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Vegans are Sexy as Fuck!

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25 minutes ago, neutralempty said:

Why did you stop being vegan?

It became a religion for me and I became extremely judgemental and hateful. I would argue with my family if there was dairy in meals, whenever we travelled remaining vegan was very difficult for example in Italy I ended up living on tomato pasta and pizza with tomato sauce and peppers. Sometimes it is just not an option. Nowadays I'll add about 2 eggs per week and an occasional small fish (probably around once a week) and energy-wise and overall life-satisfaction wise that works much better for me. 


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15 minutes ago, Michael569 said:

It became a religion for me and I became extremely judgemental and hateful. I would argue with my family 

I did too, but they finally get it now. After enough heated arguments they pay close attention.

15 minutes ago, Michael569 said:

whenever we travelled remaining vegan was very difficult for example in Italy I ended up living on tomato pasta and pizza with tomato sauce and peppers. 

I always made sure beforehand, where we go to eat, it has to be a guaranteed to have vegan options or I don't go, no matter what. I would not judge ( like call them murderers or something ) them because of that, but simply stand my ground and explain without excuses.

15 minutes ago, Michael569 said:

Nowadays I'll add about 2 eggs per week and an occasional small fish (probably around once a week) and energy-wise and overall life-satisfaction wise that works much better for me. 

Hmn, I don't know Michael. I guess it's still way better than an average omni diet.

 

Thank you for sharing your story.

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25 minutes ago, neutralempty said:

Hmn, I don't know Michael. I guess it's still way better than an average omni diet.

It's ok, I don't expect you to approve :) 

26 minutes ago, neutralempty said:

always made sure beforehand, where we go to eat, it has to be a guaranteed to have vegan options or I don't go, no matter what

I don't know much of the world you have travelled but in certain countries this is not an option no matter how hard you look 


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1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

Nowadays I'll add about 2 eggs per week and an occasional small fish (probably around once a week) 

Why don't you eat eggs or fish every day? 

Because don't we need to refuel with choline & EPA/DHA every day to be optimal?

I currently eat tinned sardines every day as it's cheap & i'm getting my EPA/DHA

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Hm. I rarely find people that do veganism properly.

I assume its quite difficult to do so, especially if you have an ethical component in it and do not rely on overseas exotic plants. I am quite interested if it is possible to pull it off on local plants and not get nutrient deficient.

Above 80% of vegans I personally have seen look malnourished and borderline sick. Usually something is wrong with their skin, hair, eyes, teeth, bone to muscle structure, cant really put my finger on it.

I guess this is the effect of cutting off animal products and spontaneously replacing them with any plant products they happen to like in order to get filled without doing much if any research.

But some are sexy, yea xD. I don't think it has much to do with veganism though. They just happened to workout a lot, eat properly, do their research, have good body structure, genetic, look pretty and all.

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On 12-1-2021 at 1:30 AM, LordFall said:

If you mean that literally then yeah, vegan girls are very attractive to me. Something about being more compassionate or being more health-conscious or even them wanting to make a positive difference in the world. I hear they taste better also, that's always a plus ;) 

Under nourished teen age girls can be sexy but when they hit their 30'ies it is a different story. Personally I like them healthy.

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20 hours ago, Hero in progress said:

This post is not for the purpose of what what my man above said. He may use a lot big words and try to discredit the overall message of this post. But ill say it one more time and then im out.  You are a fucking inspiration! dont let these cold fucks make you feel like you are not right to spread veganism as much as you can. It aint about your health, it is practical and it is the future. 

KEEP GOING

 

    Maybe carefully read what I've posted below:

21 hours ago, Danioover9000 said:

@Hero in progress

   That's because you post in an informal and organic style so far, and usually in this sub forum there's a higher standard of posting, because we're mainly discussing topics like health, nutrition, diet, overcoming physiological and health issues, which because of how it really effects our bodies, we'd like to communicate in a way that reflects how careful we are to give advice, whether supported by medical/scientific research or is just an opinion. When talking about these issues, it's important that we communicate our information in a way that is not childish because if we have advice that can harm more than hurt, it really does effect the body, positively or negatively.

  In an immature, unpractical, idealistic, unscientific, emotional and attention grabbing framing, discussions about Veganism turn more immature than mature discussions about veganism, yet the original poster might not intend that his/her communication be perceived this way, which is why the moderator suggests this is better under the journaling section.  It's more difficult to have beneficial feedback and corrections under such immature, organic, and informal framing. 

   Most posts in this sub-forum are written within a mature, practical, pragmatic, realistic, scientific and medical frame of mind. Under such framing, we can have serious discussions about health, nutrition and overcoming health issues, and have faster feedback on if any user's advice is harmful or helpful. This is especially important when discussing alternative medicine/related fields not as supported as traditional health/medicinal approaches.

