Diets that exclude certain foods and food groups can be difficult to follow, especially when the line between what’s okay and what’s not okay to eat is blurred. With a wide variety of vegan alternatives to chocolate, cheese, meats and more, going vegan has never been easier. For many, going plant-based, with the exception of eggs, may be a step towards pure veganism, while for others it’s a case of having tried full veganism before, but found it somehow insufficient. The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, reported that subjects were less hungry and consumed fewer calories at lunch after breakfast with eggs, as well as less food over the next 24 hours (measured by food diary).
Vegans do not wish to participate in harming animals in any way, whether through animal food products, meat by-products, or products tested on animals. And even if animals were not directly harmed in the production of milk, a strict vegan would still not drink it, as vegans are philosophically opposed to using animals for human benefit. Because of this, many vegans may feel conflicted about eating eggs while trying to live a vegan lifestyle. A flexible vegan diet that includes eggs solves many of these problems for people who want to adopt a vegan diet for health and animal welfare reasons, but are concerned about restrictions.
But for many of us, switching to a fully vegan lifestyle isn’t always practical or realistic: not only can you not eat any animal products, but you also have to give up honey and leather in order to be considered a bona fide member of the Vegan Club. Flexible vegans can also be seafood, meaning those who eat fish but no other animal products, or pegans, those who are vegans who eat Paleo-style.