definitely-a-vegetarian

  • me: I'd definitely be a vegetarian vampire, I get upset if I accidentally give someone the wrong change, I'd never be able to kill anyone.
  • me, when I'm sick: Killing someone to make a sore throat go away seems perfectly reasonable.

anonymous asked:

can we get some romantic elmax + going on a waffle date?

The answer is yes, anon! Thank you for the prompt!

(Three years after Season 2. We’ve got some established elmax, a little background byeler, some lumax friendship/past relationship, implied stoncy if you squint, and a Jennifer Hayes cameo. It’s all under the cut. I hope you like it!)


Here’s the problem: Max doesn’t really like breakfast. In all her seventeen years on the planet, she never has. There’s no reason for it, she just… doesn’t. That means pancakes, cereal, bacon (that one’s okay, it’s used in sandwiches and Max is definitively not a vegetarian), and, most offensively, waffles. Max doesn’t like waffles.

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anonymous asked:

What are some low fat vegan foods that arent carbs? I dont want to keep eating just plain rice or smthg that is full of white carbs (eg. pasta, rice, bread). All the vegans I know DEVOUR on those things. Me? Not much of a fan. Plz help.

I definitely was a carb dependent vegetarian but as a vegan not so much (well pizza). I sub veggies for noodles or pasta often (either in spaghetti, fresh sauces, layered noodles (like lasagna), Asian noodles, etc). Cauliflower is great for subbing rice as well as chickpea pasta/rice. Tofu, beans, legumes, seitan, all veggie patties or loafs, nuts and nut butters, fruit, fruit spreads, fruit in anything from salads to salsa. 

Also, don’t be afraid of carbs. Get some whole wheat carbs and give your body some long lasting energy. If you’re just eating white rice you definitely need to invest in some recipes that get veggies in there. Be open to making and trying new things!

Minimalist Baker

Oh She Glows

Cookie and Kate

Jamie Oliver

Reddit

Eating Well

Vegan-Yums

Hope some of this helps! 

I’M IN PAIN (Veganism vs Vegetarianism)

Hey guys, I hope you don’t mind a real talk kind of video. I wanted to discuss my transition from veganism to vegetarianism. I have had consistent struggles. My struggles basically fall in line with a consistent problem. And my consistent problem is that when I convert to veganism from vegetarianism I start to get physical negative repercussions.

And what I mean by this is the first time I transitioned to veganism I didn’t have enough energy and this was because I was not eating enough food. Like I was not consuming enough calories. And because I was not consuming enough calories, I felt winded, I felt like very low energy sleepy. I walked up the stairs and got really tired from that alone.

So my second shot at veganism - what I did was I ate a ton more bread. Like, I know bread isn’t like the most healthy thing in the world but I wanted to increase my calorie intake and that was a good option for me and it was successful. So I’ve been eating a ton of healthy vegan foods. Like green beans, like regular beans, like broccoli, like corn, you know a number of vegetables like potatoes etc. Everything you would expect a vegan to eat but here’s the big issue. And maybe someone, a vegan can help me with this and I hope it’s not in the form of a protein powder or some kind of supplement because I can’t stand those. I hate those. They defy the whole logic that veganism is natural. If it’s natural then we should be able to accomplish it with out doing a supplement. A supplement is something you do because there’s typically something wrong with you. You have a deficiency in some area and that’s basically it. So why am I taking a supplement if my diet is deficient. Right? Maybe I should have a different diet.

Okay, so that’s my logic there. So I don’t want any supplement suggestions. I tried supplements and as I said they completely and consistently taste like crap. So, if you know a food that can help me with the issue I’m about to discuss; I would love to consider consuming it as long as it’s vegan.

I have been waking up with horrible back pain. At first I thought it was because I slept wrong but now it’s like if I try to lift an object in a not so perfect manner my back starts hurting really bad and this has never been a thing for me. So I recently transitioned to the vegan diet like a month ago, about. And now I’m getting all these pains. Right? So I had the initial near crippling back injury where I was moaning in agony every single time I moved and that slowly over a period of like five days healed. And then I got an additional back pain from lifting something in a non-perfect way. Meaning my back was slightly bent. Your back is suppose to be strait when you lift objects, otherwise you could injure yourself.

So that was something I wasn’t use to because typically my back can handle it. But on top of that I did this. Where I… I don’t want to do it because I don’t want to be in pain again. But I stretched by putting my arms out and it felt like the center of my chest was about to rip open. That is not a thing that I’ve ever experienced since like maybe seven or eight years ago. A long time I’ve not experienced that and it just coincidentally happens around the time I transitioned to veganism.

