Types of Diets (Omnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan) | The Healthy Food & Diet Propaganda
There are a variety of diets that exist. Some are omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, and many other diets. Some include animal meat and other animal products, other include just animal products and no meat, and others consist of absolutely no animal products whatsoever. We have the option to eat whatever we like and no one should tell us otherwise. Whether you are an omnivore, or a vegan, we are all equal on this Earth. No one diet fits all. So, the best diet you can have is the one you make for yourself and what works best for you.
—CHAPTERS— 6:48 – Omnivore 8:06 – Flexitarian 9:23 – Vegetarian 13:27 – Vegan 16:41 – Raw Food 19:22 – Gluten Free 21:22 – Organic / All Natural / Local 23:57 – Detox / Weight Loss 25:29 – The Healthy Food & Diet Propaganda
Hi everyone! This video is going to be about the various types of diet, such as omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, and other diets, as well as the healthy food and diet propaganda. Our diet and the foods we choose to eat say a lot about us and our health. Eating is something we all do as it’s how we acquire energy and function, both physically and mentally. Like the saying goes, you are what you eat. The ingredients in food enter your body and bloodstream and become part of you in one way or another. And the honest truth is, many foods contain additives, preservatives, coloring, and other chemicals that are not natural and we simply shouldn’t be ingesting. Things like coloring agents to make food more appealing to look at as well as additives that manipulate the flavor of food to make it more delicious can cause serious harm to the body when exposed to it in the long-term. However, having a healthy, balanced diet free from these extra ingredients is not something many of us may actually implement in our life due to a variety of factors. For one, it can be more expensive. Another is convenience. There are less all natural stores and products available. And third, appearance and taste. Since natural foods don’t contain any coloring agents or additives that make the food taste better, it can be displeasing to the user to look at as well as eat since it may not taste the way they are use to, despite the flavor being accurate of that which it should taste like.
Some people may change diets for health reasons, as well as environmental and animal suffering reasons. Most people who have switched to a healthier lifestyle have done it for one or more, if not all, of these reasons. For instance, someone who now eats a healthy, balanced diet may have overcome obesity where all they ate was fast food and junk food with no nutritional value. Another may do so for the environment. Such things as buying foods and items packaged in recycled paper. Perhaps things to help support smaller, or even local companies versus multi-million dollar corporations. And lastly, another may do it to help eliminate animal suffering by not buying any meat products made from animals, or even not buying any animal products at all, including items that were tested on animals. Whatever the reason to switch to a healthy, balanced lifestyle, the better you are doing for yourself.
What do I mean by a healthy, balanced lifestyle? I essentially mean you can have any kind of diet as long as it has what you need to survive and be healthy. You can be an omnivore and be extremely healthy, or you can be a raw food vegan and be extremely healthy. Likewise, you can be either one of these and be extremely unhealthy as well. As long as you are getting the nutrients your body needs to function, as well as incorporating exercise into your daily activities, then you have a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Things like calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, sugar, protein, as well as the slew of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E, and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, omega fatty acids, and many, many others. Having a balance is what is important and you can achieve balance with any diet I will be discussing in this video.
When it comes to supplements, sometimes you may be deficient in a vitamin or mineral and/or not getting enough of it in your diet so you need to supplement. The thing to be careful of when taking supplements is overdosing. Many times when taking supplements, you are taking large quantities of it that your body may not need. Furthermore, if you are not getting enough of a particular vitamin, consider adding foods to your diet high in this vitamin first over supplementing. For instance, if you are vitamin A deficient, consider adding plenty of carrots into your diet as they are high in vitamin A. If that’s not an option for you, consider carrot powder. Incorporating things that are high in what you are lacking into your diet will have more benefits than just plain supplements, which may not even be healthy to begin with since many supplements out there today may even contain synthetic compounds that can do more harm than good.
While there are many types of diet, some of the common ones are omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan. There are diets that help with allergies and sensitivities, such as gluten free, and others that help one lose weight. Think of it like a scale where the foods available become more limited. An omnivore can consume anything on the scale, then a flexitarian will consume less meat, followed by a vegetarian which doesn’t consume any meat, but can consume dairy and other animal products, followed by vegan which eliminates all animal products. This can then get even more strict by those with a raw diet. There are other diets as well such as organic, all natural, local, as well as some detox and weight loss diets.
