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Angelina Jolie: ‘My vegan diet almost killed me’

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Angelina Jolie, who is looking super thin these days, needs to share a little something:

“I joke that a big, juicy steak is my beauty secret. But seriously, I love red meat. I was a vegan for a long time, and it nearly killed me. I found I was not getting enough nutrition.”

What do you guys think about her statement?

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Natasha
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Natasha

Her face is immaculate!

ella
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ella

Yeah true, but her body is emaciated. She is awfully thin.

Mizzy
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Mizzy

There is no reason a vegan diet should “nearly kill” someone if it is followed properly. There are other ways to get the necessary proteins and vitamins besides eating meat and dairy.
I think Angelina Jolie doesn’t take good care of herself in general, so it was probably hard for her to stick to all the supplemants that are necessary for a healthy vegan lifestyle. At least if she is eating meat and dairy she doesn’t have to spend as much time planning her meals.

Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

the thing that I dont get with the vegan lifestyle is…how can a diet lifestyle be ideal if you have to “supplement” it by taking added vitamins and minerals? I know that in this day and age it is impossible to fully get all the nutrition you need, but an ideal diet should not make you have to buy added supplements just to meet your nutrition requirements. IMHO any diet that recommends you buy extra supplements is not ideal. I would love some vegans to speak on this. 🙂

Kelly
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Kelly
Hi! Been vegan since 13, now 17 and I have always taken a daily vitamin, which i do now as well and so i dont keep doing it for my vegan diet, purely because its there, its safe and hey, why not? Cant hurt? 🙂 Ive actually never really been aware of that as a vegan youw ould be recommended to take supplements, but then i alays have as i said so maybe i just enver botherred to check. Anyhow, you can get by more than fine with a good diet och general life in regards to health and wellbeing… Read more »
shell
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shell
I’m sorry, but that’s rubbish. A vegan diet is not a natural one and you only need to take a look at the nutrients we need and the way our bodies absorb them to know that. “Nobody needs stakes and the milk cow babies should be drinking, to stay healthy.” 1) The calcium in animal derrived milk is easier for the body to absorb than plant milks, like soya milk, because of its chemical structure. Our bodies are not used to absorbing the calcium in plant based milks, because they’re not naturally occuring and they have to be manufactured. 2)… Read more »
Liz
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I don’t think there is one ultimate diet. I think different people survive better on different foods based on their blood type ect. And just to clarify their are more ways of getting vegan calcium than just manufactured milks. eg unhullled tahini. Check out whfoods.org for more info.

neutra
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neutra
Vitamin B isn’t only found in meat and fish, it’s also found in Vegemite which doesn’t contain any animal products. My vitamin B level is in the healthy range because of my regular Vegemite on toast! I’m a ‘lucky’ vegetarian because I have haemochromatosis- so even without any major source of iron, my iron levels on the higher side of a normal range. My mum and uncle however are both carnivores, and have to donate blood every 2-6 weeks to stay in the healthy range. I only found out I had the disorder 3 year ago, but I’ve been a… Read more »
janeir0
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janeir0

how is drinking cow’s milk or eating milk products in the least bit “natural”??? humans are the only animals that drink other animals milk. and if you don’t start drinking it from a young age, chances are, you’re going to be lactose intolerant if you try later on in life.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Neutra,
Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products so Vegamite must be supplemented by an outside source. Contrary to popular belief, brewers yeast and nutritional yeasts do not contain vitamin B12.

snoopsing
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snoopsing
shell – your post is nonsense 🙂 shame you spent so long on it. Calcium from plant sources is EASIER for the body to absorb than calcium from milk. It all started going wrong from there on in….you’re posting sort of really general re-hashed stuff from the internet and one mention of something off-the-cuff from your “dietician”. No doctor has ever taken issue with my being vegetarian or suggested that my diet is not providing me with what I need. I tend to take the word of a physician over a layman. Oh and…of course listen to my body! Thanks… Read more »
Brena
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Brena

Oh dear.

Sarah
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Sarah

I suggest you read my post below, just to inform you as well that vitamin B12 is found in brown rice

Jessie
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Jessie
I’ve been vegan for 2 years now and I haven’t been using any supllements except B12. To say being veggie is a lark up is just false. What nutrients do you miss, I don’t understand this? I’m not an “extreme vegan”, meaning I don’t go protest for animal rights and all that bulls— and I definitely don’t FORCE my diet on other people. But I’ll defend it if I have to :P, If you eat enough fruits, you get ALL THE VITAMINS YOU NEED! If you eat enough dark leafy greens (every day and DIFFERENT KINDS!) then you get all… Read more »
Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

Thanks Shell!

Chrissy
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Chrissy

@neutra, your mom and uncle are probably omnivores, not carnivores.

@janeir0, would you like us to continue to get milk from our mothers? I like milk, no one is going to change that for me, thankfully I live in aplace and time where people can’t.

I agree with Liz that there won’t be any blanket “best” for everyone, but I’ll be eating the foods that make me feel good.

Matt
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Matt

What you said about B12 is absolutely incorrect. B12 is found in bacteria. The bacteria the first humans encountered when eating residual soil with the fruits and veggies they got from the ground, and from the less-than-perfectly-cooked meat they ate. So, you’re not getting that vitamin from the animal, you’re getting it from the bacteria that is in the meat you eat.

Askthedietician.com as a source? Get real. Read a book if you care and if not, keep your opinions to yourself. Anybody can go on a bunch of websites and compile biased information.

