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I Went Vegan for 30 Days: Here’s What Happened to Me


Veganism is hot right now. It feels like every day more and more people are trying it out. It’s political, it’s controversial, and I’ve decided to try going vegan for 30 days here in Mexico City, but with a twist. There are many great reasons why one might do this: For the environmental impact, which is huge. To reduce animal suffering and abuse, which I think is also a very big reason. Many do it to improve their health. But I’m doing it for a different, more selfish reason. I’m doing it for mental clarity. Let me explain. I’m not a huge meat-eater, but since I arrived in Mexico a month ago, I started to let that go a little bit. It is no secret that Mexican food is delicious, and I found myself hitting the food stands on the streets pretty often. Not only is the food amazing and shockingly cheap, but I love the cultural aspect. It’s where a lot of Mexicans of all ages come together to eat. And so, in a really small way, I enjoyed being a part of that experience. Standing there eating tacos and tlacoyos with everyone else. Okay. Well this particular story isn’t all fairytale. I started to notice that after every single one of these delicious, meaty, greasy meals, it would feel kind of like I was getting hit by a train. For the next three hours all physical and cognitive activities would become many times more difficult. I started to think about the impact that this was having on my productivity. There’s a name for this and you may have heard of it. It’s called food coma. Google defines food coma also known as postprandial somnolence, as a state of sleep or extreme lethargy induced by the consumption of a large amount of food. What I think this definition is maybe lacking is a consideration regarding not just quantity, but also the quality of the food. Food coma can obviously be achieved with a variety of foods. Not just animal-based products. Which means veganism isn’t going to magically solve all of my problems. However, I do feel like dairy and meats can land really heavy and are harder to digest, which makes getting bogged down a lot easier. Not to mention that I have no idea where these animal products are coming from. The brain fog that I associate with this diet is something I can no longer ignore if I am to continue my search for a life of greater mental clarity. So last night I had what may end up being my very last ice cream, and said my goodbyes. By the way, I think my logo may need to become almond milk ice cream from now on. Just putting that on the record. Now in my humble opinion, veganism seems to suffer from a serious PR problem. There’s a lot of misconceptions out there, differing opinions, and people that seem to push things to the extreme. Either in terms of activism or in terms of dietary restrictions. I’m not about that. I just want to enjoy what I eat and eat well, so here’s my plan of attack. In my fridge, you will find non-dairy alternatives to milk and butter. I discovered that the cereal I was eating had honey in it so that was off-limits. I bought some without, it as well as toast without milk. I also got myself some vegan protein powder and a variety of nuts. And finally, I loaded up with fruits and veggies and started going hard on the smoothies. Oh, yeah, and we cannot forget about peanut butter. One of the very first things that I did to start off on the right foot was to head to a local “tiangüis”, which is like a Mexican version of a farmer’s market, just that this one is around on Fridays. It was actually really fun. There was an amazing selection of vegetables, fruits, and nuts. It’s incredible walking through one of these places, there’s so much going on Also, I thought I would get some advice from my friend Chloé Kian, another content creator online and vegan for six years. For me, as somebody beginning as a vegan, what would you say is like one of the biggest obstacles… for somebody starting out as a vegan? I think it comes down to being prepared, because the habits, it will just happen over time when you repeatedly eat a certain way. But, I think in terms of when you’re traveling or in social situations, you’re gonna have to think about food in advance. I think that being vegan is just like a whole thing and there can be so many different ways to do it, and it’s just about experimenting with different ways of eating plant-based foods, and finding what works for you in terms of like health, convenience. I obviously care about animal suffering and the environment. I think the environment is a really big one, but the reason I’m actually trying this is for mental clarity. So that I don’t go through such deep food comas and you know stuff like that. Do you feel like veganism has helped you with mental clarity? Yeah, for sure, especially in raw veganism. Do you still go through food coma? Rarely. All right. Good to know. It’s been a little bit over a week now and I wanted to give an update on how things are going so far. Very quickly I realized that I was missing cooked food and I made the classic mistake, despite my preparations, of not eating enough filling foods. So I spent the first few days hungry a lot of the time. Let’s just say my original plan with the smoothies wasn’t exactly bulletproof, but I posted on Instagram that I was going vegan and a lot of you guys reached out with positive feedback, positive messages, and a lot of like food suggestions and recipes. That was when I started to realize that food can be so much more than just something that you consume. It really seems like food can bring people together. I wanted to do this right because it’s just going vegan doesn’t mean you’re going to eat healthy, or in a balanced way. So I started to force myself to try at least one new thing every single day. I’m talking very, very basic here, because there was a serious risk of me burning this apartment to the ground if I wasn’t careful. I learned to cook rice, fried potatoes. It was really cool, the people that I lived with started to get involved, and help me make this a reality. One of my roommates helped me as I struggled through my mom’s very simple recipe for sweet