So, if you haven’t picked up on it, I really want to be a conscious eater. I want to care about the environment. I want to care about my own health. I want to care about animals health. I want to care about everything that’s productive and healthy and logical. Right? But if your diet causes you to be in agony, if your diet causes you physical discomfort, like significant physical discomfort. You’re starting to lose the sales pitch on me. I’m starting to lose my interest. Okay?

So the main difference between my diet right now, witch is veganism and the former diet I had witch was vegetarianism is even when I was a vegetarian I’d avoid dairy because it was illogical. Like people have to violate cows. They have to force impregnate cows to make milk. Right? That’s horrible.

If an alien species invaded us on that bases alone we would have a losing argument. We kill billions of animals every single year. It’s absurd. We’re disgusting. We’re gross creatures to do this. Like when we put pigs in their pens or whatever. Their pens a lot of times are so small they can’t even turn around. So they are one of the smartest animals in the world and their put in this little cage.

That’s insane that we would do that. All for the sake of what? Flavor? Because we know red meat is bad for us. So you’re doing it because of a taste, right? And that makes you kinda of terrible if you actually take part in pepperoni pizza, pig bacon etc. But yeah, I don’t take part in red meats at all and I don’t want to take part in the whole dairy thing so as a vegetarian I avoided cheese. I avoided cheese, I avoided milk. Sometimes there would be a milk ingredient and I wouldn’t care because I didn’t do everything with a fine tooth comb. I wanted to be a normal human being that avoids the majority of things but I’m still by definition a vegetarian at the time because occasional milk doesn’t violate what my diet stands for. But the point is I drink almond milk, I have vegan cheese, etc.

The main difference between my diet now and my diet then is egg whites. I would regularly consume eggs and eggs are just chicken periods typically. Vary rarely they have anything inside them that’s like an actual baby or anything. It’s literally like, it’s a disgusting analogy but I have to do it so you actually understand. It’s like if a women saturates a tampon in period blood and then you eat that tampon. That’s basically what an egg is. With out the tampon. You’re just eating the menstruation part. Yeah, it’s disgusting. It’s gross that we even consume chicken eggs but we do. We’ve been accustom since birth to do that and that act by itself doesn’t harm anything.

Anyways, I’ve gone on this whole separate rant. Not intentional. What this rant is really about is me debating if I should eat egg whites. I know there are down sides, like one downside, to eating egg whites but I’ve known people that have eaten meat, red meat, their entire lives and they’re in their 90’s or 80’s. Late 80’s, you know. So maybe they haven’t lived the most pain free life. Maybe they have a lot medical problems up to their point. They likely do because that’s insanely bad for your arteries. It’s bad for your body in general. It will give you cancer etc. If you consume meats you have a 50% chance of dying from cancer or heart disease or both. So it’s obviously not good for you but there are people that have made it that far. So what I’m saying is if people who have eaten those foods, those terrible-terrible foods, have made it that far. Then I think me eating egg whites - I feel like I at least will live healthfully with very little health problems to a ripe old age unless I get hit by a bus or something.

So anyways, I thought about this in depth. So if you guys in the comments can you please cover the issue of why egg whites are so terrible to consume because I’m getting a lot of physical pain by not eating egg whites so it seems. And also just as a bonus can you please explain why honey is bad because I’m still trying to figure that one out. Like bees pollinate crops. They pollinate like 30% of our entire countries crops, right? Then make honey. So what is so bad about collecting that honey so long as we treat the bees well?

Anyway, this was a very adventurous rant. I did not expect it to be but I just wanted to talk to you guys about this because I want to be transparent with what my diet choices are. You can follow me on instagram to see some of the foods that I eat. Thank you so much for watching. That you so much for liking this video and appreciating my venture to have the most superior, beneficial diet for both myself, planet, animals etc. It all matters. It’s not like one thing matters and I should kill myself you know. If I only really cared about the planet and didn’t care about myself at all, I’d literally just jump off a bridge or something. Because lets face it we trash this planet. We are very consumer driven. We are like insects. Lets not go into that though. It sounds a little bit creepy. But the reality of our existence is horrifying. Anyways, thank you for subscribing to this channel. Thank you for watching me and enduring me. I hope you have a wonderful day and look forward to your feedback.

anonymous asked:

I am a vegetarian, as are my grandmother and aunt, and the three of us are all annoyed by pescatarians who call themselves vegetarians. Definitely not just you.

Hahaha seeeeee, it’s not just me!!! 