Fruigivore
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Sorry to be curt too, but you are as off as you could be. A plant diet is the original diet intended by nature. Where do you get meat: cows, chickens and pigs. They are all plant eaters, and give you the so-called superior meat.

I eat fruit and veggies and seeds. NO supplements. Doing well, and have proven the above.

Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

wow thanks for the opinions guys! really enjoy reading it! <3

Alexandra
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Alexandra

As far as i know, and i m a medicine student, vitamin B12 is ONLY found in red meat and fish… otherwise, biochemistry books are all wrong, and i really, but really doubt that. it s not like i have found on the internet some statements of an obscure nutritionist or a frustrated chick telling everyone how good her diet is and how many pounds she lost with that

O
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you can’t take your needed nutrients from pills. I turned vegetarian and i got really weak, my hair started falling out. Although i was eating everything else i could eat. well i started eating meat again and im healthier than ever. everyone is different, and everyone’s metabolic typing is different. I’m a protein type, someone else is a carb. But stop taking those pills, they’re only hurting you.

emilie
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emilie

“stakes” “cow babies” do you go to school? you probably should.

Mizzy
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Mizzy

I don’t think anyone is claiming that one lifestyle is the “ideal”, but some people may choose to be vegan because they feel strongly about animal rights, and they are lucky enough to live in a world in which supplements are available. I just think that being a healthy vegan requires a lot more work and preparation than being an omnivore, and I am guessing that Angelina didn’t want to put the energy into it, because she doesn’t strike me as putting her health needs first (which is totally fine, by the way!).

Kelly
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Kelly

Well i feel strongly about animal rights, but honestly i just dont fancy the taste of milk and meat – however i can have an egg every billion year (like 2 a year?) so for you to say, i think its what u meant at least, that a vegan can basically accept having poor diets with loads of supplements because of strong feelings regarding animal rights, is bs.

Mizzy
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Mizzy

so it’s BS for someone to be able to make their own decisions about how to live their life and what they want to put into their bodies? I am completely and utterly lost as to what you’re trying to say, sorry.
All I was saying is that no one is advocating for veganism as a superior or ideal way of life, it just is! And if a person chooses not to eat meat and dairy, then they need to put extra thought and preparation into their daily nutrition, because they will be inevitably lacking in certain vitamins, minerals and protein.

Mizzy
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Mizzy

and by the way, somebody’s opinion cannot be BS, because an opinion is a subjective matter. You may not agree with it, but there is no need to insult it.

Casey
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Casey
I think what Kelly was trying to say is that veganism is a philosophy, not just a diet. As a result, to push their bigger agendas of preserving animals and such, a lot of vegans like to stretch the truth on things like the nutritional apsects of the vegan diet, and the ease at which one could accomplish it. I’m not saying every vegan does that, but I have seen plenty that do…enough to make me not trust the “facts” that come from vegans because there is a great chance that there is personal bias in them. I would much… Read more »
do
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you don’t need to supplement! If you are following a healthy vegan diet and eat at least 75 percent raw you will thrive!

Jessie
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Jessie

Amen!

Raw FTW

mary-ann
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mary-ann

vegan diet almost killed her says a woman who give her kids chips and cheetos to eat and her doather wants to be john.ok..and what she eats now-some nice juicy air?

Kingsya Omega
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You have made a really strong point, that most vegans overlook because of their obsession with animal rights/etc. Any diet that requires supplements is not a healthy diet. There is a valid argument that supplements are just as unnatural as eating animal products. Simple fact is, if you have to take vitamins while on a vegetarian or vegan diet, than you should consider changing your diet. I was born a vegetarian, never had meat in my life, and now practice a vegan diet. I have never taken pills, supplements, medicine or even had shots. I just had blood work done… Read more »
Fiona
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Fiona

My bro is a vegan, been one since he was 14, he’s now 18. (He does it for health, not religion) and he takes supplements, but so do carnivore me :D, the only reason? It can’t hurt. He gets his protein from nuts, beans, legumes, tofu and the such. And he is way healthier than a normal guy his age. I think AJ could have been very healthy as a vegan if she replaced the meat with nuts etc. instead of cutting it out without a replacement. Humans DO need protein!! Many people make this mistake!

Fruigivore
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Veg*ns do NOT need to supplement. Pill pushers create the myth.
I eat fruit and veggies and seeds. NO supplements. Doing well because we are primates. There’s a marathon winner eating this way http://www.thefruitarian.com – It’s called the 80/10/10 diet by Dr Douglas Graham.

Amanda
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Amanda

You have to take into account what’s healthy for one person isn’t necessarily healthy for another. She needs to find something that works for her, not what’s the trend or what people say should be done.

Casey
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Casey

Makes sense. A vegan diet is not sustainable in the long run (5+ years). Despite the noble philosophy behind veganism, a human body was not made to live on that kind of diet.

Regardless, I don’t think she is eating much better, although now I feel like it’s because of death in the family. Depression can make people stop eating. But I feel like for her, if she is still depressed, it is going on for a long time and perhaps she should seek help.

madeleine
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madeleine

you always sounds so wise in your comments…i enjoy reading them

btw who died in her family?

Casey
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Casey

Thank you. 🙂

And her mother passed in 2007 from cancer. It was after her death that Angelina’s image (and weight) began to change.

Ukraine
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Ukraine

Yes, she’s thin but still gorgeous!

MirandaWannabe
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MirandaWannabe

Vegan for a long time? How long? Because, if she was a vegan when she was in Tomb Raider, she needs to go back to that! She looked bangin’ back then!!! I don’t know what she puts the weight loss down to (veganism, eating meat, stress, depression, whatever) but she needs to gain some of it back – being skinny ages her, and (in my opinion) she looks so much better with some meat on her bones!