potato soup. So welcome to my kitchen! Today were making a rice with a variety of elements. [Laughs] Loser! I’m so bad at this! I’m still super awkward in the kitchen, but it feels like I’m expanding my repertoire. Regarding the impact of veganism so far, I’m feeling really really good. I feel like I have a lot of energy. I haven’t felt food coma once since I started. I’m cutting all the ingredients to be prepared for this incredible rice that I’m gonna be making. It’s really hard to overeat but even when I do I don’t feel weighed down. That being said there have been a couple of occasions that I wasn’t able to try somebody else’s food, because it had cream in it or something along those lines, which is kind of a bummer. But, also really not the end of the world. So yeah. Up to this point, I would say so far so good. All right, so I am headed to the grocery store again. Feels like I’m going every 2 or 3 days. There’s definitely a big learning curve with such a big dietary change and I think that things are getting a little bit easier. I think is just a question of just sticking with it and and incrementally getting better, learning recipes, getting comfortable with things. Just like with anything in life I think that the more that you put in the more that you’ll get out. I took a quick two-day trip to LA for a little work opportunity that popped up and kept things vegan over there. In fact, I tried the impossible burger while I was there and it was pretty impressive. [Laughs] I am missing the taste of meat, So today I’m gonna go get some vegan tacos, and see what I can find here in Mexico City. The vegan tacos not only surpassed my expectations, they honestly satisfied my desire to eat meat with no animals harmed in the process. That was delicious! I successfully completed my month as a vegan a couple of days ago, And since then I’ve just been spending some time reflecting on things, and thinking about where I want to go from here. Let me start off by saying that this was a wonderful experience, and you don’t stand to lose anything by giving it a shot. I learned a ton about food. I learned a ton about cooking. And yeah, I mean it really was a very cool new experience. Being vegan definitely demands a lot more from you, but I think that it also gives more in return. It does require more energy and effort but at the same time I feel like I did have a lot more energy, a lot more sustained energy throughout the day and I do feel like there is a solid link between mental clarity and eating foods that are easier to digest, and you know healthier for you. I already talked about this earlier in this video, but it was a challenge to kind of adapt to things at first. However, I do feel like things got progressively easier and to be perfectly honest with you, I hardly thought about it this last week. It just kind of becomes like your new normal. That’s kind of just a side note. I didn’t do this at all to lose weight or anything like that, so I didn’t weigh myself and I don’t know if there’s been a big change. However, I do feel like I kind of lost weight in my face. I don’t know if that’s just me. Recently, I was watching this video of myself a few months ago, and there’s multiple factors at play here, the focal length of the lens, the angle of the camera, but still, like wow! I look very different, don’t I? I don’t know, you tell me. Do you feel like there’s been a physical change between now and about a month ago? I’m sure a lot of you guys are curious to know, am I going to continue as a vegan? Let me start off by saying that I think we live in a world, a time in a place where things can just be pushed to an extreme. There are a lot of different diets out there and there’s honestly just not a general consensus on what the right one is. If that even exists. I feel like a lot of people can get very rigid and get to the point where they identify with what they consume, it becomes a part of them. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that. I’m not here to push my agenda down anybody’s throat But I feel like sometimes when you push something too far, you can lose some of the positive benefits. I’m just saying that I don’t necessarily want to go down that road with regards to food and diet I like to follow more general guidelines. So avoiding processed food, avoiding excess, and avoiding sugar, whenever possible. With all that being said, I really enjoyed this kind of more plant-based diet. So, while I don’t think I’m gonna stay as like a vegan by the book, I do plan to continue as I have, I just feel like it had a really positive impact on me. I’m okay with reincorporating things like honey, and maybe eggs into my diet, but going back to eating meat, especially unsourced meat that was probably abused, that has a huge environmental impact as well, it’s like I can’t see myself going back to that. It didn’t feel like it was good for me. Honestly, I don’t know what I was thinking eating so much street food. And again, just the environmental impact is something I can’t ignore. That being said, and this is an example that I’ve been given a lot in the last few days, but if I were, you know in Turkey, and a Turkish farmer offers me some of his goat milk, I’m not gonna say no. That sounds like a very weird and probably unlikely scenario, but hey, who knows? It could happen. So while I don’t plan to create really rigid rules with regards to what I consume, this last month showed me that it’s remarkably easy, actually to live without consuming animal products. So I plan to kind of stick with that But again, I don’t plan to push my agenda on anybody. I just wanted to share my experience. This entire project is centered around my search for mental clarity. if you enjoyed this video and want to see more content like this, consider hitting that subscribe button and that little bell icon next to it for notifications. There’s a lot of bonus material available from my month as a vegan on my Patreon page. Including both the behind-the-scenes piece and the full interview with Chloé. You can follow my progress with these projects on my Instagram and through my newsletter. Once again, thank you so much for watching, and I’ll see you soon.

