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How To Explain Why You’re Vegan

[UltraVid id=14 ]Different people go vegan for different reasons and there are hundreds of reasons for choosing to avoid animal products but the simplest most universal reason is because it’s the right thing to do it helps the animals it helps the environment and it helps us some people ask this question aggressively because deep down they’re scared of having to take responsibility for their actions so they try to intimidate and disempower you with bitterness and sarcasm it’s common for vegans to become defensive and mutter and incoherent response and attempt to change the subject and avoid awkwardness but don’t let others stop you from speaking the truth all you’re saying is that you don’t want to have animal abuse as part of your lifestyle and society where that’s still considered normal it’s their burden not yours be fearless and proud of the fact that you’re doing the right thing don’t underestimate the person you’re talking to because anyone can change and just understand that most vegans are in this position too before someone explain to them that compassion is a better option every vegan should have a confident response to the question why you vegan because in many cases when someone asks it’ll be the first time they’ve heard about veganism there’s an immense pressure to find the right words that will help them understand and there’s no perfect answer the world’s for every person in every situation but here are some quotes and ideas that worth learning we all say that we love animals and we’re all against animal cruelty but we pay people to mutilate torture and slaughter animals and it’s not for any necessity it’s not because we need to for our health it’s just because we like the way they taste I’m vegan for the female cows who are artificially inseminated then have their babies taken away to their death I’m vegan for the chickens who had D beak then forced into small cages I’m vegan for the cows who were beaten because they’re too sick to walk themselves to their own slaughter I’m vegan for the pigs who were slammed to pieces on the ground I’m vegan for the male chicks were tossed into a grinder alive I’m vegan for the foxes who were skinned alive for fur I’m vegan for the orcas who have stolen from their families and forced to entertain I’m vegan for the bunnies who were tested on for makeup I’m vegan for the elephants in Chains at the circus who were beaten to perform but most importantly I’m vegan because I reject slavery cruelty murder we have the power to save over 1,100 gallons of water 45 pounds of grain 30 square feet of forested land 20 pounds of co2 and one arm was life every single day a Whole Foods plant-based diet can help prevent rate in Reverse 14 of our 15 leading causes of death including our top three killers if there was a way to be healthy while saving animals and helping protect the planet why wouldn’t you do it it’s easy to be vegan we don’t need to be animals we benefit in every conceivable way from not eating them and the good news is that being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up taste or your favorite foods these days there exist amazing vegan alternatives to every meat every cheese and even eggs and there are hundreds of recipes for all kinds of great vegan meals the more you talk to people the more you can start to remember different kinds of responses that resonate with different kinds of people James aspies response is one of the most sincere inspiring ways of expressing why we’re vegan if you’re talking to someone with a strong sense of justice or someone who deeply loves animals explaining how the industries work can be very effective and sparked conversation for people who want to protect the planet give them facts from conspiracy about how and why agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction and for those who are health-conscious it’s okay to tell the health benefits of eliminating unhealthy animal products it’s easier for people to understand the ethics wants to change their dietary habits even if it is for some more selfish reasons and sometimes leading by example is the best way to get people interested in the lifestyle so showing them how easy it is and how tasty vegan meals are they’re more likely to understand your points never underestimate the power of stories using anecdotes from your life to show why you chose to change can stay with people and help them relate their personal journeys with yours many vegans were once militant meat eaters who mocked and ridiculed vegans because they didn’t understand powerful stories give us hope that anyone can turn their life around and choose compassion the brazen our talk about science was to raise awareness for the voiceless victims of this planet vo the animals it doesn’t always matter what you say when people ask you why you’re vegan what matters is how you say it don’t let fear stop you from speaking up use every question as an opportunity to inspire compassion in those who are too scared to change and don’t be intimidated by sarcasm and ignorance speak with such passion and conviction that they can’t help but listen to your voice then back down speak the truth like you’d want it to be told if you were cure not to be slaughtered you might not