Are you a healthy vegetarian? Or do you fill your shopping basket with Oreos and mac & cheese? Prior to going vegan a few years ago, Jasmin Singer had hardly ever eaten a vegetable. “I pushed them around my plate, 5-year- old-style.” Even after she embarked on her vegan lifestyle, her diet still centered around unhealthy junk foods. Until one day, she discovered juicing through Joe Cross’s film Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. She went from being obese, exhausted and on the road to heart disease to freeing herself from food addiction, losing 100 pounds and feeling on top of the world!
Having experienced bullying first hand, Jasmin is now determined to fight for the underdogs that cannot fight for themselves. She’s a passionate advocate for animal rights and founder of Our Hen House, a nonprofit that helps activists create independent media and change the world.
Jasmin’s inspiring and witty new book Always Too Much and Never Enough explores her search for personal authenticity through juicing, veganism and love.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- How to go from unhealthy vegan to thriving plant-based vegan.
- How to stop using food to manage your emotions.
- How Jasmin lost 100 pounds.
- Why numbers on the scale are only a tiny part of the weight loss journey.
- How Jasmin adapted juicing to train for a half marathon.
- Why you need to chew your juice.
- How Jasmin stays healthy on the road.
- How to change your perspective in one simple move.
- How to motivate yourself to work out.
- The best black eyeliner (not tested on animals of course!).
Jasmin’s top tips for staying healthy on the road:
- Make sure you get your veggies in first thing in the morning – make yourself a green smoothie.
- If you don’t have a travel blender, most motels offer plain oatmeal. Add a bit of fruit and you’ve got yourself a super healthy breakfast!
- Get outside every day, and move your body.
- Split dessert (or if you want to enjoy a whole dessert to yourself, don’t judge yourself for it or feel guilty!).
About Always Too Much and Never Enough:
“One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.”
From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined her life.
Most people think there’s no such thing as a fat vegan. Most people don’t realize that deep-fried tofu tastes amazing and that Oreos are, in fact, vegan. So, even after Jasmin embraced a vegan lifestyle, having discovered her passion in advocating for the rights of animals, she defied any “skinny vegan” stereotypes by getting even heavier.
More importantly, she realized that her compassion for animals didn’t extend to her own body, and that her low self-esteem was affecting her health. She needed a change. By committing to monthly juice fasts and a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, Jasmin lost almost a hundred pounds, gained an understanding of her destructive relationship with food, and finally realized what it means to be truly full.
Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, this is Jasmin’s story of how she went from finding solace in a box of cheese crackers to finding peace within herself.
Jasmin Singer’s Links
Our Hen House Facebook
Our Hen House Twitter
Our Hen House Instagram
Jasmin Singer Facebook
Jasmin Singer Twitter
Our Favorite Moments:
@11:26 It was the first time I had ever consumed a vegetable.
@28:37 A green juice would make me so happy.
@31:30 I love eating!
@34:08 I can’t believe you just said that!
@38:47 You’ve gotta feel it to heal it.
@49:15 I am the befuddled one.
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