go vegans!

You know, people always say that they couldn’t go vegan because they love food too much.

And also, every single vegan I have every met has said that they’re so much happier now and that they love food tons more than they did before.

I promise you, the grass is greener on the other side, do some research! You’ll find that once you start learning, veganism is the only thing that makes sense 🌱✌️
And if anyone needs any help transitioning, just message me!

Little disclaimer

I don’t care if you’re vegan or vegetarian or whatever. Good on you, your decision.

I do care when people try to guilt trip me into going vegan or vegetarian and quite frankly, I’m sick. Stop acting like you’re morally superior for your life choices and stop trying to make me feel bad when I say I like meat and dairy products. Your life is your life and my life is mine, so just leave it at that.

That’s all

anonymous asked:

I recently became a vegetarian (about 2 weeks ago), and I'm hoping to eventually go vegan. I've heard a lot about people transitioning from omnivore to vegetarian to vegan. What's a good time frame for this transition? Should I work on being a healthy vegetarian for a while or should I go vegan asap? Thank you :)

Hi there!

That’s wonderful! :) I would say that the transition will be different for everybody; I went vegan overnight and I didn’t have any kind of symptom nor I felt bad at any time, but there are people that start to suffer from detoxification symptoms such as lack of energy, nausea, dizziness..etc. 

Listen to your body. My biggest recommendation is to always ditch eggs and dairy first and then meat, so the shortest time being a vegetarian the better! 

Vegan Weight Loss

I’m a junior now, and I’ve been trying to lose weight ever since I got to college. In the second semester of my sophomore year, I had gained 22 pounds since I started college. (background- starting college I was about 120. End of freshman year- 125. Beginning of sophomore year- 132. End of semester one sophomore year- 142). Ever since then, I have tried everything to lose weight. But my problem always came back to food and bingeing. I had started thinking about going vegan because my sister is vegan, and she loves it. So about two months ago, I made the decision to go vegan. (for mostly health reasons, but also the ethical reasons and environmental reasons as well). And I am at the lowest weight I have been in 2 years! I lost about 14 pounds since the beginning of the semester, and 11 of those pounds are from going vegan. I only have 10 pounds to go until I am at the weight I was when I started college. I feel so much healthier and I am the most confident I have been in a long time. I also have so much more energy than I thought, I still weight lift and workout almost every day. And what’s weird is I actually eat more calories now than before, but I’m still losing weight consistently. Going vegan really isn’t as hard as it seems! For anyone who it seems like you have tried everything for weight loss and still can’t lose weight, try going vegan! Even if it’s for two weeks. In the first two weeks I lost about 5 pounds! Feel free to message me if you have any questions, I’m always here to talk :)

anonymous asked:

It makes me so sad to see so many angry vegan comments on videos of a youtuber who's recovering from an eating disorder and who was previously vegan. Like literally 80% of the comments are vegans that are angry saying shes selfish or telling her to go vegan when she's already said it was one of the ways that make her disordered eating worse? vegans are supposed to be compassionate but tearing down someone who's recovering and doesn't want to cut out food groups for their health is cruel.

I don’t know who you’re talking about so I can’t really comment, but I agree that it’s wrong an unkind to post hateful things to a stranger on the internet, it’s also less likely to feel welcome coming back to this community someday in the future.

I do disagree about the compassion thing though actually. Simone going vegan is a rejection of the horror we inflict upon our home planet and the other beings living here. It’s not necessarily always a peace treaty, for some it is a strong opposition to violence.

I’m very much on the side of peace, but that doesn’t mean all vegans follow that path. “Compassion” in this sense means having empathy for the lives we exploit and torture, not necessarily accepting everyone’s individual morals or diet choices. I’m not sure if I’m making any sense, but in my mind veganism and kindness aren’t always a matching set - some people are vegan just because they know killing animals is wrong, not because they want to be kind.

anonymous asked:

why is it bad to talk about how veganism is inaccessible for a lot of people?

This phrasing is really weird because that’s literally not what I said but anyways. 

I don’t think it’s bad I just find it annoying when certain people pour out details abt their health to explain why they can’t go vegan as if that is going to do anything about racist white vegans preachy save the animals rhetoric. 

And it always comes off as a need to explain why you aren’t morally pure or something. I’m not going vegan because i don’t want to, that’s it. I also have an eating disorder that prevents me from doing so as well, but like if it all circles back to the fact you don’t want to be a vegan anyway there’s no need to do backflips in your logic so you can justify to yourself why you aren’t performing this “moral obligation” 

anonymous asked:

Hi. I, personally, am not a vegan, but I don't get mad if someone else is. Like, I think it's completely fine if you are, but I was eating a turkey sandwich at lunch at school today and my friends, who are vegan, are refusing to talk to me until I drop everything to become a vegan too. How do I deal with this? (Also you're a beautiful person <3)

Hey, thank you for the kind words. It is likely that they are either uncomfortable associating with someone who eat animals and don’t wish to be around it, or they are trying to coerce you into going vegan. Personally, I don’t think there is anything wrong with the first reason, but withdrawing friendship as a bargaining chip would be very unfair and not at all the best way to advocate veganism. No one can force you to give up animal products, that said, for the same reason they can’t expect to force you to go vegan, you cannot expect to force them to speak to someone they do not want to. My suggestion would be to attempt to talk to them about it and see if you can reach a compromise, but failing that, you may just have to accept that you have developed irreconcilable differences and that you should move on from each other. I’m sorry you’re having to deal with this, but it may be that you’ve just become very different people.