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#mituFIT: Raw Vegan Myths Busted

BY Paula Carvajal | April 2, 2015 AT 9:20 pm
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#mituFIT: Raw Vegan Myths Busted

Have a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle on Fruits & Veggies

It isn’t something she’s done all her life. In fact, it’s wasn’t something she thought of at all. Parties, cocktails and cigarettes were her priorities — that is, until a surgery made her kick all her vices at once.

Yovana Mendoza, better known as YouTube sensation Rawvana and spokesperson for #mituFIT, began her low fat, high carbohydrate raw vegan diet in January 2013. She had the same questions as everyone else. Can I live eating only fruits and vegetables? Is this healthy? How much will this change my life? The answers were yes, yes and only for the better. Here, Rawvana busts 11 of the most common myths about a raw vegan lifestyle.

Myth: I’ll be protein deficient.

Myth: The sugar intake from fruit is unhealthy.

Myth: I won’t get enough calcium.

Myth: I’ll get sick or become anemic.

Myth: I won’t have energy to exercise.

????Squats, ball throws, and ball slams all with a 10 pound medicine ball, 3 sets of each with 10 repetitions each. 7 am workout this morning on the #MituFit challenge! For the past 2 months I’ve been keeping the habit of going to bed by 10 pm, waking up at 6 am, and working out by 7. I’ve been feeling more energized, fresher, I’m able to do more throughout my day, and feeling in better harmony with my body. Amazing how small changes can affect your well being! #rawvana Wearing @dylninspired —————————- ????Ejercicios con pelotas de peso: sentadillas, tirar pelota, y aventar pelota hacia bajo, 3 sets de cada una con 10 repeticiones. Ejercicio a las 7 esta mañana en el reto #MituFit! Los últimos 2 meses he tenido el hábito de dormirme a las 10 pm, despertar a las 6 am, y hacer ejercicio a las 7. Me he sentido con más energía, mad fresca, me rinde mas el día, y me siento en más harmonía con mi cuerpo. Increíble como cambios pequeños afectan tu bienestar!

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Myth: I don’t have to drink as much water since fruit is hydrating.

Myth: It’s too expensive to be raw vegan.

????????????Transformation Tuesday! A little over two years ago, from one day to the next, I made the decision to completely change my lifestyle. Daily smoker, drinker, and ate all kinds of unhealthy foods, I tried eating raw vegan for two weeks and felt instant changes, I felt God’s presence, joy from within, and clear mindedness that helped me to see the TRUTH????. The lifestyle I was leading was not only toxic for my physical body, but it was also keeping me from living my purpose! I am grateful for my past because it has made me the person I am today and don’t regret any of it. I am grateful to God showing me the way to stop numbing myself and showing me a new way to LIVE LIFE and live an ABUNDANT LIFE! It’s not easy to leave the past behind, but it’s the only way to EVOLVE! #MituFit ——————————– ????????????Martes de Transformación! Hace poco más de dos años, de un día para otro, tome la decisión de cambiar por completo mi estilo de vida. Fumaba, tomaba, y comía de todo, probé comer crudivegano por 2 semanas y sentí cambios inmediatos: la presencia de Dios, gozo que viene desde adentro, y claridad mental que me permitió ver la VERDAD????. El estilo de vida que llevaba no solo era tóxico para mi cuerpo físico, pero también me estaba impidiendo de vivir mi propósito! Estoy agradecida por mi pasado por que me hizo la persona que ahora soy, no me arrepiento de absolutamente nada. Doy Gracias a Dios todos los días por haberme mostrado una manera diferente de VIVIR la VIDA y una VIDA en ABUNDANCIA y dejar de adormecerme! No es fácil dejar el pasado atrás, pero si es la única manera de EVOLUCIONAR! #rawvana

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Myth: Organic foods are still more expensive.  

Myth: I can be a raw vegan most the week and reward myself with a cheat day.

Myth: Being a raw vegan is only about food.

Myth: My social life will be over.

Kat Von D Beauty No Longer Belongs To The Famous Tattoo Artist, ‘I Just Can’t Do Everything,’ She Said

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Kat Von D Beauty No Longer Belongs To The Famous Tattoo Artist, ‘I Just Can’t Do Everything,’ She Said

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After 12 years of bold colors, vegan products, and cruelty-free beauty innovation, Kat Von D announced that she’s stepping down from her eponymous beauty line. The queen of vegan makeup sold her stakes in the company and the cosmetics line will be rebranding to reflect her departure from the makeup line. 

