All posts tagged: diet

Body-Shaming Online

Hi Everyone, I wanted to talk about something a bit more serious today. Not that my posts are not serious in general but this one hits close to home. Body-Shaming Online. Being involuntary exposed to it on social media and guilty of doing it to myself from time to time, I feel like I need to speak up. Whilst most people know what Body-Shaming is, and the majority is against it, I can’t help but notice how big of an issue it has become online. It can go from “I wouldn’t wear this if I were you” to “you’re too fat for this dress” or “you’re too skinny, you need a burger”. From passive aggressive comments to insults, social media offer an immense variety of body-shaming comments. Why would you choose to take that extra step of looking at a stranger’s Instagram/Youtube account and spread hate ? Is it for the giggle, to attract attention or because you’re yourself not all that confident about your body ? We all know how hard it is, to feel comfortable in your own skin and …

Diet or Lifestyle ?

Hi Everyone, How is it going ? As you all know, I spend a lot of time online. As a freelance translator and lover of good content, I read a lot of articles and watch my fair share of videos on pretty much everything. From Casey Neistat to Buzzfeed videos, vegan recipes and crazy makeup tutorials, I read a lot of comments. Whilst I try to stay away from the comment section on YouTube and its unbelievable negativity in general, I can’t help but get annoyed when I come across certain comments. I will often read : “vegetarianism is a diet not a lifestyle” “veganism is a lifestyle not a diet”. Now don’t get me wrong, expressing your opinion is perfectly fine, as long as you don’t talk down to someone for having a different opinion and don’t spread or encourage hate. If you read my articles, I use the words diet and lifestyle all the time to talk about vegetarianism and veganism because, in my opinion, it is not something to stress about. But after reading …

A week on Huel – Can I live off liquid for a week ?

Hi Everyone, Today is Monday and you know what that means. Well, nothing really since I upload so randomly.  But I hope you all had a great weekend. I thought that today I would do something different as I have some time to write, do some research and chill at home. Do you remember my first post about vegan snacks ? I quickly mentioned Huel. Now keep in mind that the post was written over a month ago. I had just discovered Huel and was definitely obsessed with how convenient it was. I was having one Huel a day maybe for breakfast with fruits or as a post-workout snack. I never really tried it as a “real” meal replacement. Since then, I have not been using it. Mostly because I have been away. I opened my cupboards this morning and saw that I had half a bag left and a chocolate flavor sachet. Awesome. So I guess this week is the week. I will be having Huel for breakfast – lunch and diner. For five days. Five days only, …

Vegan / Vegetarian and serving meat ?

Hi Everyone, How are you today ? I haven’t posted in three days again and it feels like a lifetime. I have not been too inspired lately. I did go to diner with one of my good friends here in London. We went to this Vegetarian South Indian Restaurant called Sagar which I love because they will also pack you doggy bags. A plus if you tend to over-order like me. The post for today will just be a quick rant. This is something I hear a lot and I wanted to write about it for anybody who may feel bad because of it. It is totally understandable to be vegetarian or vegan and to work in a restaurant that serves meat. People who tell you otherwise need a reality check.Whether you consider being vegetarian or vegan a diet or a lifestyle, it has nothing to do with your job. Sure we would love to all be working our favorite job or having enough money to be able to travel and help the animals, or do more activism. Hell, …

A week counting calories

Hi Everyone ! Well this was a fun week…counting calories and all. Fasten your seat belts and grab your favourite veggie dish because it’s going to be a bumpy read. A little bit of backstory : I used to have a pretty severe eating disorder and counting calories was a daily routine for me. Long story short, I was calorie restricting in order to lose weight. Now that this is in the past, I got really curious and decided to look into it again.Should we really be counting calories ? Is it good for us ? Is counting calories efficient for weight loss ?  After all those years, all I have is memories of me reading labels, searching for calories, and doing more math than I had ever done to make sure I would not exceed this fictional goal I gave myself. So I decided to go ahead and try it again since it is still recommended by many fitness and nutrition “experts”. Now that I am healthier and my relationship with food has changed, I thought that …

Clean Eating’s Dirty Secret – BBC documentary review

Hi Everyone, I just finished watching the BBC new documentary on clean eating and I have to say that it was quite interesting. There were a lot of comments regarding the content and Grace the Youtuber. Some good, some bad, some very rude but it does give us an opportunity to discuss and review what was being said. As always, I welcome all of your comments and thoughts and would genuinely love to know where you stand. I also have to add that whilst I watched the full documentary, this will be not a complete review. I will not be talking about everything she mentioned or talked about. I only have picked up and wrote down a few things which I find interesting. I am not a professional, nutritionist, doctor, fitness guru or health guru. I am just a random girl on the internet. Grace immediately questions the qualifications. ( 1.40 min into the video ) What qualifications do they all have to be promoting a diet ? Are they trained ? ( she drops a few names so you …

Are you doing enough for the animals ?

Hi Everyone, I had a super nice vegan chocolate cake recipe planned for today but something happened. It made me upset and I thought that it was important enough to share. If you have a look at my previous articles on my vegetarian lifestyle, you can see that I am a very positive person. I do not get into heated and pointless arguments with meat eaters, vegetarians & vegans and stay away from extremists. For me, being a vegetarian is taking care of myself (my mind & my body), paying attention to what I eat but also making my world a better place, going to sleep knowing that I am not participating in the continuation of meat production. Some people will argue that you are not doing enough or not doing the right things. Let’s rewind back a little, to this afternoon in Paris. I went out shopping and got home early to discover that my dad had bought a good supply of veggie nuggets for me. I did the usual young adult things and checked out several social media …

5 mistakes I made going vegetarian

Going vegetarian and vegan for the first time is everything but easy. Very few people can change diet and lifestyle overnight. After all, you are finally paying attention to your meals and will have to be more conscious about your choice of food. I read a lot about it when I first turned vegetarian. To tell you the truth, I went from pescatarian, to chicketarian to finally fully vegetarian. I wanted to become one very badly but was still learning how to replace ingredients. I know this is no excuse but where I lived at the time had next to no vegetarian and vegan options. I ate too much of the wrong food. I ate way too much, cakes, bread and candies without gelatin because I was starving. I knew what I was allowed to eat and not eat but had not figured out what I needed to have a fully nutritious diet. I was drinking too much soda to fight the hunger. Especially diet sodas to cut my appetite. I was eating the same thing every …