Vegan 101


Advice for New Vegans! (B12, Protein and more)

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VEGAN NUTRITION BASICS » the plate method

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Vegan Protein 101

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Beginner’s Guide to Going VEGAN ����

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7 Vegan Hacks To Make Your Life Easier!

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The Food Matrix 101 Reasons to Go Vegan

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How to start a vegan diet | Everything you need to know!

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Vegan 101. Everything you always wanted to know, plus more, about the incredible veg lifestyle. Veganism’s moment has arrived. No longer a counterculture movement synonymous with “hippie” and “treehugger,” this healthy, compassionate lifestyle is being embraced by the mainstream as a smart, thoughtful, and sensitive step toward a.

NUT-FREE Makes 8 (4-inch) round pizzettes, Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 26 minutes 1. Thaw puff pastry sheets before using, according to package directions. 2. Preheat oven. Vegan 101 Slow and Steady. How you transition to a vegan diet really depends on what type of person you are. For me, I went vegan Know Your Needs.

Tofu is a great source of protein, calcium, and iron. Vegan nutrition is something that there’s a swirl Get Ready for Dumb Questions. Why ye. Vegan 101 Welcome to Vegan 101!

I started this Vegan 101 section to get your questions answered! Whether you need help transitioning to veganism, want to know what to feed a vegan family member or friend, or want to know what to pack for traveling, hopefully, you. A vegan diet, the most strict form of vegetarian, eliminates all animal products and animal by products. But do not think that vegans are deprived. On the contrary, vegans have access to everything they want to eat, only their foods are made without animal products from ice cream, cake, cookies, pastries and gravy to mock “meats” that taste so much like the real thing.

Here are five easy and delicious meals, each of which can be prepared in a multitude of ways: Stir-fried vegetables Sandwiches Salads Roasted vegetables Soups. As part of our vegan 101 series, where we take you through all the basics regarding vegan diets and making the transition, I thought it was time to talk about those first few days, weeks and months into going vegan. How to Get the Nutrients You Need on a Vegan Diet. As healthy as a vegan diet may be, a few nutrients are difficult—or almost impossible—to get from a plant-based diet. Check out these four nutrients you can’t get from plants, with simple solutions for staying nourished.

101 Healthy Vegan Diet Tips for Beginners. 1. Learn the basics. For those who are ready to dive into plant-based living a little deeper, there are a ton of resources and products to get you on. Vegan 101. Comedy | TV Series (2009– ) Episode Guide.

12 episodes. Sketches about taking the Vegan lifestyle to extremes, consisting of exaggerated parodies of veganism from all walks of life in various situations through stand alone sketches to combine humor and vegan knowledge.

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Ingredients: Each Tofurkey includes: (1) 26-ounce tofu roast, seasoned and stuffed: Water, vital wheat gluten, tofu (water, soybeans, calcium sulfate), white beans, garbanzo beans, natural vegetarian flavor, canola oil, tamari, spices, lemon juice, calcium lactate from beets, salt.

“History of the Soyfoods Movement Worldwide (1960s-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook” by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
from History of the Soyfoods Movement Worldwide (1960s-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook
by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Soyinfo Center, 2019

(Five Grain Tempeh, Meatless Tofu Steaks, SoyaA Melt Soy Cheeses [Regular or Fat Free] and Singles, Lemon Broil Tempeh, Amaranth Tempeh, Teriyaki Burgers, Organic Tofu, Dairyless Non-Dairy Yogurts, Tempeh Burgers, Sea Veggie Tempeh, Meatless Healthy Franks, Snack’n Savory Tofu), Cemac Foods Corp.

“History of Soy Sauce (160 CE To 2012)” by William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi
from History of Soy Sauce (160 CE To 2012)
by William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi
Soyinfo Center, 2012

Much of this book has been about making it easier to become vegan.

“How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach” by Leenaert, Tobias
from How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach
by Leenaert, Tobias
Lantern Books, 2017

The others included The Farm’s Book Publishing Company’s The Tempeh Cookbook, The TVP Cookbook, Tofu Cookery, and Tofu Quick & Easy.

“Vegetarian America: A History” by Karen Iacobbo, [Anonymus AC05724234], Andrew Linzey, Michael Iacobbo
from Vegetarian America: A History
by Karen Iacobbo, [Anonymus AC05724234], et. al.
Praeger, 2004

In this book, when I call for seitan, I mean regular,

“The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet” by Alicia Silverstone, Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
from The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
by Alicia Silverstone, Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
Rodale Books, 2011

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine the tofu, oregano, basil, thyme, fennel, chili flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, salt, the 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and the Worcestershire.

“The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude” by Brian L. Patton
from The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude
by Brian L. Patton
New World Library, 2012

If you are curious about the vegan lifestyle and the benefits it provides, then this is the right book for you.

“Vegan Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegan Cookbook To Get Started” by Rockridge Press
from Vegan Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegan Cookbook To Get Started
by Rockridge Press
Callisto Media Incorporated, 2013

Using Tofu, Tempeh & Other Soyfoods in Restaurants, Delis & Cafeterias, compiled by Shurtleff & Aoyagi, published (comb bound; 181 p.) by Soyfoods Center.

“History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Canada (1831-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook” by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
from History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Canada (1831-2019): Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook
by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Soyinfo Center, 2019

These include Joanne Stephaniak’s The Vegan Sourcebook (2000), Rob Torres’s Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-vegan World (2010), and Erik Marcus’s Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating (2000).

“The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” by Laura Wright, Carol Adams
from The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror
by Laura Wright, Carol Adams
University of Georgia Press, 2015

“The products and recipes developed over the years led to the publication of three cookbooks: The Farm Vegetarian Cookbook (1975) and Tofu Cookery (Oct. 1982), edited by Louise Hagler, and Tempeh Cookery (March 1984), edited by Colleen Pride.

“History of Soybean Plant Protection from Diseases, Insects, Nematodes and Weeds (15 BCE to 2019):: Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook” by William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi
from History of Soybean Plant Protection from Diseases, Insects, Nematodes and Weeds (15 BCE to 2019):: Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook
by William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi
Soyinfo Center, 2019

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  • I want to go vegan because of my stomach issues ������ I have really bad IBS, chronic gastritis and I’m tired of living like this.

  • Hello Kristen! Love this video has help me a lot, but we also produce B12, so sometimes we dont need to have B12 suplements.
    Thanks you for your video!

  • Thank you so much for your information! I used to follow a vegetarian diet until I got pregnant with my first child and my husband insisted that I needed to eat meat. I’m going to improve my eating habits using your guidance.

  • Day 4 after reading Lessons from a Living Lemuria, thought I’d be feeling awesome and I’m feeling so sad and sluggish just need to get through the detox hump

  • I’m trying to be a vegan �� for over an year but I’m not ready to leave it. I adore that vegans amazing glowing skin and man their great looking hairs ����

  • Also the way meat is cooked using oils adds to bad health, even veg cooked in oil is gonna add to fat in arteries and not enough tests on people who ate just white organic meat that doesn’t have added hormones and drugs in.

  • This video should go world wild! Thank you SO much! The man who speaks is just doing great adding humor to it while telling the truth. Thank you for that hour. I chose to be vegan 5 years ago was unable to watch the part were animals are killed because I cried too much and that hour of video… i just wish everybody in the world could see it.

  • You are such a pretty lady! If I just had that movie star smile of yours I’d be happy. I’m in Alabama and if it’s not fried, breaded, butter, etc. I haven’t known how to do it. Your videos are so helpful, thank you.

  • I don’t know if you read the comments, but this is the most informative channel about this topic on youtube!
    Complex yet simple put, easy to understand and information to download!
    I can’t express how beneficial is it for me!
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  • Are vegan alternatives healthier than the real ones? I want to slowly go vegan or at least vegetarian for health purposes. I love that you addressed the cultural side of food!

  • Being a vegan is great if done correctly. But I also believe eating organic meat and organic dairy products ain’t bad. Especially if u eat the organs(liver and kidney in particular) they help and are good for your body. Native people all over the world ate like this forever and they were healthy till colonialism. Check out the work of Western Price. And we are omnivorous for a reason. Big Agriculture turned everything upside down with insane and sick farming systems. They ruined everything organic tho not just meat. Check out how Monsanto’s corn fucks up peoples health. And the environment isn’t affected by farming if done right. Hope everyone will be healthy and takes care of their body in the future.

  • I’ve subscribed to your channel purely for the dishes as I’m vegetarian but I must say I still find it difficult to find a balance as too much of everything can damage (e.g. oxalate) but then how much is too much when quite a few veggies/fruits might be in the same category?! Also, any advice on maybe a different breakfast?! Everyone eats different,which is fine, and your porridge/smoothies look amazing but I can’t eat it as I’m starving pretty quickly after eating it(not even 2hrs). Same with anything sweet. My meals must be savory as sweet as a main meal won’t cut it! Any books you might recommend? ��

  • I love the information. I’m planning to go Vegan. I will be the only member of my household going vegan. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can avoid falling back to my old way of eating?

  • Taking care of the evaporations from your sink and toilet will help you get you there. Soaps in these will do. Evaporating Incense and essentials oils will break the link between your nose, and those evaporations. That will help to break the dependancies with your waste.

  • 10 Important Tips for New Vegans
    Some of these 10 you will not be familiar with:) Hope you find them helpful:)

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  • I’ve been vegetarian since I was 7 years old cause my mum is vegetarian but now I’m 11 and I decided to become vegan a month ago and I decided to watch this video to help inspire me to become vegan and thank you sooo much for this video it’s pretty much canibilisim when you eat meat milk cheese and eggs cause were alllll animals and it’s so terrible how animals are murdered����

  • There will always be less vegans than meat eaters so they will still kill animals for meat so you guys are not really saving them im not hating on vegans its a good thing more people should do it, its disgusting how the animals are treated and im slowly getting put off meat the more i learn but i know if i go vegan i wont save 1 animal ill just help myself feel better knowing im not apart of the horrible shit they do to them

  • All the people saying “i went vegan over night”… How? Did you just throw away all the animal products that you had left over at home? Can’t say i support that.