   

   Also, with your attitude, it's much better to post in the journal section, as you won't get penalized for your writing style. Anywhere else you will.

   It's mainly because of your writing style that it's harder for others to consider Veganism seriously, and treat it like a joke.

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1 hour ago, Yog said:

Hm. I rarely find people that do veganism properly.

I assume its quite difficult to do so, especially if you have an ethical component in it and do not rely on overseas exotic plants. I am quite interested if it is possible to pull it off on local plants and not get nutrient deficient.

Above 80% of vegans I personally have seen look malnourished and borderline sick. Usually something is wrong with their skin, hair, eyes, teeth, bone to muscle structure, cant really put my finger on it.

I guess this is the effect of cutting off animal products and spontaneously replacing them with any plant products they happen to like in order to get filled without doing much if any research.

But some are sexy, yea xD. I don't think it has much to do with veganism though. They just happened to workout a lot, eat properly, do their research, have good body structure, genetic, look pretty and all.

   It's mainly because of the ethical issues that bring about dogmatism around discussing Veganism, in people who only eat plants, and in people who mainly eat everything with plants, meat and carbs. Even fruit only people are not immune to being dogmatic to other groups that're selective in their diet. Under those states, it's easy to rush the transition process from whatever traditional diet you've had to eating plant based diet, and if no care is taken, some end up hurting themselves bad enough for hospitalization.

   Sexiness mostly comes from proper body care, and from genetic variety.

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@Yog

"Above 80% of vegans I personally have seen look malnourished and borderline sick. Usually something is wrong with their skin, hair, eyes, teeth, bone to muscle structure, cant really put my finger on it."

Obviously, a lie.

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27 minutes ago, neutralempty said:

@Yog

"Above 80% of vegans I personally have seen look malnourished and borderline sick. Usually something is wrong with their skin, hair, eyes, teeth, bone to muscle structure, cant really put my finger on it."

Obviously, a lie.

   It depends on how that person is looking after their body. If all they did was plant based only, and very little exercise, low quality sleep, have unhealthy coping mechanisms with physical/mental/emotional stress, Comparing person to person is difficult enough, it gets more difficult comparing group to group health, vegan or otherwise.

   Depending on how you look after yourself, you can still maintain healthy muscle structure and overall body function, even on a plant based. Plant based diets can't save you from you abusing yourself in other way, so watch out.

   Consider that the user is in part of the world where some people have not correctly integrated with a plant-based diet properly, so the user only ends up interacting with just those people.

   

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"Depending on how you look after yourself, you can still maintain healthy muscle structure and overall body function, even on a plant based"

What do you mean even on a plant based diet, lol.

Do you even lift, bro?

I don't know where @Yog is getting his vegans from. Probably digging them up out of graves or something.

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@neutralempty That's my personal observation, that is all it is, its not an objective sample. I've known about 10-20 vegans and met 20+ more.

I don't let it influence my opinion on the topic anyway. Some folk just got too dogmatic and hardcore around it and broke some stuff, which is what @Danioover9000  pointed towards, its not a problem with veganism at all, its more of an identity/ego type of problem.

I've met people that had 0 identity around it and they had the attitude of " just trying out this new thing, if it works cool, if it doesn't we'll make a change". This is the attitude I personally like more, it allows for both the ethical and the nutritional part of the topic to be constantly re-evaluated, you can't easily and efficiently evaluate stuff if you got your identity tied around it.

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@Yog Sure, ofc. Probably from the slums of India or something. That's how they didn't know anything about nutrition. 

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2 hours ago, neutralempty said:

Sure, ofc. Probably from the slums of India or something. That's how they didn't know anything about nutrition

Forgive for saying this but some of your comments seem very naive as if because of lacking general world experience. I am with @Yog that I've seen some extremely unhealthy looking vegans & vegetarians. Pale, skinny, with excessive signs of ageing. I have also seen beautiful and sexy vegan women so there are both. 

If you live in a rich country such as US, it is easy to assume that living this way is the same in the rest of the world. It isn't. It can be extremely tough to be vegan in certain countries such as Eastern Europe, Balcanic regions, South East asia, certain countries of South America, Japan etc. When I visited Philipines for example, being vegan meant eating rice and fruits, now you tell me how long before your body starts breaking down. Japan - there is some tofu yes but generally Japanese have no fruits besides tanderines. It is extremely expensive in there at a level that a bowl of grape costs 30 dollars.  I've visited many of these countries and in some of them it is 50 times more difficult than for example in UK where I live or in States. 

Just something for you to be mindful of. Not all places have an equal starting ground and you need to be appreciative of that. As someone who is in business of helping people restore their health, all I can say that if I was pushing veganism on my clients, I would lose 90% of them. 

