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Created on: 04/17/12 02:14 PM Views: 1076 Replies: 5
New York Times article
Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM

did you see this?
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/the-challenge-of-going-vegan/

I didn't think it was very good.

RE: New York Times article
Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM

i agree, but after reading the comments i felt better. Several vegans spoke up to say it was not expensive.

RE: New York Times article
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 3:58 AM

I read it on another forum I participate in. This way of eating is just like any other. You can make it cost effective, you can make it way expensive. If you're a meat eater that leans toward filet mignon, your food bill is going to be higher than one who leans toward hamburger.

No matter how you eat, if you eat out and eat lots of convenience foods it's going to cost more. If you eat at home and do your own cooking, it's going to cost less.

And let's also consider what it costs to be unhealthy. I saw a post once that said, "I'd rather pay Whole Foods Market today than Merck Pharmaceuticals tomorrow." Amen to that!

Vikki ~

RE: New York Times article
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9:58 AM

marge wrote:

did you see this?
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/the-challenge-of-going-vegan/

I didn't think it was very good.

Hey Marge and everyone,

Posted this on facebook and here is what I responded with:


Quote:

This week in the NY Times. This article addresses several important points, such as social and restaurant challenge, yet it also misses the counter-arguments of how inexpensive and easy eating a healthy, whole-foods plant diet can be. You DON"T need 'specialty items' (since when is a pinto bean specialty?), you don't need $4 "vegburgers". The article does a disservice in perpetuating these myths about going vegan by missing the whole, real foods health vegan option. Also, I must admit that the 'waah waah' about how 'hard it is with restaurants' causes me to reflect on the history of eating vegetarian in the 70's - compared to the challenges back then, today it's nothing! At the same time, glad to see more articles demonstrating mainstream movement of choosing to give meat, fish, other animals and dairy the heave-ho off your plate. What do you think?

And yes wild4stars, you are so right!

Lani

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Lani Muelrath, M.A. CGFI, CPBN
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Edited 04/18/12 9:59 AM
RE: New York Times article
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM

There's a great book to counter the "it's too expensive argument":

Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones, a fellow Cancer Project cooking instructor.

Here's the link to the book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Vegan-4-00-Day-Conscious/dp/1570672571

and here is her website: http://www.vegcoach.com/

RE: New York Times article
Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM

veg4life wrote:

There's a great book to counter the "it's too expensive argument":

Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones, a fellow Cancer Project cooking instructor.

Here's the link to the book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Vegan-4-00-Day-Conscious/dp/1570672571

and here is her website: http://www.vegcoach.com/

love it.

Wash your back

Edited 04/19/12 5:47 PM


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