Randall Smitham

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Nathaniel Drew Posted on April 27, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Food and diet are very complex topics. I’m not a nutritionist, so please take everything that I share here with a grain of salt (pun intended).

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  2. Nik Man Posted on December 26, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Cut that vegan crap

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  3. Calista Tee Posted on December 26, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    It’s so much easier to try or commit to being a vegan now with the amount of resources that we have online! With that said, what’s your favorite vegan recipe bloggers that you follow?? 🙂 I follow some from food52 and also NouCuisine! Would love to discover more to diversify my recipes a lil, specially for vegan asian food!

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  4. T W T G Content Posted on December 26, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I don't know where all these meat products are coming from and then in the very next one he's having fake meat and fake made of artificial chemicals were you don't know where they are coming from

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  5. AK Crazy Russian USA Posted on December 27, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I think you loose weight a little.

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  6. Cyann Dent Posted on December 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    your voice is very soothing

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  7. TONY B the TECH TIGER Posted on December 27, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Wish you nothing but luck, but as a pro-lifer I am much more concerned with humans suffering than animals, just my take. Besides I am totally addicted to my meat and taters, again lots of luck buddy.

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  8. Monique Buzatto Posted on December 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Totally not related, but I really like your voice.

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  9. leafsfan18 Posted on December 28, 2019 at 4:26 am

    you blame meat for the negative effects that hydrogenated oils and carb heavy meals had on your body. veganism will destroy your health and has no impact on environmental well being

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  10. Nyraa Gifford Posted on December 28, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Watch The Game Changers On Netflix 👀

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  11. Absolutum Posted on December 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

    "One day man will look upon the killing of animals as they do upon the killing of men" – Leonardo DaVinci

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  12. Crystina Gomez Posted on December 29, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Im doin it for God mainly

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  13. chasetheidea Posted on December 29, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    My two cents:

    What's extreme in our mainstream generation is the consumption of meat
    In relation to that, many people consider veganism "radical". However eating meat should be radical.

    I find it interesting how vegans are seen as the weird ones.

    We have to flip the perspective, no culture or tradition can justify the unnecessary killing of animals.

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  14. Some Vegan Guy Posted on December 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Suddenly starting and stopping something for 30 days and spending the first week just trying to figure out how to do it is not going to give anyone crazy health benefits. Make a video when you’ve been on a whole food plant based vegan diet for a year. In real life people should plan everything out BEFORE making the switch rather than jumping in the water before they know how to swim, literally just made a video about this topic.

