There are so many ways to eat. It's an individual preference. Whether you eat lots of meat, no meat, only fish, or only plant-based foods there are always pros and cons. There are also lots of opinions from those around you.

If you've been considering going vegan, living in Colorado may help.

I've been told that vegetarians don't eat the food if an animal had to die and a vegan doesn't eat it if it comes from something with a face. There are lots of variations on both, but, that gave me a general idea.

Vegan Society states vegans agree on a "plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish and insects), dairy, eggs and honey - as well as avoiding animal-derived materials, products tested on animals and places that use animals for entertainment."

When going against the norm on anything it helps to have access and a community. New research from puts Colorado as #6 among the US state whose residents are the most likely to go vegan due to factors like vegan meetups, vegan restaurants, and the cost of vegan versus meat meals.

Ahead of Colorado are Hawaii, Oregon, California, New York, and Washington. says "the popularity of veganism has risen twelvefold across the US in the past 7 years. From sports stars to cash-strapped families - many people are making a move to a plant-based diet." 

Native Foods just opened its fourth Colorado location in Fort Collins. Native Foods was "founded on the premise that tasty meals and natural plant-based ingredients should go hand-in-hand and that environmental sustainability and animal welfare need to be an important element of our mission."



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