always have the perfect words but if you choose to say nothing you live amidst the opportunity to change someone’s life and you’ll have missed the opportunity to speak up against injustice we all say we love animals and we all are against animal cruelty but we pay people to mutilate torture and slaughter animals killing is never humane it’s never gentle it’s never kind and it’s not fair any necessity it’s not because we need to for our health it’s just because we like the way they taste I remember Center vegetarians if every animal you know he I three will you eat one it used to be we all have different likes dislikes different nationalities and religions too but there’s one thing that we need to have in common with each other and that’s peace genuine compassion there’s no valid argument for a westerner in the world we live with an abundance of fruit and vegetables on every street corner to ever pay someone to kill that animal on our behalf that we wouldn’t want to kill in the first place when we don’t need to

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WHAT I ATE TODAY + 10 MIN MEAL RECIPE (vegan)

[UltraVid id=11 ]That’s good don’t have pages if you haven’t had a donut peach so this in my Instagram story the other day you have not lived they are the best peaches ever it’s just like a birthday cake flavor yeah they’re just like super sweet anyways guys good morning it is earlier than we usually wake up isn’t it a little bit this morning I’ve made some oatmeal we’re making it a quick oatmeal as you saw I just poured some hot water on my oats don’t normally make oatmeal like that it doesn’t usually come out to be like the best texture but it’s gonna work for us this morning cuz what are you doing this morning we’re going on ATV and four-wheeler anyway it’s for wheeling yes we’re going off-roading okay quad biking are those all ATV in right terms yeah okay we’re going to ATV in we’re going for wheeling like an hour and a half away which is why we’re up early because we have one morning’s lot to do so so we have to drive an hour and a half and actually our Airbnb host yes yeah invited us to go so that’s where we’re going this morning and we’re having a quick bowl of oats with some delicious donut peaches [Applause] just a bit of sugar in office yeah I’ve got no maple syrup maple syrup we were told the trails might be muddy so I’ve changed out of my first outfit because I didn’t want to get that muddy so I’m wearing just kind of clothes that I don’t care about getting money we’re ready to go a TV hour and a half later and we’re at South Africa forest adventures appear going on I don’t want to drive my own because I’m kind of scared it’s me we’ll see we have the GoPro so let’s go go pro footage [Music] so we just finished ATVing that was so much fun I was really scared to do it myself but once I started doing it I was like okay I got this it’s like super beautiful scenery and we actually had to change locations we were at one location and there was forest fire so then we had to move to another location but this location was absolutely beautiful yes now I am so ready for food that was so fun I’m so dirty my whole face is covered in dirt I had to go to the washroom and to wipe it all dirty boy you’re like this haha shirt in your shoes we went through so many like mud puddles and Kyle didn’t lift up his feet he just like let them get soaked by mud but my shoes are clean [Music] would you get their dreams [Applause] Tom had tofu so long like some said ginger I think that’s ginger big chicken burger let’s get into it alright guys we are back home from lunch and I had a shower we’ve just kind of chilled a little bit we definitely needed that shower we got out of the shower and we have white towels and we were wiping like just like you know like drying our face and our neck and there was still dirt coming off of our necks even though we had showered we didn’t realize how dirty we actually were and I have a few friends about join me on my face so I’m not gonna cover them up because I don’t need to cover them up I’m sick of covering them up I hate putting on makeup I haven’t been wearing makeup for like this past month and a half and my skin has been doing really well except for right now it’s very angry at me but I think it’s because I’m ovulating so those of you Latian pimples but I am having a quick snack right now pretty random foods I’m having uh rice cakes with avocado and some light cheese yummy the light cheese you’re actually pretty good even though they don’t look like totally pink they’re not like Thailand light cheese but they still taste good so that’s my little snack I’m gonna do some editing because I have some work to do today and yeah argaï so it’s a little bit later and i’m gonna be making some dinner and today we just had a very long day we got up super early and then we spent probably like four hours of driving in the car today so we’re just kind of beat and I don’t really feel like cooking Kyle doesn’t feel like cooking we don’t feel like making anything so I’m just gonna whip up something super easy and quick and I’m whipping up whipping whipping what I call one of my 10-minute meals I’ve posted a few of these on my Instagram and this one specifically everyone had a lot of questions about so I thought I would make it for dinner tonight