Large part of population struggle with paying bills, separating waste, living in sub-optimal living conditions, living in multigenerational houses. If you were to bestow veganism upon these people, it simply wouldn't work. 


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1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

Forgive for saying this but some of your comments seem very naive as if because of lacking general world experience. I am with @Yog that I've seen some extremely unhealthy looking vegans & vegetarians. Pale, skinny, with excessive signs of ageing. I have also seen beautiful and sexy vegan women so there are both.

I am not denying that this exists, but the problem is, that people like @Yog generelize that to vegan nutrition, when we could say, at least in the west, those are underlying psychological conflicts, like an anorexic going vegan, because that makes them lose weight even faster.

1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

 Not all places have an equal starting ground and you need to be appreciative of that. As someone who is in business of helping people restore their health, all I can say that if I was pushing veganism on my clients, I would lose 90% of them. 

I am not at all assuming that. It is just obvious people are deliberate looking for examples in order not to consider veganism as valid. You should not only be educating me on the probability that there are cases where this is unhealthy, but also others that there are environments where this is most healthy and it is not a full-time job to keep up with the nutrition.

You would lose 90% of your clients also if you told them you're god dreaming up your clients and the universe.

1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

If you live in a rich country such as US, it is easy to assume that living this way is the same in the rest of the world.

This is what I eat 90% of the time ( not what 90% of my meals contain ), for soon to be 9 years. Oats, tomatoes, apples, soy milk, broccoli, olive oil, kale, red beet root, tofu, b12 supplement, salt, rice, herbs, carrots, walnuts, chickpeas. It doesn't seem too privileged to me, although I agree that there are environments where some f these foods aren't accessible.

1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

Large part of population struggle with paying bills, separating waste, living in sub-optimal living conditions, living in multigenerational houses. If you were to bestow veganism upon these people, it simply wouldn't work. 

 

Micheal, those people don't go vegan. If all you have is mostly wheat and cattle, it's understable and unlikely to encountered a vegan at all there. Which is part of my point towards @Yog.

1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

 

If you live in a rich country such as US, it is easy to assume that living this way is the same in the rest of the world. It isn't. It can be extremely tough to be vegan in certain countries such as Eastern Europe, Balcanic regions, South East asia, certain countries of South America, Japan etc.

Sure, there are environments where this is not the case. Although I don't know about Japan.

1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

When I visited Philipines for example, being vegan meant eating rice and fruits, now you tell me how long before your body starts breaking down. 

About 6 months?  Do they not have vegetables in the Philippines?

1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

 Japan - there is some tofu yes but generally Japanese have no fruits besides tanderines. It is extremely expensive in there at a level that a bowl of grape costs 30 dollars.  I've visited many of these countries and in some of them it is 50 times more difficult than for example in UK where I live or in States. 

Besides the case, that it costs 30 dollars per pound isn't in itself saying much, if their income is higher.

I don't think a daily variety of fruits is necessary. If I look at a Japanese grocery store, they have all the stuff we have. Surely, their vegetables and potaoes, etc. aren't too pricey.

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1 hour ago, Michael569 said:

Forgive for saying this but some of your comments seem very naive as if because of lacking general world experience. I am with @Yog that I've seen some extremely unhealthy looking vegans & vegetarians. Pale, skinny, with excessive signs of ageing. I have also seen beautiful and sexy vegan women so there are both. 

If you live in a rich country such as US, it is easy to assume that living this way is the same in the rest of the world. It isn't. It can be extremely tough to be vegan in certain countries such as Eastern Europe, Balcanic regions, South East asia, certain countries of South America, Japan etc. When I visited Philipines for example, being vegan meant eating rice and fruits, now you tell me how long before your body starts breaking down. Japan - there is some tofu yes but generally Japanese have no fruits besides tanderines. It is extremely expensive in there at a level that a bowl of grape costs 30 dollars.  I've visited many of these countries and in some of them it is 50 times more difficult than for example in UK where I live or in States. 

Just something for you to be mindful of. Not all places have an equal starting ground and you need to be appreciative of that. As someone who is in business of helping people restore their health, all I can say that if I was pushing veganism on my clients, I would lose 90% of them. 

Large part of population struggle with paying bills, separating waste, living in sub-optimal living conditions, living in multigenerational houses. If you were to bestow veganism upon these people, it simply wouldn't work. 

I am not sure how this is related to what @neutralempty said. When we are talking about those unhealthy looking vegans, as Yog refers to them, we are probably talking about people in the western world who will have access to a cheap and healthy vegan diet, no?

Nobody disagrees that adhering to a moral principle will be more or less difficult in different parts of the world, and of course in different times in history. In some countries, it is difficult to survive without exploiting or murdering other human beings. Of course it is due to the fact that we are so civilized that we can now appreciate a higher standard of ethics.

