When bacon is life, giving up meat and all food that come from animal by-products may seem crazy, but on the off chance that those animal rights activists got to you or you really felt sorry while watching Okja on Netflix, trying out this hipster diet might be for you.
Gains: You’d be surprised at what delicious options you can come up with in your kitchen with a little bit of creativity. “Most vegan diets give you loads of dietary fiber that could aid in weight loss,” says Cruz. Losses: Other than the dent this will put on your wallet (since most vegan ingredients are hella expensive here in the Philippines in comparison to processed meats, go figure), “because you can only find certain nutrients like vitamin B-12 (this vitamin keeps you from feeling fatigued and regulates your bowel movements) in meats, eggs, and dairy, vegans usually resort to taking vitamin supplements to combat their deficiencies,” says Cruz.
Verdict: Too pricey. Having to get some of your nutrients from supplements is also a big price to pay.