because one we don’t have like anything in the house we need to go grocery shopping and we have all the ingredients for this so it worked out perfectly so this is what I’m making we’ve got three cans of vegetable soup this one is vegan we get it from Woolworths everyone was asking in the Instagram comments which a veggie soup that we get and if it has good ingredients and it has pretty good ingredients I mean I could do without the sulfur dioxide but it’s pretty good and it tastes very fresh and delicious so I’m making three cans of these because we’re kind of hungry today usually we just have a can each but and then I’m also gonna be adding some canned kidney beans I’m just gonna drain and rinse these and I’m going to add that to the soup and in this pot I have some kale and also under here some tender stem broccoli which you guys know that we love so much and I’m just going to add a little bit of water and then I’ll put the lid on this and steam it up and while my veggies are steaming I’m going to heat up a soup and there’s already kadhi beans in this soup mix but I like to add in an extra can just to give it a little bit more protein and make it a little bit more filling okay so my soup is hot it probably took like seven minutes I’m adding in some of the steamed kale mix that in a little bit I also have some ciabatta on the side because you need ciabatta when you eat in soup I’ve got the steamed broccolini and then finally we top it with some beautiful avocado I’ve had lots of avocado today but I’ve been craving avocado so this is perfect so literally like no prep time for this meal it’s just super quick and easy literally ten minutes and done Jimmy Jimmy should we get you reaction [Music] [Applause] well there’s a little update on how Jack is doing oh my gosh I miss him so much I know you guys miss him too I see a few of you guys asking about him in the comments so a lot of people seem to think that eating a plant-based diet takes a lot of preparation and time and it’s just too much for them to handle and majority of the time yes you need to be prepared you need to meal prep if you have a busy schedule but that goes for if you want to eat healthy in any diet even if you are eating animal products you still need to prepare the animal products and what’s the difference if you are preparing a piece of meat or animal than preparing plants so I don’t know I’ve never cooked me my parents always cooks the meat I would always just make craft dinner like like but it just as long as making a regular lasagna I know like it’s it takes less time to make I think people just think they need to like think about it more because they they’re not just using like regular cheese or meat anyways I want to show you guys that you can have a delicious wholesome meal in under 10 minutes and there’s so many different variations that you can make 10-minute meals I think I need to make like a series of 10-minute meals like this is super wholesome you’ve got lots of greens healthy fats from the avocado extra beans extra protein and vegetable soup now normally I would recommend yes that you make your own veggie soup and have that prepped in the fridge but we all have busy lives and there is going to be days where you don’t feel like cooking we’re all human we all don’t always feel like cooking every single day so having options like this I think is so important because I think a lot of like what I eat in a day is that you see on youtube from vegans are like them pre planning their day and like they already know what they’re gonna have for dinner that and they make sure that they have extra time to prepare that meal and in reality we all have busy lives and you know so it’s okay to have some canned veggie soup don’t be afraid to have some canned veggie soup or healthy convenience foods I would say canned vegetable soup is a healthy convenience food so delicious wholesome I should do like boyfriend does a voiceover for my wedding so I don’t have bread that often but I love spot-up with soup but if you have like leftover quinoa or something in the fridge that would be really good to even throw in the soup you know just need those calories so guys I hope you enjoyed this video we had a really fun day today going and exploring parts of South Africa that we haven’t seen before it was really cool to like take that two-hour drive and just like drive all the way out into the country and then riding on those ATVs everything seems kind of dead but like it’s just seeing like the vast Murray like the mountains and stuff it was just it was a really awesome day we had a great day didn’t we yes did you have fun yes I enjoyed riding an ATV I was scared to do it but I conquered my fear today of riding an ATV no I was like I’ll just write on the back of Kyle’s because I was too scared but you know do something every day that scares you guys anyways guys I hope you enjoyed today’s video please make sure to give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it as it helps to support my channel and leave me a comment down below what’s your favorite convenience or 10 minute healthy meal maybe we can leave some healthy inspiration in the comments down below for everybody and subscribe if you’re new here and I will see you guys in the next field peace [Music]
