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WAKE UP AMERICA! Skinny Bitch Speaks Out

Compassionate eating starts with awareness and a single step in that direction.

Who is Rory Freedman?

Rory Freedman’s life as an outspoken vegan food activist really took off when her book, Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous, became an instant bestseller. The book is co-authored by Kim Barnouin.

With more than 3 million copies sold, Skinny Bitch remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 3 years. Nobody has done a better job of exposing the atrosities of the food industry while encouraging people, namely women, to eat more of what they enjoy in a more compassionate way.

Rory was the first activist to be named Person of the Year by VegNews magazine. She loves animals and food and actively encourages others to do the same.

In the words of Rory Freedman

It all starts with lies we are told as kids.

  • As children we are led to believe the animals we see and love are not the same as what’s on our plate.
  • We maintain this disconnect between animals and food because by the time we reach adulthood, we are addicted to animal foods.
  • Most people are compassionate about animals and would change their way of eating if they allowed this connection to be made.

When you see the inhumane treatment of animals for food with your own eyes, it is hard not to change.

  • Most people never consider what is happening to cows, pigs and chickens just so they can continue to eat them. I was the same way.
  • When we lift the veil and expose the realities, most people are appalled, not just vegetarians and food activists.
  • When we learn about meat production, we soon realize our life is not aligned with our true values and the way we live the rest of our life.
  • Everyone should watch, Earthlings. If you believe animals were put on this earth to please us, or you believe the bible advocates eating meat, this documentary may change your mind.

Vegans and vegetarians are no longer weird “hippie” people. 

  • Compassionate eating and healthy lifestyles are mainstream. Once people know better, they do better.
  • “You will never meet a more food obsessed group of human beings than vegans. We love to eat.”
  • Sources like www.goveg.com allow mainstream folks to order a free starter kit. Any change requires an adjustment period.

“Veganism to me is the fountain of youth.”

  • Eating a plant based diet makes me feel healthier, happier, and more energetic.
  • When I was eating meat, I didn’t realize all the good food that I was missing out on.
  • Being aligned with my real values of compassionate living, I became a happier person all around.

Caring about animals and people is not mutually exclusive.

  • Most animal rights activists are active with other causes of social justice, politics and civil rights. Compassionate hearts have broad wings.
  • It is a misconception that people who care about animals do so at the expense of  caring about people.
My mantra in Skinny Bitch is “Eat, eat, eat tons of food!” 
  • Food is meant to be enjoyed. We should not fear eating lots of good food including fruits and good fats.
  • The title, Skinny Bitch, was a marketing decision only. No one would have bought a book called, “Stop Hurting Animals. Be Vegan.”
  • The book does not encourage anorexia or fat acceptance. We need to love our bodies as we learn to take better care of ourselves.
Transition slowly.
  • I first gave up meat after seeing photos of slaughterhouses, etc. Later on I gave up fish and it took 10 years before I gave up cheese.
  • It is so much easier to eat animal-free these days with great products like Gardein and Daiya cheese.
  • Check out www.HappyCow.net for veg friendly restaurants and markets.

My Takeaway

I’m a huge fan of Rory Freedman’s. I am in total agreement that the greatest “foodies” on earth are vegans. We love to dream, plan, cook and eat great food.

My goal is to bridge the gap between meat eaters and vegans. We slaughter 10 billion animals annually just in America! We can’t keep up at this rate. Regardless of your attitude toward animal agriculture, most Americans are compassionate and don’t advocate suffering. Be proud of any small step you take in the direction of a more plant based diet.

Open your mind to a few meatless meals a week. Try some of the animal-free “meaty” alternatives readily available. No need to worry about cross-contamination or fat clogging your arteries. Take pride in that no animal had to suffer for your meal. That choice speaks to your compassionate heart.

I have yet to meet ONE vegan who did not feel better eating a plant based diet. The craziest surprise for me is that plant based eating is liberating not confining. I feel empowered not helpless. I feel motivated not frustrated. A water-rich, fiber-filled diet will keep your pipes clean–that’s reason enough to give it a try!

A Healthier YOU begins…

…with never turning your back on animal suffering by choosing consciously the food that’s on your plate.

Learn more about Rory Freedman.  Her books are available on Amazon.

Learn more about The Food Revolution and how you can purchase the entire summit in audio and .pdf formats.

The Food Revolution Network, founded by food activists, John & Ocean Robbins, conducted a series of audio interviews with twenty-four of the most well respected researchers, doctors, and authors, with a focus on how we can improve our food systems and lead healthier lives. This series will provide summaries of each of these interviews so that we may all improve our health by eating more consciously. Please read intro to series for disclaimer.

"If there is misery on our menus, it can't be good for our hearts." John Robbins

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