Jenny
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Jenny

I actually read an interview about this back in the day! She had to gain weight for that role and was on a strict diet with high protein meals after muscle building workouts so she could fill out those shorts.

After reading a different article, where she said stress makes it hard for her to keep weight on, I just feel like giving her a hug. (I apologize for not knowing what article is from where).

Nina
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Nina

Some people just have to eat meat and some can go without it. It’s in your DNA. You just have to listen to your body.

Casey
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Casey

Yes, but then that would be a vegetarian diet, not a vegan one.

amazon
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amazon

its in your DNA?????????????? where did you get that info?

Anne
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Anne
I hate statements like hers, because they just confirm stereotypes, since she’s considered to be famous. One comment of Angelina Jolie counts more than nutritional studies. You can look it up on wikipedia, if you’re looking for the easy way. Of course you have to watch what you eat to be healthy, but no matter what your diet is, that is probably the only way to go. I’m a Vegan for 8 years, I get regular check ups, get my blood tested to see if I lack any vitamins or minerals and guess what- I’m perfectly healthy. I acknowledge that… Read more »
snoops
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snoops
thank you Anne. It bothers me when people say that a vegan or even vegetarian (!!!) diet is unhealthy or unsustainable, I wonder where they get their “facts” since there are many vegans and vegetarians who are living proof that it can be a healthy way of life. I know people who have been vegan for 10+ years and in perfect health. Vitamins and minerals have MULTIPLE sources which is why with a little education and effort it is more than possible to design a healthy diet without meat or animal products. As for the subject of supplements brought up… Read more »
Casey
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Casey
The reason why supplements were brought up is that vegans and vegetarian diets require supplementation since important food sources have been cut out of one’s diet. The thing about supplements is that people really simplify it when supplementing is a complicated process. “Oh, I lack iron so I’m going to pick up iron supplements from the pharmacy.” Okay, so what iron compound are you going to purchase? What are the advantages and disadvantages of that particular chemical compound? What other vitamins are you going to include in order to increase absoprtion of iron? What are you going to exclude? Will… Read more »
Carla
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Carla
My God, every freaking time the subject of Veganism is brought up you jump on every comment with the same arguments without ever citing references. What is your problem? Just eat your steak and shut it, instead of preaching to people who are happy with the way they life. Do you really think what you or someone else writes here is going to have an impact on someone’s life? People who are Vegans/Vegetarians won’t start eating meat because of your rich arguments and omnivores won’t stop eating meat and lose all they hair (and apparently teeth-WTF?) because someone writes “I’m… Read more »
Casey
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Casey
This is a discussion board. I discuss. If you don’t want to hear what I have to say, don’t read my comments. Simple. And if you would actually read my comments you would realize that I was not “preaching.” Nor criticing, for that matter. I was not telling vegans to stop being vegans, nor that they should follow my advice. In fact, I specifically said several times that the vegan diet CAN be healthy. I was just expressing my concerns that it may not be a feasible healthy diet for the majority of people. If you find that so provoking… Read more »
Anna
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Anna

Carla, I don’t think she needs to cite references because the knowledge she’s trying to convey is pretty elementary. I think your comment is the unnecessary one because first off, you’re completely misconstruing her words, and second of all, I don’t see anything wrong with a healthy debate. Obviously no one is going to change their lifestyle because of a comment they read on the internet, but it’s an interesting point to bring up for other people to read.

And from what I can see, you’re the only one being antagonistic about the entire issue.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Anna,
I completely agree with you.

Sands
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Sands

Whoa. Let it be dude. Your comment was stress inducing.

Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

…it is a discussion. So unchill dude, so unchill.

Anna
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Anna
No, being on a vegan diet does not require supplements. I have been vegan for 3 years, never taken a supplement, and get blood tested regularly to make sure I’m not deficient. A lot of people who are vegan take supplements to be on the safe side, or to make life a bit easier in terms of meal planning, but it certainly isn’t a requirement of being vegan. In fact when I was a full out meat eater I was borderline anaemic, but since I became vegan my iron levels have been normal. And I’ve found it very easy. I’m… Read more »
snoops
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snoops
But can you go out, kill a cow or a pig, bite through its flesh with your meet-eating teeth and eat its flesh, without getting sick afterwards? You know, like all the other omnivorous animals do. They do not cut it up and stick it in a oven to roast before their body is able to deal with it. Just a thought. I feel that anything we can eat, natural, as it is (veggies, fruit, fish, legumes, fungi, etc) then yes we can say we are designed to eat it. If you cant eat it natural then maybe your body… Read more »
snoops
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snoops

hmmmm

Chrissy
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Chrissy
steak tartare, carpaccio, sushi…and yes you can – it’s the mental idea that people can no longer get around – the same reason many people don’t kill their own food. I used to regularly eat raw meat (beef) as a child. Our ancestors were eating raw meat, in fact they were scavengers like hyenas and raccoons until tools were developed in the stone age. a lot of those “red meat eaters” don’t get enough fiber which is what causes the blockage in the intestines, this is common for many diets that are centered on the processed foods mostly available in… Read more »
Cidalia Martins
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Cidalia Martins

Can we eat beans and other legumes, wheat and grains (what vegans rely on for protein) right off the plant without cooking them first without getting sick? Nope.

