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Sun Mar 9, 2014, 01:07 AM

Al Gore Predicts He'll Eat Vegan For Life

http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/03/08/breaking-al-gore-predicts-hell-eat-vegan-for-life/

“I know you’ve been on a vegan kick,” Topol offered, as part of a broader question, which for our purposes we’ll bypass quoting. To this Gore responded:

“Over a year ago I changed my diet to a vegan diet, really just to experiment to see what it was like. And I felt better, so I continued with it. Now, for many people, that choice is connected to environmental ethics and health issues and all that stuff, but I just wanted to try it to see what it was like. In a visceral way, I felt better, so I’ve continued with it and I’m likely to continue it for the rest of my life.”

Color us proud that Gore took a cue, this cue, from former president Bill Clinton, joining throngs around the world who’ve eschewed eating animal products. This is a spectacular step that anyone can take and it’s no surprise that people in power are adopting the healthy habit. It’s empowering! Individuals have so little control over most aspects their lives (and, for that matter, the planet’s goings-on), but what we put in and on our bodies is 100% up to us. No one makes us consume crap. That’s our own doing.

So, that Gore has with this transition joined fellow movers-and-shakers (from ex-presidents to athletes, business moguls to real estate tycoons, rock stars to Hollywood darlings) is nothing short of spectacular. Let’s hope he forever “feels better” on a vegan diet (we don’t doubt that he will, unless he subsists on French fries and Oreos) and dines this way “for the rest of” his life. Given Gore’s global influence and access, as a leader he is perfectly poised to inspire others to try life without a heaping side of horror and hypocrisy. And ideally this shift will further advance the vegan conversation. President Obama, are you listening?

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Reply Al Gore Predicts He'll Eat Vegan For Life (Original post)
LeftyMom Mar 2014 OP
byronius Mar 2014 #1
PATRICK Mar 2014 #3
ZombieHorde Mar 2014 #2
hollysmom Mar 2014 #4
flvegan Mar 2014 #5
Codeine Mar 2014 #6
RebelOne Mar 2014 #7
jambo101 Sep 2014 #8
Codeine Sep 2014 #9

Response to LeftyMom (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 01:37 AM

1. It's not hard to stay there, once you find your comfort zone.

I'm never going back. It's awesome. I feel quite supercharged and healthy. Food tastes better. I feel smarter. I bounce back from exercise faster.

I'm home.

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Response to byronius (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 07:21 AM

3. All I can say is me too

though my diet has nothing to do with pure Vegan ideals. Combining anti-inflammatory with Mediterranean is food and health, plain and simple in all its aspects. Don't wait until you get ill and overweight. Everything else is waste and waist, if not poison.

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Response to LeftyMom (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 01:48 AM

2. Vegan is a lucky gal.

I wish them the best.

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Sun Mar 9, 2014, 07:45 AM

4. it sounds good,but I am afraid

I am a weak person and want to eat what I want when I want it. I don't eat pork anymore, except for bacon, I don't think I could ever kick BLTs and then there are the sugar cravings. When I want something sweet and there is no treats in the house, I have no qualms about just cooking some up - when I want sugar, it is an addiction I don't think I could kick.

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Response to LeftyMom (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 05:39 PM

5. Somewhere in my Journal is a post mocking Gore for NOT being veg*n.

You know, the whole Inconvenient Truth of it all. I was half serious. I'm fully happy to hear he's adopted this diet.

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Response to LeftyMom (Original post)

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 07:27 PM

6. I can't conceive of ever going back.

I started this journey in 1989 and it's always going to be part of who I am.

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Response to LeftyMom (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 12:48 PM

7. Great news about Al.

I am vegetarian. I could never go the vegan route because I love dairy products too much. Occasionally, I will eat fish, and I definitely would not turn down a lobster or stone crab claws.

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Response to LeftyMom (Original post)

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 05:06 AM

8. Good for Al

Due to health issues i went to a vegan diet a few weeks ago, the benefits to my health are amazing, Down 15lbs, insulin injections cut in half, a return of mobility and energy,
While i dont care about other aspects of the vegan lifestyle i can definitely vouch for the benefits of the diet.
Places like this no longer tempt my appetite
http://www.heartattackgrill.com/heart-attack-grill-menu.html

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