recipes/ and e-mail us at peta2@peta2.com if you have any questions!

    ~Annie from peta2.

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  • Profile photo of saramhouse

    Over a year ago

    Even with low vegan options it’s possible for you to stay vegan (I’m vegetarian, but my dad has been vegan most of his life) but the thing is, do you go back to eating dairy products because you like them? or what’s the reason? If you don’t know how to replace milk, cheese or eggs. You can try vitamins, almond milk (it’s delicious), tofu, soy milk, this are the most common vegan dairy replacements, in my country it’s super hard to be a vegan/vegetarian because there is no special restaurant, no special store, so we go for what we found on walmart or some Chinese grocery store. there are tons of recipes on the web you could do yourself. Here is a more detailed picture I found on the site: http://www.peta2.com/lifestyle/infographics/
    I really don’t know why you are having problems with the vegan diet, so I don’t really understand how can I help you, so anything you need just ask :)

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