Elisabeth
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Elisabeth
Actually, if you had any knowledge about this you would know that our intestines are too long for it to seem natural for humans to eat a lot of meat. Also, the enzymes needed to process meat disappears when you stop eating meat. Meat eaters are also more sick than vegetarians. If we are to judge by our teeth (Like you mentioned) then I think it’s natural to conclude that humans are made to live off a diet of mostly vegetables, supplemented by fish and meat. We are NOT meant to eat as much meat as we do. Even so,… Read more »
Casey
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Casey
corn – 3 bacon – 10 lamb – 5 raisins – 12 beef – 11 mango – 12 cheese – 11 mint – 10 soda – 1 water – 14 basil ginger coffee beans Frist off, Elisabeth, my comment was in no way intended to be condescending. If you read it in that way, then I think you may be projecting feelings into my words that aren’t there. Secondly, I have adaquate knowledge on the subject. I am not an expert, but I am not clueless either. I have enough knowledge that I am able to have a decent discussion… Read more »
Casey
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Casey

And the first part of my comment had nothing to do with this, it was just a list of things I need for various recipes. 😛

snoops
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snoops
Casey – Im sorry but your comment was just way too long, longer than my screen can even fit in, I just stopped reading at the word “fool” since anyone calling others a fool on a gossip blog (especially over something which is still in scientific debate) is writing something I’m not interested in wasting my time reading, especially when it is such a needlessly long post and if it is lacking in manners. Its closed-minded to speak that way just because others have a different viewpoint than you. I dont understand why some people are so threatened by vegetarianism… Read more »
Casey
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Casey
snoops, 1) What exactly did I say that makes my comments contrary to that of the “nutritionist” you mentioned below that I should consult her comment? I’ve already read it, thank you, and agree with most of what she has to say. 2) How do you know that I get my facts online or from magazines? I don’t from either, thank you. 3) People aren’t fools for disagreeing with me. But it is foolish to argue about something that’s been fact for thousands of years, has visible evidence today, and the majority of research support. Humans are omnivores. Don’t want… Read more »
Casey
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Casey
And just to quickly add, I have no problems with veganism or vegetarianism. Many of my friends were one or the other. I would be a vegetarian, but my body type doesn’t allow it. However, I don’t think veganism is a sustainable diet for a large majority of people. Vegetarianism, yes, but I think veganism requires more effort than a lot of people are willing to put in. All I was doing is attempting to have a civil discussion, before you and others completely twisted my words to mean something else and attacked me. If you want to attack vegan… Read more »
Kingsya Omega
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One fact that you are missing is that, it’s very possible to function on a healthy vegan diet without any supplementation. It’s just a newer process that we are still figuring out, and most studies contradict this ability.

adrianna
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adrianna
All she is saying is that it didn’t work for her body. Vegetarianism and/or veganism isn’t going to work for everyone. it may work well for some, or alot of people, but not everyone. I was a vegetarian for 5 years. I took a lot of vitamines, and ate all the right foods to make sure that I was getting all the nutrients that meat had previously supplied me with. For those 5 years, I was constantly tired, sluggish and underweight. It didn’t work for my body, and it doesn’t work for everyone. CHill out. All she said was, “I… Read more »
Jenny
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Jenny
The difference is, when you eat the basic food groups and include foods that come from animals, you don’t need regular blood work to confirm you aren’t starving yourself. A person can survive easier on milk and potatoes, because a potato has everything necessary to live except B12 and some extra protein. That being said, there is a cultural stigma aginst healthful eating. It would sometimes be much simpler to tell people “I’m vegan” than to try explaining the reasons for keeping healthy eating habits that include steak, eggs, and milk. I like to take my moderation in moderation. But… Read more »
Jenny
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Jenny

*against

French Cha
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French Cha

and did drugs almost kill her too?

Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

Yea I tried the vegetarian lifestyle and lots MASSIVE amounts of hair. Turns out I am extremely prone to anemia (recovering now) and to maintain vegetarianism I would have to have been eating copious amounts of green veggies and supplementing also with Iron tablets. I do respect and admire a lot of the philosophies behind abstaining for meat but it personally wasn’t for me.

Vicky
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Vicky

Or you just didn’t substitute Vitamin B12, the only vitamin that is only in animal products.

adrianna
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adrianna

Or it just wasn’t right for her body.

Bellerina
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Bellerina
The reason B-12 is found in animal products is because animals GRAZE on grass that is unwashed. B-12 actually comes from the Earth. And you actually only need a small amount at a time because the body stores it for long periods. I use nutritional yeast when I cook because I think its delicious and it packs extra vitamins and minerals. And I don’t wash my organic vegetables (with the exception of spinach). I merely brush off any visible dirt. These are both adequate methods of receiving B12. Supplements are recommended for almost all persons regardless of diet because few… Read more »
Jenny
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Jenny

Please know, that not washing your vegetables is a bad bad idea. Most of the things that can harm you from unwashed vegetables are not man-made. The problem with man-made products is: often the long term consequences are not known. However, bacteria, parasites, animal feces, all these are not good. If you’re looking for Angelina Jolie’s body, however, a good case of the worms should get you there no matter what you eat!

Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

lost*

The Princess
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The Princess

She should try really eating a big juicy steak sometime lol …

Leah
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Leah

I understand where she is coming from. I suffer from iron deficiencies and red meat is so much better than iron tablets. My family are vegetarians and its suits them but personally I don’t get the nutrients I need without eating meat.

Sanne
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Sanne

I don’t think a vegan lifestyle is good. It’s neither good to take vitamine-supplements, cause when there’s a vitamine you have too much in your body, it could harm you (exept from vitame C).
I’m a vegetarian for 7 years right now (I don’t eat any animal, don’t drink cow- or goat-milk, barely eat eggs) and have had some serious issues by not eating meat. I’m getting my vitamine B12 getting up by shots right now, but else, it would damage my body more.