 

But on the other hand, there is a reason why in underdeveloped countries, such as china, african countries and india, a majority of the poor are almost exclusively plant-based. It is precisely because animal products are such a luxury, infact to such a degree that you are now seeing an increase in obesity in China due to people being more financially secure and adopting a more western diet. The poor chinese people who never could have afforded much meat (and were actually healthier and more long-lived for it), now require the amazonian forests to be burned down so that there is enough land to feed all the cows.

 

Explaining to people simple rational ethical principles is not a problem no matter where they live. To what degree they can live according to those principles will vary, as is the case with any other moral problem.

 

However, you reject the foundation of those ethical principles in the first place, so I don't see how it is useful to discuss whether or not some people have an easier time consuming an exclusively plant based diet. The disagreement is about the validity of the ethical stance.

 

Otherwise we are simply discussing whether or not people in china can only eat plants.

 

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2 hours ago, Scholar said:

The disagreement is about the validity of the ethical stance.

The initial disagreement was about crusading and religious-like intolerance in the name of moral superiority (e.g. I don't eat animals, you do, hence you are a lesser person). I am not disputing the ethical question here. What we do to animals is barbaric and beyond any excuse and each and every one of us should do as much as possible to get the majority of our calories from plants. If most of us do just that, the world will be a better place. 


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5 minutes ago, datamonster said:

What's a 125% chance?

More than you can imagine

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2 hours ago, Michael569 said:

The initial disagreement was about crusading and religious-like intolerance in the name of moral superiority (e.g. I don't eat animals, you do, hence you are a lesser person). I am not disputing the ethical question here. What we do to animals is barbaric and beyond any excuse and each and every one of us should do as much as possible to get the majority of our calories from plants. If most of us do just that, the world will be a better place. 

I don't know what you mean by crusading and religious like intolerance. Michael, consider the issue of projection here. While for you firmly advocating for veganism might have stemmed from a place of some sort of superiority complex, this is not the case for me, nor for I believe most vegans out there. I personally do this out of compassion, and when I get emotional, it is out of compassion. It is not because I want to make myself feel superior to others, when I talk down to people in terms of this moral problem, it will be in the same way you would talk down to someone who pays for children to be tortured and killed.

When we are talking about health, we have to have a holistic picture of health. Human health and enjoyment is important, but so is that of any other creature. Their health should be as much concern to us, if we view them as an extention of our selves, as that of our children.

 

Whenever there is a new extention of self, a change in societal behavior requires moralistic attitudes. Sure, you could have called the abolitionists crusaders, you could have pointed to them and judged their religious-like intolerance in the name of moral superiority. All of this you could have done, and from your very point of view, it must have been valid to do so. But who would this have helped? Who would it have helped if I had told the soldiers who were fighting the nazi's that they were showing religious-like intolerance and were crusading for the sake of moral superiority? How would this have helped anyone? Please consider this question deeply Michael.

Some vegans might be crusading and might be showing religious-like intolerance in the name of moral superiority. But then, what would you describe yourself us? Someone who is deliberately, in fully conscious of the consequences of his actions, paying for his own brothers and sisters to be subjugated, to be treated like property, to be raped, enslaved and murdered, all for his own comfort.

Michael,

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Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?


Let us say that refusing to pay for the enslavement and killing of your brothers and sisters makes you more intolerant. What is the answer to this? Is it to go back to paying for the enslavement and killing of your brothers and sisters, or is it fixing the deeper issue, the intolerance itself?

My issue here is not simply your behavior, but your very perception of what animals are. They are your brothers and sisters, they are literally like mentally handicapped people. They are not different whatsoever, other than in bodyshape. They are children. But you cannot see this, and this is why you look at those who are so disturbed by their suffering in the way you do.

 

People who hunt serial killers, rapists and murderers are crusading and religious like, in the name of moral superiority, in your own eyes. But consider that they do what they do, that their judgment is so harsh, precisely because they have so much compassion for those who are suffering. If you do not recognize, you will not understand them. The world will change infront of your eyes, and the increasing sensitivity of people on this earth you will confuse for lack of sensitivity.

 

Simply ask yourself this, if it was humans in place of the animals, how would that make you feel. How would you look at people who oppose this? What would you be calling them?

 

The issue of veganism is a moralistic one, a crusade, because we need to a establish a new moral standard. For this to happen, it can only happen if this is taken seriously. And if it is taken seriously, it will be inevitably emotional. We must be moralistic for our brothers and sisters, because that's just how society evolves. Apathy will not create change. And radical change is needed, for the sake ourselves and all of our brothers and sisters. At some point, we must firmly establish: "No, I will not pay for this. This behavior should not be tolerated.", as we did with slavery in the past.

It is precisely because morality is imaginary, that it is so vital that we create it.

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@Scholar thank you, I will take some time to think about this. 


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