Submitted by yogabellymama on Mon, 01/21/2019 - 10:41

Being vegan and being someone who eats a plant based diet are not one in the same.  

This can sometimes spark a lot of contraversy and that's not what I'm here to do.  I just want to share so others don't get social media shamed just for being the best version of themselves.

Eating a plant-based diet is more than just eating vegetarian.  Plant-based also means eating nothing that comes from an animal.  That includes things like eggs, dairy and cheese.  I'm not sure where a vegetarian stands on gelatin ( did you know that's ground up bones???),  but this is a no-no for a plant based diet or vegan.

Being vegan extends beyond your diet.  If one is living a vegan life they typically also do not engage in any behaviour that harms another animal.  For example vegans would not wear fur, use leather goods or products that are tested on animals.

I'd love to learn more about the differences between what people imagine is vegan, vegetarian and plant-based.  So comment and let me know.