  • hi! Im new here and I just saw that you are vegan AND gluten free!!! I am too and I really want to go vegan, but because those two diets just go against each other and im really finding it difficult to. so I don’t know, do you have any tips? (if anyone that has read this has anything, please tell!)

  • Thank you for this video! I’m subscribed now and I follow you on Instagram ��. I have officially decided to transition and you are a tremendous help. I love the tip of starting one day a week. ✨��

  • hey Sadia! love your videos and the way u are making it so easy for us to understand about veganism!
    i really wanted to get tempeh, but it’s not available in our city. Can u guide us on how can it be made?

  • I am vegiterian and vegan like moral but vegiterian i drink milk but only from very very well cared cow.we love them we treat them as anericans would treat their dogs..
    Yes i am an indian.we love and care of the cow whoes milk we drink we dont try to drink much as it may hurt the cow.
    But i m gonna stop taking milk..really i m feeling guilty

  • i’ve woken up (a process over years) a time ago, but still… i cannot stand the pain and terror the animals have to take. there is no justification and no single reason for sustaining this perverted industry, no single argument FOR continuing the evil we do against the animals!

  • It’s July 2020 and I’m October I intend to transition into a vegan/plant based lifestyle. Health is one reason why I’m choosing to do so as well as I’m allergic to many things. I also have an autoimmune disorder which affects my blood. I don’t have a lot of support but I’m determined to make this change for myself. I’m giving myself this time to prepare myself as much as possible

  • hey kristen, i love you! i have one question though: vegans don’t eat honey bc honey is an animal (or insect) product, but isn’t it beneficial to buy locally sourced honey? if you know where the honey is coming from you’re actually helping the environment bc your funding people who need bees for their product, which means more bees. a lot of honey companies are actually super beneficial to the environment by acting as a conservation place for bees. i feel like all vegans should swallow their pride and take away the “vegan” label and just not eat eggs and dairy and gelatin and the other stuff that falls into the non-vegan friendly category other than meat. or is honey vegan friendly? honestly idk

  • I love that you keep redoing this topic every few years or so. I am noticing what’s intimidating me is not knowing what a wholesome meal consists of, not knowing the food groups that makes a wholesome meal, not knowing what I will like and dislike before committing to purchasing it.

  • Oh I so love your energy. Had me hooked and subscribed from the first sentence you spoke. Yes, keep radiating all that positive energy and inspiring me Queen!

  • im vegan greek i go to my yayas house shes like want some lamb im like i vegan…..she laughs like joking???????? lol i dont she minds

  • Its almost hard for me to understand or relate to anyone who isn’t vegan. I take it very seriously, granted im only about 4 months in but before i considered myself an enviromentalist but realized i was lying to myself. People that claim to be environmentalists and eat meat just leave me facepalming myself. Its gotten so bad that i dont really want to associate with anyone who is a meat eater or consumer etc. I feel like the planet is just constantly getting fucked and all these people are causing the downfall of it but when they see people like me all they do is make fun of the fact you’re trying to improve the situation for everyone else. You literally get mocked for taking action and cleaning up your own previous mistakes. I used to mock/make fun of vegans myself. I used to eat super shitty and was over weight more so than i am now. But im only realizing vegans and true environmentalists & minimalists are the people we all need if we have want to survive what so ever. We are literally pioneers of our time & the future. Shit pisses me off and gets me furious, i can’t believe i used to be like everyone else.

  • I saw this video almost one n half year back n since that i have stop eating animals.till date when i crave to eat non veg, this video gets auto play in my mind and it keeps me going.. ����

  • Do you have tips if there are some vegan foods that I don’t want to eat because of texture or it may be hard to get past a certain taste? Lol!

  • Actually your video is amazing. It’s been 2 weeks for me being vegan but I find it so hard to be vegan in a Muslim family. It is not me, I’m so dedicated to be vegan, but my family are always telling me that it is wrong to become vegan,, you can’t become vegan,, you’ll be malnurished. But after I saw your video, I’ll complete being vegan for my whole life. Girl your inspiring, and you make it easy. ♥️♥️❤️❤️

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  • I was a vegetarian for 12 years before giving up dairy over night a few months ago. Now I’m slowly fading out eggs. I always thought it would be harder, but if you know WHY you want to go vegan, it’s pretty easy actually:)

  • It’s pretty rare for vegans to actually acknowledge the moral inconsistencies that are often seen. So thanks for that. Puts you one step ahead of most.

  • When it comes to eating healthy, you have to try not to fall victim to modern day fad diet plans. Extreme diets undoubtedly are a threat for your health, especially ones that seriously restrict your everyday nutritionary intake. While they might generate fast weight loss, these diet plans will never be a long-term solution for your weight problem. You should look up Custokebon Secrets on google since it isn’t just another fad diet where you starve yourself.

  • This is the video that convinced me to finally go vegan after being vegetarian for a year… now I’m going on 7 years next year being vegan! Best decision I ever made ♡

  • Guys. lost tons of weight does not need to be hard (I used to think it did). I’m going to give you some advice now. Get a popular fat loss system called Custokebon Secrets (just google search it). Thanks to it I have lost lots of weight. I should not even be speaking about it cause I don’t want a bunch of other guys out there running the same game but whatever. I am just in a excellent mood today and so I’ll share the wealth haha.

  • I am currently working on a DEADLY VIRUS in my private lab called “Fuck Meat Eaters 2020.” It will ONLY do damage to people who eat meat!! You have been warned!

  • Gave up after seeing very flawed arguments coming through. Tigers don’t salivate when they see their prey either. The smell and taste of an animal’s exterior is quite separate from the nourishment of the meat. He already proved at the start of the video that he can manipulate people easily, and he seems to be doing that for the extent of his presentation. Also he hasn’t done his research on plant reactivity and life. Just because a plant can’t scream and run away doesn’t mean it can’t feel anything. Read the Secret Life of Plants. Like definitely we should be treating animals better, but veganism is 99% flawed arguments. Given up on the vid for now, but please feel free to direct me to more convincing arguments of the video or debate me on any of this.

  • OMG…. first pillar is calcium??? you have calcium in every veggie, flax seed are full of them, chia seeds also… and you recommend to supplement it with unnatural stuff? OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I watched this when I was 13 and I’m 17 now and still vegan. This video is amazing, without it I wouldn’t of gone vegan then and still be now

  • What a great into to veganism! I’ve been plant based for a while and this was still extremely helpful:)
    I’ve veganised a few of my family recipes…but my family was a family of buchers from England so…aside from lentil loaf it’s pretty hard to make vegan.

  • Compassion is what sets us apart from the animals. Never thought about it like that before but it definitely adds more weight to the ethical side. Animals kill to survive and out of instinct. We have compassion and the means not to kill.

  • Learn how to bake buckwheat bread! It’s super delicious, nutritious and 100% gluten free. If it’s too complicated, you can make french crepes.

  • I know this is a stupid question, but how much is a “serving”? Is it one tea spoon/ tablespoon spoon full of food, or a handful of food?

  • I got worried about my food being wholesome. Just went vegan, lost 10kg. Lately, I got diagnosed with mody diabetes, which makes me incredibly nervous. This video helps me getting a little more calm.

  • Hey Sadia!
    I have a question:
    It is usually said that fruits and berries should never be mixed with dairy products, nuts or other food groups, or it would affect our health adversely. Is that true?

  • You don’t need to buy organic fruits and vegetables. They have done studies on them and found at there is no difference in terms of nutrition. Plus they use pesticides on organics too. Do your research don’t get fooled by these organic labels.

  • Holy shit. I finally found the video that made me go vegan on the spot years ago. Watching this video made me quit eating animal products cold tofurkey. Great speech btw

  • I was vegan and I stopped because of this negative emotion and so so many other reasons, I wish someone had told me that veganism is not easy at all: you see always negative things around you, except when you eat or see a beautiful plant (I’m a nature person); your friends and even strangers are gonna ask you about veganism, why be vegan or why they think it’s stupid or useless and stuff; if you go out to eat (unless it’s a place where everything is vegan or vegetarian) the look at you like you want to be treated as special or like you want attention, like please let me live as I want. If you live in a country where they stigmatize veganism (like in my case aaaall Italy except vegan restaurants) it’s so hard because everyone looks at you with disgust. It’s more difficult if you’re young and live with your parents, you have to justify yourself for everything and ear them mutter more or less every meal, asking you if you want an egg or meat, even when they know you won’t. And it’s more difficult if you’re already on a relationship and he/she is not vegan and don’t want to.. look at him/her choosing to kill a life.. not so good. These are some of the reason why I stopped, with regret and with a heavy weight on my heart and mind. For me, at least now, it’s almost impracticable. I want to say that I have not made that decision lightly: I’ve been vegan for like an entire year and, unfortunately, I had a bad experience except (like I said) when I had to eat and the way I fell myself inside.. everything out was not so good as I was trying to be. I’m proud and support 100% every person that can live vegan, but for who is new: accept your limits and don’t be hard to yourself. Not every family is like mine and you had to try your vegan experience because it’s something that can make you feel happy on the inside and also on the outside but you have to work on it. I can only say that I can’t wait to have my own home, buy my groceries and live happy as I want ^^

  • I’m still going to eat meat, I don’t care what this guy says imma eat meat until the day I die and all you vegans can go fuck yourselves

  • Thank you for this! This helps a lot. I’m transitioning to vegan for health and recommended by my doctor. It’s a lot of research. Baby steps.

