People give up veganism because they want to. I don’t buy the whole “I started to eat (insert nonvegan food name) because…”. NO. You can PERFECTLY healthy on a vegan diet! It’s your own fault for not eating right/well, and you blame it on going vegan. So ultimately, it’s your choice to stop being vegan. And those people are the people that make veganism look really bad.
I’m not even vegan and I think this is a pretty stupid article overall. Any diet has the potential to be unhealthy. To cite these examples and say that this diet is unhealthy is ridiculous. To say it has POTENTIAL to be unhealthy is completely correct. They are merely picking on the diet that is easy to pick on.
Seriously? That’s like saying This person, this person, and this person all eat meat and are super-fat. Therefore, that’s a scary result that had nothing to do with healthy eating and everything to do with meat.
…That makes sense. =/
It’s not because of the diet, it’s because of the people’s health.
That article was EXTREMELY biased. All the examples of people they had, were people who were not eating healthfully and/or were over exercising. it really made me angry that they tried to blame the rampant amount of cases of eating disorders on veganism. Why don’t people try blaming the REAL culprit? But I digress.
I’ve been vegan almost 6 months, and I take vitamin supplements. I haven’t really lost any weight or become more energetic, but I’m not anemic or anything, so I think that this is for people who take it to extremes, and neglect healthy balance, probably to increase weight loss. I guess the moral is, stay balanced and don’t put too much into reporters trying to scare you with awful extremes rather than the many benefits.
If you want to reap the health benefits of a vegan diet—a slim waistline, lots of energy, and good health—you should eat an array of fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains, and other wholesome plant-based foods (not just potato chips!) Check out our guide to good vegan nutrition here: http://www.peta2.com/blog/a-vegans-guide-to-good-nutrition/.