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Old 24-08-2013, 10:30   #1
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Cruising/Vegan Lifestyle

Ok, wild and crazy question and please don't eat me for breakfast for asking, but are there any liveaboards that follow a vegan lifestyle?

We have recently changed our diets drastically and it occurred to me that plant based diets may have a harder time getting fresh veg/fruit while cruising. I haven't cruised at all (yet), so I'm just wondering how hard it might be to sustain our diets along those avenues.

Thanks much for any info in advance!

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Old 24-08-2013, 11:01   #2
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Re: Cruising/Vegan Lifestyle

Originally Posted by JerseyMermaid View Post
may have a harder time getting fresh veg/fruit while cruising.
It so restricts you to where you can go that you wont really be cruising. You will just be starving in different locals.

Good luck! But I think you will quickly need to modify your diet.

It was funny to read you saying: "We have recently changed our diets drastically". Just last night I had a stealth burger dinner with a mate. He had to wear his Ninja suit, slide quietly over the side of the boat so his wife didn't notice; then swim underwater to shore using a hollow bit of water lilly as a snorkle; then we snuck, him dripping, along the road to the local burger stand where his wife-imposed vegan heart was fibrilating like a jack-hammer as he bust to the front of the line screaming DOUBLBEEFANDBACONDON'THOLDTHECHEEZE!

Just remember cruising is about enjoying life. Its such a healty occupation that a 'normal' diet is fine.

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Old 24-08-2013, 19:27   #3
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Re: Cruising/Vegan Lifestyle

I became a vegetarian in 09. I started as a Vegan but quickly became a BIG hassle. I find with the vedgie diet, I can pretty much go anywhere and find it fresh. I will add fish to the diet once I cross into Mx. But really...Vegans are weird!
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Old 29-08-2013, 21:13   #4
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I don't think you're crazy. It can be hard to get fresh fruit and veg sometimes, but if you plan ahead you shouldn't have a problem (and meat eaters should be eating fruit and veg too, so this is not just a vegan problem!). You can eat rice and bean dishes and supplement with canned veg if you are in between ports.
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