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I think going vegan is great and being healthy is even better, but I don't think choosing "get skinny" as part of your motto is healthy. There are a lot of unhealthy, skinny, vegans because of mottos like these. Being skinny doesn't accomplish anything, if you go into it trying to get skinny.
I get where you are coming from.....but it is more a "motto" then get "too" skinny. Honestly, 2/3 of Americans are overweight with 34% of people actually being obese. And most of these people are trying crazy diets like Atkins and no carbs and calorie restriction to lose weight and improve health. It is my belief that a plant based diet with unprocessed foods is a great way to maintain a healthy body weight-without doing all the counting and other stuff that is hard to maintain during an entire lifetime. In addition, obviously, our hearts, lungs, colons, arteries, brains, and everything else is happier too. I don't think "slogans like this" cause unhealthy looking skinny vegans.....I actually haven't run into many, if any, too skinny vegans. In general, vegans just tend to have a healthy BMI, within the desired range. I have run into raw foodists who are extremely slender, yet often they are the ones that severely undereat and they are certainly not representative of the raw food movement as a whole. But with a country that is killing itself with it's diet, and buying into every diet plan under the sun, that cannot promise what an unprocessed plant based diet can-I don't see that much of an issue with using a plant based diet as a lifestyle choice to keep your weight in a good place. And keeping your weight in a healthy range does do something....Being overweight has a lot of potential consequences.