adelina | 20 | vegan | germany

adelina | 20 | vegan | germany Follow

"those who criticise our generation forget who raised it" 🌹 spreading love kindness and awareness. documenting, learning.

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Give a shit about what you put into your body.. we live in a world where we can get everything we need, enjoy an absolutely incredible range of delicious food, be perfectly healthy and THRIVE, without the need to harm other beings🌿 If you ever want to chat about veganism or have any questions feel free to reach out to me✨ #VEGAN
missing summer and the warm water
"The moment you accept who you are and that you are blessed with the body that you have now.. that's the moment when confidence really starts. Every body is different but every body is also beautiful." ✨ This has probably been the biggest life lesson I've had to learn, and I am still learning. We're going to spend the rest of our lives with ourselves, so why not try and make the most of it? Beauty is so much more than our physical appearance. True beauty starts internally when we decide to love ourselves and others. And it reflects outwardly when we act on that decision. So, let's start to love ourselves. Utterly. Completely. With all of our human imperfections.
"Listen to me. This is your life - no one else's. At the end of the day, it is you who has to be happy with the choices you are making, food you are eating, things you are doing, goals you are pursuing. Do not let the opinions and judgements of others stop you from doing what you feel and know in your heart is right for you. Eat the food that makes you feel best. Do what makes you feel at peace. Surround yourself with people who make you feel good, who make you laugh, who sincerely make you smile. Go after what you want - not because someone else is telling you to, but because you want to. Listen to that inner voice, trust your gut, and trust yourself."
I was thinking non-stop about food. I was feeling cold all the time, even in the midst of summer. I saw food, and counted its calories automatically. I ate something and the first thing I did afterwards was to step on the scale. I was grabbing my 'fat' and started to cry. I was constantly comparing my weight to every single person passing on the street. I was compulsively exercising. I ran up to 60, 90, 120, 150 minutes every single day, when I could barely stand on my feet. I was feeling guilty when I ate an orange because of its sugar. I was lying to everyone. I pretended that I wasn't hungry. I wasn't able to sleep. I was laying on the ground crying because I could feel my bones and they hurt. I felt like suffocating. My body was desperately crying for food, but I still refused to eat. I hated my body. I hated myself. I was constantly getting abused by my own mind. Just imagine having a person following you around every single second of the day telling you that you are fat, that you are worthless, that you are wrong, that you are nothing, that no one cares, that you should get over yourself, that you shouldn't eat, that you are not worth food, that you are absolutely disgusting. Imagine having those thoughts right from the second you open your eyes. They are haunting you throughout the whole day, and you can't even escape them at night. I wasn't even tired anymore. I was just exhausted. Please believe me, I wanted to tell someone, but I didn't know how. So, I put on a smile 24/7. I set up a mask, and played a happy version of myself. But on the inside I felt lost. Lost to my 'disease'. Lost to my own mind. I completely isolated myself. Looking back, I have no idea how I could let it go that far. A lot of things happened during this time, and food slowly became the only thing I could control, and this control was the only satisfaction I had back then.. It's true, I have lost a lot of weight, I managed to drop my weight from 69kgs to 47kgs within a short period of time, I just kept getting worse and worse.. And I remember when I took the picture on the left, I was deperately hoping that one day I could do exactly what I am doing today, to show you that (c)
Quick & easy post workout meal🌿 A huuuge fresh salad + basil, cucumber, nuts and seeds, avo and tofu
Trash Talk 
#2 and #3 🌿 27/03/2017
my local park and the forest 
2 bags of rubbish
4 plastic bottles 
32 glass bottles 
28 bottle tops
1/2 bag of recycling 
100+ cigarette butts 
1 pair of jeans
2 batteries 
uncountable pieces of glass
Keep on cleaning!✨
My spirit animal when it comes to veganism and taking care of the environment @herb.itall.bivore inspired me to finally wage a war on litter. In 2017, he has already picked up litter 73 times, which is absolutely incredible. I am so grateful to have somebody like him in the vegan movement🌿
So, my sister and I spent a couple of hours cleaning our city yesterday, and we filled four bags with trash. We picked up so many cigarette butts, bottle tops, plastic bags, broken pieces of glass, little bits of plastic and bottles.
I mean I do feel good that all of this won't be laying around anymore, but I am really sad that it was there in the first place. And we also got some really nice and incredible words of encouragement from people, and it did put a smile on our faces, but I think it's weird to get praised for something which should be naturally. Do you know what I mean?
