You might be surprised to hear me say that vegan food sucks.
This is fake vegan food I’m talking about. C.R.A.P. food.... calorie rich and processed as Jeff Novick, RD, MS commonly says. Not the whole plant foods I cherish... potatoes, beans, whole-grains etc.
C.R.A.P. foods like french fries, corn chips, alternative meats that are highly processed; fake cheese, vegan bar food, mock sour creams, vegan ice-cream bars, fake french onion dip and the list goes on.
Many people beginning to implement a plant-based diet, will still eat these foods because they're vegan, assuming they're okay or good for your health.
However, these foods are disasterous for your body and won’t help you lose or maintain a healthy weight. They’ll do just the opposite!
You don't have to be vegan to eat these foods either. Meat lovers are definetly munching on tortilla chips, french fries (vegan) and other C.R.A.P. foods too.
This is one reason I don’t resonate calling myself vegan -- the term vegan is only defined by what you don’t eat and not at all by what you do eat. Although I rarely eat animal foods, I’m eating whole plant foods at least 95% of the time and I rarely eat C.R.A.P.!
The term 'vegan' doesn't differentiate my clean eating habits from the 'junk food vegan' who's eating C.R.A.P. everyday.
When you look at the nutritional profile of most C.R.A.P. foods, they’re even worse for you than animal foods. However, both the refined C.R.A.P. vegan foods and animal products aren't nearly as health promoting as whole, plant foods. So this isn't an excuse for you to eat animal foods! Remember that.
Tofutti's 'Better Than Sour Cream' is an example of how disasterous some vegan C.R.A.P. food can be. Take a look at the ingredient list. What whole, plant foods can you identify?
The only whole food in this product is tofu, but who cares! It's covered in trans fat (which we should not eat any of) and chemicals. Seventy-five percent of the calories of this 'food' are coming from fat too.
This food is not good for you! Even though it's vegan, it's still C.R.A.P.!
(If you want another example, watch the above video... you'll see what's in the famous 'Boca Burger' and it's not good).
To decipher through the C.R.A.P. always remember...
1. Vegan doesn't necessarily mean healthy.
2. Always read the ingredient list of any product you're buying. It's the only way you'll know what's in your food.
So stop eating C.R.A.P. my friends and choose whole, plant foods instead!
It’s time for you to put this knowledge into action because what is knowledge if you don't do anything with it? Useless! Answer this Take Control Now question and put your answer in the comments section below. You can answer this question whether you're vegan or not!
Take Control Now
What kind of C.R.A.P. food is currently in your house? Remove that C.R.A.P. from your house, report back and tell us what you threw out.
Put your answers in the comments section below. Awesome job taking action.