Ex-Vegans and Ex-Vegan Celebrities: Why (and How) People Stop Being Vegan

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Ex-Vegan celebrities — Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Joaquin Phoenix (just kidding, calm down) — and ex-vegan non-celebrities (friends, family members, co-workers) leave vegans feeling disappointed and perplexed. In this episode I address why people stop being vegan in the first place. Is it because:

*they lack willpower?
*they lack compassion?
*you can’t get protein and Omega-3s from plants?
*there’s nothing to eat?

…as is often claimed. Or is it something else?

Also, I address the common responses vegans have to ex-vegans:

*”they were never vegan in the first place.”
*”they didn’t do it for ethics — only health.”
*”they were fake vegans; real vegans don’t go back.”
*”when ex-vegans publicly bad-mouth veganism, they ‘damage the cause.'”

Join me for this extended episode as I tackle the excuses and the reasons given for stopping being vegan and the assertions made by vegans who “just don’t understand” how vegans can stop being vegan.


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