100+ vegans share their stories to prove #AnyoneCanGoVegan | Totally Vegan Buzz

The wonderful vegan community is filled with individuals from all different kinds of backgrounds and lifestyles, each with their own unique story and path to veganism. At Totally Vegan Buzz we felt it was about time to celebrate how far we’ve come and prove to the world that #AnyoneCanGoVegan! From ex-butchers and hardcore carnivores to cheese-loving converts, the VGang came forward to share their inspiring tales. Remember – no matter what your past is, it’s never too late to make the change.

1. I once worked as a butcher, now I’m vegan

@jayvger

2. I once thought farm animals were different to cats and dogs, now I’m vegan

Joanna (@plantlife_hotel)

3. I once considered eating pig intestines, now I’m vegan

@soul_eubanks

4. I once thought vegans were too extreme and vegetarians were silly, now I’m vegan

Owais (@amiri.ow), Co-Founder Totally Vegan Buzz

5. I once built a meat castle with gravy moat, now I’m vegan

Oli (@oli.gross1),Editor Totally Vegan Buzz

6. I once said I love cheese too much to be vegan, now I’m vegan

Michelle (@michellevonmandel), Social Media Totally Vegan Buzz

7. I once hated vegetables, now I’m vegan

Flo from @beyondskin

8. I once used to love black pudding, cheese and milk, now I’m vegan

@mushroom_milk

9. I once ate 4 supersized Big Mac meals in one sitting, now I’m vegan

@thegobbyvegan

10. I once ate 10 IKEA hot dogs in a row, now I’m vegan

@can.rau

11. I once taunted a vegetarian with a bacon cheeseburger, now I’m vegan

Max (@plantlife_hotel)

12. I once fried live insects with a magnifying glass, now I’m vegan

Oli (plant_based_ollie, @brightonveganactivists, @sourceactivism, @b.v.f.t.a)

13. I once consumed pints of milk and ate cheese and eggs every single day! Now I’m vegan

@oneplanetpizza

14. I won a sausage eating contest once, now I’m vegan

@jessyforthevoiceless

15. I used to work in a butchers, now I’m a vegan

@crossillustration

16. I once let my culture define my way of eating, now I’m vegan

@solanzorena

17. I once blindly accepted the morality of the majority, now I’m vegan

@solanzorena

18. I once ordered a KFC family feast meal for myself, now I’m vegan

@vegan_vizard

19. I once made out with a Big Mac because I ‘loved it so much’ and said it was my best friend, now I’m vegan

@bubblegumnicole

20. I once ate three tubs of ice cream in one day, now I’m vegan

Layla (@laylabrook), Co-Founder Totally Vegan Buzz

21. I once ate animal products three times a day, now I’m vegan

@cellinsey

22. I once said I couldn’t live without eating chicken, now I’m vegan

@v_gurn of @brightonveganactivists

23. I once ate cheesy pasta 4 days in a row (bad I know!), now I’m vegan

@amythevegan

24. I once said I would never date a vegetarian and now I’m vegan

@plantpoweredpair

25. I once drank almost a gallon of milk a week, now I’m vegan

@360_vegan

26. I once ate animal products for every meal (plus snacks) and now I’m vegan

@delaniefischer

27. I once loved bacon & cheese and steaks was my treat, now I’m vegan

@katie_blabla

28. I once made a bacon sandwich with a whole packet of bacon, now I’ vegan

@uphillvegan

29. I once thought veganism was extreme, now I’m vegan

@joekevandermeer

30. I once said I would never date a vegetarian, and now I’m vegan

@plantpoweredpair

31. I once ate raw fish and meat, now I’m vegan

@veganife

32. I ate entire chickens, I bragged about eating huge steaks, ate animal products every single day. Now I’m vegan

@blueeyedfamily

33. I once ate a wrap with cow intestines, now I’m vegan

@peacefullypinar

34. I once drank 10 egg whites every morning, now I’m vegan

@realnickcoleman

35. 16 years ago I forced beef jerky into my vegan friend’s mouth, 4 years later I went vegan

@symbioticsolutions

36. I once mistreated caterpillars to death, now I’m vegan

@ggg_owo

37. I once said I could not live without cheese. Now I’m vegan

@puravida_vegana1622

38. We once have learnt that dairy products are healthy for us, even though we pooped a lot and had stomach pains. Now we are vegan

