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My vegan life Emma Purvey

I am a British actress and model living in NYC. My vegan journey started at age 14, in my childhood home just outside Cambridge, England. All I knew then was that red meat was fattening – my knowledge really didn’t extend past that. The traditional Sunday roast was a ritual in my family, so this was quite a radical choice in our household. This slowly evolved into cutting out poultry. The most significant change happened when I cut out dairy. I was living in Miami Beach, working as a model with the prestigious Michele Pommier Models. Although dairy was not a huge part of my diet and I’d already erased milk as a teenager, I did indulge in a weekly late night four cheese pizza (gasp…I know). I’m now a lover of cashew cheese.

I noticed significant differences, including a more even skin tone, glowing skin, my body leaning out effortlessly and I was even more energized. Overall I felt lighter, in weight and energy. Fish was the last thing to go, mainly because I loved sushi (which is so unhealthy, despite me thinking otherwise at the time). I started to eat less and less fish. The cleaner my body became, the easier it was to reject anything that did not fully support it. I had grown into a happy vegan and it is the most empowering choice I have ever made. My body thanks me daily.

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Wondering what's going to be hot on the vegan scene in 2019? We reveal all in our 2019 trends special. From the ingredients you should be adding to your shopping list and how to use them, to how to improve your gut health with trendy probiotic drinks, we've got it all covered. Also this issue, we show you how to make your own plant milks and cheeses, get creative with 4 takes on pesto and Sara Kidd reveals all about cake flour. If that's not enough, we help you update your home decor in true vegan style, explore how vegan is vegan enough, and look at the hot debate over veganism and medicine. Download your issue today

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