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David Carter Vegan Lineman

David Carter sure doesn’t look like the weak stereotype that many perceive those on a vegan diet to be. This 300-pound athlete is the defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders in the NFL, and he does not eat any animal products. He is 26-years-old, has a height of 6-6 and can bench 470 and squat 660 pounds.

Carter grew up eating meat and believed it was necessary to eat it in order to be big and strong. “Every coach, trainer, nutritionist, and doctor all pointed me in the direction of animal products,” he wrote on his blog. “From protein shakes to weight gainers there was no other alternative, so I did as I was told and followed the standard athlete’s diet regimen. Whey protein, raw eggs, gallons of milk, and casein were in just about every supplement I took.”

So why did he make a healthier change? ”One night my wife and I were watching Forks Over Knives and I realized that all the effort I was putting in to get big and strong for football was actually killing me,” he wrote. So, he started eating vegan!

Carter is awesome for showing the world that you can thrive and be strong enough to play football with the biggest of meat eaters. He played college football at U.C.L.A. and was drafted in 2011, making this season his fourth year in the NFL. Now, he is in the process of launching his personal website, The 300 Pound Vegan, where you can read posts about his vegan diet and catch up on news relating to the athlete. The site plans to allows readers to make a difference by submitting donations.

“I have always seen the benefits of being vegan, but I never thought I could have a plant-based diet and keep weight on for football,” Carter wrote on his blog. ”After being vegan for only two months I can honestly say that being vegan is not the only most efficient way to be full body strong, it’s also the most humane; everyone wins.”

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Heather Mills Talks Newcastle Vegan Festival 2014

How proud am I as a Geordie and fellow vegan to see such a festival appear in the heart of Northumberland.

When I was a kid meat was considered the cornerstone of a good diet. Luckily for us it was too expensive, so though we felt deprived at the time, we were blessed, little did we know..

Many years later when I became a vegan I realised that an alternate to meat would help others go through the transitional period to save their health, the animals, and the environment.

Now, VBites Foods is the biggest meatless meat manufacturer in the world. All dreams of saving lives, both animal and human are do-able, you must just take that leap of faith.

Visit the Newcastle Vegan festival and educate yourself for the better. Everyone can heal through a plant based diet, and the bonus is saving 100″s of lives in your lifetime…….

Heather Mills

Vegan Festival Newcastle upon Tyn

Its finally here.

At the time of writing this we are just over 24 hours from the first vegan festival to be held in Newcastle upon Tyne. Organising this event alongside studying full time at Northumbria University was a challenge to say the least, but it has finally arrived.

The purpose of this vegan festival as I would have thought most other similar festivals, is to promote a cruelty free and healthier lifestyle. If even a single individual questions were their food or clothes comes from, I would consider this festival a success, that said our aim is to educate to preach.

The overwhelming feedback I have had from the general public has been crazy, the number of emails, texts and PM’s I receive everyday was not expected, although replying to these was a full time job on its own (no im not exaggerating), it goes to show that consumers are more aware than ever.

over the last 7 or so month there have been…

  • 10,000 + Emails sent
  • 1000′s of tweets & FB posts
  • 17,000 + Twitter followers
  • 1000′s of FB likes
  • Dozens of radio and blog interviews
  • 1000′s of hours of marketing
  • Dozens on volunteers
  • Venue change
  • Date change
  • Distribution of over 60,000 flyers & 2000 Posters
  • + other stuff that I cant remember..

So I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project, I would also like to thank everyone who comes to the event, everyone who walks through the door tomorrow will be making the world a little bit nicer, as all our ticket and tombola sales will be donated charity (for more details click here).

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