Vegan is NOT synonymous with PERFECT HEALTH.
Just as it’s not synonymous with LACK OF HEALTH, being weak or deficient.
While becoming vegan doesn’t automatically guarantee a perfect health, there is no reason why a vegan (you!) couldn’t take care of your body and what you put into it – to make sure you are the HEALTHIEST, most ENERGETIC, KICKASS.SHIT.HOT.VEGAN that you can be.
Let’s face it: being vegan is not synonymous with perfect health. Or perfect body weight. Or perfect skin. Vegans can and do get sick. There are vegans who look unhealthy. Vegans who have acne. Vegans who are overweight.
While there are people who are touting the vegan diet as the healthiest diet and an easy way to lose weight – truth is EATING VEGAN doesn’t necessarily EQUATE with eating HEALTHY – I mean French fries, ketchup, Coca Cola and Oreos are all vegan – but you wouldn’t be thriving if you based your life on such foods, right??!
On top of that, promoting veganism as an easy and all-inclusive solution to global health crisis, environmental crisis, global warming, as well as ethical and moral crises (and the best way to bring on the world peace) – can be a turn off for many people as they see those claims as being unrealistic at best, and obnoxious and self-righteous at worst; plus it’s an easy path to disappointment – producing a lot of disillusioned vegans who then write posts and articles on ‘how the vegan diet failed them’, ‘why I’m not vegan anymore’ and how ‘veganism when taken to its logical conclusion will bring on the extinction of the human race’ and the like.
And then there are times when a vegan gets sick – and when you do, you can hear the comments like – ‘She’s vegan, it’s obviously not the healthiest way to eat,’ or ‘You should have more real food – especially protein. Have some chicken soup (if you have a cold), it will make you stronger and you’ll feel better faster’ – or something equally annoying.
However, being vegan is NOT ABOUT HEALTH. It’s not about DIET. It’s certainly NOT about YOU.
So, while I don’t agree with advocating vegan diet as a healthy diet and a weight-loss diet, or even don’t like using the word DIET in the context of VEGANISM – which is really a LIFESTYLE that’s based on JUSTICE, COMPASSION, AND CARING – with that being said –
There is no reason why a vegan (you!) couldn’t take good care of your body and what you put into it – to make sure you are the HEALTHIEST, most ENERGETIC, KICKASS.SHIT.HOT. VEGAN that you can be – and the object of envy and desire, if that’s what you want 😉 , as well as the perfect advocate for this lifestyle.
Let’s face it, you’re feeling crappy or looking crappy, it affects all areas of your life. And then if people in your circle of influence – if god-forbid they try to eat vegan and they feel crappy and want to quit – then this a lost opportunity, maybe forever, and not just one – if they tell everybody about how ‘veganism is not sustainable’ and how they immediately ‘felt better when they started eating meat again.’
That’s why I want to invite you to join the Green RESET Revolution & Vegan Challenge.
Take the Green RESET & Vegan Challenge!