Welcome to More or Less Vegan, a place where we believe everyone’s diet should be… “more or less” vegan. A place where a plant based diet comes first, believing animals should live their fullest happiest lives, and we eat and take everything with respect and thanksgiving. We believe in sharing as many credible resources as possible to help you make the best health decisions you can. From health professionals to personal stories, we share what we feel is most helpful to your health and wellbeing, and the Earth’s health and wellbeing.
More or Less Vegan loves to supply you with food research/science, truths about where your food comes from, tasty recipes, and fantastic people who are also trying to help others live a health conscious life. We hope the things you read on our site will inspire you to eat well and ethically, because there is one thing we can all agree on: what you eat and put into your body directly affects the way you feel. Ann Wigmore, a holistic health practitioner and raw food advocate, once said, "The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." Let’s make sure we use the food we eat as our medicine, not our poison.
Anything posted on More or Less Vegan is not meant to put anybody else’s diet choices down. All posts are for educational purposes and for you to use your judgement on how to use the information given.We encourage everyone to do their own homework and find what works for you. We also may use sources that you don’t (or even More or Less Vegan doesn’t) 100% agree with. Remember that as humans we all have uniqueness and we can learn from one another, no matter our differences. We’ve posted such sources because we believe there is something to learn.
Paislee Schreiter: Founder of More or Less Vegan
Paislee is a mom, teacher, advocate, entrepreneur, nutritional coach, and more or less a Vegan. Paislee did not grow up vegan or even vegetarian; she grew up like the majority of people in America. Breakfast consisted of eggs, bacon, cows milk, and glutenous things like pancakes and cereal. Lunch was usually some sort of deli meat sandwich, and dinner always centered around chicken breasts, ham, pork, or beef. She also spent her entire childhood, teenage years,early twenties, and mid twenties overweight. She always assumed it was the amount of sugar she ate (which was definitely a factor), and when Paislee would drop processed sugars from her diet she would see very little change so would put sugar back into her diet (not to mention her addiction to it was hard to break).
It wasn’t until after she had her second child that she really started to dive into researching nutrition, food, and the human body. Paislee had reached a total weight of 248 lbs and she recalls saying aloud “I’ll be damned if I reach 250.” Paislee started doing fad diets, inconsistent exercises, and all sorts of short weight loss plans. She would lose the weight very slowly, but then would gain it back quickly. Her weight started to yo-yo and she knew there had to be a more sustainable way of losing weight and keeping it off. So the research began.
Paislee read over a hundred articles, watched countless documentaries, and she can’t count the amount of youtube videos she watched. As she did this, Paislee started seeing a trend: whole foods are the best foods. She realized that it wasn’t technically about calorie restrictions or flushing her system out, or even going vegetarian or vegan; it was about giving her body what it was supposed to have: whole, plant based foods.
As Paislee began to switch her typical American diet to a plant based diet, results started to show quickly. The weight started to fall off more readily and her new diet was sustainable. She didn’t feel like she was depriving herself. Paislee started to notice other benefits as well: she had more energy throughout the day, her anxiety disorder started to become easier to handle, and she just felt happier over all.
Today Paislee wants to share this knowledge with the world in hopes to help others who are struggling in their bodies to become their best selves, and to also bring to light how America’s food is produced and how it needs to change! Paislee stays optimistic about the future of peoples diets and the food industry. Her stance is that if we continue to educate one person at a time, that we will see big changes in our future.