So, let’s discuss some of these types of diets. I will be talking about omnivore, flexitarian, vegetarian, vegan, raw food, gluten free, organic, all natural, and local, and finally detox and weight loss diets. In addition to these, I will discuss what foods are available with these diets, some positive benefits of having the diet, as well as negative effects of the diet or things to be careful of if it’s implemented in an unhealthy manner. After that, I will be discussing the healthy food and diet propaganda and how we are being fed lies, being shamed into converting to specific diets, as well as being given unhealthy diet information.
The omnivore diet consists of animal products and meat, as well as fruits and vegetables. It essentially means that one can eat everything and nothing is limited to them. It’s the most common diet amongst us human beings and also the most diverse. Because there are so many options available, it’s easy to find foods and create a balanced diet. As a matter of fact, the omnivore diet is one of the easiest at creating a balanced diet. You will have your fat and protein from animal meat and products, as well as your vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables.
An omnivore diet can be healthy when foods are taken to correct proportions. However, the drawback is that the diet can contain too much fat which can cause one to have high cholesterol and heart problems, in addition to being overweight. Many food items at fast food places are extremely unhealthy due to the high amount of calories and saturated fat. Trans fats being the worst of the bunch. Diets high in sodium can cause high blood pressure. Eating high amounts of processed foods also lack vital essential vitamins and minerals.
The flexitarian diet is in between omnivore and vegetarian. It’s someone who eats a mostly vegetarian diet, with the exception of a few animal meats. It’s also referred to as the semi-vegetarian diet. Within this category there are several subtypes. A pollotarian is someone who consumes poultry, such as chicken, but no meat from other animals. A pescetarian is someone who consumes seafood, such as fish, but no meat from other animals. And finally, a pollo-pescetarian or a pesce-pollotarian is someone who eats both poultry and seafood, but no meat from other animals.
The benefits and drawbacks are the same as the omnivore diet as well as the vegetarian diet which I will get to next. The difference, however, is that a flexitarian diet can contain less fat from animals. This is because red meat, such as beef from cows, is often higher in fat than chicken, turkey, and fish. And, it’s believed that red meat is more unhealthy than poultry and fish. However, fish can contain high levels of heavy metals, specifically mercury. So, eating it frequently can cause problems.
The vegetarian diet consists of no animal meat, but includes other animal products, such as dairy, like milk, cheese, yogurt, and can even sometimes include eggs or not. The products available are less than that of the omnivore diet, but also offer a different array of options. For instance, while an omnivore may eat a beef burger, a flexitarian may eat a chicken, turkey, or fish burger, but a vegetarian will eat a veggie or bean burger. These alternative burgers are usually made up of soy protein or tofu, and/or wheat gluten, also known as seitan, as well as a variety of vegetables or beans. It’s usually much lower in calories and fat and higher in vitamins. Since it contains no animal meat, there is less risk of contracting animal related illnesses, such as when the meat is undercooked for example. Protein wise, it’s comparable to that of beef and can even have more protein and nutritional value. A vegetarian diet can be highly beneficial for a variety of health reasons. Due to less saturated fat intake, there is often less cholesterol and heart related issues. Also, if the quantity of fruits and vegetables increase, this can have a significant advantage when it comes to getting sick, and even treating various illnesses, both physically and mentally. Also, there is often high levels of fiber in the diet which can help eliminate even more toxins.
The drawback comes from the fact that it can also be heavily lacking in essential vitamins that are often not found in abundance from fruits and vegetables. One of these being B vitamins, specifically B12. This is often found in meat, but not in vegetables. It’s not uncommon for vegetarians or vegans to be deficient in B12. The vitamins can also be found in seaweed and algae. This being the best natural source for vegetarians and vegans. However, it doesn’t compare to the amount in animal meat. Other deficiencies can occur with fat soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A and D. Vitamin D is also a common deficiency. One reason could also be due to the lack of fat intake in the diet. Because a vegetarian and vegan diet can be low in fat, less fat soluble vitamins will absorb into the body. Since vitamin deficiency, specifically B12 and D, are not uncommon for vegetarians and vegans, supplements may be required. Otherwise, B12 deficiency can cause serious problems with the nervous system and brain, including memory problems. Oral contraceptives and hormones also have been shown to lower B12 levels as well which can cause even more problems for vegetarians and vegans. Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone and joint problem and one of the first places you can notice this is the teeth. Your teeth and gums actually show a lot about your overall health and vitamin deficiencies.
