Cape Town yoga instructor, Chad Cupido is currently transitioning from vegetarian to vegan.
The 27-year-old founder of Omniyoga started his transition a year ago and says he is " vegan-conscious" .
"I started off vegetarian (five years ago), and I am in the transition process. So I'm not fully vegan yet. I don't do milk, cheese, eggs or any dairy but if, for example, I buy a muffin and it contains eggs, I will still eat it. I still need to look after my body and, unfortunately, there are not many alternatives for me that are pure vegan. I am still human, and I don’t want to restrict myself," Cupido says.
Cupido believes it's im possible to be 100% vegan and says there are different levels to the lifestyle.
"I'm conscious about becoming vegan and I am trying my best to keep my diet as vegan as possible. I don't restrict myself. It's very difficult to be 100% vegan. Some vegans don't eat honey, some don't wear leather, and others don't buy products from places that sell other animal products. So there are different levels (to veganism)," he says.
Cupido says his goal is to "eat the most healthy food I can possibly eat that's mainly plant-based".
"No one can be pure vegan. I would say people are vegan-conscious. It's all relative to people's experience, their circumstances, their budget and their surroundings. The best way to spread the word about veganism would be to be more open and not be too strict," he says.