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WE NEED TO TALK about revert vegans

The huge number of people going vegan inevitably means some fail. Charlotte Willis investigates…

Sworn vegans who make the decision to eat animal products again fill our newsfeeds with exposés and add fuel to the fire of reluctant omnivores. What, as a community, can we do about revert-vegans?

Revert-Vegan. Noun. Someone who previously followed a vegan lifestyle, who decides to consume animal products on a regular basis, labelling themselves omnivorous, flexitarian or vegetarian.

I totally made that definition up. Turns out there’s no dictionary entry for revertvegan. It’s surprising, seeing as recently we were inundated with news that this runner, that YouTube-er and a singer/rapper are no longer living their best ethical lives. Naturally, when you discover that your close friends, co-workers or family members have decided to try Veganuary or adopt a plant-based lifestyle, you’ll be bitterly disappointed when they order a chicken club the next time you see them. It’s a sinking feeling, leaving you wondering what went wrong? Did they not try the latest non-chicken burrito? Bet they didn’t use oat milk in their coffees or subscribe to the podcast you suggested. Or, maybe, just maybe, if you’d have shown them Vego Bars…

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In the February issue of Vegan Food & Living you will find 75 plant-based recipes including easy one pot meals for no-fuss comfort cooking, delicious weekend recipes to share with your friends, and pizzas you can make from scratch. Find out which products our panel thought were the best in our Vegan Food & Living Product Awards, learn to cook healthy midweek meals with BOSH! and get the best vegan baking hacks from Sara Kidd. Read the inspiring stories about the struggles and resolutions on the path to veganism and learn what you should be eating for a healthier gut from College of Naturopathic Medicine lecturer, Gemma Hurditch. Charlotte Willis also investigates what the vegan community can do about revert-vegans and how to react if your loved one stops being vegan.