I have to say I'm a little stunned by this. I'm sure we all know that a vegan diet doesn't automatically mean skinny, but to say that:
' Fat vegans, however, have failed one important animal: themselves. Furthermore, their audiences of meat-eaters and animal-abusers may be so distracted by their appearance that they cannot hear the vital issues of animal rights and the environment; resulting in an unacknowledged setback for a fat vegan’s hard work for change.'
My god, it's hard enough keeping a positive notion about oneself when overweight without a Doctor basically saying that overweight people are too 'distracting' to be taken seriously!! Gee, thanks for that Doc!!
I understand the reasoning behind the article and that his weight loss guidelines are sensible and intelligent....but I think most people understand the concept behind weight loss, it's just the practice of doing it for whatever reason (psychological, depression, emotional overeating, etc etc) isn't always as simple as the theory. What about those who eat highly processed vegan food and yet remain skinny whilst eating unhealthily, why is there no mention of that? Is it because as a slim vegan they're not at risk of distracting people from the vegan message??
Anyway, enough of my waffle!