  • For me the hardest part about going vegan is cultural pressure. I live in Spain with my Spanish husband and his family cannot wrap their heads around the fact that I won’t eat jamón. I ordered a “vegetarian salad” at a restaurant and it was topped with tuna ��‍♀️ I am thankful that my husband is supportive of raising our kids vegetarian as long as we seek the advice of a registered dietician to make sure they are reaching all their nutritional needs.

  • I’ve been vegan for almost 4 years now and I love it, I had to learn much of this stuff on my own along the way. I love ur video is amazing, we can always learn more.

  • A study published in Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics examined incidental death of field animals that occurred as a result of growing and harvesting crops in the United States, and the estimate is that 7.3 BILLION animals die annually. Approximately only 40 million cows were harvested in the same time period. This could even be improved if ALL cows were pasture raised and never fed grains. But you cannot make crop harvesting any less deadly. Proof that vegans are cruel to animals and don’t care about animal welfare. Who are vegans to judge which animal life counts more than the life of other animals?? If you care about the animals of this planet in general eat carnivore.

  • Haven’t eaten meat in months and I don’t miss it at all. Became a vegetarian and have been slowly transitioning to the plant based life style. I have been having so much fun finding out new recipes and videos like that! My roommate cooked fish the other day and I couldn’t eat it. I’ll stick with the plant based diet, it’s amazing…

  • You talk truth. You are amazing. This should be teached in schools! I was overweight 15 kilograms 02/20 and I was even without drinking milk, I ate yoghurts and other dairy. I stopped dairy 99,9% and in few months I’ve lost over 10 kilograms. I stopped sugar based foods like chocolate and cookies 99,9% and this 0,01% I eat when served at relatives or outside eating. I’ve lost 3 kilograms more reducing meat portions. Now I am 82, but still a bit overweight. This month I didn’t buy ANY meat for home made cooking. Expect to lose weight and will learn to cook vegan.

    Thank you for this video. It helps people. Literally less money spent eating outside and no problem walking a longer route home, since almost nothing needs cold temperature!!!

  • I came across this video a year ago and it did transform my life. I realized then I had been living a terrible life of speciesism. I decided to go vegan. I did it for the animals.but I too have been rewarded in many ways. I do enjoy vegan cuisine in ways I never imagined before. I have lost almost 40 lbs I did not need and I no longer need cholesterol meds. I feel great. I am so ashamed for all the harm I caused before and my only regret I have is why didn’t I go vegan before. I feel great and a great sense of peace and joy every time I sit at the table for a meal. Thank you James for giving me the red pill. Happy New Year.

  • You are the healthiest bodybuilder that I’ve ever seen. And plus, you are a vegan which explains why you look so healthy. The other bodybuilders who are meat eater and dairy-egg consumers look like they are about to have a heart attack. And plus, they look so unhealthy and unnatural to me. ������

  • Hi love your bids was just wondering if you could answer a question what is the difference between supliments and fortified? Thank you

  • You are my new inspiration with going Vegan!! Thank you for all your great tips. After watching the Game Changers on Netflix my 54 yr old pizza, fast food, and cheese loving husband is onboard! Your recipes will help him stay on board! Thank you for your videos!!

  • I really want to be vegan because dairy hurts me and I dislike meat and other stuff like that, but I don’t think my parents would really let me.

  • Going vegan does absolutely nothing to help the environment. This guy is speaking about things he knows nothing about, using buzzwords and quips to push his propaganda to dim witted fools like those in the comment section. As a mater of fact I’m going to make me a ham sammich with cheese, avocado tomato and lettuce because I’m a human aka omnivore…

  • So glad I found your video. I have been contemplating going vegetarian for quite some time. After watching your video I realize going vegan is what I really want to do. I definitely will be following you on my transition. Thank you

  • When considering whether or not to go vegan. Me being gluten intolerant was something I worried about. Thank you for your video!

    I’ve decided to slowly make the transition.

  • Me personally with my clothes they are mostly vegan but im sure u have some that arent vegan but i wont throw it away since i cant afford new vegan clothes so i agree with that tip!

  • To all vegans what would u do if saw a cow, a pig or a chicken eating another human would u stop it or seeing a carnivor animal eating a human would u stop it and try to turn it vegan too? We human are omnivour so we can eat both meat and plants why do u try to make everybody plants eater only? Why cant u mind ur own business and i would mind mine.

  • I have been vegetarian all my life but recently I have trying meat out of curiosity, specifically chicken. It didny really do much for me, I much prefer plant based foods. It’s nice to have the freedom to try and experience different things.

  • He makes some interesting points for sure. I don’t wanna give up dairy, specifically cheese. I’ll be looking into substitutes but real cheese every now and again…

  • I’d be interested to hear his opinion on shellfish. They are animals but functionally they are really similar to plants. Also they have high nutrient levels for omega 3 dHA, B12, iron, and many others.

  • too bad the prices on the site are too expensive for me:( i live in a small city in brazil and we dont have these nice stuff here ugh its being so hard to me but im not going back for nothing

  • I’m so glad you mentioned the emotional part of becoming a vegan. I’m in this stage and I feel extremely disappointed and disgusted with us humans (not as invisibles but as a whole.)

    I can’t help but feel super angry, but I also know it’s not worth it. I’m glad you said it was gonna pass… ��

  • Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule of making South Park to inform us about, dead flesh, cow lactose & hen periods.

  • why are these comments so negative and uneducated like if you watch the full video then you’d probably be vegan right now! no hate but just be positive is it that hard?

  • The best speech ever….humor makes people not defensive which many feel once we start talking about Veganism..very effective presentation….very good efforts…Im super impressed

  • Breakfast is what I struggle with the most. I hate oatmeal yet I love grits. I’d love to eat oatmeal but can’t get past texture. I love eggs and bacon, biscuits and gravy. Don’t know what I’ll do for that meal.

  • i’ve been a vegetarian since i was 6 and just this year i’ve been learning about how the dairy industry works and i’m planning on going vegan for the new year:)

  • Kellogg’s is now vegan, it’s got absolutely no dairy in it, even the white chocolate is vegan, I’m also vegan because I eat cornflakes, I’m vegan because I’m leather-free and feather-free. I don’t eat birds, chicken/birds is cat food! I eat rabbit food!:)

  • I watching this for the first time 5 years ago, haven’t eaten meat since, but I’m back, I want to make sure I remember all of this coz it’s so important

  • Vegans will be responsible for farms animals to disappear.
    It took centuries to domesticate animals for our consumption (meat / milk / eggs / leather)
    If people become vegan, all that farm animals (Cows / sheep / pigs /…) will disappear as farmers will have no use for them.
    So yeah, you’re animal lovers….
    Way to go!

  • What a level headed look into veganism. I quit eating meat years ago and still catch hell from time to time. I mean what is this the 19th century

  • I just started my journey last week. That part about eating… A lot. Yeahhhh, I need to get on that. Feeling low in energy and the headaches are frustrating me ��.

  • I went vegan 2 years ago because
    Of this video. I was vegetarian on and off since I was 12 but not consistent. Thank you so much for opening my eyes, my conscience is clear and I’ve never been healthier. Keep up the amazing work!<3

  • Chinese live long and eat eggs and meat, don’t they? suppose you can be in bad health and live to an old age but not enough evidence that white meat is harmful.

  • I’ve decided to go vegan this year. My family is very supportive of my decision. We are a family that had vegetarian meals twice a week so it’s not a huge trade off.
    My question is how do I trade soy tofu products for non-soy products? I had breast cancer 5 years ago and was told to stay away from soy products. I love tofu and miso but had to ban it from existence. Alot of products and meals are made with soy products how do I get away from that? I know i can make my own but, tofu is not the only issue.

  • Looks expensive. Forced to try another lifestyle b/c of bad surgery. If any meat is being cooked around me, it smells horrible. Hospitalized twice for malnutrition & dehydration. So just biting off fresh or can fruit/veggies. Dont no anything vegan. Just dont know how or were to start.

  • I’m 17 and my gcsc has been postponed to next year. I really wanna go vegan but my family is non vegans it’s hard to be vegan in a non vegan family bcs I will be torturing my mom. But once live by myself I definitely will go vegan.

  • When I first went vegan, I was dizzy and groggy and fatigued AF for like two weeks. A good friend of mine, a bodybuilder who isn’t vegan (but eats healthily though I hope he switched) told me “YOU’RE NOT EATING ENOUGH PROTEIN AND CALORIES!! Since you’re not eating meat anymore you have to double the amount of serving sizes you’d normally eat in order to feel full. Find a protein source you like, learn how to make it, then eat it.” I was good ever since! Lol

  • Is there a contrary video to this one? I like to hear the 2 sides and what it has to offers. Better yet I wanna hear if there’s a 101 creative reasons to become a meat eater. While there are pros and cons of being a meat eater there are also pros and cons of being vegan. You decide which path you’ll take.

  • This video is wonderful! It helps me remember of times when my sister used Custokebon Secrets to lose 17 pounds and enjoy being healthy again! Most people wish to lose fat, however we also require to stay healthy, and that’s what Custokebon Secrets given.

  • Yow, Im a transitioning vegan. My goal is that I want to go full vegan before December 2020 ends. Any help on cooking food? Right now, my greatest challenge is getting away with eggs and tuna. Fried chicken is my recourse too whenever I feel so weak, maybe because of short of protein I dunno. And Im starting gym and regularly jog and climb. I can handle just the rest.

  • Personaly, the first step to have empathy with myself was to have empathy for others. And for me, showing my love to all living being was my first step. ❤️

  • How beautiful is to shed light �� unto others. Honestly I feel great. It’s been 2 weeks for me now. Pounds are naturally falling off without bad breath. Yes! Also the energy factor and the quality of sleep. I can go on and on about the myriad of benefits that I’m feeling right now. Thank you for bringing this knowledge to the forefront and to our collective experience. Namaste ��

  • Thank you for this video. So true. I started my journey a month ago. The first two weeks I was so overwhelmed and experiencing tiredness and headaches. I was so lost with what to eat. I ordered a cookbook and started looking at blogs, researching, as much as possible. I feel everyday has been a trial but little by little I’ve gotten better at whipping up meals & becoming knowledgeable especially with the assistance of cookbooks / YouTube and other vegans I’ve been following. I was always worried about carbs, but I’m learning it’s ok to eat carbs like oats, sprouted bread, bananas etc. I have smoothies everyday and add plant protein and it has definitely helped!