I knew other people had to get annoyed at the same things as me XD But yeah, it is such a pedantic thing and it’s probably easier for some people to just say that they are since pescatarianism isn’t something that’s known??? 

Because there is a close connection between veganism and vegetarianism, many people - including the public, media, health care professionals, and even practitioners themselves - often unwittingly twist the meaning of these terms. The word “vegetarian” was coined in 1847 by the founders of the Vegetarian Society of Great Britain. (Prior to that time, people who abstained from eating meat were called “Pythagoreans.”) The definition of “vegetarian” has not changed. It has always meant and continues to mean “a person who does not eat meat, fish, or fowl, and who may or may not eat dairy products or eggs.”

The word “vegetarian” has always dealt solely with what a person eats; it has never delved into the reasoning behind a person’s decision to practice a meat-free diet and therefore does not address motivation. Consequently, vegetarians embrace a wide range of perspectives and rationales. There are vegetarians who believe a plant-based diet is the most healthful, or that it will help them lose weight, or that it is kinder to the environment. For others it is a political statement or an economic solution. Still others are motivated by their compassion for animals. There are a number of groups and individuals for whom vegetarianism is part of their religious convictions or spiritual practices. Some view their vegetarianism as temporary or a matter of circumstance; others see it as a lifetime commitment.

Unlike vegetarianism, veganism has always had a specific, unifying philosophy associated with it, and, in addition, has always dealt with much more than what one eats. The term “vegan” (pronounced VEE-gn) was coined by Donald Watson in 1944, and was at once adopted by the group who founded The Vegan Society in England later that year. The Vegan Society was the first organized secular group to promote a compassionate lifestyle. Their definition of “veganism,” which is accepted as the decisive standard worldwide, is as follows:

Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.

— 

Jo Stepianak, 

The Name Game: Coming to Terms

anonymous asked:

are you really just going to ignore all the asks I've sent you explaining how cruel it is to eat animal by products? are you seriously that shitty of a person? I honestly thought you were better than that. disappointed

telling me i am garbage and trying to convince me i’m going to hell for not being a vegan is probably why i didn’t respond..for the last time, my diet (and everyone else’s) is no one’s business but their own. i was vegan for a year and a half and developed deficiencies and since i have to pay for my own food, it definitely was not cheap. i’m vegetarian and make sure to buy cage free eggs and organic food and all that, and that is the best i can do right now. you are seriously taking this a step too far friend

hiddenconnections  asked:

What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian? I do not eat non vegetarian at all. No eggs. Never ever had it. Am a vegan? Or vegetarian?

A vegetarian does not eat meat, poultry, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or by-products of slaughter. But does a vegetarian eat eggs or dairy? I mean aren’t they by-products of the whole system?

Let’s look at these types of vegetarians:

  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarian: Eats both dairy products and eggs, this is the most common type of vegetarian diet.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Eats dairy products but not eggs.
  • Ovo-vegetarian: Eats eggs but not dairy products.
  • And some vegetarians also eat honey. (api-vegetarians)

Vegan: doesn’t eat any meat, dairy, eggs, or any animal by-product, including honey!

So, if it came from an animal in some way, a vegan doesn’t eat it! We also don’t wear animals, we don’t support zoos, or animal parks, circuses nor anything that involves using animals for human entertainment or benefit of any kind. We oppose to animal testing as well. Veganism involves changes in our diets but veganism isn’t entirely about what we eat, is about animal liberation, it’s a political and ethical movement that see for animal freedom and animal liberation from any kind of animal use and exploitation.

anonymous asked:

What is vegan and what vegeterian? I don't get it..

vegetarian does not eat meat, poultry, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or by-products of slaughter. But does a vegetarian eat eggs or dairy? I mean aren’t they by-products of the whole system?

Let’s look at these types of vegetarians:

  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarian: Eats both dairy products and eggs, this is the most common type of vegetarian diet.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Eats dairy products but not eggs.
  • Ovo-vegetarian: Eats eggs but not dairy products.
  • And some vegetarians also eat honey.

Vegan: doesn’t eat any meat, dairy, eggs, or any animal by-product, including honey!

So, if it came from an animal in some way, a vegan doesn’t eat it! We also don’t wear animals, we don’t support zoos, or animal parks, circuses nor anything that involves using animals for human entertainment. We oppose to animal testing as well. Veganism involves changes in our diets but veganism ins’t entirely about what we eat, is about animal liberation, it’s a political and ethical movement that see for animal freedom and animal liberation from any kind of animal use and exploitation.