When I was in my early 20s, I decided to be vegetarian for spiritual reasons. At the time, I was a trim, healthy blonde living in Paris, France. I never imagined myself moving to the United States and I had no idea what my future had in store. Like most twenty something, health was a non issue. I could dance, walk, run or just be plain lazy. I smoke (in France, really?), drank a lot and I was also unconcerned and ignorant about the food on my plate and its link to the suffering to other animals or the consequences to me later on in life. Because I was struggling with depression and later a nervous breakdown, I was mostly an alcoholic from age 16 to about 25. I was not a pretty picture.
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