Vicky
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Vicky

Many omnivores also don’t get enough vitamin B12, despite eating meat. And also: you can damage your body by taking to much vitamin C.
For someone who follows a diet like you do, you shouldn’t be so judgmental of the vegan diet.

Casey
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Casey
You can’t damage your body by taking too much vitamin C. Or the B vitamins. Or any other water-soluble vitamin. It is impossible to overdose on them. I guess you could damage your intestines from the acid for the short time being but that’s about it. Omnivores who don’t get enough vitamin B12 despite eating meat most likely have health issues that prevent the proper absorption of vitamin B12. It’s not necessarily an issue of malnutrition, but malnutrition due to other factors like damaged intestines, parasites, or genetic deformities. Which is not the same as intentionally choosing not to meet… Read more »
snoops
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snoops

Techincally you can damage your body by taking too much vitamin C – rarely there has been fatal cases (extremely rare). problems from overdosing (or continually overdosing over a long period of time) are very unlikely though as like you say its water soluble. But I just felt I should point that out coz this is a weight website and I know of some girls who have deliberatly liked to overdose on vitamins for a laxative effect without realising they can be damaging their bodies.

adrianna
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adrianna

Well, I suppose if you took the entire bottle in one go, then you might harm your body, but most of it just wouldn’t absorb into your system, and it would come out in your waste. That’s why you spread out your vitamine-intake, it won’t all absorb at once.

Vicky
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Vicky

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_C_megadosage

Basically, too much vitamin C can cause: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Heartburn, Abdominal cramps, Headache, Insomnia and Kidney stones

Casey
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Casey

Yes, basically things having to do with intestinal irritation.

However, taking too much vitamin C won’t damage you in the same way as taking too much vitamin A will, for example. Vitamin A builds up in your body. Take too much of it and you risk some serious complications, the most extreme of which is organ failure.

That’s the difference I was trying to point out.

Amanda
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Amanda

That’s why it’s used by people with IBS (I’m one of them) when they get constipated.

Anything in excess can do harm. I got the s—s for drinking a whole bottle of apple juice (and that was through out the day.)

Alexa@Living La Vida Pura
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Check your facts, dear: B6 and folic acid can both cause some ugly problems if you overdose. I understand that your hatred for the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle means that you have to post contrarian views everywhere you go, but for god’s sake, at least do a little research first.

Mello
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Mello

Ha, Some studies say that vegetarianism reduces aggression, elevates mood, and decreases anxiety….according to that data there are some ppl on this site who might benefit from cutting meat out of their diet.

Many experts in the field and ppl like my dietician/professor at uni say that they need more information to really know…i guess they aren’t as smart as ppl on this site though.

Mello
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Mello

God my post was mean. Out with the meat 🙁 for me too I guess.

Casey
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Casey
“I understand that your hatred for the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle means that you have to post contrarian views everywhere you go, but for god’s sake, at least do a little research first.” Amazing. Your comment is absolutely amazing. Forgive me. How dare I express (in a civil manner) well-intended concerns about a diet that has been shown to be unhealthy for a large majority of people who practice it, since they don’t know how to do it properly? I must have forgotten that no one is allowed to say anything negative ever about veganism, because your highness is in support of… Read more »
Sidney
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Sidney
Well, being a vegan you might have to put more thought into what you are eating, bc it is extremely easy to just have some meat and add a bit of vegetables fruits and dairy. But, i’m pretty sure if you eat well as a vegan, the only vitamin you’ll be lacking is b12, which is quite important for humen, but taking one supplement isn’t so bad imo. I personally like milk products and fish, but all in all i’m not too much of a carnivore, so, whatever is the healthiest, to me it’s more about finding a good lifestyle… Read more »
mia
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Actually, you miss out on animal sterols which are important in hormone balance and protein potentiation (allowing protein to be properly used). This is important in hair growth, muscle regeneration, nutrient regulation, and many other things. I’m a personal trainer that has specialized in nutrition. However, with proper supplementation (which can be difficult sinc MOST vitamins contain iodine from shellfish or gelatin or various other animal byproducts just to hold the pill together). I’ve successfully trained vegan clients and planned a healthy diet for them. I was a vegetarian for 5 years but had to give it up when I… Read more »
pinacolada
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pinacolada

i agree i just done eat meat because i hate the taste of it and my nutrition suffers. i have to force myself to do it its gross but i gotta do it for my health, the vitamins and supplements and tofu and chicken arent cutting it

snoops
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snoops

chicken is meat…..maybe you have an absorption problem, it surprises me to hear people say their health suffers simply from not eating red meat.

Chrissy
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Chrissy
@snoops, I noticed in college that I got really tired/irritable the less red meat I ate. I wouldn’t even get it once per week, because A) I was dieting and B) it was expensive and rarely served in the dining hall unless I wanted a hamburger. I found that if I made sure to get it once per week, i wasn’t run-down by Friday. I also noticed that I could drastically change my energy levels during my period by whether or not I ate red meat. I didn’t get it (red meat) for a while and I was physically ill… Read more »
snoops
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snoops

hey, just thought I’d mention that thing about this absorption because when I was anemic, I was eating meat and even taking iron but still was losing weight and my iron levels not going up, my doctor had me tested for an absorption disease because apparantly they are really underdiagnosed and most people dont even realise they have it. Scary :S. Thankfully I got the all-clear and it was just a rough patch in my health (had a lot of stresses with school etc at the time also which I think contributed)

Jenny
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Jenny

That’s interesting! I never knew that the difference in iron content was so drastic.