Kat Von D announced that she has sold all of her remaining shares in Kat Von D Beauty to partner Kendo.

The makeup line’s existing parent company will now take ownership completely now that Von D has formally resigned from her role. In a company press release, the brand stated that while Von D pursues her artistic endeavors, she will no longer be involved with the brand “in any capacity.”

Kat Von D announced she’s parting ways with her eponymous beauty brand after 12 years to allow the brand to continue to grow. 

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This past year has been one of great change for me. As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line, and am now busy prepping to release my long awaited album in the Spring, followed by an international tour! As much as I wish I could balance all of this, on top of continuing my makeup line, it has become clear to me that I just can’t do everything at the maximum capacity. It's hard to admit this, since I’ve always said “You can do everything and anything.” But I don’t think admitting one's limits is a bad thing. With that said, I’ve decided to sell my shares of the brand, turning it over to Kendo, my partners for the past 11 years. This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and I believe Kendo is primed to do just that. The transition for you, my loyal customers, will be seamless. In order to avoid any confusion with such a big change, Kat Von D Beauty will take a moment to rebrand itself, so you will start noticing the change from KatVonD Beauty to KvD Vegan Beauty. I'd like to thank my beloved fans+followers who supported my vision to create a brand that stood for compassion, true artistry, and challenged modern ideals of beauty — most of which I never could relate to. I was able to create a makeup line that made outsiders like me feel like we have a place in this “beauty” world, and gave myself and others the tools to express ourselves in our own unique way, whether it was embraced by the majority or not. And I just couldn’t have done any of this without you! Lastly, thank you for understanding+respecting my choice, as it was a difficult one to make, but one I am proud of regardless, and am confident that the team will continue the KvD legacy! Here’s to many, many more years of KvD Vegan Beauty!

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The tattoo and makeup artist shared the news on Instagram, revealing that it wasn’t an easy decision. On top of being a new mom, launching a vegan shoe line, and preparing to release an album and tour in the spring, Von D admits she is no longer able to dedicate enough attention to the cosmetics brand. 

“This past year has been one of great change for me. As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line, and am now busy prepping to release my long-awaited album in the Spring, followed by an international tour,” she wrote in the post’s caption. “As much as I wish I could balance all of this, on top of continuing my makeup line, it has become clear to me that I just can’t do everything at the maximum capacity.”

Kat Von D dedicated more than 2 years to her vegan shoe line.

Von D worked to create her own shoe collection, making careful decisions about everything from a price point ranging from $90 to $350 to where, exactly, the pieces would be made.

“I became vegan in 2013 and, to be honest, I thought it was just a dietary thing,” she told InStyle “Then I was looking at my shoe collection and everything was either made out of leather or snakeskin, or the adhesive used was derived from horses.”

The silver lining for fans of Kat Von D’s cult-favorite products is that they’re not going anywhere.

Kat Von D Beauty’s iconic products like the cult-favorite Ink Liner and Lock-It Foundation aren’t going anywhere. Under Kendo’s complete ownership, the brand’s current product lineup will still be available, and there will be future launches. All products will still be 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. 

She continued  “…With that said, I’ve decided to sell my shares of the brand, turning it over to Kendo, my partners for the past 11 years. This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and I believe Kendo is primed to do just that.” 

As of Jan 16. Kat Von D Beauty is slowly rebranding as KVD Beauty. The announcement of the new name was made on the brand’s Instagram

“Today, our founder Kat Von D has parted ways with us, as she leaves to pursue other artistic endeavors (vegan shoe line and music). We wish her the best of luck and thank her for 12 years of partnership,” reads the post’s caption. “We are NOW renamed and re-branded KVD Vegan Beauty – and fully owned and operated by Kendo. The same team that created our iconic and beloved products for the past 12 years (and built the empire with Kat) is ready to make history again. We still value self-expression, compassion, and empowerment.” 

Von D launched her vegan cosmetic brand in 2008 with four red lipsticks.

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Now, there are over 250 products in the collection, which are sold globally in 36 countries at Katvondbeauty.com, Sephora.com, and Sephora stores. Products like the Ink Liner and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick are both fan and industry favorites. 

