Movie Review: Vegucated


On January 1st, I watched a documentary on Netflix called Vegucated after it had been recommended to me on New Year’s Eve (see my previous entry, How I Became a Vegan).

Vegucated’s website describes itself as “part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy [that] follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan lifestyle for six weeks.” The film chronicles the group as they explore slaughterhouses and discover the health benefits of their new diet.

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At the end, one of the three people admits that she can’t stick with the vegan diet but thinks she can stay vegetarian. One is going to try to stay vegan but he admits that he isn’t sure if he can do it. And one seems to have taken swimmingly to the whole thing!

Overall, the documentary touched on several aspects of veganism but as it had to cram a lot of information into less than a couple hours, it only serves as a good introduction to the culture. I would recommend watching it as a starting point if you are interested in going vegetarian or vegan.

I felt that I needed more information so that night I started reading a book that was referenced in the film, The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell.

Check out my entry on The China Study (it is very interesting)!


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Brie

I started running about three years ago. Until this time i had never considered myself a runner and actually hated running. I'm not sure what changed but i'm glad it did! I enjoy sharing my thoughts, training, and experiences through my blog and encouraging and supporting others in their running journeys. Since becoming a runner, I have completed a handful of half marathons, three full marathons, and four ultra marathons. However, my biggest accomplishments have been running the Rim2Rim2Rim in the Grand Canyon and completing a seven-day, 250km stage race in the Alps. These were adventures of a lifetime and something I had never imagined that I would do even in my wildest dreams!

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