Monique
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Monique

There is absolutely no reason you cannot be healthy on a vegan or vegetarian diet
I am a vegan and in doing so I have educated myself in foods that will supply me with the nutrients that I used to get eating animals and animal by-products.
With my vegan lifestyle, I am healthier, thinner, more tonned, healthy clear skin, and more energetic
We are all different, and that is my experience with veganism 🙂

adrianna
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adrianna

That’s good for you, but maybe it just wasn’t right for her body.

nobody
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nobody

wish I could be that thin! she lookes amaaaaazing

veganbean
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veganbean
i have been a vegan for 5 years, a vegetarian one year more. and i am in the best shape of my life. my training abilities sky-rocketed, and my running career has improved exponentially since 2005 (think: running 9 min miles, struggling the whole way… to running 7 min miles easily, completing 4 10-milers, 2 1/2 marathons, 1 full marathon in the last couple of years). do i attribute that to being vegan? not necessarily. it could be a freak coincidence… and according to most of the logical arguments most people presented here, it must be. my hair should be… Read more »
Julia
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Julia

You are awesome.

Crys
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+1

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sara

+ 23

snoopsing
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snoopsing

lol the funny thing is i have met more “militant” meat-eaters than I have “militant” veggies/vegans. I strongly dislike when people push their beliefs on that matter on to others “oooh u shouldnt be eating food with a face! murderer” or “oooh u gonna die and ur hairs and teefs fall out coz vegetarains are unhealthy and the animal is gonna get killed anyone so whats the point not eating it?” ….ugh. why cant people just accept that people are either going to eat meat, or not, and nothing anyone else says will change it.

Very good comment from you.

Chillwaves
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Chillwaves

I really liked your comment. Like I said I want to be a vegetarian so bad. Mostly because of my buddhist philosophy. But It just personally did not work too well for me. Maybe I should plan it out more or consult with a nutritionist preferably. Just dont have the time right now, but it is good to get other views on the matter. Thanks.

Julia
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Julia
This comment by Jolie is upsetting. I have been vegan for almost three years and am in the best shape of my life. I have run a marathon, several half marathons and I am training for another marathon. To say a vegan diet almost killed her is ridiculous. Her diet almost killed her perhaps, but that has nothing to do with it being a vegan diet or not. Also in response to needing supplements on a vegan diet-that is a lie. I take a multi and that is it (which many meant eaters do as well). To people like Casey,… Read more »
adrianna
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adrianna

Why can’t people understand that everyone’s bodies are DIFFERENT??!! Some require things others do not.

It’s awesome you’re healthy and happy and only need a multi, but not everyone is like you. Maybe she is inclined to get anemia. You don’t know.

Everyone is different and every body needs different things.

French Cha
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French Cha

i agree with u ! i’m pretty “shocked” that anyone talks about her lifestyle first of all !! because “Angie” talks about food and that’s it !!! what about drugs??? even if she’s not on drugs anymore (not sure…), she travels a lot and maybe she’s more tired or something like that… so, it’s not just about food (to me).

anonymous
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anonymous
I have been reading the entire comment threads. is Casey normally a problem or something so people want to rip on her? Because it looks to me like her comments have been mischaracterized, and she has been attacked for things she didn’t say. She doesn’t seem to have knocked any lifestyle at all. She did get pretty flip with Snoops when she thought Snoops was being rude to her but her comments on nutritional absorption, the need for well balanced diet, the likely biological basis of omnivorism in humans, and the nobility (as she put it) of abstaining from meat/eggs/honey… Read more »
Casey
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Casey

anonymous,

I’ve kind of stopped reading the comments on this thread (via email subscription). It was mere chance that I was clicking next and happened upon your’s and saw my name, but I’m glad I did.

I’m thankful that you actually took the time to read my (and other’s) comments before responding.

I wish that other people had done the same so that there could have been a nice discussion of veganism, rather than pointless banter back and forth. But I guess because it is a philosophy, people can be very touchy on the subject.

That is all I wanted to say. 🙂

rebecca judes
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rebecca judes

THAT IS BULLS—!!!!! I am a Vegan and have been for 4 years and i look nothing like that.

Amanda
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Amanda

That’s you! Just because you don’t look like that then good for you! Why be offended? She’s talking about how it effected her. If you aren’t feeling what she is saying, because you are not experience what she experienced then what she is saying is not for you.

skirmute
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I think that not a particular diet almost killed her; malnutrition did. It doesn’t matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous, the main rule for everyone is to eat enough food. Of course, it should be balanced. But nowadays it would be quite hard to find a person who eats perfectly right according to the nutritional pyramid. So, IMO it’s really important to eat enough food on a daily basis, not to starve yourself and at least to try to eat as healthier as you can. I also think that diversity in food choices is also highly needed. It’s fine… Read more »
jenP
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jenP

I’m guessing when she was vegan she really didn’t eat enough food. In order to get all the nutrients vegans need to eat more often and eat high quality foods. She still looks like she doesn’t eat much to me.