@dora_v_jannsen

39. I used to pull the legs and wings off dragonflies, now I am vegan

@jennifersheil

40. Once I have eaten meat every day… now I’m vegan

@laura.flatt

41. I once hated veggies, now I’m vegan

@burritobruna

42. I used to want to open my own meat restaurant. Now I’m vegan

@learntoloveourearth

43. I once was so addicted to cheese I even ate the types I had allergic reactions to. Now I’m vegan

@quertraeumerin.de

44. I rescued cats and dogs, today all species matter to me and I am vegan

@vegansquadcr

45. I once said I would never date a vegetarian and now we’re vegan

@plantpoweredpair

46. I once considered chicken hearts my favourite food, now I’m vegan

@mynameistriinu

47. I once loved cheesy pasta and tiramisu, now I’m vegan

@_ariveg_

48. I used to wear fur coats and lambskin bags, I now liberate and investigate

@lonely_vegans

49. I used to eat animal products 3 x a day and think that Joe Rogan was a nutritional expert… now I’m vegan

@recoveringcarnist

50. I once caught, killed and gutted fish, then BBQ’d them. Now I’m vegan

@weegemvegan

51. Once meat was my favorite part of the meal, now I am vegan!

@vegansuus

52. I used to think only thin old grey-haired women raised in the 60s were vegan

@rawfoodromance

53. I used to laugh at vegans, I thought they were crazy and malnourished. Now I’m vegan

@lonely_vegans

54. I once supported cruelty and exploitation, now I’m vegan

@petraabee

55. I once used animal products three times a day, now I’m vegan

@eivitoriacristina

56. I once was called Mouse for my love of cheese, now I’m vegan

@kittty.smallz

57. I once said it was OK to eat chickens and turkeys because they were ‘ugly’. Now I am vegan

@ztinetheactivist

58. I once said I couldn’t live without dairy cheese and Cadbury chocolate. Now I’m vegan

@cathkendall

59. One of my favorite foods was fried baby octopus, now I’m vegan

@missearthlings

60. I once ate 32 Chicken McNuggets in one sitting, now I’m vegan

@fruityeva

61. I once ate an entire chicken in one sitting and now I’m vegan

@tashamaybewright

62. I used to have meat and cheese in every meal, now I’m vegan

@grasseatingbitch

63. I liked my meat ultra rare and I would joke that I like it to say ‘moo’. Now I’m vegan

@jade_tornquist

64. I once was an ice-cream connoisseur… (still am) but now I am vegan

@bonnie_toye

65. I used to pour bacon fat on popcorn and top it with cheddar cheese, now I’m vegan

@missnaturallyashley

66. I once thought I needed meat and dairy for muscle, now I’m vegan

@sun_and_sage

67. I once called an activist a ‘fucking hippy’, now I’m a vegan animal rights activist

@leni_ar_

68. I once ate 1kg of meat at a BBQ. By myself. Now I’m vegan

@carlitoboi

69. I once tried the Atkins diet for a year to supposedly lose weight. I was wrong. Now I know better

@rawvegandoctor

70. I used to eat horse tartare, Polish sausages and entire cheese blocks. Now I’m vegan

@martaetynowski

71. I once ate a whole kilogram of bacon to myself. Now I’m vegan

@vegan_earth_invader

72. The triple Rodeo King burger was my favourite hamburger. Now I’m vegan

@kerstin.reichmann

73. I ate raw fish and bloody steaks, now I am vegan

@busyvegandubai

74. I once used a straw to blow into a frog to make her look like a balloon. Now I’m vegan

@cristina_the_activist

75. I thought that vegans were extreme and I ‘supported the concept of veganism’. Anyone can go vegan

@animal.empath

76. I shot the snakes with a pellet gun and I ate everything that moved – now I’m vegan

@vegansquadcr

77. I once ate 3 kgs of shrimp in only one day, now I’m vegan

@barato_vegano

78. I once ate egg + spam with instant noodles or egg + chinese sausage with white rice every day. Now I’m Vegan.

@bethislight

79. Once I couldn’t imagine my life without steak and cheese and now I’m vegan.

@bloomy_flower

80. I once thought I need to eat animals to get protein, now I’m vegan.

@just_justiii

81. I used to work in a meat market, and now I’m a very proud vegan

@lisel_talerfordyr

82. I once had contests with my high school friends to try eating a McDonald’s cheese burger in one bite. Now for 17 years I’m vegan

