Living A Vegetarian's Life: Andrew Husk
07-24-2018    The Marietta Times
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN lang=EN-US style="COLOR: black">Andrew Husk<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>At the ripe old age of 18 years, Andrew Husk made the decision to try a meatless diet for one month.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>"I was really into nutrition anyway and once I got through that first month, I liked it very much," Husk, 19, of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Parkersburg</st1:City></st1:place>, said.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The decision was a combination of things -- a concern for health issues, friends who were living a vegetarian lifestyle and curiosity.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>When he was in high school, fast food and burgers were a steady diet, he said.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>"The last few years I decided to try to be healthy," Husk said. "It's hard, because when you go out to eat with your friends, it's more difficult, but has been well worth it."</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>His favorite food is hummus and vegan cookies.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Today Husk is working on a brand new goal -- veganism. He's giving himself 40 days to adapt to the exclusion of all dairy.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>He is beginning a new adventure soon -- four months training to work with inner city children through Metro Ministries, based in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Brooklyn</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">N.Y.</st1:State></st1:place></SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>"It's more difficult to be vegan," he said. "I have to read labels a lot more, but I really like trying new things."</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>For those who are just getting started with a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, Husk has advice:</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>"Try it for fun and see how you like it," he said. "There's a lot of health benefits and environmental benefits. I've lost some weight on it too."</SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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