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I went Vegan for 30 Days – Here’s how it affected my health…

[UltraVid id=13 ]Hi, my name is cam and on average I’d say I eat pretty healthy I try to follow the classic food pyramid you know the one that we learned in elementary school your base layer is fruits and veggies the next is grains then dairy and then meat however lately I’m noticing that my diet has gotten pretty bad pop-tarts pastries chips candy bars with absolutely no dietary restrictions I’ve gotten pretty lazy with what I’ve been eating and something’s got to change so for the next 30 days I’m going vegan I’m going vegan because I want to see how it affects my health and my dietary habits on day one I weigh in at a hundred and forty-five pounds with an estimated body fat percentage of 17.6% [Music] my fridge is filled with a lot of dairy and a lot of meats which are no good to me anymore what I do have that is vegan is half a lime quarter jar of peanut butter chickpeas bread crumbs banana clove of garlic and one single pickle on the way right now to the grocery store I have to stock up on some vegan foods not really sure what I’m gonna buy I’m guessing lots of like fruits and vegetables [Music] – word bountiful harvest let me show you strawberries happen Tomatoes Kiwis oranges great spinach avocado high net not sure why but I bought a butternut squash vegan vegetarian sausages not sure how that works but we’re gonna give these suckers a try and see how these fraudulent wieners stack up to regular wieners that’s everything that I got at the grocery store I have never had such a colorful shopping cart in my entire life I am a bit nervous about being full I have a lot of really healthy food a lot of really tasty food but it doesn’t really seem like a lot of substance because it isn’t despite eating three meals a day in snacking on an endless amount of bananas hunger became a serious problem throughout the week for me having trouble falling asleep because I am still hungry by day I get fed up and decide to consult a pro how are you good good I’ve come seeking counsel for the vegan ways this is my friend Linsley Lindsley has been a vegan for quite some time now and I’m hoping she can give me some solid advice on how to combat my hunger you really need to get to know like what is the ratio of like grains vegetables fruits and like not from seeds and your meals to know like to get a roundabout idea of how many calories your kids it sounds like a lot of work which like becomes really natural my go-to Phillip foods or things like brownies typically likes grains things like oatmeal and like whole wheat if I can have those like any part of those net meals I’m getting all you know potatoes starchy foods the next day I take Linds Lee’s advice and start to analyze my caloric intake and try to find out what my body requires to be full throughout the day the first thing to finding out how many calories I should be consuming per day is to use the BMR equation to find my basal metabolic rate once I plug in my information I get my BMR then I take that BMR and multiply it where I fall on the harris-benedict formula times osoo number together and my daily required caloric intake comes out to around 2,000 598 calories per day now that I have a good understanding of how many calories I need in a day what kind of foods should I be eating to meet that caloric requirement for instance on a per 100 gram basis bananas only have 89 calories whereas a carrot has 41 whereas on the other hand things like black beans have 339 and almonds have 576 calories per 100 grams so for the rest of this challenge I’m going to be much more deliberate in eating more protein more fiber and more fats through things like beans chickpeas almonds seeds trying to really boost my caloric intake and hopefully in return subdue my hunger [Music] over the next few days my hunger problem goes away I feel like I finally lock in on my meal prep and I’m able to start meeting my calorie targets with ease and really start to actually enjoy the food that I’m cooking [Music] [Applause] [Music] now today marks day 25 of my vegan challenge once I got past the initial week and the initial hunger problems I’ve been having due to my lack of preparation and understanding of what I should be eating in a vegan diet things have been really really easy I’m not having cravings for the things that I thought I was gonna have cravings for and I feel like I’m being healthy I feel like I’m eating more fruits and vegetables I’m definitely drinking a lot more water than I normally do and I’m not just going out and eating whatever I want whenever I want which was so easy to do when I had absolutely no restrictions on my diet um yeah this month is going surprisingly really well I’m able to finish off my month as a vegan without any problems and I have to say this month was an overwhelmingly positive experience as far as my health goes I ended up losing six pounds in cutting 0.5% in body fat and even my blood pressure dropped a full point down to a 1:21 over 80 outside of the health benefits I’ve learned a lot about the environmental benefits of being vegan going forward I feel like being vegan has helped me become a more conscious and informed consumer as well as to help me solidify some healthy dietary disciplines so my month as a vegan huge success [Music] [Music]