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  15. A_Socialist_Channel Posted on December 29, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    The reason it’s become popular and acceptable to be vegan is BECAUSE of people who are “ridged” — every movement has people who are extremely principled and don’t budge, and every movement has ambassadors. Saying “things can be extreme” is completely redundant. No shit people caricature vegans. The paleo diet is a backlash against the vegan diet it wouldn’t be a thing otherwise. People think what’s in “the middle” is always best. No , that’s lazy. People who are vegan simply are just more morally evolved people and are healthier. Whether people have a strategy for bringing people to veganism or not has to with people’s childish sensitivities to having their moral arguments challenged or because people have unconscious biases of cultural or economic reasons not to push for a plant based diet.,. And the ability to reflect on veganism as a concept is a privilege typically of wealthier middle class to upper class people. Poor people eat what they eat, and over time the goal is to reshape traditions — anyway great vid Insipriint stuff!

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  16. Susan Posted on December 29, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Love your Beautiful honesty..
    Have a blessed gorgeous 2020..amazing soul..❤

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  17. Shannon McDonald Posted on December 29, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    You're a fuckin' legend!

    Love from Australia <3

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  18. Onan - Son of Judah Brother of Er Posted on December 30, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Keep it up for about a year and you're going to starve

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  19. impressionsbyGelay Posted on December 30, 2019 at 4:46 am

    YES you should continue being Vegan. The environment benefits big time from every person deciding to transition to veganism. Great content btw 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

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  20. Abbey Jade Hernandez Posted on December 30, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I loved this 😍

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  21. Mary J Posted on December 30, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    I think you loose weight during your vegan experiment, in a healthier way.

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  22. c c Posted on December 30, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    #GoVegan for #Animals 🐄🐤🐖🐋🐪🐃🐂🐈🐎🐆🐕🐶💕 for our #Health 💪 for our #Planet 🌍 #Evolution

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  23. Jeannie H Posted on December 30, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    You look healthy.

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  24. R1 Posted on December 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Nath,you inspire me when i sad and don't have good mood but your videos give me always good energy,also when i watch your video i want to develop myself and try something new!Thank you a lot 🙏.I hope,that you see my comment❤️

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  25. TX Ryder Posted on December 31, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I'm 55 years old 5'10" 175lbs and my cholesterol and blood pressure are good. I'm not a vegan or vegetarian I simply eat a balanced diet and don't over indulge including salt and sugar. I have tons of energy and feel better than when I was in my 30's and 40's. The secret is moderation folks.

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  26. John JohnG Posted on January 1, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Yes, you look better for sure. Eggs have vitamins in them that are great for eye health. I would worry more about the special K cereal in your cart, and the peanut butter (that is high in oxalates) wheat has to be organic as you may know due to high glyphosate levels. I would continue as you are but find high quality chicken or beef (grass fed, grass-finished) and enjoy from time to time. I know too many vegans that are sickly looking for lack of vitamin B12, etc. If you continue veganism, read books, educate yourself about nutrients you may become deficient in. I’m not a fan of shakes. Theyare unsatisfying and usually high in sugar and/or oxalates. We were born to chew food which releases enzymes and imho, get absorbed more optimally by the body. Be careful eating too much protein. I did it and stRted to have kidney issues! In short, I don’t eat a lot of meat, but I don’t deny my body what I know is a good source of zinc and amino acids which is in meat. Grass fed has CLA anti inflammatory omegas that are healthy. That goes for real butter. Know the source of your food. Good luck to you. You are a nice guy.

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  27. Jackie Posted on January 1, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Glad you liked Mexico city!!! Go Mexico!

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  28. Jackie Posted on January 1, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Vegan mexican reciepes you learned please!!!

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  29. Mads Grønlund Posted on January 2, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Nice going! It's funny, you actually remind me a lot of one of the most infamous animal rights activists on youtube, @Joey Carbstrong.

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  30. Tradcatmama Posted on January 2, 2020 at 2:06 am

    I think meat is eaten too often. I think historically meat was a big deal so it was reserved for special occasions. I am no historian but I think biblically speaking meat was for feasts so it was ok to be in a food coma because it was a celebration you didn’t need to work. The rest of the time it was minimal meat more veggies and fruit etc including fish here all the food that helps with clarity when it’s working time. And eating meat sparingly I would think helps you to be more humane when having to kill the animals that you intend to feed your family or community.

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  31. Vlad Vlad Posted on January 2, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  32. AmericanMade Posted on January 2, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Dairy and meat arent hard to digest lol.

