Dear Vegan at Heart,
Today your mission is to try to reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions.
The good news about switching from a standard American diet to a vegan diet is that over a year, you save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. That’s because a LOT of fossil fuels are used in animal food production. By going vegan, you stop supporting one of the most significant contributors to climate change worldwide: the livestock industry.
The bad news is that during the transition to a plant-based diet, you might notice that your own gas emissions increase a little. Usually, it takes 3 or 4 months for the body to adjust to all that healthy fiber, so be patient. In the meantime, here are a few tips and tricks that will help you along the way.
Okay, fartypants. Pay attention!
TMI – I’ve noticed that eating raw carrots make me feel hungry (!?!) and soy products give me mucho gas-o. Until I switched from soy to rice milk and ate fewer soy “meats,” I not-so-proudly bore the nickname Gaseous Clay, Heavyweight Farter of the World.
Former Heavyweight Fart Champ
P.s. What are you eating for lunch tomorrow? I’m probably having a wrap with spinach, avocado, cucumbers, shredded carrots, cabbage, sautéed red onions, and Tofutti cream cheese. And I’m gonna chew it till it’s gone!
P.s.s. For more fun with farts, check out this 60-second PSA that I made about climate change.
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