Has Miley Cyrus damaged the Vegan Community?

Has Miley Cyrus damaged the Vegan Community?

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For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Ted and
I am Yoga Trapeze®, Inferno Hot Pilates®, Balanced Body® Reformer
& YMCA Awards Level 3 Mat Pilates, Nutrition & Yoga Instructor.
I’m also a Fashion & Fitness Photographer.
Here’s my Linktree™ to my website and my social media accounts:
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I’ve always been a fan of Miley for her music.  

My favourite songs being “Malibu”, “4×4”, “Party in the USA” and of course “Wrecking Ball”.

Miley has always been able to grab the headlines, whether it’s for her controversial video “Wrecking Ball” or her controversial VMA Performance with Robin Thicke, but is it fair to criticise her decision to stop being Vegan by consuming fish?

Do you think celebrities have a responsibility for being role models?

I must admit that I was unaware that Miley had been a Vegan for 6 years, since I am very new to the Vegan diet/lifestyle, and have only been on it for 110 days.

There is so much to learn, and my body has undergone several changes and is still adjusting to a meat-free diet everyday.

I also suffer from an eating disorder called B.E.D. (Binge Eating Disorder) which makes things even harder.

I’ve been told that Vegans often have to take supplements, (especially Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, Omega-3, Iodine, Iron, Calcium and Zinc) and since I started becoming Vegan, I’ve been taking  high strength multi-vitamin & minerals tablets from Holland & Barrett.

Because I’m old as dirt, my joints are creaky and frail, and so I’ve been taking Glucosamine Sulphate for years, which I understand derives from shellfish.  I am, in the process of sourcing a Vegan alternative like Glucosamine Hydrochloride, but since H&B don’t stock Glucosamine Hydrochloride, nor do any of my Vegan friends have any joint issues, I haven’t been able to find anyone (I know or trust) to recommend one brand other the other yet.  I will probably just start trying out different brands as soon as finish my current supply of Glucosamine Sulphate.

The other supplement that I’ve been taking since childhood is Omega-3 from cod liver oil.  I never questioned how it was made, or where it was from because my Mum just gave it to us and said it was good for our brains.

Since I’m trying to live a Vegan lifestyle, I was happy to discover that I can get Omega-3 from Algal Oil capsules, but I was surprised that the staff in three different branches of Holland & Barrett a) didn’t know this and b) didn’t know they stocked it!

Algal Oil is pretty expensive (£9.99 for 30 capsules) so I’m also trying Flaxseed oil capsules and Linwoods milled organic Flaxseed which is the same price for 1kg!

Miley says that the reason why she’s come off the vegan diet is to get Omega-3 from fish, but if you can get it from Algal Oil (which is derived from marine algae and contains the two most important Omega-3 fatty acids: DHA – docosahexaenoic acid and EPA – eicosapentaenoic acid) or Flaxseed oil, then surely she may have another reason for choosing to eat fish?

I won’t lie, I do miss eating fish and seafood, and I hope it gets easier as time goes by, but do let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 😘

I haven’t written a blog before, but a friend of mine suggested that I keep a diary of my Vegan journey as a way to help others who are interested in living a Vegan lifestyle too.

Ted

My name is Ted and I am Yoga Trapeze®, Inferno Hot Pilates®, Balanced Body® Reformer & YMCA Awards Level 3 Mat Pilates, Nutrition & Yoga Instructor. I’m also a Fashion & Fitness Photographer. Here’s my Linktree™ to my website and my social media accounts: linktr.ee/icefirefitness

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  1. Paige

    Yeah I’ve also heard her quick judgement of her mental “sharpness” is quite likely a placebo effect. I do think celebs or anyone with a platform should use it for good, although she’s rejected the title of role model over and over and appears as though she’s made her own peace with this. Unfortunately, she’s not a role model for me, but she is real and honest, and maybe there’s something inspiring within that alone.

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