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  33. Liyiran Xia Posted on January 3, 2020 at 6:39 am

    10:36 "more general guidelines, avoiding processed food, avoiding excess, and avoiding sugar whenever possible". I personally relate to this as where I am as well. (From Youtube channel "What I've Learned" and some other sources)

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  34. Gerber Chrissie Posted on January 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Have you tried a Mediterranean diet?

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  35. Cierra Romero Posted on January 3, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    I went vegetarian on my 12th birthday now I'm 17, making it 6 years of vegetarian and now I am going vegan at 17 🙂

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  36. aFreeman0409 Posted on January 3, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Where are you going to get enough iron?

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  37. James Hawkins Posted on January 4, 2020 at 12:49 am

    You've gained a sub man!

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  38. C Miller Posted on January 4, 2020 at 3:08 am

    Mostly vegetarian but I wouldn't turn down a glass of goat's milk either!
    The only meats I eat is occasionly I'll have chicken and that's it. Oh, once in a while some fish. But mostly vegetables & fruits.

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  39. Julia White Posted on January 4, 2020 at 6:06 am

    wow, last night I had a food koma during 3 hours

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  40. momstheword11 Posted on January 4, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Fun Fact: I buy peanut butter at the local dollar store. I can usually get a 16 oz jar for one dollar. The same amount of off-brand stuff is two dollars in the local grocery. GLTA

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  41. Cassie Kimberly Posted on January 4, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Btw peanut butter actually has more sugar than jelly and a peanut isn't a real nut, it has a poisonous compound and can lead to blood clots if you consume it often

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  42. Mike's Man Cave Posted on January 4, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Vegan diet is the worst diet for mental clarity. Anyone suggesting a raw vegan diet is great for brain clarity is insane or just lying. Brain fog is one of the main traits of veganism.

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  43. Junior Choppa Posted on January 5, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Vegan lifestyle for spirtual growth.

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  44. Miyase Öztürk Posted on January 5, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Like if you eat Turkish food 🤪😍❤️

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  45. Kenosha Posted on January 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Hi! About to go plant-based, one step at a time. I believe i will follow your track as my plan is to still try out non vegan food during travels or when im with special meet ups and holidays with friends and family. But regular days yup planning to go plant-based.

    May I ask when you mentioned staying away from sugar, what exactly are the sugars you pertain to? Are these fruit- fresh and dried? Thanks!

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  46. GummyFish Posted on January 6, 2020 at 3:07 am

    very interesting!

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  47. Brian Bullard Posted on January 6, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Great video and I would like to share some thoughts as a vegan of 10 yrs plus — it's similar to learning a new language or how to play guitar in that it will take time and work but as he said, you get out of it what you put into it (paraphrased). You will meet new and interesting people through it and I have to say that cooking and nutrition as well as dining out became more adventurous and fun than ever. If you cheat, that's on you and your own church of mind and in the same, it's not fair to shame people over their choices.

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  48. eireannsg Posted on January 6, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    You seem to a bit of an idiot. Vegan is not all about salad, vegetables, rice and potatoes. I havent seen a single scene where you mention the importance of eating lentils or beans as protein source.
    In your cooking I see all low protein high carb and veggie.

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  49. kelly cole Posted on January 6, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    You deffo look more healthier and wide eyed lol 😂 I’m starting off as a vegetarian so no meat but I will hopefully cut out the dairy 🥛 soon! Hope I get on well! My struggle is cheese 🧀 I don’t really eat meat anyway!

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  50. Brenda Sanchez Posted on January 7, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Download the Happy cow or Vanilla bean apps! You'll find restaurants with delicious vegan options in any city you visit. 😊

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  51. Leo Morales Sr. Posted on January 7, 2020 at 3:27 am

    You are not the same, no fat cheeks (face cheeks) Stay a vegan, DO push the agenda down everybody's throats, if that's vegan food.

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  52. Julie W Posted on January 7, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Manitoba hemp!! Yeah!!!

