Food has always been there for me. How many of us have said that in our lives? I know I have. And today’s guest Jasmin Singer, has written a memoire about her life experience. She says, “It was always the Oreos that were there for me at the end of the day.” And yet, it was that very food as friend that failed her in the end. Learn about Finding Myself Through Veganism, Juicing and Love with today’s podcast guest, Jasmin Singer.
The theme of Jasmin Singer’s Memoir can be summed up like this: How she went from being a bullied, fat kid to a vegan animal activist. Of course, there’s more to the story, like Jasmin’s passion for juicing, her revelations about how the world treated her differently after losing 100 pounds, and her views on authenticity.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from today’s interview with Jasmin:
I think complacency is possibly one of the most dangerous things we can embrace. — Jasmin Singer #namelymarly
Food is a deeply person, political issue. — Jasmin Singer #namelymarly
As it turns out, I couldn’t effectively advocate for anybody, unless I was advocating for myself. — Jasmin Singer #namelymarly
A junk food vegan diet is still a lot healthier than a meat-based diet, because you’re taking away a lot of the crap just by going vega. — Jasmin Singer #namelymarly
The single best way to advocate for animals is to create delicious, vegan food and we have to find a balance between showing how accessible and delicious it is, while also taking care of our nourishment and our needs. — Mariann Sullivan
We’re not going to be able to show up for others or ourselves if we’re not taking care of our very basic needs first. — Jasmin Singer #namelymarly
Veganism will become mainstream when people realize it’s convenient. — Jasmin Singer #namelymarly
The thing that is getting us closer to a mainstream tipping point isn’t necessarily people going vegan, but it’s people going more and more and more vegan, like going vegan 5 days a week. — Jasmin Singer #namelymarly
Our goal at Namely Marly is to provide you with inspiring resources to take on a vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and inspired, energetic living. We hope today’s interview about Finding Myself Through Veganism, Juicing and Love with Jasmin Singer has been helpful and informative.
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Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Jasmin, where we discuss:
- Jasmin talks about why she wrote her memoir
- We talk about vegan food and the dance between healthy and animal-free foods
- We talk about unhealthy relationships with food
- We talk about ways people can show their support for animals through a vegan diet
- Is veganism mainstream yet? We have a great discussion/debate on that topic
- We talk about Jasmin’s journey overcoming unhealthy attachments to food
- We talk about the importance of people adopting even partial vegan diets
- Jasmin encourages people who are considering a vegan diet to find or build community around that
- Jasmin talks about energy, and the importance of the energy she creates when she’s running and struggling, and how overcoming that struggle creates the energy for the rest of her life
This episode includes references to some resources you might find interesting. Here they are:
- Check out the site Jasmin Singer
- Read Jasmin’s book, Always Too Much and Never Enough
- Related post: Listen to the Easy Vegan Life with Kathy Hester on the Namely Marly Podcast
- Jasmin mentions the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
- Jasmin refers to Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live diet recommendations
- Related Post: Ten Ways to be Vegan
- Related Post: What Kind of Vegan Are You?
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