RAchel
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RAchel
Bs, being vegan never killed anyone, I’m not a vegan but a few of my friends are and they are the healthiest people i know. If you do it the right way and no pills aren’t a supplement for food, but everything a vegan misses in a certain food can be replaced by other foods. If you done the vegan thing and you ‘lost hair’ or something else you obviously did it wrong. You’d think that someone with her amount of money would know how to stick to a certain ‘diet’ style. Guess that proves it, money can buy beauty… Read more »
skirmute
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*as healthy as you can*

Sidney
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Sidney

Just got to thinking, her quote aside, i wouldn’t really want beauty secrets from her. I happen to think that even in her gaunty skinny days she still looks absolutely beautiful, but it’s her natural beauty, her facial features and physique. I don’t think she looks that fresh. Some people just look glowing and ooze that healthy vibe even if with a closer look they are not that exceptional looking. With Angie it’s pretty much the opposite for me.

heather
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heather

this whole thread is about veganism…wtf?! i think she’s full of **** she just needs to eat SOMETHING period. she is way overrated (just like all celebrities), who cares? aaaaacccckkkk, hate her

heather
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heather

…..AND, the nose job just makes her fat a–hole mouth look even bigger and grosser

jenP
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jenP

lol, your comment made me laugh.

Natasha
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Natasha

Quick unrelated comment…I’ve just started my gym class in college today and had my measurements taken they are 31-34-37 what body shape am I? BTW I’m 5’11…Any input would be greatly appreciated…

jenP
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jenP

I’m no expert but it sounds like you have a “bell” body shape.

bobo
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bobo

Freak?

Natasha
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Natasha

I don’t feed into the negativity so good day 😛

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Really, was that necessary???

deanna
Member

wow your waist is bigger than your bust? I can’t imagine what that would look like :S

snoopsing
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snoopsing

I actually think she may have measured in the wrong places. 31 inches around the ribs and 34 inches waist doesnt add up. Its not always clear where exactly to measure.

Natasha
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Natasha

you may be right this was my first time doing it I’m gonna measure it again…

pixie
Guest

She is still one of the most gorgeous women i’ve ever seen. She is a little thin for my taste, but who am i to judge….as long as she’s happy, then who cares how thin or big she gets. As far as this whole vegan vs meat eater debate…..who gives a ***t. Everyone’s body is different and knows what works and doesn’t work for them. Life is too short, people need to lighten up and be happy. I love my steak and dairy, and don’t care if anyone likes it or not.

Lisa
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Lisa

I think not having organic yogurt or kefir every day would drive me to insanity. Being a plain old vegetarian suits me just fine.

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sara

ahah i smiled to your comment because that’s what i thought XD (kefir ftw)

Lisa
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Lisa

Sooo good. I could eat the whole container, lol. Yum!

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Ana
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I don’t get the Angelina hype anymore, esp when she is this skinny, her body looks horrible and being this skinny doesn’t do much good for her face.
If any other celebrity was this skinny they would get alot of bad feedback.

Balthazar
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Balthazar

yeah. none of that was boring at all! and to say “you don’t like my comments don’t read them” is the most passive aggressive comment ever. certainly have some preachers on this site. and LOOOOONG comments! seriously, where do people find the time??

Chrissy
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Chrissy

we’re at work 😛

k
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ok…so being vegan nearly killed her. Why does she still look like she’s at death’s door?

bbkdsgnr
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bbkdsgnr

Couldn’t agree with you more.. She looks almost dead to me.
I have nothing to say about her being vegan or not, but in my opinion she looks nowhere near healthy.
(bodywise, her face is still beautiful)

Lana
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Lana

I’m vegan and i NEVER have to take supplements and i am perfectly healthy, she must have been a lazy vegan.

Jemima
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Jemima

It’s totally the truth, but only if you don’t take all the proper supplements along with the diet.

Jes
Guest

I agree with others that said Angelina’s problem wasn’t an unhealthy vegan diet but an unhealthy diet in general. I also think the protein obsession is overrated.

Alexa@Living La Vida Pura
Guest

The biggest takeaway from this thread is to do what works for your body. And remember that you don’t have to commit – why not try a vegan meal or two per week, or participate in Meatless Monday? You don’t have to eat nothing but tofu and wheatgrass to make a difference in your health and the health of the environment (think about how much greenhouse gas is emitted by the meat processing industry).

deanna
Member

Every time I see a picture of her, I feel like shoving a burger down her throat.

Lisa
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Lisa

That would enrage her. haha

Erica
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Erica
I don’t think her diet looks like it’s working for her now – red meat or not! She looks decidedly undernourished. I am a vegetarian and I don’t think I would feel healthy with no eggs or dairy – but any diet can be unhealthy if you don’t eat a wide range of food. I have heard several people say that they have tried vegetarianism or veganism and found they feel healthier than ever – but others need their meat and quickly feel ill without it. I myself can’t stand meat and even eating a lot of high protein foods… Read more »
Sarah
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Sarah
Oh gosh, seriously a vegan diet is easy to maintain if you do it correctly. I am a nutritionist as well as a long time vegan. I can garuntee you that most vegans are getting more nutrients thana most omnivores. Firstly most people should take a multivitamin, regaurdless of diet. Look around nature, if we were “naturally” meant to be drinking mile wouldnt we still be hanging off our mothers breasts?, what other animals drink milk for their entire life? not to mention the excess hormones pumped into the meat and milk today. With nuts, legumes, soy products and green… Read more »
snoops
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snoops
Well said Sarah – so many on this site seem to fancy themselves as doctors/nutrionists so I’m curious to see if they will either back away from your post (since you ARE a nutritionist so they can’t trump you) or if they will claim to know more than you, a practicing nutirionist. Also your point about the blunt teeth – I brought this up before (look at all other animals in nature who eat meat, they have sharp pointed teeth made to tear through flesh) but none of the “experts” have gotten back to me on this. Would like to… Read more »
Chrissy
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Chrissy

Anthropology major, though not an expert: we have both kinds of teeth, tearing and grinding, like other omnivores. the teeth (molars in particular)are blunted over years of grinding, with use. “Canine” teeth will wear down as well, with a lack of tearing.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I find your comment particularly antagonistic and I wasn’t going to weigh in on the subject because I’m not sure this is the forum for it but rest assured, some of us are well educated on this subject.