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  53. Nelson Campos Posted on January 7, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Gostei bastante do vídeo paguei mó pau pra entender até pq não entendo qse nada de inglês mais as legendas me ajudaram bastante mais séria bem legal se tivesse passo o seu peso antigo e depois o atual afinal com certeza emagreceu não tem como uma pessoa que prática ou não atividade ter uma mudança alimentar desse tipo e não perder peso abraço obrigado por compartilhar sua experiência vlw

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  54. WintaFresh Posted on January 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Maybe you should have stopped eating the fried stuff and ate fish.

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  55. YASH AGARWAL Posted on January 7, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I went vegan 1.5 years ago and believe me, you won’t miss it as much. It is so much healthier and your mind will seem open and unclogged. I know how it sounds but do give it a try. If you’re still hesitant, see “The Game Changers” on Netflix. Plant based diet is hard. But even if you have dairy and avoid meat, it is unbelievably healthy for you, on physical as well as spiritual level.

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  56. Pammie Time Posted on January 8, 2020 at 3:26 am

    I went Vegan only because of the animals being put through EXTREME pain needless PAIN AND SUFFERING.I researched before I went Vegan.I made myself see the horriffffffic things that our beautiful animals suffer.

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  57. Spirituality and Positive thinking Posted on January 8, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I am vegetarian. And I have never tasted non in my life. But we do use dairy products like milk butter etc. And not only me but a good percent age is vegetarian in India. You should try indian food.

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  58. Sam Lucas Posted on January 8, 2020 at 11:57 am

    its called the food chain we are the top

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  59. Sam Lucas Posted on January 8, 2020 at 11:58 am

    you look a lot worse after going vegan

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  60. Seth Lusk Posted on January 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I am not ANTI- vegan… However…. I wish that people would stop saying that they are going vegan for environmental impact… The vegan diet has a HUGE impact on the environment, and is not clear of harming animals and their habitats. The solution is not an extreme in my opinion (veganism, or carnivore) , but a more sustainable whole food omnivorous local food eating…. I know I will get a ton of negative reaction to this, but I wanted to offer this food for thought… Veganism does NOT save our environment. And veganism is ALSO cruel to animals.

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  61. III BAKURYU III Posted on January 8, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    0:25 ' for youtube views'
    anyone else thought that?

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  62. tarny11 Posted on January 9, 2020 at 1:54 am

    I could never go vegan.

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  63. Selena 0ldenoughtoknowbetter Posted on January 9, 2020 at 6:22 am

    How many farms have you visited? Why did you assume the animals are being mistreated? Do you have experience in agribusiness? Just curious how you cane up with that thought.

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  64. Brandon Posted on January 9, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Animal abuse should be the number one reason.

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  65. mouseinurhouse Posted on January 9, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Veganism is for pussies

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  66. Ben Posted on January 9, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Being a true 100% vegan is nearly impossible.

    Bread products: Some bakery products, such as bagels and breads, contain L-cysteine. This amino acid is used as a softening agent and often comes from poultry feathers.
    Beer and wine: Some manufacturers use egg white albumen, gelatin or casein in the beer brewing or winemaking process. Others sometimes use isinglass, a substance collected from fish bladders, to clarify their final product.
    Caesar dressing: Certain varieties of Caesar dressing use anchovy paste as one of their ingredients.
    Candy: Some varieties of Jell-O, marshmallows, gummy bears and chewing gum contain gelatin. Others are coated in shellac or contain a red dye called carmine, which is made from cochineal insects.
    French fries: Some varieties are fried in animal fat.
    Olive tapenade: Many varieties of olive tapenade contain anchovies.
    Deep-fried foods: The batter used to make deep-fried foods like onion rings or vegetable tempura sometimes contains eggs.
    Pesto: Many varieties of store-bought pesto contain Parmesan cheese.
    Some bean products: Most baked bean recipes contain lard or ham.
    Non-dairy creamer: Many of these "non-dairy" creamers actually contain casein, a protein derived from milk.
    Pasta: Some types of pasta, especially fresh pasta, contain eggs.
    Potato chips: Some potato chips are flavored with powdered cheese or contain other dairy ingredients such as casein, whey or animal-derived enzymes.
    Refined sugar: Manufacturers sometimes lighten sugar with bone char (often referred to as natural carbon), which is made from the bones of cattle. Organic sugar or evaporated cane juice are vegan alternatives.
    Roasted peanuts: Gelatin is sometimes used when manufacturing roasted peanuts in order to help salt and spices stick to the peanuts better.
    Some dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is usually vegan. However, some varieties contain animal-derived products such as whey, milk fat, milk solids, clarified butter or nonfat milk powder.
    Some produce: Some fresh fruits and veggies are coated with wax. The wax can be petroleum- or palm-based, but may also be made using beeswax or shellac. When in doubt, ask your grocer which wax is used.
    Worcestershire sauce: Many varieties contain anchovies.