Other problems can occur with iron and protein. However, there are many protein powders available for vegetarians and vegans. However, not all of them are considered safe for long-term usage due to the high levels of heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury, that the plants draw in from the soil. Other problems for vegetarians are the high costs of foods, as well as it being an acquired taste. There may be less availability in grocery stores. Additionally, it can even be unhealthy due to the fact that it can consist of high amounts of processed foods where sodium is high and there is no vegetable intake. That would result in a variety of health problems due to low vitamin and nutrient levels.
The vegan diet is similar to the vegetarian diet in that it does not include any animal meat. But, it also doesn’t include any animal products at all. No dairy products, like milk, cheese, yogurt, and no eggs, and no honey. No animal products, no animal derivatives, and no animal testing. This is also a lifestyle that many do not purchase any items that are made of animal products. For example, a vegan would not purchase a candle that contains beeswax. Some vegans may even be animal rights activists and have changed their diet in favor of other animals and eliminating animal suffering. However, this simply is not the case with all vegans. Regarding the diet, we don’t need any meat or animal products in our diet to survive or be healthy. But, this doesn’t always mean a vegan diet is healthier than any other diet. It’s exactly like the vegetarian diet when it comes to the advantages and disadvantages. However, there are a variety of other things to consider which make it considerably harder to implement.
One of the biggest downsides come from the fact that there are less options available for vegans than there are for vegetarians so it can be even more difficult to find products. It can be considerably higher in cost as well. This is often due to the demand being less as well as the quality and procedure that is needed to obtain the food. Furthermore, like the vegetarian diet, some foods have an acquired taste. But unlike the vegetarian diet, cheeses, milk, ice cream and so on also have to be replaced by plant based products. This certainly may take some getting use to as the taste and texture can be different from that of dairy products. Many of these vegan cheeses can also be much less in saturated fat and cholesterol than non-vegan cheese. However, cheeses made from oils, such as coconut oil, can be very high in saturated fat. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s unhealthy as both saturated fat and cholesterol are needed in our diet. But, saturated fats can be healthy as are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Also, the same holds true regarding vitamin deficiencies, such as B12 and D, as it does with a vegetarian diet. So, supplements may be needed. Calcium is also of importance when looking at a D deficiency, as is vitamin K2 to ensure the proper deposit of calcium in the bone and not the soft tissue. However, there is also something else to consider regarding D supplements. This has to do with the varieties D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 is often added to non-dairy milks instead of D3. This is because D3 is not vegan as it can be synthesized from sheep’s wool. However vegan D3 supplements do exist and are preferred over D2 since D3 tends to be more effective at raising D levels than D2 is.
The raw food diet consists of only fresh, uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, and/or seeds. In other words, it’s pure raw and doesn’t contain any processed foods which often lose their nutritional value. When foods are cooked and heated, often the amount and quality of vitamins and minerals in them significantly decrease or deplete entirely. This is because the heat can destroy certain vitamins and minerals if it’s too hot. So, the raw food diet keeps all vital vitamins and minerals intact. It is often a diet similar to vegan, but goes one step further to eliminate anything that is cooked or processed and is not fresh. In fact, a decent number of people who consume a raw food diet are also vegan. But, it’s not limited to just vegans since there are people who will consume raw eggs, as well as raw meat. However, eating raw eggs and meat can cause health problems if there is contamination. This is because heat often will destroy the bacteria. Sushi and carpaccio are some examples of raw food with meat.
While the benefits of a raw food diet are that it may be low in fat and calories, as well as completely eliminating processed and cooked foods which can eliminate toxins and aid with heart related problems, the downside could be too little fat and calories. Fat, cholesterol, and calories are all needed for the body to function and a diet of only fruits and vegetables may not be enough. However, there are plenty of fruits and vegetables that do contain fats. Avocado and coconut being some of the highest in saturated fat. Furthermore, another downside can be too much sugar. While sugar in fruits is much healthier than processed sugar added to candies and sweet foods to make them taste better, it can still cause serious health problems. The teeth especially can be damaged by the sugar and the acidity of various fruits. Furthermore, raw foods can even be difficult to digest and cause stomach problems. Just like the vegetarian and vegan diet, the drawbacks are the same. Limited availability, vitamins and nutrient deficiencies are other problems one may face. In addition, it’s always possible to consume too much fruits and vegetables which can cause an overabundance of nutrients which can cause an array of health concerns.
