Gean Asked, Am I Not a Little Inaccurate On How Difficult to be Vegan Abroad?
Thanks for making this video Andy! Friends can always disagree! You are the travel expert and the authority and you did a great video to demonstrate your point! As I am now a strict vegan for the last three years ( having started due to health problems and maintained for health, environmental and ethical reasons) I feel that it should not be that difficult to maintain that lifestyle anywhere. It may not be easy, but as you have always said, "if you are toyally comfortable, you are not traveling." You are also demonstrating in the video a type of veganism called "raw veganism" which is growing in popularity. There is hope for you yet! I'm definitely sharing this and while you are not entirely vegan, I'm suggesting that my vegan friends subscribe to you at hobotraveler.com and on you tube!
Hello, i just returned from walking about 8 miles. Upon return, I took a combination of sea salt, three garlic cloves, 3 super small peppers in my hand. The swallowed using a half glass of water with a spoon of ginger powder in it.
In the morning, i do the same but with tumeric. In the video I ate ademai, and string beans. When I was in the USA, I worked out every day for almost 15 years. I am 59 years old, and can go anywhere on the planet. Vegan, or veggie, of meat eater, in the end, I recommend only one thing, give up the grains, and stop any sugar when possible. After that, what is left over remains is non-processed, if you do not eat sugar, or grains, it almost wipes the processed food from your diet. Today, I weighed in at 178 because I carry a scales with me. I believe that people over 20 pounds overwieght force the body to work too much, I am 6 foot tall. Everything I eat is planned. I do not obsess on food, I do not like to explain food.
For example, I am recovering alcoholic, for me to talk about the 10 best beers, show photos would be insane. Most of the healthy eating crowd, spend all their time obsessing on food, what to eat, what to not eat, this is like the alcoholic, for weight control, the last topic of discussion should be food, the obsession of 70 percent of Americans.
I can write for days about the pros and cons of eating correct. I know that if I lower my pH level, cut out sugar, eat some baking soda, and fast when i got an infection, it starves the infection, and it goes away. in the end, I am more worried about cancer, my genetics lives to be 95-100, whatever I eat, we live long. But, chemicals are causing cancer, too many chemicals entering the skin pours is like a toxic bath.
I will stop writing, I am an extreme health awareness person, but talking about it an obsessing, and causes people to be fat, and everyone that is not an expert is annoying me.
Sorry if I annoyed you, Andy. You are right about a lot of things. I am fat and I'm trying to change that. Going plant based (vegan) has helped me along that end! I learn a lot and draw inspiration from you, thanks.
I am not talking about you Walking Stick. Vegans and vegetarians tend to want to chastise the people who do not jump on, hook, line and sinker. We, or I must assume that everyone want to be healthy, we are not trying to be stupid, that is the annoying expert side of things. For the last 30 years of my life, I have spent time daily exercising, or reading, watching video. we are all in the same boat, there are no experts, but do need humility to learn. I went from 90 percent against complete vegan to it is easy enough, it you do no wash the vegetables in the last 6 months. I think washing vegetables other than just putting under the water is dangerous to my health, putting any chemicals on my food. I truly just grab vegetalbes, drink the water in countries now, the more bateria my body experiences, the better for me.
Don J, this video shoes about Sugar, Grains, and obesity caused by sugar adn grains, carbos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM
Andy, what product are you referring to here at 1:21-1:26 in the vid where you say:
"I'm real proud only in the last 5 or 10 years has this product been thing but . . ." ?? Where you're talking about the problems being vegan and eating raw green veggies as a fast traveler?
5-10 years of vegetables in West Africa. Only on the last 5-10 years have they started eating vegetables in mass here in Togo, Benin etc. There was severe malnutrition because of only eating beet, manioc, yams, and millet. They have added carrots, lettuce, and growing numbers of veggies. Meat and millet, that was the staples 30-1000's of years.
Thanks for elaborating on that. All the things that make travel so interesting.