@livalohagirl

83. I used to be an Ice-cream lover and now I am a nice-cream lover

@raw_flo

84. I once loved extra cheesy pizza and now I’m a vegan

@vegan.teen.recipes

85. I once ate an entire chicken from nando’s and now I’m a vegan

@veg.nerosa

86. I used to hunt deer and small game with my dad…
I used to love steak, eggs and bacon..
I used to say that I could never go vegan… However, now I’m vegan!

@thevegansheepdog

87. In highschool I watched a documentary on factory farming, laughed, made jokes and went to McDonald’s for dinner.

@thevancityherbivore_

88. I used to eat a dozen eggs a day and now I’m a raw vegan. If I can change anyone can!

@thefocusedvegan

89. I once ate milk chocolate everyday. Now I’m vegan

@swierksan

90. I used to love to eat chicken right off the bone. Now I’m vegan

@shell.whaley

91. I once used to love ribs & chicken, Now I’m vegan.

@seekingjessx

92. I used to hunt deer…
I used to fish the rivers & oceans…
I used to breed rabbits to kill…
for a ‘healthy source of lean & clean protein.
Now I’m vegan

@rawnattyn8

93. I used to joke that the highlight of my life was my creamy bacon carbonara sauce smothering filet magnon…
I used to think that the taste and necessity of their flesh was more important than their life…
Now I am vegan

@rawfoodromance

94. I once used to be convinced vegetarian until I realized that dairy industry is killing… Now I’m vegan.

@peaceful_sky

95. I used to think farm animals are here for us to eat and we need dairy to get enough calcium, now I’m vegan.

@navelinna

96. My favourite restaurant order used to be streak. Now I’m vegan.

@mamakassia

97. I used to eat butter by the stick, now I’m vegan.

@jennahirth

98. I once consumed 8 lbs of crab legs in one sitting, won a fishing competition, code horses for 10+ years, and begged my dad to take me boar hunting. Now I’m vegan!

@earthlings.under.the.sun

99. I once went 20 plus years without eating fruits/vegetables, eating only meat, dairy and etc. (animal products) Now I’m vegan.

@devaneslaybaugh

100. I used to drink a gallon of milk a day. Now, I am vegan.

@christine_the_vegan

101. I once melted two whole packets of cheese onto my nachos and used to say my favourite meal was steak… Now I’m vegan.

@amyvictoria_v

102. I once ordered 30 cheeseburgers in 1 night. Now I’m vegan.

@theplantcode

103. I once ate half a kilo of pork belly in one go…Now I’m vegan.

@a_fortheanimals

104. I once said I would never go vegan. Now I’m vegan.

@crueltyfreeinkedgirl

105. I once ate kebap without salad and vegetables. Just bread and lots of meat.
Now I’m vegan.

@juleamelie

106. I once ate 1 kg of schnitzel, topped with another 500 g of shredded beef and 300 g of cheese. Now I’m vegan!

@mitch.made.me.do.it

107. I used to eat beef burgers bigger than my head! Now I’m vegan.

@darrellsawczuk

108. I once said I can never go vegan. Now I’m vegan.

@corinna_fee

109. I once said I love dairy products. Now I’m vegan.

@positive_human98

110. I used to eat cheese everyday and drink almost half a litre of milk in one sitting!
Now I’m vegan

@mix_watson

111. I once loved to eat sausages filled with cheese. Now I’m vegan.

@cauveggio

112. I once loved eating innards like liver, kidney and heart. Now I am vegan.

@mvlinv_ftv

113. I once loved to eat crispy pork skin as a snack and my favorite dish was a Thai soup with pork blood curd cubes in it.