The gluten free diet is essentially eliminating gluten from food. Gluten is a type of protein commonly found in wheat and other grains. It helps bread take form and have an elastic, chewy texture. It’s often found in breads and can be difficult to avoid. Even various vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives contain gluten. One being seitan which is pure wheat gluten. One may even be allergic to wheat and gluten which can make switching to a gluten free diet vital for wellbeing. A gluten free diet can be shared by anyone of any diet. An omnivore may be gluten free, as may a vegan.
The benefits are to help those that may have a gluten allergy find foods they can still love. In addition to the various claims about how gluten can affect the body. Such things a gluten free diet can do is help aid digestion, eliminate fatigue after a meal, and help with inflammation. If you have a meal high in gluten, especially if it’s seitan or a meat alternative, and you feel tired and have difficulty thinking, a gluten free diet may be able to help. The downside is that there are less options available for people who require a gluten free diet. In addition, the cost of gluten free foods can be expensive. Plus, not everyone will like the texture and taste of gluten free breads as they are often more dry, flimsy, break and crumble easier, in addition to having a more stale taste. The texture can be especially problematic for thin breads and wraps. And finally, gluten free bread expires much quicker and is often stored in the freezer to help extend shelf life.
Organic / All Natural / Local
An organic, all natural, and/or local food diet consists of all or mostly organic foods and/or made locally, often by small businesses or farms. Organic essentially means that the ingredients are pure and not treated with pesticides, no GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, and for the most part no unnatural ingredients. Often times you can look at the ingredients and will recognize most, if not all, of the ingredients as there is no synthetic chemicals or additives. Organic meats and dairy are also done more safely, in that the animals are not treated with any hormones or antibiotics. Rather, you get what the animal produces without any synthetic compounds. Often times cruelty free practices are also put into place to ensure animal safety and that the animal’s diet is natural to that of what they should be eating. A grass-fed cow will eat grass and not grain which is what they are intended to be eating which produces higher quality dairy that contains more healthy fats and vitamins. Grass-fed, free range, and cage free are some of the terms that are used. Local foods essential means that it’s grown locally and may only be available locally at your grocery store or places close by. Even fair trade fruits and vegetables are helpful for struggling countries around the world. An organic or local diet can be shared by anyone of any diet. An omnivore may be organic, as may a vegan.
The benefits are that it’s mostly free from synthetic compounds and things that are unnatural. As a result, it’s often healthier for the body as it contains all natural ingredients. Supporting locally grown fruits and vegetables or farms help smaller companies and suppliers versus big name, multi-million dollar corporations, which often do not even produce organic foods. However, a drawback is the cost. Buying organic, like the vegetarian and vegan diet which often is also mostly organic, can be much more expensive than a non-organic diet. Those on limited budgets may have a hard time finding foods at reasonable costs. Depending on the type of diet one implements, other drawbacks can be listed here that are related to the other diet and are not necessarily associated solely with organic foods.
Detox / Weight Loss
Finally, the detox and/or weight loss diet can be combined with other diets to detox the body of toxins and/or lose weight. Cleanses are also important as well to get rid of unwanted buildup of toxins that have been in our bodies. Sometimes an all liquid diet is useful for a cleanse, other times a raw food diet will suffice. There are so many available detox diets that it’s not possible to list them all. Regarding a weight loss diet, this too has so many options. Things like low calorie, low carb, low fat are just some of the common ones.
A diet of this sort can certainly have plenty of positive effects, but is often difficult to achieve for some as sticking to a weight loss diet can be very difficult. Furthermore, certain detox diets can be dangerous and can lead to dehydration which can cause problems with the mind and body. With that being said, this type of diet is short term and should be approached slowly to ensure the body is able to get through it in a healthy manner. However, this is where another aspect comes into play, that one being that no matter where you look, there is promotion for changing your diet, and many times it’s a weight loss diet. It may say that you are not acceptable at your current weight so you must go on a diet. This is one type of propaganda we will be talking about now.
