When someone asks me if it’s hard to be vegan, I usually say “it’s easier than you think and it gets easier every day.”
When I went vegan, I did it a bit gradually by going “vegan at home” first and eating differently at restaurants. The more I got used to eating vegan at home, the more comfortable I felt about asking for vegan options at restaurants and eventually one thing led to the next and I was eating vegan meals all the time no matter where I was. The more I learn, the easier it gets.
The Black Vegetarian Society of Texas FAQ expresses a similar sentiment:
Isn’t it hard to go vegan? It can be, especially if you hold yourself to too high a standard at first. But the important thing is to make changes you feel comfortable with, at your own pace. While reducing your consumption of animal products completely may be ideal, any reduction is a step in the right direction.
Check out the whole FAQ for more information on vegetarianism and veganism. Go here: http://www.bvstx.org/faq.html
What’s your answer when someone asks you, “Isn’t it hard to go vegan?”