@veganwildheart

114. I once said veganism was some sick cult. Now I’m vegan.

@biancalive_om

115. I once said I couldn’t live without dairy cheese and butter. Now I’m vegan

@mrs.piglet

116. I once believed that there was a nice way to kill animals. Now I’m vegan.

@plantaardiger

117. I once said I could never give up cheese. Now I’m vegan.

@lilveganactivist

118. I once worked on a dairy farm. Now I’m vegan.

@theroarinyou

119. I once killed a kingfisher bird and ate her. Now I’m vegan.

@kolkatavegans

120. I once exclusively ate chicken & pork at an all you can eat restaurant. Now I’m vegan.

@dutch.soygirls

121. I used to growl and make T-rex noises while eating bacon and laughing at my vegan sister, and now I am vegan!

@thewoodstockfruitfestival

122. I used to drink 4 cups of whole milk every day & Now I’m raw vegan.

@rawblissgreens

123. I once lived to eat chicken wings and loved butter. Now I’m vegan.

@hamilwic

124. I once ate meat 3 times a day, 7 days a week…Now I’m vegan!

@bronthevegan

125. I used to torture and kill butterflies and once killed 120 fish in a day. Now I’m vegan!

@ghinwakazan

126. I once ate two eggs every morning. Now I’m vegan.

@lorenzmap

127. I once ate eggs everyday. Now, I’m vegan.

@dunya.alaa

128. I used to eat meat 2 times a day, and my favourite food was whole roasted chicken. Now I’m vegan.

@vegan_of_few_words

129. I once stabbed a frog and ate it and thought it was fun. Now, I’m vegan!

@jonnah.dee

130. I used to enjoy shrimp, tuna sandwiches, and spring rolls with meat in it. I always gagged at the thought of drinking green smoothies my mom made and Now I’m vegan!

@convivial_cilantro808

131. I once used to eat meat & dairy-35 years ago… But now I’m vegan. And feeling younger every day!

@oneplanetpizza

132. I used to drink 15 egg whites as a protien shake & eat 4 tins of tuna for breakfast. Now I’m vegan.

@kevyn269

133. I heard Dr Esselstyn in a radio interview about the benefits of a plant based diet I thought that’s too hard. I could never give up meat. Now I’ve been vegan 6.5 years.

@randomacquisitions

134. I once watched my relatives hold down a goat, tie a rope around its testicles and tighten it while it was screaming and trying to escape. This was done to apparently “tenderize” the goat meat when it came time to slaughter and eat it…Now I’m vegan!

@piecebypeacedesserts

135. I once picked the cow that I wanted shot and cut up for my family’s freezer…Now I’m vegan!

@juzzyo

136. I once celebrated my birthday at a steak restaurant. Now I’m vegan!

@kristywainwright

137. I once loved eating mortadella not knowing it was horse meat. Even after finding out I continued to eat it. Now I’m vegan!

@cruticus

138. They used to call me meat lover. Now I’m vegan.

@vegccessories

139. Cheesecake and seafood used to be my weakness. Now I’m vegan.

@four.vegan_.sisters

140. I would spend $120 on a steak from my favourite restaurant and now I’m vegan!

@bellas_vegan_adventures

141. I once loved baby back ribs. Let that sink…BABY COWS RIBS. Now I’m vegan.

@the.undisputable.vegans

142. I once shot and killed a 7 month old baby in front of his mother and later ate him. Now I am Vegan.

@thevegansheepdog

143. I once ate pasta with cheese and sausage, ham pizza, omelete and meatballs weekly because they were my favorite dishes. and Now I’m vegan.

@alerealfood

144. I once thought that vegans are a bunch of extremists now I’m vegan.

@plantpowered_qi_nutrition

145. I used to go fishing with family, think taxidermy animals were ‘cute’, ride on horses, think I loved animals, and say ‘f *** fish’ joking when I stopped eating other animals. Now I’m vegan.

@iris_goddess

146

147. I once considered steak as my favourite food, Now I’m vegan.

148. I used to go to subway every single day. Now I’m Vegan.

@learn__from__them

149. I once never ordered the vegetarian option at a restaurant… Now I’m vegan.

@two.vegan.sisters

150. I once ate Nutella on butter toasts every morning. Now I’m vegan!

@two.vegan.sisters

151. Once I thought that smoked corpse of a salmon was a delicacy. Luckily, I stopped being selfish. Now I’m vegan!

@plantsareforall

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