Hey There, I’m Lauren. Welcome to my blog, I’m so happy you stopped by!
I am a 21 year old college student majoring in exercise physiology. I have been vegan since November 23 of 2011. Incase you did not know this is the day before Thanksgiving, yes I went vegan the day before all the gravy, mashed potatoes, and turkey. The reason for this drastic decision is the documentary ‘ Forks Over Knives ‘. After seeing the documentary my passion and career lined up before my eyes; what I mean by this is I realized what I wanted to do with my life, which is to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Since seeing the film I have become obsessed with learning all about the vegan lifestyle along with cooking. A few months after the switch I had learned enough to put up a pretty solid fight against my families negative thoughts, yah know the “YOU NEED MEAT” and “YOU NEED PROTEIN”. My father raises all natural grass fed cows on our families farm in southern Ohio, so it took quite a while to convince them that becoming vegan was perfectly healthy. A year and a half later I have convinced quite a few family members to hop on the band wagon, and my father who once ate meat for every meal rarely eats it anymore. He is my first true success story, he has lost over 40 lbs since switching to a more plant based diet last year. Wohoo, Go Dad! There are many things I am passionate about in this life but fitness and food are at the top of my list. This dynamic duo can change your life as it did mine. I hope that you enjoy my blog and if you ever have any questions please feel free to email me. 🙂
Thats my brother patrick above, he is vegan too. wohoo!