Anyway, I do really hope to inspire at least one person of you as well to start thinking more environmentally..
I hope you're all having a great week so far. I've got so much love for all of you✨
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -Marcus Aurelius
I wrote an article about why we all need feminism. And please don't get offended by the title, but read the full post (the link is in my bio). I put my whole heart into it. Thank you 💛 // "Remember that feminism isn't misandry and that the two aren't interchangeable. Female feminists don't hate men. We support their rights too. But right now, it's women who are being sold into slavery by the thousands, sentenced to marry at 13 and give birth at 14. It's women who are being raped at a ratio of 3:5. It's women who are denied access to contraceptives and sanitary abortions. It's women who walk with their car keys between their fingers and pepper spray in their purse, and a taser in their car, researching self-defense tips before they go out for a drink. And it's important to stand up to FIX THOSE ISSUES. It's important to realize that ALL OF US need feminism."
The other side of veganism // I'm usually all about positivity and spreading love but I have to get this off my chest and mind, otherwise it is going to kill me. So first of all, veganism is not a trend or a fad diet, and it's not an eating disorder. I repeat. Veganism is not an eating disorder. Denying your body essential nutrients and calories is. Veganism, however, is an ethical way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals for food, clothing, etc. And it's not a diet. It's a philosophy, and it's a compassionate, mindful way of living. And here's another thing I hate to hear that people claim me to have an eating disorder only because I refuse to eat at McDonalds, only because I don't drink coffeine anymore, only because I stay away from artificial sweeteners, only because I stopped drinking. In all honesty, I stopped drinking because I link too many injuries and bad memories with it. Seriously though, what is wrong with eating a whole-foods plant-based diet and taking care of your body, mind and soul? You can call me crazy. You can call me stupid. You can call me boring. You can call me anything you want. But don't expect me to still spend time with you afterwards, or even text you back. I'm just done with people being so prejudiced and ignorant. We currently live in a society where it's totally normal to poison ourselves for fun and then just act as though it's a completely fine and normal thing to do. It's just fucking poison that we've taught ourselves to enjoy. Let's be clear, you can be vegan and still choose to eat chips and drink all day. You can be vegan and eat pasta, bread, donuts, fries, cake and pizza. Vegan isn't just fruits and vegetables. And I simply choose to stay away from certain foods and drinks because they do not make me feel good. And contrary to popular belief, you can be on a plant-based diet and still have a muscular body. Derek Simnett (@simnettnutrition), Jon Venus (@jonvenus), Patrick Reiser (@patrick.reiser), Stefanie Moir (@naturallystefanie) and many more are living proof. And no, we do not think of ourselves as morally superior to meat-eating people. (c)
People tell me "you've changed" quite a lot lately. Well, that's true. I have lived in darkness. I have been through hell. I have been bruised. I have been betrayed. I have been broken. I have looked my demons in the eyes, and I have survived. So thank goodness I have changed. I am not the same person I was five years ago, two years ago, or even one year ago. I am not as nice as I used to be, I don't trust everyone anymore and I distance myself from certain people. It took me way too long to realize that a friend isn't someone who never asks how you're doing, who only texts you when they want or need something. A friend is not someone who only makes small-talk with you, or doesn't even know who you are. And it hurts, when you give your all to someone, you stick with them, no matter what, but they just give up on you without an explanation one day. But what hurts the most is when you've shown every dark shadow inside you another person, and they leave. And in case some of you were wondering, I am not sad. I am not mad, and I don't hate people. It's just that I don't care anymore. And it may sounds harsh, but I've realized that nobody is worth stressing over. It's okay to move on. It's okay to leave people behind. It's okay to let go of people who let go of you. I have to admit that sometimes, I do wonder how they are, but life goes on. So, I do not chase another human beings anymore. Instead, I take chances and I chase my own dreams, my own goals and my own passions. I am not forcing myself to fit in places where I don't belong anymore. So yes, I have changed and I want to change. I want to grow. I want to travel and I want to experience new things. I want to learn more and more and find the hidden beauty in the ordinary. I simply want to feel alive. I worked damn hard to get where I am today, and I am going to create my life as I want it. Life is hard enough without being around people who constantly bring you down. You have to make your wellbeing a priority.