  • I am a total newbie this Veganuary! Your Tips and Tricks have helped me out sooo much!
    I also found products similar on which made my first shop for multiple vegan products really easy. Keep up your posts:)

  • Not everyone is nasty vegans they just like teasing vegans but don’t need to tease being vegan isn’t a joke it’s serious cos a real inhumane thing abusing and killing animals

  • 2:54 Regarding the b12 issue, it is not found in animal source foods because of the supplements they are receiving. Vitamin B12 is actually synthesized exclusively by microorganisms, and those microorganisms are found naturally in the Ruminants microflora, that’s how they get their b12 which is an essential nutrient for them too, through a symbiotic relationship with the bacteria present in their stomach.

  • Love this, thank you…. started changing my diet to the “bacon and eggs, but is good fat” way…. my cholesterol is sky high, I’m fat and tired… starting a 3 day juice cleanse.., then cutting out most meat, then all meat starting September. Was vegetarian 18-20 did is all wrong… I’m ready now and this helped!

  • I’d love to watch a video about how to deal with all those negative feelings and attitudes towards people that I’m sure loads of vegans/environmentalists experience. I’ve noticed no one talks about this side of being vegan but it’s so unavoidable when you change your lifestyle and convictions… You’re saying you personally dealt with this stage, so please make a video with some goood long explanation on how you overcame your hate towards humanity. I’m at loss

  • great video,,,i love your knowledge,,,i would just suggest researching the damage that soy does to the human body,,,that and peanuts i find to be very dangerous,,,but all else you shared was awesome,,thank you so much

  • Hi Nadia! it would sure be nice to have this video updated as it presents really important information but it does not cover new Canada nutrition recommendations, I think it’s outdated to talk about milk and alternatives and meat and alternatives when none of them are essential or even useful to human physiology, makes people think that vegan is to far off from the normal when its the other way round! plant based nutrition is our natural food, thank you for your amazing channel

  • I went Vegan about 2 years ago. My son was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes when he went for his check up. He immediately put an ap on his phone which showed him how to bring down his blood sugar. He checked it the usual way after eating. His ap had a guage between 1 to 8, He found if he kept it between 5 to 6 his blood sugar was perfect. He used to come to my home to visit and the meals I ate were not something he could eat. I decided to become Vegan so I could cook what he could eat and at the same time make myself healthy. He started walking 10 km every day as well. After 8 months of doing this he had his blood test and the doctor told him he could not find any symptoms of diabetes. I should also say his clothes size was a XXL and with beicoming Vegan and walking every day he went down to a Medium. He is doing very well and enjoying his Vegan life. He also helped me by giving me articles to read like Forks over knives etc.
    With regards to throwing stuff away, people should realize when we go Vegan we are doing this mainly to enjoy long healthy lives. We didn`t know any better in days gone by. If we own leather belts, couches etc. we are not eating them and they serve a purpose for now till they eventually get old and we discard them for something new. Waste not, want not is what I say. Cheers.

  • I think he means the UK or Britain at the very least, Americans think England is the whole of the British Isles. Fortunately people are
    ditching dairy very fast.

  • I love this video! I just started going vegetarian a few days ago but since I can’t eat fish or eggs and I want to drop dairy from my diet, I guess that makes me more vegan. ������ So this video is very helpful. Now I just need to find tofu and learn how to cook it. I didn’t realize there was a vegan cheese, I will definitely look for that. Being vegan these days is totally different from being vegan in the past since there’s so many vegan substitutes for everything. I love the vegan burgers and vegan buffalo wings. Things like that are very good for a former meat eater transitioning to vegan. ������

  • nice video,
    hey, how come you became gluten intolerant?
    Did you ate a lot of seitan or gluten before that?!
    i mean, what caused it?!!!!!!!!!

  • Need some advice trying to go vegan ate meat all my life grew up in a family of meat eaters! I bought a whole bunch of veggies and lentils and quinoa but don’t really know where to start

  • Anyone who thinks that human canine teeth are for eating meat should try chowing down on a dead, raw carcous with the buzzards, they’ll soon realise what they’re not supposed to be eating. ��‍♂️

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  • Love your channel! You’re my favorite vegan! So practical and no nonsense without the shame and guilt. Great practical ideas. Thank you for keeping it real.

  • I take a multivitamin which has b12 in it, drink fortified hazelnut milk, and eat nutritional yeast. Will I be okay doing these things without a special b12 supplement?

  • What’s a realistic number of vegan protein someone that works out can expect to eat per day? I feel if I can plan out the highest protein diet that is plant based, all of the rest of the nutrients will be plentiful.

  • Starting my vegan journey. Went shopping today and was so lost as to what to buy. Glad I found your channel. I feel so dizzy and lightheaded without meat though, so hopefully this gets better. P.S. I LOVE YOUR LIPSTICK!!!!

  • I want to become a vegan, but I am an endurance athlete, I am looking for good combos of all eight amino acids, like beans and rice, or cereal and milk, but those are the only two combos I know, there must be more good combos of all right amino acids

  • I’ve been watching videos like this one over and over again for years but I never went vegan, only vegetarian. But I showed my sister this video and she went vegan and I was like “ight I’ll do it too”. It’s been like 2 weeks and we both doing great������

  • Wow this is my first time watching your videos and already feel inspirational… I’m not a vegan or anything but it looks amazing to try something new especially in the steps you make through the process:)

  • Vegan is a mind disease…..get some meat in your guts quickly before your BRAIN morphs into something unholy… is Just Food….dont make a BIG DEAL ABOUT IT….you probably have other talents…..focus on them…..learn to juggle….play sport…..start a piggery…breed racing pigeons…become an astronot….i know vegans….its a sickness….RUN AWAY….SPRINT….GET AS FAR FROM THEM AS YOU CAN…. visit some animal farmers and get REAL…..Thank me later…send no money……dont call im busy

  • I’ve always hated meat. Only problem for me is finding vegan treats and especially vegan muffins because I’m too lazy to make my own ��

  • I can’t use canned legumes, even with rinsing them, they hurt my stomach, I always have to do the soaking and cooking myself to be sure they do no harm. When you are sensetive, canned foods realy are not the way to go, if you have no trubble, than why not ^^

  • It would be great to do an update video since the Canadian Food Guide has updated their guide that eliminated dairy and it more plant-based (yeaye!)

  • I just started being vegan about 2 months ago and I am looking for how to cook more meals and stop eating the prepared plant based burger type things. I’m trying to get prepared but feel a bit overwhelmed. Any suggestions on where to start?

  • I totally agree with what and how he, explain arguably it’s not worth worrying about other people who judge about wearing leather or eating vegan will not give you enough protein or supplements….

    Well, just like he said, about yourself not others, do it for yourself……do it cause you want to change and realize, everyone is different.

    Don’t criticize others because you’re not happy and if you are happy then a happy person or positive which falls in the same category as happy, wouldn’t be criticizing.

    I just say, worry about you, unless you are willing to help others with diet, and agree to disagree and move on….

    Especially with this crisis and protest now a days and our president and the president trump cutting off China….

    I would be worried about yourself and those things and see where our society future goes here in America from here on out. And of course worry about what you eat. Cause it’s TRUE you are what you eat….
    I’m 300 pounds for the last 30 years of my life but I haven’t lost too much weight and I haven’t gained too much weight but I can say I do eat a little bit more healthier and I’m pretty active compared to most people in my weight at the same time I’m still learning and I’m gathering all my facts and I’m trying and doing seen the results way much better eating unhealthy.

    So, I have transition to plant based foods this new year, completely more now with no meat for 3.5 months. And I believe my body has went through some changes that it’s not used too….but it’s ok, I’m still a beautiful woman inside and out and that is probably why I look young for 37yrs and I have 20s old hitting on me..or they are just in heat or hu…man…lol

    But it been a transition slowly but surely and I agree, from facts, if you transition your eating habits to healthy one slowly. It will stick and stay with you, to where you can see results….if you try to fast, then most 90% it won’t stay.

    So patience is a virtue…..thank you Vegans out there in the world and and thank you Veggies….

  • Figured out my favorite faux chicken brand (quorn) has egg in it, anyone have other brand suggestions? I use gardien (excuse my spelling) a lot but I want more than one option.

  • Thank you for the leather advice. I had already come to that conclusion. Nice to hear someone else say that too. Like my cruelty free stuff, I won’t buy anything new that is animal based or by non-cruelty free companies, but I am not getting rid of stuff because that means the animal’s sacrifice is somehow dishonoured. Been vegan two weeks now. I was already allergic to dairy, eggs, wheat/gluten and yeast, so not much to give up then! Thanks!

  • Amazing tips! I have been vegan for around 6 months now and have been trying to help friends and family switch over to a vegan or low meat diet. I made a simple guide myself on switching to this lifestyle, feel free to check it out! Here is the link to my article:)

  • that good feeling you get when you see a youtuber that you never seen, and you watch one of there videos for the first time! She is incredible

  • Unfortunately I don’t think beans or nuts would be enough protein for me. Every time I go on a cleanse which is pretty much being vegan for 10 days, I feel super low on energy, weak, and get extremely winded after small tasks such as climbing a few flights of stairs. I’m constantly hungry even after eating nuts, peanut butter, etc……ugh.

  • Thank you. I am on my third abd final vegan journey or plant based..yes 1 week anniversary. I was a pescatarian for 20 yrs…I am committed!

