food

Lions should go vegan, too?

Quite a few times already, I’ve read the question “So you vegans want lions (or other predators) to go vegan as well, right?” Wrong. In my opinion, to claim that vegans want meat-eating animals to go vegan is quite ridiculous and nonreflective. If you think about it, it’s pretty logical why but I will explain it here anway, using the example of the lion: Unlike humans that are omnivores (or even rather herbivores), lions are carnivores which means that their bodies are designed to only digest meat, they need meat to survive. We don’t need any animal products to survive. We as humans think about what… Read More »Lions should go vegan, too?

How veganism changed my life.

Going vegan changed so much more for me than just the way I eat, it literally turned my whole life around. This probably sounds so cliché, I know, but it’s true. So here’s what changed for me: Veganism cured my unhealthy relationship with food Since being a teenager I had struggled with my eating habits and even had an eating disorder, you can read more about this here. Even after overcoming this phase, my relationship with food was never relaxed, I still had lots of disordered thoughts in my mind, was often restricting myself, then again eating way too much, having crazy cravings… Read More »How veganism changed my life.

Why you should throw away your scale.

I believe that the scale can only make you unhappy when it comes to self-love and feeling good in your body. It’s really hard to be satisfied with the number it shows. It’s probably always too much or even too little in case you want to gain weight instead of losing it. In my opinion, the number itself shouldn’t matter. It’s more important to concentrate on what you look like and how you’re feeling. You’re looking slim, fit and are feeling happy and full of energy? Great, then why does it matter if the scale shows 5kg more than you think it… Read More »Why you should throw away your scale.

For our planet.

One of the reasons for going vegan besides the animals and our own health are environmental reasons. In my opinion you can’t call yourself an environmentalist if you consume lots of animal products, here’s why: Our population is growing and with it the amount of people that ask for animal products. For our whole planet, livestock farming is a big burden though. It leads to deforestation, climate change, decreasing water resources and water quality, decreasing variety of species and starvation of people. About 70% of the worldwide agricultural area and about 30% of the worldwide waterless area is used for livestock farming and also about 8% of all the… Read More »For our planet.

Banana Icecream aka Nicecream.

Vegans can’t have icecream, right? Wrong, they can! And not only some expensive and often unhealthy soy or coconut icecream that you can find in some shops (not saying you can’t have them as well, of course 😉 ). I guess some of you may have already heard of banana icecream/nicecream. Btw, it’s called nicecream because it’s a crueltyfree and no cows have to suffer for it. 🙂 I haven’t really been in the mood for it for a while because of winter. As this winter is way too warm though here in Germany, I just started to get it back… Read More »Banana Icecream aka Nicecream.

Vegan for Ethics / Vegan for Health

Today I want express my opinion on these two different “kinds” of veganism. First of all: I myself went vegan 100% only for the animals, not for my health or because I want to lose weight. Of course, I learned about the other benefits of going vegan quite quickly, including the environmental ones, but I guess, I would have never turned vegan if it wasn’t for the animals. Why is that? Well, to me it is just so easy to be and stay vegan when I think about all the animals suffering for our pleasure. Right before finally going vegan, I couldn’t… Read More »Vegan for Ethics / Vegan for Health

Should you supplement Vitamin D?

I never supplemented Vitamin D so far but I started doing it this autumn and I will keep it up during winter. But not because I’m a vegan. Vitamin D deficiency is not a vegan problem but more a general problem for people that live in regions with little daylight during winter. We get about 80-90% of our needed Vitamin D from the sun. The skin can produce it itself when exposed to the sun. I myself go outside regularly but during the darker seasons it’s not really possible for me to get enough sunlight during the week anyway as I’m… Read More »Should you supplement Vitamin D?

For the animals.

In this post I want to talk about the ethical reasons for going vegan a little more detailled than I did in my first article on this topic. My main reason for going vegan was that I just couldn’t go on supporting the suffering of animals anymore. So if you are not vegan yet, maybe this brutal truth written down here will help you to become vegan. At least I started thinking about it when I heard the truth and watched some horrible videos. I know, this does not work for all people, some become vegan for their health and learn… Read More »For the animals.

Food to take with you to work/school/uni.

As I’m working fulltime now, I need to bring something to work with me for lunch. It’s the first time I do this as a vegan. In the past I just brought things like bread with cheese which is not possible anymore. But of course, you can bring bread with vegan cheese, veggie spread etc. It just gets a little boring to bring bread every day, right? 😉 This is why I want to show you some examples of what I bring with me to give you some inspiration. It’s really easy to eat vegan at work, school or uni. But especially… Read More »Food to take with you to work/school/uni.

Staying healthy when working fulltime/having little time: Eating

Like I said in my previous post, I’d like to share some tips with you on how to eat healthy when you have limited time. So let’s get straight to the point, here’s what I’m doing: Eat a wholefood plantbased diet! For me this is the healthiest diet in the world and the cheapest and simplest as well! If you don’t have a lot of time between getting up in the morning and due to that have no time for breakfast, try to get up at least 15-20min earlier to get in a healthy breakfast – you will get used to this… Read More »Staying healthy when working fulltime/having little time: Eating