Am I Still Vegan?
Apr. 11, 2019Leave a comment
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you would have noticed that there are vegans (should I even call them vegans?) that went back to eating meat/animal products. The reason why? According to them, it’s because their health was failing. Apparently, going on a water fast and eating mainly raw fruit is the way to treat your body and maintain optimal health — it isn’t, obviously. It’s common sense to know that you’re depriving yourself of calories and nutrients.
I find it very absurd that they blame veganism for ruining their health. I’m not a doctor, but it’s pretty clear that there’s an eating disorder/restrictive dieting going on. They all seem to have something in common. They’re fixated on juice cleansing, detox, raw diets, or whatever the next trending diet is. I don’t think they were vegan to begin with. They used vegan to cover up an eating disorder.
What ever happened to eating a balanced, vegan diet? Eat enough food. Eat a variety of foods. If you’re active, you need to eat more food. Not eat less. This is a simple concept. To blame veganism for their poor eating habits, that’s what makes me go *roll eyes*.
To answer the question, yes, I am still vegan. Here’s my experience being vegan. I may not have been vegan for that long. So far, over 2 years. It has been very easy to go vegan. Maybe it’s because I don’t live off of water and a raw fruit diet. To some people that may be long, but there are vegans that have been vegan for much longer than me. Props to you! 👍
My hair, skin, and nails:
I have not experienced hair loss on a vegan diet. My nails grow out every week. I can’t believe how fast they are growing! My skin is much better as a vegan. Before being vegan, I broke out a lot more. Now, my breakouts has to do with what skincare/makeup products I use and my period.
About my period…
This isn’t something I want to talk about, but I had to bring this up because I just mentioned it, and it always comes up with so-called ex-vegans. Good news, I haven’t lost my period on a vegan diet. My period has been spot on, consistent. I’m very happy about this!! Pre-vegan, my periods were sporadic. I went to my doctor about this issue during that time. All the doctor did was push birth control pills on me. Pffttt!
Hungry all the time… 🤤 ??
No, I am not. I eat when I’m hungry. Stop when I’m full. I don’t plan my meals on a daily basis. I just eat. If I want fruit, I eat fruit. If I want chocolate, I eat chocolate. Yes, vegan chocolate exists! How cool is that? 🍫 I’m also not on a high carb, low fat, high protein, or whatever type of diet.
Not on a vegan diet. I became iron deficient when eating lots of meat. I had my blood checked during that time too, so I’m not pulling this info out of thin air. Who would’ve thought? But not on a vegan diet.
Are supplements necessary?
I do take supplements. Multi-vitamin and omega (algae). I took supplements before I went vegan too. I’ve always leaned towards algae-based omegas over fish oil capsules. The smell of fish oil supplments, to me, are absolutely revolting. Oh, and the fish burps. I do have protein powder, but I only use it a couple times a week. It’s not something I rely on, since I prefer to eat solid food. Also, vegans are not the only ones that take protein supplements. Lots of people that consume animal products do as well! There are more supplements out there for meat-eaters than there are for vegans. Apparently, meat eaters love to say that vegans need an array of supplements, but consume those supplements themselves.
As you can see, my health isn’t failing. I eat a pretty normal diet without the cruelty. My lifestyle isn’t bizarre with water fasting, juice cleansing, and whatnot. In my opinion, ANY diet that is very restrictive will eventually lead to a decline in health overtime. It has nothing to do with veganism.– Jen
Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser
Oct. 1, 2018Leave a comment
Hey everyone! I have a facial cleanser to talk about. It is called Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser. Here’s more information on it.
Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser:
- For oily or acne-prone skin
- Tomatoes and watermelon to banish impurities
- Red tea to keep skin clear
- Maintains skin’s pH balance while removing excess oils and impurities
- Purifying and refreshing
- 96% Natural
- No Petroleum and SLS
- Paraben Free
- Cruelty Free
How to Use:
- Apply face wash to your wet skin.
- Massage gently in small circular motions with your fingertips for about a minute.
- Rinse well with warm water.
- Pat dry and enjoy your refreshed, balanced beauty.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract*, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Maris Limus Extract, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Alcohol*, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Butylphenyl Methylpropanal, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal. *Certified Organic Ingredient
I used Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser last summer when I was in search for vegan, cruelty-free skin care products. I stumbled upon this face wash and thought I would give it a try. Why not? It’s vegan, and it’s cruelty-free! Also, it contains natural ingredients. It is advertised as a tomato-based face wash, but it does contain other beneficial skin care ingredients too. From the ingredients list, to name a few, watermelon seed oil, aloe, and red tea (roobios). If you’re interested in this face wash, look forward to my review! It’s coming up soon!
Have you used Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Clarifying Cleanser before? Share your experience with me!
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