  • I struggle to eat enough protein being on wholefood vegan. I want to cut so I eat 2k kcal and Full day of wholefood vegan diet sum up to around 80g of protein. I am 73kg so I aim for around 140-150g of protein which is really hard to achieve. I drink protein powder 2x per day (around 46g of protein), that helps a lot, but still getting those 150g with lean meat was super easy.

  • I’m in the midst of my transition. Some days, I don’t eat completely vegan but I’m incorporating it more and more everyday. Especially as a black woman that grew up with so many wonderful delicious flavors, I used to dislike the idea of being vegan out of fear of a crappy food flavors. So far, it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself and I’m so grateful for channels like yours that make this journey so much more enjoyable and simple.

  • Man it is hard but recently I went on a 7 day vegan challenge n mid way I went out to eat n ate meat. When I tell u the next day I was sluggish n didn’t want to move, that’s when I said no Liz u have to keep going n make this a lifestyle change. I never knew how different of a feeling it is by not eating meat n all those processesed products! So thank u for making these videos because we need motivation to keep going!

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  • This video made me very emotional for some reason. She is gorgeous and there’s something in her voice and how she explains that makes this so easy to comprehend. I’ve been thinking about going vegan for a couple of years but never went through with it.. I guess now is the time:))

  • I’m a 60 year young and I’m on blood pressure medication and I want to be health and want to lose weight but I want to eat good food and health food I just purchase your book because I don’t know how to change or cook Vegan food so I’m counting on you for the couple of weeks please help me to be great at this do you have a Facebook page as well.

  • Do you know of a reliable source to calculate what one’s actual protein needs are? I see anything from 46-65 grams for the average midsized woman {that’s me, minus a few inches, haha}. I feel best somewhere in between that range, but at my age I am also feeling better when I increase proteins….

  • I’m a reluctant vegan.. I’ve been cutting back on meat due to gout and other health issues. But thanks to YouTubers such as you I’m eating and enjoying more and more vegan meals. I ate at a fast food place in a pinch yesterday. Within an hour I was so sick that I had to go home and take a nap.

  • Wanted to say thank you for this video. Love your positivity and calm manner. My husband and I have been back and forth with food choices for many years. Recently we watched the documentary called “Food Choices” my mind was blown away with the huge impact meat production has on our beautiful earth! We have now decided to make whole plant food our choice.

  • I just watched a video of a slaughterhouse we’re baby chicks were forced out of their shells and literally put into a meat grinder or suffocated in water just to be on our plates so I immediately came to this video

  • Look…I’m not a vegan, but at the end of the day eat what fits you, phisically, mentally and morally. I Still think that the best and most healthy way to eat is an omnivore diet, not to say that with a vegan diet or even a carnivore diet you can’t reach a optimal nutrition, but when you restrain your diet it seems to be more difficult to compensate for the lack nutrients. So I don’t think that being vegan or not is a heath issue, we’ve been eating animal products as a species since the dawn of humanity and we seem to have survived fairly well in 20000 years, if there’s any debate on heath and nutrition it should be in my opinion pointed at highly processed foods, refined sugars and grains. But normally if you eat good quality foods of any order you should be more or less healthy.
    The environmental impact and animal abuse in the food industry it is in fact a good point for pro veganism, and in general as an omnivore I admire when people tells me that they don’t eat animal products for those reasons, cause as I said before, they have to work a lot more than an omnivore to obtain the same result

  • Hello, I’m from the south also, Ga. Just starting. But I’m also gluten free. I now live in Tirana Albania. Things are so hard to fine. Plz help. Lots of inflammation and cortisol in body. Need all the help. Did gluten free in the states
    But here it’s a whole new world for me.����������

  • Love your channel. I’ve been vegan about 7 months now. I became vegan when my body began rejecting meats and dairy products. My family is not vegan so it makes it hard on me when I have to cook for my family that loves meat then cook meals for myself with no meats and no dairy. It’s just draining for me being the only one cooking. Many days I cook for my family and miss a meal here and there for myself. I really need to learn how to meal prep for myself. I think I ordered your cookbook off amazon electronically. But I think I need to order a hard copy book so I can take my time and go through it and mark good recipes that I can prepare in advance maybe once a week to make things easier for me. I’m determined to make this life style work for me. You have been a great help for me and I thank you. God Bless you.

  • Thank you so much for this video. I’m planning on switching over to a vegan lifestyle fully by my birthday in February and your information makes me feel a lot more excited about getting started! Wish me well! Much love!

  • I have been reducing my meat intake and making small vegan/veggie options. I have been trying more plant based options like field roast sausage, vegan butter, cheese and vegan worcershire sauce (who knew). So far so good. Love waching your channel and many other black vegans. Helps to disspell the myth for sure. I am making your red beans and rice this weekend. Can’t wait. I also just started following you on pinterest. Thank you for all your tips.

  • I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of 7 and for the past 6 years I’ve been completely vegan �� the best lifestyle ever. I actually feel an immense sense of responsibility by having this choice. It is with a grateful kind heart that I choose to honor our planet and all beings that are part of it ��

  • This gives me a reason to want to recover form my eating disorder cause my mom told me that as soon im okay she will allow me to become vegan

  • I just started vegan cold Turkey today! I’m so happy you made this video, it’s not only encouraging especially when your boyfriend is a huge meat eater! Ughhh but I’m subscribing to you and Thank you so much for this helpful and very informative video! #vegan 4life, I’m never going back ��

  • Went vegan three years ago and this video was a massive inspiration and help for me at the time! I always point people to it if they are thinking of making the change. Been following Derek ever since on YouTube and still loving the content and recipes:) Went vegan for the animals and now I’m also healthier than ever too! ��

  • This is day 6 for me. I’ve been watching videos nonstop on YouTube. A coworker of mine who is also a chef challenged me to go 10 days. Despite feeling tired, I do not think I will go back.

  • Wrong, B12 comes from animals. Any B12 supplement is artificial and synthesised. Kinda goes against your whole plea for clean water, air and basic rights huh.

  • Im thinking of trying to go vegan, again. Im glad I came across this video, most meals I see look yuky, but these look delicious & flavorful

  • A lot of vegans also support abortion and a woman’s right to ‘choose’ to kill their babies in the womb. The hypocrisy is almost laughable when they say…‘I don’t eat eggs because they’re baby chickens but it’s ok to kill babies because it’s only a bunch of cells.’ One of the simple reasons I don’t take vegans seriously at all…

  • Its still astonish me just how a number of people have no idea about Custokebon Secrets (just search it on google) even though many people lost crazy amounts of weight using it. Thanks to my personal pal who told me about this. I have lost lots of fat.

  • In the olden days, a civilation was not considered evolved is it did not have any olives or olive oil. You were told that you could not gather fat under a vegetarien diet without olives or olive oil. How much truth is there to this? Newborn children live, by the liquid fat there is in your mountains. So my curiosity has been definately woken up.

  • I like u already
    Your input is most important
    …I’ve stopped eating any animal produce
    CHick peas raw sweet potato salads zucchini cucumbers and its not to look good because I look like the butt of a rhinoceros whic h I must admit is rather endearing, it’s for animal welfare and only that
    I used to live in LA back in the seventies late sixties
    I most thoroughly enjoyed your video
    Bless u

  • As someone that’s come from an past of anorexia (now years into recovery) I tread lightly looking for vegan resources as so much seems bound up in unhealthy diet ideas, really thank you for creating this tool. Promoting the idea of guidelines rather than rules seems invaluable.

  • Another point i want to make is for us not to try to make ppl vegan,they need to go through their journey, sometimes we really wish more of us could change, that’s what makes me want to at least inform folks but that’s all we can do..didn’t know you were Greek! I’m half Greek half American myself but live in Greece. Couldn’t agree more about olive oil, especially when bought locally / organic.

  • 3:18 really??? I have never felt that way I think I’ve been vegan for 2-3ish years. The way I see it is that an omnivorous diet is heavily normalised in a lot of countries it’s not rlly something most ppl think abt also plant based food seems sad to most people because of stereotypes and whatnot it’s also seen as something rather extreme since it eliminates so many food categories. I honestly don’t blame ppl for not switching, its one of those things u would have to look into to really know and decide to make the change.

  • I saw a presentation last year in a nutrition class from some milk company about how “good milk is for you” and it was almost like a comedy show�� They talked about how milk BuIlDs StRoNg BoNeS and I was like “excuse me sir but there has actually been evidence proving that milk leads to osteoporosis, do you have any graphs or evidence proving that wrong?”. And they were just like “ummm no but uhh that’s not true, moving on”

  • Hey honey I was subscribe to you on my other channel and I decide to come over to this channel And subscribe I also just purchase your cookbook from Amazon I can’t wait to get it!

  • Small correction B-12 is not in the animals ‘because of the supplements they eat’ but because they forage. When humans foraged, we too had no B-12 issues.

    Unfortunately the ‘hygiene brigade’ discourage eating with dirty hands in the wild, and fair enough, I guess we may have lost our tolerance.

  • Has anyone used the Custokebon Secrets to lost lots of weight? Simply do a google search. On there you will find a great suggestions about how exactly you can lost lots of weight. Why not give it a chance? perhaps it can work for you too.

  • I turned vegan two months ago after watching The game changers on Netflix, that really turned my mind, I don’t consume any eggs,dairy or animal proteins everything is plant based and I feel great sometimes you do feel weak but like he said eating a lot of the good is the clue,so your body have plenty I also lift and run and work 12 hour shifts,if you are worrying about proteins eat bean burritos with guacamole they are great also chick peas,chick pea based pasta,lentils, lentil based pasta and black beans

  • I love your channel! You are so inspiring! Now I just need to share all this great information to those who question my vegan diet all the time! Thanks!
    PS, you are gorgeous! So healthy and vibrant! And a beautiful soul at that:)  

  • I live with non-vegans. I feel sad about it, but have never once been mad or pretended to be better. Vegans are a huge reason that I wasn’t a vegan earlier!
    I 100% agree with the WASTE of throwing away leather. Honoring the death of that animal/animals by not tossing it in the trash is really important to me too! One thing I recommend is about fur. I had (eek) rabbit costs from childhood, and you can donate those to animal shelters, many orphaned baby animals can cuddle up in a coat cut up into little blankets. <3

  • I’m so glad I found your channel. Your hair is gorgeous! I’m not going completely vegan but adding more plant based foods to my diet and my son has a TON of food allergies. Do you ever make rice milk?

