“The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.”—Carl Sagan (via socalfeminist)
Congratulations! I'm glad veganism is working for your health and helping you lose weight (hopefully I can shed some lbs in this process too). I was a vegetarian for 8 months before I decided to go vegan just last month. I noticed I gained a lot of weight being a vegetarian, I guess I really loaded up on the cheese haha. I'm hoping I start to lose some of it now and I was curious if you have been working out regularly to help you lose all the weight?
Thank you very much! :)
Yeah, it really makes a lot of sense that excessive dairy makes people gain weight. That is essentially what it’s designed for. It’s naturally made with extra nutrients to fatten up a baby cow rapidly during the beginning of his/her life (just like human breast milk) so if we’re consuming it long term and in large amounts, it only seems obvious that it would be certain to cause weight gain. We stop drinking human breast milk after infancy for that reason, because drinking it throughout our lives would obviously not be good for us since it would cause exponential weight gain.
Why someone thought that consuming another species’ milk which causes the same reaction in our bodies was a good idea is beyond me. Taking a look at the large scale in which America consumes animal products, it makes sense that we have the worst problem with obesity. Countries which consume less animal products and eat more plant based foods have a smaller instance of issues like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, the list goes on and on. But I’m sure you know all of this.
I was running a few miles a day when I first started, and I lost 30 pounds in my first couple of months. However, I haven’t been as good about it lately, honestly. I walk my dogs usually every day, but no real work outs or anything. I really want to start riding a bike again. Once I have the money I plan on buying one.
The main factor in my weight loss has without a doubt been my diet, though. I’ve noticed that things taste different now. I eat things like raisins or fruit and they taste so sweet to me, whereas before when I wanted something sweet, I craved sugar and whatnot. If I don’t eat enough fresh vegetables and fruits, my body seriously craves them. I get withdrawals haha.
I’m sure if you keep up a healthy vegan diet, you’ll see weight loss too. Just stick with it and you’ll be surprised. Congrats on recently going vegan yourself, it’s difficult at first and takes some adjusting, but it’s so worth it! It’s a selfless decision and you’re awesome for it. :)
Also omg speaking of fat pics I saw a video I made in Florida last night, HOLY SHIT I'M SO FAT. LIKE, WHEN I'M LOOKING AT PICTURES OF MYSELF AND SAYING I'M FAT LOL. You can see soooo much in my face. I'll sho u wen I get back from da daqkta
Hahahahaha yeah I know, same thing happened with me! I look in the mirror and I’m like “WHAT’S WRONG, I LOOK THE FUCKING SAME?” then I see an old picture and see how fat my face was and I’m like JUUUUST KIDDING. So glad we’re both losing weight together. <333
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of the stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget God. The stars died so that you could be here today.”—Lawrence Krauss (via flowerrrbomb)