While standing in the cafe waiting for my almond latte today, I took note of the coffee orders taken. Most went for coffee with regular cows milk. Some wanted soy milk, coconut milk, or almond milk. Some even went for pure espresso (for example, long blacks).
I noticed something. People who ordered coffee with cows milk seemed much more chubby than those who ordered coffee without cows milk. Of course, being a vegan, I am extremely biased, and my observations may be coloured by wishful thinking or confirmation bias.
But I thought about it carefully. Cows milk is designed for cows. It makes sense then that those who regularly drink cows milk would themselves eventually start to resemble cows.
There aren’t that may vegans in the world, so if every vegan doubles what they eat and then double their exercise, it’s as if the population of vegans has doubled, which puts more pressure on businesses to create vegan food. Vegans should eat more (and don’t forget to exercise).
Do carbs make you fat?
You gain weight when you eat more calories than you burn. It doesn’t matter whether those calories come from carbs, protein, or fat.
However, most food that are high in carbohydrates (e.g. fruit) tend to have lower calorie densities than fatty foods (e.g. butter, oil, nuts, and meat). Fruits generally are not high in calories.
100g of blueberries has 57 calories.
100g of mango has 60 calories.
100g of banana has 89 calories.
100g of beef has 250 calories.
100g of mixed nuts has 607 calories.
100g of butter has 717 calories.