Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Nikocado Avocado has decided to ditch his vegan diet. Nikocado Avocado joins a long line of ex-vegans like Jordan Younger, aka “the Balanced Blonde,” and Alexandra Jamieson – who have said that veganism was too restrictive and bad for their health.
The interesting things is that nearly all of these ex-vegans were on extremely restrictive diets. Not restrictive because they excluded animal products – restrictive because they were mostly raw, very low in salt sugar and fat – and pretty much miserable.
I don’t endorse Raw Vegan or RawTill4 diets because I believe they’re unnecessarily restrictive. Also, this channel is about animal rights and veganism, not fad diets.
Eating healthy is important, and I obviously think everyone should take care of their bodies, get plenty of exercise and eat good food. But healthy eating can become an obsession, and I think an obsession with “the perfect diet” is one of the main reasons people abandon veganism.
You don’t have to choose between being a raw vegan and eating fast food all day! There is a middle ground. And especially as a vegan, it’s important to know that food can be fun without hurting anyone!
So enjoy your faux meat and eat whatever you like. As long as its vegan, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. If it doesn’t hurt anyone, it’s okay! It may not be great to eat too much non-dairy ice cream, but nobody had to die for it to get to your plate.
So before you decide you want to commit to a fad diet that requires tons of willpower, try the “middle way”. This middle way is not about casually eating animal products plant-based, reducetarian style. You can eat plenty of yummy, satisfying foods that also happen to make the world a better place. So tuck into that tofu dog, and celebrate the fact that being vegan is not about purity or the perfect diet. It’s about ending the exploitation of all animals everywhere.
I really hope that Nikocado will be able to step back and think about why he went vegan in the first place (hopefully it wasn’t just to lose weight, but maybe he can just think about what matters most about being vegan). Then he can begin to build a healthy, balanced vegan diet complete with any supplements he may need.
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