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I do eat by-products, such as honey, eggs, and milk-based products. Over the last year I quit purchasing milk by the gallon, and I now drink soy milk instead. Frankly, drinking so much cow's milk didn't make much sense considering I get plenty of dairy in other sources (e.g., cheese, yogurt, ice cream).
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Since I don't eat animal fat I can eat all sorts of other good stuff (like nuts) that people avoid. I have tons of energy, rarely get colds, and I can't remember the last time I was so sick I had to stay in bed. Its funny that I never see non-vegetarians show so much concern over their own intake of fruits and veggies.

Congrats on ten years. In addition to soy milk (make mine with vanilla) as a dairy substitute, there are great soy-based ice cream substitutes, including ersatz ice cream bars, chocolate bars, etc.
There are even soy-based meat alternatives, including hot dogs and burgers, although apparently they are not necessarily the healthiest form of soy foods.

You say you don't eat animal fat on this diet, but you do, as ice cream, yogurt and cheese (even the reduced fat types of these) have it. Even so-called non-fat dairy products have trace amounts of fat.
I gave up dairy more than a decade ago, and have had far fewer colds, flus, etc. than in my brie and ice cream eating days.

I do it for health reaons only, as I don't believe in animal rights.
As a libertarian friend of mine put it, "I'll grant rights to my dog
the minute he stands up and asserts them and starts paying for his room and board."
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