  • This has been the most convincing presentation to be a vegan. I will no longer be part of the slaughter. Vegan is the only way to go.

  • Thanks Derek. Been transitioning to a vegan diet recently and finally took the plunge last week, definitely partly thanks to your videos. Looking forward to this new journey. Big loves

  • Where gone all these activists. when the industrialization of dairy products kicked off. Are these people are waiting for science to prove if we separate the calf from its mother cow are cruel on her etc.

  • I agree with most of your points except one. Being vegan actually DOES help with astral projection, kundalini meditation, yoga and third eye. If you don’t know much about these subjects then don’t say anything at all.

  • Whats the site u use to tell how much nutrition ur gettingbin a meal or a daily intake. Im starting to wonder if im getting all my nutrients

  • I may agree that veganism is the healthiest lifestyle but someone like me who works out and is from a poor country just can’t afford it

  • Thank you so much for all your videos! I wonder if you would also explore Ayurvedic nutrition too? Much love, I’m always sharing your videos plant powered and non plant powered peeps x THANK YOU!!

  • I have been thinking of going vegan for a while so I started challenges where I would have meatless meals and now I am on a 31 day May no meat challenge. Most of my family are meat-eaters. I do not have vegan friends as of yet but, I will work towards that. I love your videos and thank you for making it easier by saying that I can alter the foods that I already eat.

  • hi guys just fyi Oreos are not vegan friendly, yeah technically it doesn’t contain dairy itself but it processes in the same place as dairy products the company has. you can check it on their website or the packaging ��

  • A good counter with the teeth argument is that our Wisdom teeth were meant to chew meat long ago… Over time we’ve evolved to not need them and our mouths are too small to even hold them now. Same will eventually happen to our canines. We are continuously evolving and hopefully everyone will understand it before it is too late.

  • Love this Video! Can totally relate to the hate-stage… just started reducing/quitting single use plastics and everyone around me seems to be using a million single use plastic shopping bags �� we’re getting there

  • bro i couldnt be in the room with my dad (a meat eater) without arguing with him for like 4 months, but then i slowly learned to just kinda stop trying to convince him and just showing him how much im helping the enviroment and my own health

  • Make sure to check your b12 levels and gut flora before taking supplements:) if your gut flora is healthy, you most likely already have a sufficient amount of b12! It won’t hurt to take it, but it may not be necessary.

  • My number 1 tip is that food doesn’t have to be everything free, like gluten free, soy free, sugar free, fat free. It”s enough when It’s just vegan.

  • You look malnourished n too skinny….why dont you tell us how many supplements you take….n WHY THE FUCK DO YOU NEED FOOD HACKS…MEATS DONT HAVE HACKS…YOU JUST EAT IT N YOU ARE HEALTHY….you Do know your body is basically eating itself eating the leftover stored animal fats in your body….once your body is depleted of stored animal fats….literally overnight your body will go to shit….it takes about 5-10 years on average for these symptoms to appear

  • Sorry but im not going vegan. I was vegan for about a month and developed digestion issues. I also had depression, and anxiety from it. I know some of you are gonna say “you didn’t do veganism right” but do you really think that taking supplements and pills on this cult diet is normal??? no because supplements aren’t found in nature. Dont go vegan guys

  • Sadia I just discoverd your channel and I absolutely freaking love it! Could you perhaps make a video with specific food products you use? I also live in the Netherlands and it would be great to know which products you use, so I roughly know what tastes good/is a healthy option. Lots of love xxx ❤

  • I truly love your Videos and the Blog! You are helping me on my journey from junk food vegan to health, happy, balanced vegan. Thank you!:)

  • I’m on week 3! Still learning…I’ve messed up a couple times but I’m correcting it more and more. It can be stressful at first finding what to eat and carry around but once you get that you’re good

  • Transitioning to veganism is taking sooo much of my quarantine time! It’s a lot to absorb but it’s actually just learning how to be healthy, things that everyone should be aware of! It is making me realise that most of the food I used to eat (and that I see a lot of people eating) is focused on eating meat (and also dairy >> I’m french…) and so, leading to the thought that a meal without meat could sound like it’s missing something; when in the end, we are already missing out on a whole lot of nutrients… so I guess it is not the veganism part that is particularly hard, but more the “eating healthy” part which is destroying all the culture of food that we already have. Anyway, I got carried away!!! Thank you so much for all your informative videos and your yummy recipes!!

  • Join my VEGAN discord to help you deal with your emotional attachment to food!
    nutrition is basicdealing with your food addictions is hard
    im a black belt at plant based nutrition science,
    and teach others how to get on my level, for free.

    losing weight and support for you losing 100’s of pounds takes time
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  • It realy depends, when you are healthy, it realy is not that complicated but if not…. it grows dificult fast. I have to track everything I eat to ensure I get what I need to be more or less painfree. I have a need for pretty much zinc, it is quite unlikely I fil that one up on accident just by eating what comes into my mind. I have a tendency to eat way to few calories and more sugar (fruits) while not getting enough fat…

  • This started off well but I found that it missed the mark in terms of calcium and fat. You could have talked about plant sources of calcium (kale, broccoli, almonds, oranges, dates etc.) but went straight to supplements/fortified plant milks (despite telling people to focus on foods before supplementing). For the fats, there should have been a focus on dietary ALA from flax, chia, walnuts etc. and also a mention of algae-sourced EPA/DHA. Coconut milk/oil is high in saturated fat and should be avoided. It’s unfortunate because it’s otherwise a very well produced video and does a great job of showing a varied and balanced diet.

  • Went vegan 10 days ago and I feel amazing. It was a health decision and I love it. I haven’t been able to take a deep breath in years. After three days of horrible detox I could actually breathe. I dont know why I was able to just go cold turkey and switch to a vegan diet, but I feel so good now. I love being on this healthy journey.

  • this video is soothing as hell! i just watched it and took a nap and it was the most peaceful thing i’ve ever experienced. good info too but i didn’t realize that until i watched ot for like the 3rd time

  • What’s the stance on foods which don’t contain milk or eggs, but are processed on the same line so therefore may contain traces of it? Can vegans eat it?

  • I’m. Going vegan because I want to eat more healthier things and less processed things not because of animals being harmed or the environment Like that to me that’s doesn’t matter as long as you know what your going into and why then that’s all that matters like and I’m tired of hearing of don’t go vegan for the wrong reasons like to each it’s own if you go vegan for the environment and animals good for you. If you go vegan because you want to eat healthy clean fresh food good for you as well to each it’s own rant over

  • vegan women should take iron supplements, the daily allowance is based on men, who don’t menstruate and throw their daily allowance in the trash for quarter of their life, you’re replacing most of a major organ monthly, you need more nutrition and calories just for that, but iron especially

  • How about almonds or kale for calcium? I tend to see only fortified vegan products listed under vegan calcium recommendations. It is achievable to get a whole days’ worth from eating nuts and seeds, beans, and vegetables that contain protein?

  • Great summary from 2012! There are so many additional documentaries on the topic “The game changers”, “Forks over knives”, “What the health”, “Cowspiracy”, “Dominion”…

  • Very informative. I am just starting to get a vegan. I am wondering what these brown sauce is you put on top of your oatmeal? Looks fab

  • “I’m Greek and I love my olive oil”I immiedately gave this a like after that sentence! I love my avocadoes and peanut butter. Also, veggies are always better when sauted in a bit of oil and your green salad needs some yummy creamy dressing. I used to really try go low fat because I thought it was the only healthy way to eat but then I would get those awful cravings which made me really overeat on salty, fatty junk food. Now that I let myself to eat more fat, I end up eating normal sized portions and I tend to eat more veggies. Also, why limit protein that much? Tofu is life <3

  • You are amazing I have tried becoming vegan for almost a year now. I’m vegetarian but I jus couldn’t get away from dairy your videos have helped tremendously thank you so so much❤ I subscribed right away when I noticed how healthy you are nd still thriving I love it

  • omg when i first went vegan a month ago, i accidentally bought that cheese!!! i felt so bad like it was my fault but then i was like well why would they put it with vegan cheese??? thankfully they let me exchange it! now i read EVERYTHING! thank you! you’re gorgeous and i loveee your energy!!!

  • I have more foodgroups: probiotica, prebiotica, cuciforms, greens, purples, reds, yellows, starches, fruit, legume, mushrooms, protein, fish, meat, dairy/eggs, vegetables…..
    those groups cross into eachother, broccoli counts as a serving of vegetable, greens and cruciforms at the same time…

  • Hey sadiya, do you try to follow zero waste methods?. just interested to know…I was always a person who carried my own bags and limited single use plastics bags water bottles, straws and my own cutlery…I’m a newly transitioned vegan, was a vegetarian my whole life… just curious about how long it took for you to be perfectly on track.:)

  • New subscriber. Loved the video, thanks. I’ve been Vegan 2 1/2 years and getting better and better at cooking. I’m getting rather sick of blended tomatos on my pasta and would really like a white sauce with a garlic hint. Can you point me the right direction to make or buy please? Keep up the good work. Many thanks.

  • This was the 1st video I watched by accident and curiosity when I wasn’t a vegan. By the end of it I was vegan. This was almost 4 years ago and I’m not going back. Just came to watch it once more after all this time.