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  67. SERGIO C Posted on January 10, 2020 at 2:45 am

    Lets all go vegan! Lets all get sterile! Veganism saves the planet by eating fruits and vegetables that are shipped from all over the world! Eating faux meat products that is just processed junk is better for everyone! Greta needs all of us.

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  68. Beach Body Ready Posted on January 10, 2020 at 10:32 am

    There's no such thing as a "Health Vegan". Veganism by definition, is a philosophy which seeks to reduce animal use and abuse, by humans, as far as practicably possible and encompasses all aspects fo your life, not just diet.

    If your idea of going vegan is just to eat plants to help your health, you are not vegan. You just follow a plant-based diet.

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  69. Christopher Meyer Posted on January 11, 2020 at 3:16 am

    How does going vegan help the environment??

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  70. The Official Andy Saenz Posted on January 11, 2020 at 4:22 am

    I can live without eating meats. Celery is my favorite vegetable; I LOVE the taste, smell, and appearance of it! I have to say that I do feel much healthier when I eat less meat and more veggies.

    But I will NEVER give up ice cream! Nope, not gonna happen. 🙅

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  71. 123456789ten Posted on January 11, 2020 at 6:58 am

    a lot of vegan supporters here, can anyone tell me if this diet is so good how come there's so many people who eventually change after around 5 years and go keto instead? – just type in youtube ''why I'm no longer vegan' and compare it to the results of ''why I no longer do keto''. You clearly see the amount of people who left veganism is far greater than the people who left keto. Cant we not agree the ultimate human diet is simply; plant-based, no processed foods, a small amount of quality meat and a good amount of quality fats (saturated fats). Going full vegan is not in line with our biological history, and although the benefits will happen from eating plant-based, after a while our biological makeup starts giving us signals which we need to pay attention to. We are at the top of the food chain, killing animals for food is one of the messy outcomes of this biological truth. Thoughts? Any vegans for over 10 years I wanna know how your health is and if it's properly sustainable..

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  72. Alexis Garcia Posted on January 11, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Oh thank God, I thought my people where being infected by this vegan shit.

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  73. 2ArtistsScotland Posted on January 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Carbs are the real culprits for brain fog

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  74. Monster Ball Posted on January 11, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    of course meat and dairy will make you just wanna sleep it off, if you eat a lot of it. because you're not supposed to eat a lot of it, and especially not with a lot of oils and bread. Basically all fast food is a nono, because most meat in those are just blended out with flower and water anyway, most of the time not even 60% of the meat is actually meat.. your body don't need to eat much when you eat real meat and dairy. 3 eggs and a glass of milk early in the morning and I'm all set till noon. no bloating or constipation.

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  75. tweetie pie Posted on January 11, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    So ..Nothing happened.

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  76. abennett0695 Posted on January 11, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    I love your videos and your outlook on life! I wonder if anyone can offer tips on how to keep the cost of produce and nuts down in the winter if you live in the outlying Seattle area. Thanks!

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  77. Carole Powell Posted on January 11, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    I went plant based almost 2 years ago. I try to avoid animal products as much as possible Not going back. About being thinner, you may need more calories! I'm talking about nuts, beans, fruits, and starches. Dairy is likely a source of exogenous estrogens, be careful.

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  78. Martin Bennett Posted on January 11, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    If you want mental clarity and to avoid mental comas then try cutting sugar out, that's your real problem.

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  79. Joseph Core Posted on January 11, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Great video!!!!

