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DIET: A HABITUAL TENDENCY



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1. DIET: A HABITUAL TENDENCY


I once gathered with some Czech friends for a meal of fried rice. While setting the table, I laid out spoons for them and chopsticks for myself. But my friends wanted forks. They were just as curious as to why I ate rice with chopsticks as I was about why they used forks. Finally, we explained to each other the reasons, and discovered that using either was only a matter of habit.



Changing the diet is like changing a habit. You may feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the new plant-based diet in the beginning (being hungry all the time, not knowing what to eat or how to cook, afraid of not having enough nutrients, etc). It’s important to be clear that vegetables are different than meat; we can’t assume that a meat or egg replacement will be exactly the same as eating meat. What helps us persist with following the pure diet are original motivations such as love, health, self-achievement and upgrading.




- WHAT MATTERS MOST IS NOT WHAT WE EAT, BUT WHAT WE DON’T



The good news is that it’s easy to find plant-based ingredient—even the exotic or rare ones in the market, thanks to the efforts of pioneers who’ve advocated for plant-based diet over the past few decades. While in France in 2017, I could barely find vegan products in the supermarket. In 2019, when I first came to Prague, there were only a few vegan brands of ice cream available. Today, however, I can hardly count all the vegan ice creams on offer. Moreover, more people (such as Bill Gates) have invested in vegan product research and production, because of potential business opportunities. Thus the range of vegan food options is widening each year.



I am grateful for the wave of dietary civilization sweeping across the entire world.

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