  • Sorry but i didn’t appreciate well on 6:25 can you show more? i was almost converted but I think that extra part of your body missing on the vid to probe your point is rather IMPORTANT for some of us that are still in the fence… pls?:P. love u anyways

  • I love the information. I’m planning to go Vegan. I will be the only member of my household going vegan. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can avoid falling back to my old way of eating?

  • Sooo wild how we feed kids garbage, send them to school untested and full of sugar & dairy and then medicate them when they can’t sit still or are unmanageable.

  • Hello I just subscribed. My wife and I are trying to become vegans. I came across your channel and love your videos. This is a process. We also have 2 children 4yr and a 16 month old. We are really blessed that they already love all of their fruits and veggies. Wish us luck.

  • A meat-eater once saw me eating an oreo (I didn’t buy them because they have palm oil in, but someone else had bought them. It was a few years ago and I don’t eat them anymore). She launched into a very enthusiastic rant about how their website says that the biscuits are not suitable for vegans because they ‘may contain traces of milk’. It was like she had caught me committing a crime. It’s weird that she felt justified in shouting at me for that, while I was watching fellow-pupils eating animal products and sparing them my opinions. I think a lot of people feel judged even by the presence of vegans because every time we make the decision not to buy or eat animal products, it is as if we are telling them that they are immoral. I suppose that is why a lot of omnivores enjoy being outraged when they see the opportunity. It’s not fair, but I doubt it is going to change any time soon.

  • Almost 6 months in �� i’m doing well and and the change went smoothly, sometimes I have cravings but I try to not think about it. My mum is really nice, she makes for me vegan alternatives of her dishes but I mostly cook for myself (I think the important factor of becoming vegan is that you need to cook a lot, so if you aren’t used to, it could be difficult)

  • Omg I dont know if I can do this. Just decided tonight btw I have a nutritionist apt tomorrow..go figure…I’m watching your vids to learn…

  • I don’t think we need to be so extreme to not eat meat but rather eat organic chicken and eggs 12 week and leave cows,pigs, and sheep out as they die in a more horrific way and their waste is a lot more impactive on the planet as they are big animals.

  • I am a new-ish mama too, my girl is 2 years old. I watched the first few videos you made after you had your lil sun beam and could totally empathize as a nursing mama to a newborn so thirsty, so tired, keeping it all together but always feeling a little bit like Lucy falling behind on the chocolate assembly line (best episode ever lol). Seeing this video, you are radiating with mama confidence. It’s something that comes to us little by little almost without noticing, we become sturdier, more competent, more deeply rooted. Big love to you and your little family.

  • Wow! You are easily one of the most beautiful shining examples of someone who eats a plant based diet and lives a vegan lifestyle♥️

  • Hurt my knee climbing a chair. I’m shaped like a telly tubby. I’m 55 male. Old diet? “Monkey see, monkey do” = just eat what people around me eat. Inspiration? Dr Ellsworth Wareham, cardiothoracic surgeon. At 49 he followed low fat vegan. He continued working to 95 (omg)
    Me Right now? I’m on a detox for next 5 days, feeling determined to eat healthier. (Low fat veg) Reason? Tired of physical discomfort of being a telly tubby. ��

  • I’m already taken the steps towards eating whole foods and being vegan. I’m super interested in making 90% of my foods from scratch including my breads, cheese, and condiments! I feel like it will be challenging. I’ve recently decided to purge my plastic consumption and i think has helped me with my eating habits as well. Im a bit overwhelmed and a little disorganized. It anyone has any advice please comment below!

  • Great video dude. Nice kitchen btw!! Also it must have been harder for you but now many top athletes and body builders are vegan now so just say their names

  • Are you familiar with vatata? It’s a sweet potato that is popular in the Dominican Republic. It’s red on the outside and white on the inside. So delicious!��

  • Hmm, I agree with being kind towards animals and being kind towards the environment. However, when you get to the philosophy of truth, I disagree.

  • So if i eat like this it will help prevent nutrient deficiency? I really want to go vegan since im only 17 and started having angina symptoms. Was surprising since i was a pretty good athlete.

  • Just what I was going to study about today and your video popped up… Thank you so much…it’s gonna help me alot…. Dealing with health issues atm…and I want to educate myself on diet. Your channel is a blessing…keep up the good work

  • I’m starting my journey right now and I have a lot of chicken in the freezer, along with a few cheese items that aren’t vegan. I plan to finish eating everything that I have, it will only be once a week, I just don’t like wasting food. I also have had problems with B12 deficiency and I want to make sure I get some naturally before going to the vitamins. Right now I am just focused on actually preparing good food, finding recipes I like and know I can prepare, without worrying about supplements.
    Thanks for being open with your journey, I think the more people who are open about their non vegan slips or reasoning behind an old belt or shoes, the more open other people will be to explore the idea. Being strict on other people does not open their hearts or minds.

  • One thing i learned going Paleo years ago is eating nuts or avocado with just about every meal. As soon as i made the decision to go plant based i knew i would need to get a variation of different nuts. It helps get enough calories.

  • My biggest wish is to become vegan, but my will power is so low when it comes to dairy. I keep backsliding. I dont eat any meat though.

  • There are so much option for vegans who like flavours. Just come to India or watch Indian vegan food preparation on YouTube. Even companies like Mac d, Domino’s, pizza hut have started veg menus here

  • Hola!! Para los que hablen español, en mi canal tengo MUCHAS RECETAS VEGANAS, tips y blogs! Pasen a darse una vuelta @UCWJmThGiTR6TeXR0hghuJTQ

  • You just read my mind and answered all the questions. Transitioning to vegan.. week 1.. go vegan ������. I’m so addicted to my Indian tea with whole milk.. day three no tea. Feels light headed. Trying almond milk instead.. Any tips??

  • Day 5 for me, and my wife. cold turkey I had a buddy talk to me about being vegan then told me to check out “game changers” and “forks over knives” and that was it for us I’m also a big tall guy and want to be healthy! Thanks for the motivation in this video ������

  • Wait whats wrong with wool cloth? They actully help sheep so they dont get to hot in the summer and there wool grows back in the winter

  • I recently went vegan and Ive watched lots of youtube videos but this is by far the best! I love how down to earth you are. Definitely subscribing:)

  • Thanks for this great video and the explanations. I’ve been looking for sth like this for some time now and will download the guide right away. Really nicely shown and designed:)

  • Wait a freaking minute. Edamame, red cabbage, mango, and cucumber mixed? That’s a thing? I need to go home, take a nap, and try this out.

  • Great video ty. I have been vegan for 8m n I never ever felt better. I have zero
    Desire to eat poorly again or eat animals. My grand mother was raw vegan. So I was exposed but I grew up in a heavy meat smh house. My dad thought by eating halal it was healthy smh. Wht we don’t know cold make a whole new world.

  • I started eating vegan last year. My family judged me and it was difficult. Now I’m going to implement vegan dishes again little by little regardless.

  • I like the idea of slowly transitioning into it and I know that it will be easier for my body to handle but honestly I have educated myself on becoming vegan and I feel so bad for the animal cruelty that I had no meat today, I felt disgusted of the way people treat animals and I just wanna go vegan already.

  • Thank you! I have a question about nutritional yeast…..what is it? How is it different from yeast? What do vegans use it for? Thank u!!

  • I want to go vegan for spiritual reasons meat and processed things lower your vibration and when you eat animals you take on their trauma. I’m just having a hard tim with grocery shopping for just me and recipes i can enjoy.

  • Ethical arguments against veganism (partial):

    1. If someone doesn’t feel pain, is it okay for us to break their bones? If not, vegans shouldn’t eat plants either. For example, people born with congenital analgesia cannot feel pain and are far more susceptible to life-threatening injuries than others. Even though they can feel discriminative touch and have normal cognition and sensation. This line of reasoning also provides a definitive answer to the contentious vegan issue of whether or not invertebrates deserve rights due to their lack of nociceptors, which may or may not be a prerequisite for the capacity to feel pain. And who is to say plants don’t feel something analogous to pain either? Is the scientific and philosophical debate really settled on the matter? Pain cannot be a sound basis for morality. The solution to pain is a simple painkiller or analgesic drug. The universal will to live shared by every living being provides us with a more solid foundation to build our humanistic morality upon.

    2. Humans are facultative carnivores in nature. Even if it’s for the simple fact that we absorb our B12 in our small intestines instead of our large intestines in the manner of herbivores and therefore, depend on animal products for our survival. It’s fallacious to classify us as obligate omnivores. Because we could do without plants in our diets altogether but not the other way round. Inuits, Chukotkas, Masais, Samburus, Rendilles, Mongolian steppe nomads are examples of people who historically thrived on all-meat diets. Stable isotope analysis has revealed the most relevant protein sources for Upper Paleolithic Modern Humans (UPMHs) to be the flesh of primarily mammoths and reindeers, followed by that of rhinoceroses, bovines and horses, and cave bears respectively. Simply put, our bodies were designed to break down meat. Why is something natural wrong, even if it has features that are unpleasant? Should we get rid of gender too since men have unfair physical advantages over women? Why should we be made to feel guilty or ashamed of our biology, of who we are as a species?

    3. Is animal exploitation wrong even when it saves human lives? Is an animal derived medication or organ transplantation non-vegan? If it is, doesn’t it imply that the lives of a few animals are more important than that of a human patient who benefits from them? Is this needless too? Or should we let nature take its course instead? If we should, then why is it wrong to eat meat either? Isn’t it natural too? And if human lives do indeed take precedence over that of animals, why are vegans against animal experimentation as a matter of principle? According to the Royal Society, practically every medical achievement of the 20th century relied on the use of animals in one way or the other. Humans are vulnerable to many of the same or similar diseases as animals by the virtue of our similar anatomies. According to the National Research Council of the National Academies, questions such as how the digestive system interacts with the cardiovascular system or how the environment affects an organism, can only be answered using animal models. A stance against animal experimentation, in effect, is a stance against medicine itself.

