Vegan does not equal skinny...
There is a myth going around that taking up a plant-based diet will make fat melt off like (vegan) butter. We are here to kill that nonsense. Being “vegan” or “plant based” means that you have adopted a diet free of meat and dairy (milk, butter, eggs, cheese, etc) products. By no means does that immediately make you healthier than the next guy.
Meat-products are more calorie-rich than their vegetable counterparts, but there are plenty of high calorie vegan food items. French fries, bagels, and oil-laden pasta are a few examples. You can still call yourself vegan if you only eat wedge fries, sweet chili heat Doritos and plain Oreos. In this age where almost anything can be tastily “veganized” (vegan lobster anyone?) you can eat the same fried foods and rich desserts as your carnivorous friends. These foods may be less readily available, but that will never stop a hungry mouth. Eating foods that are less calorie dense can make you eat more and eat often. Check out vegan foodgawker or tastespotting and you will see a cornucopia of delicious items that will give you diabetes #fact.
Eating healthy foods in proper proportions will make you lose or maintain your weight. If you add some exercise to reduce your net calories intake – even better. Not only will the exercise help you to lose and maintain your weight, it will make you feel healthier! We believe that exercise and healthy foods are nature’s best medicine to maintain a sound mind and body.
We support people being vegan for health and ethical reasons. We aren't nutritionists, but it stand to reason that if you want to lose weight you should stick with healthy foods in smaller portions and you will succeed; whether vegan, vegetarian or strict carnivore. The idea that the declaration of a plant based lifestyle will lead to slender body is flawed, and we have officially moved it to the left.