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  80. Azurite Posted on January 12, 2020 at 1:18 am

    This is a lovely video Nathaniel. Beautifully and thoughtfully presented xxx

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  81. Lara L Posted on January 12, 2020 at 2:01 am

    You asked if you look different and I think you look slimmer. Thanks for the video.

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  82. nancy bentsen Posted on January 12, 2020 at 2:16 am

    yeah you look better now but i cant put my finger on it

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  83. Kathleen Hebert Posted on January 12, 2020 at 6:17 am

    I can’t watch this video because it is whited out

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  84. Richard Page Posted on January 12, 2020 at 7:40 am

    This shit made me the most miserable I have ever been in my whole fucking life. I was hungry all the time even lashing out at people that didn't deserve it because I was hungry. You only live once and this is noway to live. Hungry all the time and expecting to go day to day like this, it's torture. I truly think people are just different and require different nutrition to sustain themselves but I know for a 100% fact that it's not for me. My face shiveled up and people I work with even asked if I'm ok. No kidding I literally looked like I was dying.

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  85. c m Posted on January 12, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Even if you just stop eating so much meat as a start like only have it ones a week.
    This will help health wise and get you ready for a complete switch.
    In my case I am unable to stop eating meat and replace with beans it actually makes me very sick.

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  86. Emanuel Ehrlin Posted on January 12, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Before people goes vegan they should first listen to people that quit veganism for health reasons. A lot of videos out there!

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  87. Nancy Loera Posted on January 12, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Just found your channel. Definitely had to sub

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  88. Megan Leighton Posted on January 12, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    what a refreshing video from a very sincere person. thanks!

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  89. c m Posted on January 12, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    The main thing to take away from this do not asume everyone’s body is the same . What is great for some people might not agree with you . I can’t live with out meat and it makes me very sick and I know friends very much vegan which ditched it to be alive today.
    Being more plant based is good for your health but it is not for everyone.
    Some people might get very ill as everyone’s body us different.

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  90. jessica mccauley Posted on January 12, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Great video! A few months ago I was having quite a few issues with my stomach that just wouldn’t go away (painful bloating etc) aswell as just not feeling to hot overall I decided to go vegetarian because the idea of being vegan and living without cheese was not an option for me lol anyways long story short since making the switch not only do I feel 100% better finally I’ve even managed to lose weight which is just an added bonus! I have also switched to almond milk for coffee and stuff an pbviously just try to make healthy choices when it comes to what I eat I definitely think that a lot of health issues people come across are largely food intolerances they have that they’re in aware of

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  91. mp7925 Posted on January 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    For mental clarity … we are born in state of ketosis and we stay in ketosis until adults spoil that. Brain and other cells need a little glucose that is provided by gluconeogenesis, rest fatty acids and ketones. Ad that a little of intermittent fasting at least and you will have top mental clarity at all times.

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  92. Hamza Magsi Posted on January 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    It's true that there are some crazy vegans that can polarize the audience they want to have go vegan, but that can be said for most things. So Veganism and Vegan Activists are extremists!

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  93. frenchryah Posted on January 12, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    I’m a proud vegan but I never understood vegetarianism. Like… you’re not helping anything if you’re still eating animal products (especially eggs lol)

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  94. Tom c Posted on January 13, 2020 at 12:19 am

    I'm going vegan tomorrow

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  95. D. M. Posted on January 13, 2020 at 2:32 am

    Can't help but look at Veganism with an eye roll. Not because there's anything wrong with the idea, but because of its super strong connection to liberal politics. It's tough to take any liberal seriously about anything they say because there's no back and forth or conversation, it's antifa bs and socialism, and if you don't agree with thier ideas, you're automatically a racist asshole, or an "Uncle Tom" also, animals are meant to be eaten, so if you choose to make Veganism your deal, go for it, just don't shove it down anyone's throats. – This guy is a perfect example of what to do. Wasn't pushy or crusade oriented. Good vid.

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  96. Old Blood Posted on January 13, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Let me guess they took your man card… cause I would…

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  97. Missy Plum Posted on January 13, 2020 at 6:23 am

    You look great!

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  98. LeaderOfWolves Posted on January 13, 2020 at 9:12 am

    I seem to get a mid day coma regardless of eating.. Carbs don't seem to help my mental clarity.. =/

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