I’m honestly sick of people that act morally superior about food

You’re not better than me for eating a quinoa salad with acai berries and chia seeds,  you’re not better than me for being vegan and not eating sugar.

However, unlike you, I can say that I don’t make people feel guilty and self-conscious about what they eat in a twisted act to elevate myself up.

357) I was watching Disney's Tarzan and realized theres like a 90% chance that Tarzan is vegan. Fruititarian to be specific. If you think about it, he was raised on an ape's diet, in a jungle which is plentiful on fruits. All we see him eat throughout the movie is fruit and later he learns to make spears by watching a rhino(another herbivore). So he then sees the spear as a tool to catch fruit from high trees and for self defense. Idk if this counts as a confession, but it made kind of happy so I had to share. I also like to believe that he thinks its atrocious when and if he learns that the british people that come eat animals.

Last night’s dinner at Aum: 6 servings of brown rice, 2 glass noodle veggie soups, 1 phad thai, and 1 papaya salad… we literally couldn’t fit all the food in the shot! The company was great too :) #chiangmai #thailand #landofcarbs #carbsareking #hclf #vegansofig #ctfu #freelee #durianrider #rawtil4 #starchsolution #veganlife #vegans #veganism #vegansofinstagram #veganlifestyle #veganlove #veganeats #healthylifestyle #instavegans #govegan #stayvegan #beveganmakepeace #plantbased #plantpower #eatallthecarbs #crueltyfree #animalliberation #vegan (at Tumblr: that-vegan-couple Snap: thatvegancouple)

361) When I'm feeling frustrated by how the world is upside down in terms of how and what we eat and treat animals I daydream of a society where the mainstream is to be Vegan and carnists, leather wearers are the exceptions who find it difficult to cater their tastes. It just seems so far away:/ Reading your blog is usually uplifting.

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The woman’s name is Kelly Dukes. Nothing has yet to be done. She has not been prosecuted for animal abuse, and this woman needs jail time. Please call the number given and give these horses justice. This lady thinks she can’t be touched. Call the number and complain that nothing has yet to be done. Be the voice for the horses!!!

262) I hate vegan representation in tv shows. Every show I've seen with a vegan or vegetarian character makes them look like an unintelligent, ignorant fool. (Ex. Soso in oitnb, randy in bobs burgers, parks and rec.) characters always treat them like idiots and belittle the concept of veganism. Never are we represented intelligently or casually, and never have I seen a situation where said character's views aren't demeaned and made fun of. People soak up media and this only further harms our movement.

You do not crave certain foods because your “body needs it,” as if a sense of nutritional deficiency is akin to a sense of touch or time. You don’t get a hankerin’ for a cheeseburger because your body is trying to tell you that you need to boost your iron or vitamin D or potassium. 

This is a pervasive myth. 

When you’re actually deficient in any particular nutrient, your body will tell you in a much more extreme way. Instead of daydreaming about your grandma’s biscuits and gravy, you actually get violently, debilitatingly ill whenever you are lacking a vital vitamin or mineral. 

Outside of a literal state of starvation or extreme bodily stress, food cravings are purely psychological. 

Sometimes the psychological effects can be caused by addictive substances in certain foods that cause chemical reactions in the brain, such as the opiates in dairy and the caffeine and other chemicals in chocolate. 

But for the most part, cravings are brought on by complex environmental cues and triggers. They tend to have a lot more to do with nostalgia than nutrition. They are conjured more by an errant scent on the wind than by deficiency. They are more connected to the media you consume than the vitamins you do not. 

Nobody wants to admit that hearing that three second McDonald’s jingle from the receptionist’s radio in the background noise of their dentist’s office is what actually made them determined to pull into the drive-thru on the way home, but it’s certainly far more likely than any pseudo-scientific old wives tale passed around by people who have probably never even met a nutritionist in their life, let alone know anything about nutritional medicine themselves. People want to believe they have more free will than that. They don’t. 

However, through awareness of these things, we can start making more conscious choices about the food we consume.

So the next time someone tells you that humans must eat animal products simply because we crave them, please remember this.