Yay, well over a week into the diet. The time has flown!
First, the positives: I'm a lot more focussed- can concentrate a lot better on my work, though because I have so much energy I kinda wish I was bounding around outside :) My digestion is SO much more better, amazingly better even. My stomach doesn't feel bloated. Even after big meals, I find I can jump around without feeling sick. I had worried that my teeth would feel sensitive after lots of fruit, but the only…Continue
I'm prepping for a conceptual photo shoot concerning Vegans, which will be sent out to different advertisement agencies, featured in calendars and put up online for art buyers in the future.
Basically, what I'm trying to achieve with these images is to explain, via visualization, to non-vegans, what you can achieve if you switch to this…Continue
For the past years, I have suffered from varying degrees of depression. It got to the point where I was questioning whether I wanted to be alive or not. Do I want to live? Do I want to die? What do I have to live for?
Is it even worth it?
I used to think like that. It's a really scary world, hanging on the edge of a cliff, your heart beating so fast because you might fall... and at the same time asking yourself what's so good about getting…Continue
One of my many new year's resolutions was to go raw again, and I'm kinda excited about it :)
Today I had...
Mango sauce with courgetti: (600g courgettes, 303g mango, 21g spring onions, 5g basil, 28g rocket, 57g coconut water). This was amazing. I think I'm going to be eating this several times a week.…Continue
Happy new year my fruity friends!
New year actually has nothing to do with it, I've just recently decided that I'm ready to start trying to make a difference. I'm gonna be making lots of videos from now on.
Here's another meat eater trying to assuage his guilt with a monologue on why factory farming is a good thing. I just added extra footage so that the viewer can see his point more clearly. If you are of a sensitive disposition, don't watch. It's not pleasant. Feel…Continue
I really need to. So I started yesterday.
First stop! Hair cut. I think I'm done seeing the world through a curtain. I'm not so scared anymore of eye contact. Especially with my friends, who I was with yesterday. I guess I'll be changing my profile pic as soon as I get back from Tahoe in a few days. ;)
Second, take than dang jacket off. No more hiding. Honestly- why am I hiding from myself? I certainly know how I look, and if any one else's about me mattered, they have…Continue
I did it! I went vegan today. No animal products today and from here on out. I intended to eat 100% raw, but I was craving something cooked. I told myself that I would be allowed carb-rich cooked foods to get me through this beginning, so I had brown rice. Plus, it really helped up my calories, but I still only made it to 2160. Of my calories, I had 85% carbs, 10% fat, and 5% protein!…Continue
A year ago now, I was obsessed with fasting, eating 500 cals a day, had extreme social anxiety (which was getting worse, I was afraid to look people in the eyes! Hence the hair cut). I was depressed, wanted life to be over, and was doing a lot of drugs (my brother used to be a HUGE drug dealer before we moved from the state vermont. He's not legally allowed to be back there again.), mostly weed and ecstasy, and didn't have any real friends, but one that was 2 towns…Continue
Here's a vid I just made, showing some very 'rational and persuasive' arguments for not being vegan. Oh yeah, along with some footage from slaughterhouses.
I think meat and dairy eaters need to see this stuff, so many of them live in a cosy fairytale world where their meat, milk and eggs just magically appears and they never get blood on their hands. I plan on making many more videos like this cause I think a person reconnected with the reality of the situation will at very…Continue
I met a girl a couple months ago who told me she was vegan. I was so happy I had a new vegan friend.
Then it happened.
One of my girlfriends who takes a culinary class with her watched as she ate an entire chicken leg by herself during class.
Last time I checked, chickens didn't grow on trees.
And then she goes around preaching about animal rights and how much she just looooooves animals.…Continue
I've been hearing this a lot lately. People trying to become vegan/vegetarian but they just felt weak/lightheaded/depressed etc when they tried so they switched back.
It's kind of pissing me off. When I made the transition I felt better than ever. Everyone else I know who has become vegetarian/vegan and stayed that way has said that they felt amazing. I just feel like their minds are simply creating excuses to go back to cruelty eating.
And the worst of all…Continue
- "A response to my well meaning friends who are urging me to eat animal products:
Thank you for your concern. I know you mean well, and I'm grateful that you have reached out. But there are a HUGE number of factors that you are not aware of in regards to my current situation and emotional health. Be careful of making diagnoses without a complete understanding of the the body, mind and the…
Added by elena on December 18, 2011 at 4:19am — No Comments
So basically, as soon as I made this account, I had to take a temporary hiatus. I was on bed rest for about a month & wasn't able to go shopping in order to eat right. In that time, the little baby in my belly got really big. I started noticing a decrease in my appetite & a lot of nausea no matter what I ate. Once I was able to start eating right, there wasn't enough room for a whole meal of fruit (all of my organs are being squished). It would be near impossible for me to get enough…Continue
Me vs. Lemon Ginger Blast
The spicy sour groove of the Lemon Ginger blast pulled a right hook on me. …Continue
Before today I had no idea who this person was... Percy Cerutty. But today I ve read a topic on HCRV personalities who practiced this life style for more than 10 years and I've read a story about Percy.
wow! amazing man. well, i was always fascinated by eccentric persons, but he is more than just that. I'd like to know more about him or read his books. I suppose many of them are about running as he revolutionized it and I am not a runner , but anyway I would be very much…Continue
Added by elena on December 14, 2011 at 3:16am — No Comments
This has been bothering me since last week. I am now known as the "fruit girl" in my school since I can always be seen carrying a ton of fruit with me wherever I go. Everyone in my Chem class knows that I am a raw vegan and is fascinated by it. They love asking me questions about it.
Then the other day I brought about a kilo of tangerines to my class. Of course some everyone asked me if I was going to eat them all. When I…Continue
this topic was discussed many, many times, but I have a habit to do a research on my own :) just to know more about an issue and at the same time to go on with my education ;)
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that we obtain 5% of our calories from protein. This would mean that if you were a man burning 3000 calories per day, you would need 38 grams of protein.…Continue
Some awesome grocery store markdowns in this post. There are bargains out there!
Added by evilday on December 9, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments
Just watched what I could of Earthlings with my husband. I asked him what he thought of the movie. He said "I think it's all about the shock factor! They didn't need to see all that! We already know about this." I stated that that was exactly the point. Of course they wanna show us the bad side. I am glad they did too...because for the first time I realized the scale of the speciesism. I mean I knew that…Continue
I've found this to be very interesting and informative reply from Adam in this topic ( which has another Adam's replies, highly recommended)
For me, it very much depends on my activity levels and what specific foods I am eating. Generally speaking, I do feel better eating more frequent…Continue