With Von D out, KVD Vegan Beauty will continue to offer its existing product range, and will now release new innovations under Kendo.

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“We are fully positioned to continue the brand’s growth and development in both product and marketing,” David Suliteanu, Kendo CEO says. “We have developed a very strong product pipeline for 2020 and beyond. The same Kendo team that made history with KVD Vegan Beauty is ready to do it again.” 

Von D added that during her tenure, she felt she was able to create a line that made outsiders feel like they had a “place in the beauty world.” She also expressed confidence in Kendo for carrying the KVD legacy.

READ: After Saying She Won’t Vaccinate Her Kid, Kat Von D Wants You To Know She’s Not An Anti-Vaxxer

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Would You Like A Piece Of Tomato On Your Bread? Or A Plain Bowl Of Rice?—These Have To Be The Saddest Vegetarian Meals To Ever Happen

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Would You Like A Piece Of Tomato On Your Bread? Or A Plain Bowl Of Rice?—These Have To Be The Saddest Vegetarian Meals To Ever Happen

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Myth: All Vegetarians Eat Is Sad Salads And Carrots—Check Out 12 Of The Saddest Vegetarian Meals To Ever Happen

Would You Like A Piece Of Tomato On Your Bread? Or A Plain Bowl Of Rice?—These Have To Be The Saddest Vegetarian Meals To Ever Happen

Depending On Where You Live, It Might Not Be So Hard Eating Vegetarian, But You’ll Still Probably Run Into Meals Like These: The Saddest Veggie Meals To Ever Happen

The biggest misconception about being a vegetarian? That all we eat is sad salads and plates filled with carrots. It’s not true. There’s LOTS of stuff we eat. Most vegetarians are always stuffing their face with varied deliciousness. Because there are SO MANY things that we can eat. Hummus, pizza, fancy pasta. All the stuff regular omnivores eat, just without the bacon on top. So can someone please explain why when we tell people we’re vegetarian, they immediately prepare us something along the lines of these 12 sad meals? Stop the madness. Stop the carb load. Check out these 12 photos to witness some of the saddest vegetarian meals to ever happen.

Airplane Carbs 

Plane meals are always a bit disappointing — even for meat eaters. On this occasion, even the flight crew felt bad for the poor man.  If this isn’t a serious carb load, then what is?  

Broccoli and fries

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My share #sadVegetarian #stillYummy

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Many vegetarians have settled for a side order of fries as their main, but with this sad piece of broccoli to boot? Do better.

When the menu says “Toast with Mushrooms” 

You must always remember to BYOVB (bring your own vegan burger) to barbecues, otherwise you might get stuck with a piece of toast and literal mushrooms –no seasoning in sight. No thank you.

When the family forgets you’re vegetarian at Christmas dinner 

Another case of BYOVB* because there’s a near 100% chance that you’ll be stuck with 2 vegetarian sides at the family dinner.

A sad vegetarian breakfast

When your only viable option for breakfast is a hashbrown, you load up —and add lots of coffee. 

An epically sad vegetarian lunch option at school

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Ahh, nothing like an apple, a banana and an empty hotdog bun to fuel you up after a morning of studies. NOT.

When there are no vegetarian options at the restaurant so rice is all you can have 

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A world without rice is no world at all

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Depending on where you live, it might not be so hard eating vegetarian. But you’ll still probably run into situations where your only option is a sad plate of plain rice. Sigh.

Soggy tofu and tomato sauce as the only vegetarian option when eating out

Isn’t eating out fun? The answer is, no, not always. I don’t really know what I would do if I was handed a sliced piece of bland tofu and some tomato sauce. Like, what am I supposed to do with this? 

When the only vegetarian options at Thanksgiving dinner are green beans and potatoes

Personally, this is the most tragic one. There you are, eating your green beans while the rest of the family stuffs their face with all the options. Cries internally.

When sweet potatoes are your only safe option

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Only sad vegans don't use seasoning #filetmignon

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Always carry a sweet potato, you never know when it might save you from starving. 

We’ve all had to settle for a side salad but COME ON

When grandma has her birthday party and everyone brings food to the barbecue —dang, not even a pasta dish?

Is this a sandwich or a hotdog or both?

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Is this a hotdog or a sandwich or both or neither

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This sad excuse for a sandwich –but at least this vegetarian learned his lesson and brought his own damn veggie dog to the cookout.

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