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Right now I’m writing this post angry. Very sad. I’m in fact balling my eyes out out of sheer anger and upset. I don’t even know if this post is ever going to be posted and if I do post it, I’m definitely going to be posting this a MONTH or so after these events because I don’t want to cause unnecessary drama or whatever.
Basically I did a tweet a while ago, where I was genuinely curious why when I’m on my period or at least in the week coming up to it, I tend to eat a lot. Seriously, my tummy is a bottomless pit. Nothing satisfies me. I can eat a full three course meal (I’ve never actually tested this but I kinda want to …) and still be fucking hungry afterwards. I just wanted to know if there was any science around it. I got that to be quite honest, a lot of my friends and people who follow me sent me links to articles on the matter and gave me literal science advice which I’m grateful for. If anyone was wondering it’s because your body is losing a lot of blood and thus iron and it’s craving everything and anything to get more iron in your system. So technically, eating iron rich foods would probably satisfy the issue but NO my brain is like POTATOES, PASTA, RICE, BREAD, ALLLLLLL THE CARBS.
Anywho, I got those replies which were great. I’m grateful. I also got a few replies and direct messages dictating and commenting on my direct. Granted I should’ve expected that stuff because I put myself out there with a question on food but that doesn’t take away from the issue here. I got comments along the lines of “it’s the choices you’re making with your diet Sophie” and “it’s because you’re vegan Sophie” and “it’s all the fucking panini’s and mock meats you’re eating Sophie”. Okay I’m exaggerating here but only ever so slightly.
I did a post a while back called Don’t Comment on People’s Food Intake because it’s fucking true. You shouldn’t be commenting on any person’s intake because it’s none of your fucking business.
I eat so good and I’m chunky, it’s clear I ain’t depriving myself of any food hahaha. I’m not even saying that to talk down to myself, I know it for a fact. I eat so fucking well. The majority of my meals are wholefoods and plant-based. I’m eating a damn meal right now where there’s a bed of rice with broccoli, cauliflower, sweetcorn, red kidney beans, sundried tomatoes, kale, mushrooms and onions. That’s fucking healthy. I often eat quinoa pasta with pesto. I eat a lot of sweet potatoes for fuck sake. I have spinach on tap.
I hardly ever eat mock meats because they aren’t gluten free for the most part, that’s just a stereotype on veganism that we all basically eat mock sausages and burgers and bacon but it’s not necessarily true.
Even if I did eat all of that, it doesn’t fucking matter. I don’t know why Susan from Kent (literally no one who messaged me on private is called that hahah, I’m not outing someone here!) is that bothered by a nineteen year old vegan loving life.
The thing that hurts the most is that I know I eat good. I try not to track calories and nutrients because of my disordered eating past but on the odd occasion I have done so just to check I’m doing good and I’m not slipping up anywhere ya feel? On every occasion, I. AM. DOING. JUST. FINE. It just bothers me a lot because I get super upset and overwhelmed when people comment on my weight or the food that I eat. It’s super sensitive to me.
Moral of the story here is: don’t fucking comment on people’s food intake. I don’t give a fucking shit if you are an individual who is thriving on a standard American diet. I don’t give a shit if you’re thriving on the keto diet or the raw vegan diet. Let others eat whatever they want as long as it’s not directly harming them. It literally is none of your business.
My tweet wasn’t even about my diet or my intake or whatever, I was just genuinely curious about the science behind why I was fucking hungry more on my period. I got that but I also got this shit. Don’t be like Susan from Kent, be a nice human.