As noted in prior blog posts, research has indicated that a strict vegan diet is not a healthy diet. But veganism will continue to attract new converts for a number of reasons including a sense that it contributes to animal welfare. But a diet without meat and dairy is difficult to sustain.
A once popular vegan blogger, the Blond Vegan, recently admitted to her legions of followers that she was hopping off the wagon and going 'balanced.' Now she is to be known as the 'Balanced Blond.'
The article referencing this transformation has an excellent explanation of a newly indentified condition known as "orthorexia nervosa," an "unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.