    4. How much should a vegan eat in a day? And what should they eat from their already restrictive options? Since cruelty and death is involved in the production of every single fruit, vegetable or grain they eat, shouldn’t they further restrict their options by choosing a mix of those food items that will cause the minimum amount of harm to animals and insects while meeting the daily nutrient and caloric requirements of the most amount of vegans at the same time? For example, shouldn’t vegans avoid fruits and vegetables that depend on beekeeping and the exploitation of other pollinators? Moreover, shouldn’t there be an upper limit to how many calories a vegan could consume in a day depending on their age, height, genetics, sex and employment status? Otherwise, lifestyle choices that lead to either obesity or muscle gain cause unnecessary harm to animals and insects since they require an excess of caloric intake on behalf of their practitioners. If we are to enforce these ideal vegan food rationing policies on a state level, doesn’t the vegan discourse devolve into becoming an extension of the broader socialist discourse by default? If the pros of socialism don’t outweigh its cons, is veganism something practicable or even desirable for the common man to pursue?

    5. Meat is required for optimal health. There are nutrients in animals that we simply cannot find in plants. Then there’s the fact that we can more readily absorb essential nutrients from animal products than from plants due to the lack of antinutrients, which in some cases, can be lethal. Plus, animal nutrients exist in a more bioavailable form in comparison to the plant variety. An example would be the disproportionate superiority of retinol over beta carotene in meeting our daily vitamin A requirements, to say nothing of up to half the population with poor conversion rates by the virtue of being born with particular BCO1 gene variants. Why should we consume a prohibitive amount of nutrient-sparse food which is time-consuming, uncomfortable and unhealthy due to its high fiber content and can even ruin our guts? Not to mention the added baggage of vitamin and probiotic supplements that come along with the unnatural diet. If health isn’t the most basic of requirements for a happy life, then what else is?

    6. If both plants and animals are off the menu due to ethical considerations, should chemically manufactured food alternatives and nutrient supplements be the future of “food” for humanity? Why should we substitute food with chemical goo when our bodies are best adapted to and have evolved over millions of years to their current state fueled by an omnivorous diet? The potential consequences could be disastrous for our species in the long run.

    7. In the near future, the already existent cultured meat will become commercially available at an inexpensive price for mass consumption. If a human donor can donate a pound of their flesh to feed a small town in the process, why is it unethical to procure it from animals instead? If altruism is a good thing, why are humans to blame for the shortcomings of animal cognition? A portion of cultured pork meant for human consumption can be fed back to pigs as well.

    8. Why should it ever be right to prevent a man from raising his own animals for food? Why should we infringe on individual liberty? Both cultured meat or a supplement aided vegan diet is dependent on big corporations and the expertise of a small, elite group of specialists. Why should people from other walks of life throw their most basic right away to the whims of a powerful minority? If they get to control our bodies, they get to control our policies as well.

    9. See full text.

    10. See full text.

    11. If meat is murder, does that make a pig a genocidal maniac to maggots? If someone kills Hitler, they’re not responsible for the deaths of millions of people he murdered as well. In the same vein, if a pig consumes thousands of maggots or a cow consumes thousands of grass plants in their lifetimes, one is only responsible for a single “murder”. On the other hand, if vegans don’t deliberately massacre quintillions of insects by unleashing an arsenal of deadly pesticides upon them to protect their crops, there’ll be nothing left for them to harvest. Is the exploitation of a single cow that will last an individual years or the cruelty inflicted upon thousands of insects by deliberately massacring them with pesticides for a single vegan meal, the lesser of the two evils?

    12. See full text.

    13. Why is it okay for animals to eat other animals, including human beings, but not the other way round in the vegan worldview? In the absence of a reciprocal relationship under a mutually understandable and agreed upon moral framework, no moral system can exist. Animals can’t form a social contract with humans, nor can plants. Therefore, they’re not worthy of our moral consideration. And if we are to increase our sphere of compassion towards animals, why should plants get excluded in the process? But most importantly, why should animals get to eat their proper diet while we humans get to suffer for a cause that doesn’t aid our survival? Should humans not even be on top of the food chain too, if we’re to take the moral agency argument to its logical extreme? The paradox is that civilization requires mankind to be dominant over other species of animals in order for it to flourish. There’s no such thing as a free space in nature. We cannot extend our animal welfare policies in the absence of civilization or without us being on top. The mere existence of humans is detrimental to animals on a fundamental level.

    14. If vegans really value animal lives, including those of rodents and insects, shouldn’t they adopt a lifestyle that causes minimum harm to them without being outright misanthropic? Shouldn’t they take a more anti-modernization stance in general and be closer to nature like the civilizations of the uncontacted tribes of the world? If not, how is the impact of modernization upon non-human animals not tantamount to ethnic cleansing through population displacement in a human context at the very least? Not to mention the crop deaths, municipal pest controls, uprooting of wildlife habitats, mining and a host of other disasters that come along with it. Isn’t it hypocritical to be vegan while reaping the benefits of modernization at the same time? Is the life of an earthworm or a fruit fly less valuable than that of a cow or a dog? If so, is this a morally consistent position to hold?

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  • The only thing I haven’t been able to completely cut out is seafood. Vegan alternatives are just not the same. I love seafood. What do you suggest to replace this?

  • Here is South Korea in Asia. (So lettle English language) After watching this video and learning how can make milk from cow I became stop drinking milk I stopped coffee with milk. I am drinking just coffee not include milk. Thank you for up load this vedio.

  • Hi Jenne, just wondering where you stand in the big soaking beans and seeds controversy. Do you or don’t you always soak all your seeds and beans, including all the quinoa you eat. Could you throw some light on this? For instance, I like pumpkin seeds, but I’m told that, unless I soak them overnight, the zinc will not be ‘bioavailable’ to me and all those wonderful seeds will be wasted because of the ‘phytic acid’ that blocks absorption.

  • Went vegan 6 weeks ago and have felt great, lost 15 pounds in that time but yesterday I became unbelievably lethargic, with no energy at all… anyone have any ideas as to what this might be? Been taking B12 vits every 2nd day and protein after I workout… I’m at a loss as to how I fell so physically deflated…

  • Your gut microbes produce B12 for you naturally. Only if your health is biologically in order:) Supplements are man made/synthesised, not good:(

  • Thumbs up! Though check out “η μυστική ζωή των φυτών το σύμπαν που αγάπησα” and you’ll see it’s scientifically backed that plants have feelings, but have no problem being eaten by us when they go ripe! Please see it and amazing job as always!

  • Do not underestimate the B12 requirement. Absolutely vital. I learned this badly with DNA roles of B12 I wasn’t providing. After many yrs. Vegetarian, part vegan. I had stopped multi-vit believing publicity popular 15 yrs. ago. Drs. even said, vits. not necessary if diet varied. And I believed the spirulina, yeast info. contained B12. Now known it doesn’t Nor nuts. The positive change I felt was instant. Nerves etc. all appreciated the B12. Read RDV, often 1 whole tablet/day is excessive..I’m OK now, it took some time to realise my body had reacted as is written, over time, exactly on queu if not consuming important B12. If you think animal agric. is hypocritical & wrong & suffering, Just include B12 or multi-vit better. I worry about vegan babies, children who would be req. B12 sjpplements. Think can buy Vit. drops or crush some tablet.

  • 75% of the human race is lactose intolerant.
    Human milk has lactose. Are babies meant to eat grass?
    Source (which this guy didn’t seem to post)

    It’s all very good having an emotional response to food, and that’s your choice. But making up bullshit figures to prove an emotionally supported point makes you look like a fool. The fact is that humans gut lengths are around 5 times the length of our body. This is consistent with all living omnivores which humans probably are designed to be.

    If culture is all made up and make believe, and you only eat what you eat because your parents raised you eating this way, you might have a point, but why are they eating that? Somebody had to be the first human to work out a varied, natural diet is the best way for a humans physiology to thrive, and that first human lived, and passed on his/ her genes, which of course leads to us.

    Vegan diets, while morally inspirational it’s good that people care this much about all life even if I don’t share in your emotions towards animals. However, Vegan diets can only be completely nutritional with the addition of supplements that humans need, such as B12, which is only found in animal products. These things are only possible with the advancements in human science and even then it’s not as bio-available as just eating animal products would be.

    To summarise, if you want be vegan, that’s 100% fine, but I’d rather you be educated than risk your own well being to pursue what you feel is right, and figures like that of ‘75% of the human race is lactose intolerant’ do not come under ‘means to an end’ when it involves people’s health.

    >> Approximate 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose AFTER INFANCY
    >> With between 70-100% of East Asian descent being affected.

    65 =/= 75
    Reduced ability to digest =/= intolerance.

  • you’re amazing! you look healthy and awesome and i appreciate you not suggesting any extreme diets. This is healthy veganism at its finest!

  • I think most vegans look and act effortlessly thin. I know that is not the case for some, but it is just my belief and impression. I really do want to veganize my diet, not necessarily my lifestyle. At the very least, I have the flexitarian thing down pat and I don’t have to really think much about being objectively slim now. With regularly incorporated animal products, I did seem to try a lot harder to slim down.

  • I work as a chef and I’m Vegan and I’m happy to say that I’m not interested in eating meat/fish even when I cook it.
    Sadly though, it’s hard to follow this philosophy and being forced to handle animal products.
    Hopefully one day I will fulfill my dream to open my own Vegan restaurant.

  • I quit eatting red meat after following u for last 3 years. Have enough recipes to take that baby step. Have lots of health conditions

  • I’d love to introduce Japanese sweet potato <3 One of sweetest brand is called Beni Haruka. Maybe next time you visit japan, I hope you try them! It is very sweet and I am totally addicted!!

  • I told a co-worker that I have not eaten meat since 1987. He was incredulous, “I don’t believe you.” I was like, “ok”. What else could I say?