The Healthy Food & Diet Propaganda
In this section I will be discussing various propaganda when it comes to the food industry as well as the promotion of unhealthy diets. Some of these things being weight loss and the constant need to change our diet to be of best health. Followed by organic foods that aren’t necessarily any healthier and are just labeled as such so the consumer pays more. And finally the promotion of certain diets, specifically the vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diet, that uses scare tactics to make one feel guilty and convert to their lifestyle. These are all propaganda and can even have conspiracy theories and much deeper ties. While this will not get into that deep routed information, it’s ultimately up to you, and you alone, to do your research and be informed about your food, where it comes from, and the process it undergoes to get to you. Only you can make that decision and decide accordingly to eat the best diet that is suitable for you and no one should tell you otherwise. The best diet is the one you choose and is healthiest for you. Not what other people think is of your best interest and certainly not what is unhealthy for you.
To begin with, weight loss. Just that term will trigger many people into feeling shame and guilt about their bodies. Giving into junk food, processed food, fast food, and even animal products like meat and dairy, can bring about shame on the individual since they may feel like they shouldn’t be doing it, like it’s forbidden. Society feeds us this image that we must be of correct proportions, preferably super thin and fit, or we will be labeled as overweight and viewed with disgust and shame. We have this constant idea in our head saying, “What can I do to eat healthier? How can I be more thin?” We may constantly add new things to our diet to help us detox, cleanse, and get that super thin body. All of which could be dangerously unhealthy and have life threatening consequences. We may approach it in such a negative way that we develop so many bad habits and are obsessed with our body image. In other words, hypochondria. Some people may be so concerned with health that the only thing they think about in life is how to make themselves more healthy. Instead of living the life they’ve set for themselves, they are constantly looking for ways to be even healthier. Perhaps everything wrong with them is a sign of malnutrition, yet they cut out even more food in hopes it will help, and yet it doesn’t. This constant urge to get to that perfect body never happens because their health, including their mental health, beings to deteriorate.
What about the fast food industry? You see a commercial of a woman that is super thin and sexy and is a model, maybe even your favorite celebrity, eating a huge beef burger. The ad uses sex to sell. Using sex to sell items and food is extremely effective which is why it’s done. But, often what is sold is not necessarily good for you. Of course you should know that this model doesn’t eat that. But the ad certainly gives the impression that she does. Behind the scenes, she may be forced to develop eating disorders to keep her figure or she would be out of the job because she would be viewed as disgusting and overweight, even if she was actually of normal weight if she gained some weight. She may under eat, or binge and purge causing her to become so thin and unhealthy, not only physically but also mentally. I actually have a video about eating disorders that may give more insight into this area so I’ll have an annotation and a link in the description. [Eating Disorders] The way it is portrayed is deceptive and such an inaccurate picture of what truly goes on with everyday life.
This leads me into another false claim, organic foods may not necessarily be healthier for you at all. The price is marked up on the products and it’s labeled as certified organic, but does this mean it’s better for you? No, it absolutely does not. It may cost more due to the certification and many environmental factors. Pesticides, yes they can still be used and may be less. The soil foods are grown in may be richer in nutrients, but they may also be richer in heavy metals. Does organic have more nutritional value, higher vitamins and minerals, and is better for you? Well, there are many factors that go into how much vitamins and minerals a particular fruit and vegetable has. But, organic will not necessarily make you healthier. It’s all hype without much of any significant health benefit. One may think that junk food labeled as organic is not bad for you, which it still is. Organic may help small farms and businesses, especially if it’s local, but that doesn’t mean it’s any better for you. Additives in food may or may not cause health problems depending on many factors. And having foods free from said ingredients may have some effect depending on the person and other environmental factors. But ultimately, going organic is not a cure all. If you go from non-organic to organic and don’t change anything else with your lifestyle, you may not notice a single thing different except less money. It can be the same with cruelty free, free range, grass-fed, and other practices that claim to be better, higher quality products that do not harm animals when they actually may not be at all.
And finally, what about the promotion of the vegetarian, vegan, and raw food diet? This too is something that exists and many of us have seen it, and experienced it, first hand. First, there are people who are omnivores that look at a vegetarian or vegan diet as disgusting and are ignorant and make assumptions. Then there are those that are vegetarian that feel the same about omnivores and even vegans. And then there are vegans who feel the same about omnivores and vegetarians. Instead of just coming together and settling our differences and one another, we fight over which diet is healthier and better for us. We argue over something that all of us need to survive. Yet, there is no evidence to suggest that any of these diets are superior to one another since it’s about finding balance with your diet. You can have a perfectly healthy, balanced diet and be an omnivore, or a raw food vegan. It doesn’t matter.
