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S. Canaday
RE: Increasing of the amount of people quiting veganism: (formerly the vegan runner on YouTube has quit veganism)
born and raised vegetarian here...been about 99% vegan the past 4 years (I cheat sometimes and eat baked goods with eggs and try fondue in France etc....I'm not a stickler. It is easy to eat vegan in Boulder though).

At this day and age there really isn't a reason why athletes can thrive on a plant-based diet. Why are we worried about protein again?

Veganism will continue to grow worldwide (the markets in Europe are actually growing quite quickly). Keep in mind a lot of people become vegan for environmental reasons. It generally takes way more resources and land to produce beef/dairy (not to mention the horrible environmental consequences of methane release). When the true cost of beef and dairy is eventually realized and resources become scarce (along with over-population) more people will have to shift to getting more calories from plant sources.

I'd also predict that in 10-20 years time we will see more cases of heart disease, cancers, stroke because of this low carb/keto/high animal protein diet. Casein protein and heme -iron sources (as well as too much protein intake) very likely related to long-term health issues. For sure doing intermittent fasting (essentially starving yourself into ketosis) is great for weight loss short term...but I think the question if you have to ask yourself is this: Is a stick of butter really a healthy thing to be eating?

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