First off, I want to say that I have never been a fan of the book Skinny Bitch. Not because I don’t love a good curse word thrown into any sentence at the appropriate time, but because I read it and it had zero effect on me.
Maybe it was the false promise of “skinny just because you are vegan” that didn’t seem to make sense to me, because I knew Vegans who weren’t. And I’ve never been interested in thin for thin’s sake. Healthy is and always has been my ideal.
Maybe it was the harsh dissing of coffee, which I admit, I am lovingly addicted to.
So why I agreed to do a review of Kim Barnouin’s newest release, Skinny Bitch, Book of Vegan Swaps, is beyond me. I guess the lure of free product was just too much to resist. Or the fascination with the promulgation of this myth that Vegan equals thin or Vegan by definition equals healthy, which is patently false. It’s a complete lie perpetuated by large food companies that are looking to replace the dollars they are losing because 1% of us are waking up to the truth about processed food. One percent of a billion dollars is a lot of money to lose.
I’m sorry, Earth Balance just ain’t “healthy.”
Did you use processed Vegan transition foods to ultimately get you to a Nutritarian or Plant-strong diet? Or did you go cold turkey one day and give up animals and processed food all in one go?
Animal welfare aside, in your opinion, what’s worse for human health–The chicken or the Gardein? The butter or the Earth Balance? The cheese or the Daiya?
How often do you eat faux meats (not homemade Seitan and such) or other Vegan packaged products (can even include packaged baked goods)? Do you read the labels of the processed Vegan foods that you purchase? If so, what are your standards for purchase?
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