I was really shocked today to discover that Marilyn Diamond who has been a strong proponent of the vegetarian diet now is eating meat. I looked online and this is what I found as her response to someone questioning her about the change... I would love to hear your thoughts on this because I'm thrown by this. Reading her book 20 years ago convinced me to become a vegetarian. I didn't stay a vegetarian for that length of time but recently I got back on track, gave up the meat, gave up the dairy and eating a diet of 70-80% fruit.
thanks for your support!
Book looks like it geared for the baby boomers with is the largest niche market in the US, saying that they can be hot and sexy at any age. Here's also the right up on her FB that threw me for a loop.
As an international pioneer of health and fitness, Marilyn Diamond learned how overdoing “healthy” can be dangerous! Spinning, green juice, veganism for most of the last 25 years led her to an aged, pained, skinny-flabby body in her early sixties. In this book, readers learn how Diamond made the transition to a curvy rejuvenated hot girl on a nutrient-rich diet of steak and eggs.
A friend took me to a seminar a few years back and it was her (Marilyn Diamond) and her now husband (Donald Schnell, author of the Initiation). They spent the first hour or two on the importance of being a vegetarian and how you'll practically be cursed by the high heavens if you eat meat. Now they're both taking about the importance of eating red meat and so on. that's why i was surprised to see such a turn around. thanks everyone for your posts
Focus on being fit = Being able to create fully healthy produced offspring.
Focus on being sexy = Unhealthy practices and diminishes the possibility to be able to produce fully healthy offspring.
Even the most intelligent and educated people within the bodybuilding theme agrees that, what they do, isn't healthy.
Too bad we lost an inspiring person though.
I hate slippery slope arguments. We can always draw a line.
a great example of being human. CHOICE.
CHOICE can lead us down the right path, or the wrong path. CHOICE can lead to great confusion, soul searching, and the ability to lose oneself....
Let us not be cruel towards her apparent hypocritical lifestyle choices, but rather understand that she is merely lost. Lost in the world and searching for herself. It happens to the best of us. After all, how is one expected to grow if one does not learn ? How do we learn ? Through mistakes, trial and error, personal experimentation.
Give her a break. Don't concern yourself with the way someone else lives their life... instead, focus on yours and what you can do to help others thrive. Shift your focus. Live your own life.
"Know the world in yourself, never look for yourself in the world"
i totally with you agree. my reason for posting wasn't to demean her in anyway. Who am I? She was the first one that educated me about the horrors of eating meat and dairy 20 yrs ago, so when i saw this it threw me for a loop. I'm new at being a vegan and I just wanted to understand it better. People change all the time as i myself have done. Great post!
:) Gotta spread the love!
Exactly! I do understand your initial shock. It's hard and confusing, sometimes, to see those we once deemed as heroes.. falter and give in to "the ways of the world". We just have to keep reminding ourselves... no one is a hero. We are all human.... and everybody is lead through a different journey.
A good example of this: Gandhi gave in to flesh on several occasions throughout his life. Literally sneaking out of his home, so his parents would not find out, to eat meat in town.
However, it was because of this "slip up" that further spurred his quest for vegetarianism and kind-living.
Who knows... maybe one day she will go back to kind-living and write the most inspiring book of her lifetime. Perhaps through her meat-eating experience, she will be more sympathetic to those "stuck" eating a SAD diet... she may come out of this with a much better understanding of the goings-on in the minds of those who consume flesh.
Anything is possible! :)
Spread the love?
Deemed as hero?
Your comparing (so called) slip ups (what is that oppps someone put that in my mouth?) to a lunatic trying to sell health confusion in a book?
Who know's maybe she will come to realize that some of us souls are not for sale.
Spread the love was in response to Pankaj stating "Great post!"
You are entitled to your own opinion.
Take Care. :)
Basically, what we see here is another confirmation that 811rv is the ONLY way to succeed on a raw vegan diet. Raw leaders, vegan leaders, and even vegetarian leaders have shown us, time after time after time, that eating the high fat style so common in the "v" worlds simply cannot and will not succeed. Without exception, it seems that almost every "v" leader that refutes 811 ends up going back to eating cooked foods, and eventually to eating meat. After more than 20 years on 811, my track record of healthy success, and that of those who joined me early on, such as my wife, Rozalind, and my dear friend Tim Trader, more than proves the efficacy of 811 for long term success.
does anybody know if John Robbins started to eat fish. i remember hearing that but not sure if its a rumor...