Eating a Vegan Diet Makes You Skinny-Fat

According to this blog, eating a vegan diet is the #1 way to get skinny-fat!! Who knew? I was so shocked to learn this truth that I made a video about it.

*Note to stumblers: ‘vegan’ is a bit of a misnomer for my dietary philosophy, although it suits my purposes for this video. Check out my philosophy here before jumping to conclusions. Thanks! :)

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  2. I just read that article as well and I was quite shocked. I’m a vegan since february and I’ve been putting on muscle ever since. Combined with the right cardio, weight training and plant-based protein ofcourse :) Will check out the rest of your blog as well, because I’m interested in a vegan version of paleo.

  3. I just found your site this morning and have spent a couple hours (including during class…oops!) perusing through everything. I am so encouraged to have finally found a serious lifter who is also vegan! I’ve recently cut out animal products from my diet and am experimenting to find what specific whole foods work best for me…I’m looking to drop to about 15% bodyfat, which would mean losing 30-40lbs (not sure how accurate my poundage goal is in regards to meeting my bf% goal), so I’m working to find what ratio of carbs:fat:protein works best for me in conjunction with calorie reduction. You’ve got some great resources here, and you are absolutely inspiring!

    • Oh! Yes, I have never read any of that before! Like I said, you’ve totally opened my eyes! I now understand why I am so puny, weak and skinny fat! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

      • LOL I’m not the one bragging about a 250 lb deadlift on my personal blog. Maybe a few grass fed steaks and it would be something worth mentioning. Assuming what works for you is correct for anyone else is a big reason so many people fail.

        • OMG! A 16 year old athlete can deadlift more than I can??? It’s OBVIOUSLY my diet. It certainly has nothing to do with the facts that I’m pushing 40, I was sedentary and obese until 3 years ago and had never stepped foot in a weight room, and I’ve got a knee so bad it makes one leg almost useless! Pass the bacon!

          I think my regular readers know I’m the LAST person to assume what works for me will work for everyone else. I’m not the one making the easily disprovaable (with ONE case study) claim that a diet will make you skinny fat.

  4. Um, bacon is NOT good for you. It’s fatty and gross.

    Meat, however, if it is lean, clean, hormone and anti-biotic free, can be very good for you.
    As always, balance is key. Lean, organic, grass-fed, when possible meats (grilled/baked), and as many whole veggies that you can get your hands on is the best way to go.

    • I actually agree with you wholeheartedly! If you explore my blog a little more, you’ll find that while I choose not to consume meat myself, I’m not one of the vegans that buries my head in the sand refusing to acknowledge the growing body of evidence that meat can absolutely be a part of a healthy human diet. Many of my clients, friends and readers are omnivores and I think they’d tell you that not only do I not judge their diets, I frequently offer support and resources for finding the best quality, most sustainably produced animal products in their areas. Grazing animals are a vital part of a healthy, sustainable food system, and I’m enough of a realist to know that advocating for an animal-free food system would be a recipe for disaster.

  5. My favorite line from that blog is “If you don’t want to eat any meat, your body will just eat you instead” HAHAHA! Whuut??

    • Well, I suppose it could be true. I did lose 80 pounds after switching to a plant based diet, after all!

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