There was chaos in the vegan community recently when a vegan ‘traitor’ went all renegade and embarked on a hard-core meat-eating diet for 30 days.

Alyse Parker, is a well-known vegan influencer, who sent ripples of shock through her fan base when she released a video about her ‘carnivore diet’, which pretty much involved eating only meat and animal products for a full month.

Parker told her 720,000+ Youtube subscribers that: “Being vegan for almost five years, I know what it’s like to lose myself in the identity of a diet culture and lose true open-mindedness.”

The popular wellness blogger, said that she had moved away from veganism for health reasons and claimed that her meat-lovers diet had made her “more focused and healthy”.

Needed A Change

Parker shared with her 200,000 Instagram followers that she had “started to hear story after story from my fellow vegan friends jumping ship.”

“I knew I needed to make decisions based on what was in the best interest for my health,” she posted.

“I swallowed my pride and decided I’d give it a shot. Full on carnivore.”

“I woke up the next morning feeling more mentally clear, focused, wholesome and healthy than I had felt in years.”

After admitting that she more energy eating meat, she said that she would continue with a more balanced diet, including animal foods.

 

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Shocked!

Her vegan fans were appalled, with many responding with critical comments.

“Cows experience fear and pain. They have family units. They understand they are going to die when they are butchered. Factory farming of beef is not only cruel to intelligent animals but incredibly awful for the environment. You’re part of the problem, don’t pretend like you’re part of any solution,” said one disgruntled follower

“I find it so strange that a vegan for so long goes the completely opposite route. Going back to most common diet of eating… Well… Everything. But going full on carnivore!? That’s crazy!” said another.

Alyce Parker clean eating vegan

Supportive

However, Parker did find some support in her actions too.

“I’m so proud of you for being honest about your diet and lifestyle. I support you 100% I know many people who feel better with meat in their diet! Can’t wait to follow your journey more,” one said.

“Ex vegan here too girl. Finding out who you are outside of what you eat is one of the biggest challenges when you are entrenched in a cult-like mentality,” said another supporter.

Are you, or do you know anyone who is vegan? Tell us in the comments below.

  • She has to do what is right for her,it’s her choice!

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  • Good on her, she’s doing what she feels is right for her body.
    I know afew people that are big vegan advocates, each to their own.

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  • Going from one end of the spectrum to the complete opposite is a bit weird, but it’s her body and her decision at the end of the day. I do understand why a lot of vegans would be very passionate about her decision though, because vegans tend to be vegan because they don’t agree with how animals are treated and they don’t like the idea of them being raised for slaughter etc.

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  • I know some vegans and vegetarians but I support everyone’s food choices. I try to eat less meat and focus my diet on legumes, vegetables and fruits as I feel healthier.

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  • it is up to her

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  • Lol good on her. I love a balanced meal of meat and veggies/salad

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  • To be honest it doesn’t bother me – eat what you want and I will eat what I want. I know a couple of vegetarians…becomes a little frustrating when they expect you to cook meals for them, catering specifically for them

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  • I don’t know anyone personally, but some from afar. I do find this whole article confusing, but I guess it’s up to each person what suits their lifestyle and health.

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  • I know a couple of vegans and lots of vegetarians. Personally I could not give up dairy.


    • Unfortunately some people don’t give up dairy by choice. A lot of people who do are lactose intolerant and cows milk makes some people extremely ill. I know one who is anaephalexic if she has milk – even the smallest amount. Some are allergic to the “fat” content in the milk. Before the introduction of formulas some Mums had to skim ALL the cream off the boiled milk before it could be given to a baby or toddler. At least now we can buy lactose free milk f various types, many of them as UHT milk which doesn’t have to be refrigerated until it is opened.

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  • I understand vegetarian people, but I don’t understand much vegan ones.

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  • I have a friend that is vegan.

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  • Each to their own I think. Who are we to judge? If she wants to go back to eating meat then so be it!

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  • At least she is being honest and not closet eating. I wish her all the best

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  • Well i am not vegan and no one in my circle is vegan some of them are vegetarian but not vegan its really strick and different diet

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  • I’m a vegetarian and happy to be one.

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