However, here is where the problem comes into play, specifically with the promotion of a vegan and raw food diet. There are some people who are very passionate about their diet to the point that they try to promote it as much as possible. However, this turns into an almost religious or cult recruit. They go around to everyone they find that is non-vegan and promote their lifestyle, claiming it’s better, not only for their health, but due it eliminating animal cruelty and suffering. They will list many perks of the diet and lifestyle. They can even go as far as to shame others into adopting their lifestyle. They may demand you go vegan or else you’ll live an unhealthy life and are contributing to animal cruelty and suffering. They shame you away from your meat eating life, or even vegetarian life, and will praise you when you convert to vegan, saying how wonderful their lifestyle is.
You can easily find examples of this by going to a video just on YouTube here that doesn’t promote a vegan diet. You will see people commenting, linking to vegan websites and resources, shaming the person for eating meat, or even consuming any animal products like dairy, saying that any diet besides the vegan diet is unethical since the animals are being killed, taken away from their mothers, and artificially inseminated. What’s even more convincing of it’s cult like nature is that most the people who spread the awareness and information in this way say the same exact thing. It’s almost as if they’ve lost their free will and are being brainwashed. Some vegans may even show you the cruelty right in their videos that aren’t even related to animal cruelty to further shame you into realizing that eating anything from an animal is inhumane and wrong, or to remind you to stay vegan since eating anything from an animal is unethical. In other words, they use scare tactics to convince you that they are right and you are wrong. When you really look at it, it’s clear narcissism is it not? When one knows they are right and others are wrong, feeling superior, and having an inflated ego. That’s the definition of a narcissist.
You should never feel ashamed of yourself or guilty for the decisions you make. No amount of shame should ever persuade you to change. Only when you want to change is when you should change. No matter what lifestyle you decide, it’s the right one for you and no one should tell you otherwise. Do your own research, learn from both ends of the spectrum and what is positive and negative about any given diet, and then make your own, well informed decision. Don’t be blinded by false information, advertising, and anything else others are hiding from you. Arm yourself with the knowledge that others may be pushing you to learn about or may be trying to keep secret from you. Understand the practices put into place about what happens to the animals when you consume the meat from them, or any animal product. Understand where your food comes from and how it makes you feel when you consume it. When you have this knowledge yourself, these scare tactics will not bother you since there is no longer secrecy. You’ve made your decision. It’s up to you to determine how you want to live and what you want to eat, which ultimately affects every cell of your being. When we can eliminate that shame being spread about certain diets and lifestyles, whether it be advocating or discouraging specific diets and foods, we will all come to the conclusion that we are all here to just simply get along and do what is best for ourselves and not try to change anyone into doing what we think would be best for them. We would love others unconditionally, regardless of their choices in life and especially not what they consume or could be contributing to.
So in conclusion, there are a variety of diets that exist. Some of the more known ones are omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, and many other diets. Some include animal meat and other animal products, other include just animal products and no meat, and others consist of absolutely no animal products whatsoever. We have the option to eat whatever we like and no one should tell us otherwise. Whether you are an omnivore, or a vegan, we are all equal on this Earth. No one diet fits all. So, the best diet you can have is the one you make for yourself and what works best for you. I hope this video was informative and helpful. Thanks for watching!
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I did this video to learn about various diets myself. Currently as a vegetarian coming from a pescetarian diet and previously an omnivore diet I understood mainly only those types of diets, as well as my own reasoning for switching, which was primarily health related. I looked into other diets and began to understand them and why others may change diets. At the same time is also when I became more familiar with the propaganda in the food industry. This one is so large since our diet and the foods we consume are a big deal when it comes to our own health. Some tactics media, advertising, and plenty of other source use to lure one into buying a company’s products or convert to a lifestyle comes down to misinformation, deception, and even shame and guilt. Perfect examples of this include promoting unhealthy diets, both ones filled with excess fats and calories, as well as those void of enough of them. It’s a spectrum and the ideal image that many people have for themselves in their mind are that they are not suitable the way they are and must diet and become even more thin to fit in and look beautiful. While this largely affects women, no one is exempt from all the promotion of these types of diets that are all around us. Only we can make the right decision that is best for us and we should learn to not be influenced by outside source.
My name is Autumn Asphodel and I am a motivator and coach to help others live a better life through natural means, hard work, and dedication. After overcoming my own obstacles in life, such as trauma and abuse, and struggling with my gender identity, I embarked on the path of self-healing and am teaching others how they can do the same to overcome hard times in their own life.