Maybe you should just let it rest?

anonymous
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anonymous
You are both correct and incorrect. The human body is obvioulsy designed to eat and absorb plant matter, but it is also obvioulsy desingned to eat and absorb animal matter as well. Humans are not biologically designed to be herbivores. We are biologically designed to be omnivores. (And probably designed not to consume milk after toddler-hood. The dairy industry has done a great job of marketing milk.) Snoops’ comments about a hearsay statement from someone’s coroner father is one of the least persuasive things written on this site. I suppose since my friend who owns a Roto-Rooter tells me about… Read more »
Kimberly
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Kimberly

Agreed!

Amanda
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Amanda

“I do not judge you for being omnivores so dont attack vegans and their personal decisions.”

How does that make any sense. So you! Don’t judge omnivores, but what does that have to with so don’t attack vegans? You! Are an individual who is not judging another individual, but that does not go for other people. Just like you are attacked by other individuals for your choices so is the other person. That person as yourself is going to base their ideas based on the experiences from the encounters they have had from individuals.

madeleine
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madeleine
im a vegetarian and have been since i was fourteen….i was going to be vegan but i thought it would be best if i waited until i was older so i’d completely finished growing. i love the vegetarian lifestyle..my doctor is hindu and happens to be vegan and very helpful, but then again my friend is vegan and is extremely underweight and unhealthy….it all depends on your diet obviously. the only problem i have is when people become vegans just to lost weight….and not for philosophical/moral reasons…..it just sounds so dumb when you ask the why their vegan and the… Read more »
Amanda
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Amanda

But then again who are you to judge their reasons? And what is it any business of yours anyways? Sounds like you are trying to be the vegan thought police. Everyone has their own reasons many of which have nothing to do with you or why you think people should become vegan. I mean seriously judging someone, because they are chose a vegan diet to lose weight. So what? So we all have to have philosophical or moral reasoning. Humanity is not that black and white. There is something called: The Individual.

catc
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catc

a vegan diet is not healthy or natural. bad for your body. i go with the paleo or eat-stop-eat diet.

Erica
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Erica
A vegan diet is as healthy or as unhealthy as you make it – just like any other diet. An eat-stop-eat diet is not natural either – it’s just a way of losing weight quickly. These are just fad diets that few will maintain for any length of time. Human beings are amazing creatures and very adaptable – but one thing we all seem to like and need is variety. That doesn’t mean that you should be an omnivore (I’m vegetarian and very happy with it), but whatever diet you choose to follow, you need to eat lots of different… Read more »
gabrielle
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gabrielle

every time i see this woman’s face there’s only one word which crosses my mind: perfection!
in what concerns a vegan diet, there’s a very simple explanation. in the evolution of the human kind, we developed as “omnivorous” creatures, logically, meaning that we have always had a diet based on both animal and plant aliments.
this is written in our genetic code, so every time we try to change it without being forced by a certain anomaly, it’s natural that smth not quite ok will happen!

Erica
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Erica

I still think it’s down to the individual. Some people seem to do great on a vegan diet while others need their meat and dairy. I don’t think there is a general ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ when it comes to diet – it’s really just down to how your individual body deals with the fuel it’s given.

shise
Member

A POORLY PLANNED vegan diet will almost kill someone. Not a well balanced one. Also, people wave the veganism/vegeterism to hide eating disorders all the time! Im a veg head & was a preggo vegan who gave birth to a HUGE & healthy baby. So….there!

Godiva
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Godiva
A vegan diet isn’t natural because there are no reported cases of any group of people being able to sustain the lifestyle. There are groups of people who were able to survive on a diet of close to 90% meat and there are, of course, cases of vegetarian societies. However, there are no reported cases of veganism. It is a new phenomena because it is only able to survive once you supplement your diet. I do think that it works wonderfully for some, but like many people said it does NOT work for everyone. Some people are allergic to soy… Read more »
Lauren
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Lauren

What on earth do vegans eat? Just lettuce leaves and beans?

Celine
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Celine

Yes. Add sand and you got yourself a meal. removed by admin*

size0??
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size0??

Funny hw she carrys any extra weight in her stomach area. I bet she wouldn’t look good in a bikini at all. Her face and complexion are very beautiful.

Lisa
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Lisa

lol, rude. As if she could afford to lose any more weight.

kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
Guest

so interesting how we only hear about this NOW!

Lani
Guest
I’ve found vegan diets harm more then they help and are very very outdated as far as nutrition data and research goes. Meat, Vegetables, some fruit and nuts, Healthy Fats is the basis of what a diet should look like. On the ethical side of things Agriculture for vegan diets does more damage to the environment then grass fed cattle does. Though I have to say Grains and Dairy is the biggest lie that the health organizations ever spouted. Thankfully Angelina has said it out loud, and I’m with her – my Vegan diet (yes with proper nutrition and vitmains)… Read more »
Chrissy
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Chrissy

I’m curious about what you said about Graind and Dairy…. can you elaborate? I don’t think i have enough to go on to even google it.

Aryn
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Aryn

Quote aside, is anybody going to say anything about those god awefull bangs?

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