My name is Catalin “Cat” Manea, or THE VEGGIENATOR. I am Romanian- Canadian and I reside in Beautiful British Columbia, near Vancouver, Canada. Vegan since May 2015, when I decided that I could not live as I used to, I could not deny animals their lives for my own pleasure. Since then my goal has been to try to convert as many people as possible towards veganism and so I signed up as a mentor for new vegans on a couple of sites. I also studied for and graduated in 2018 with a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition Coaching. Together with my Degree in Physical Education from Europe, and 22 years since I stated being involved in Health and Fitness, all this makes me feel confident in what I am doing. And as some people told me before, sometimes I am a smart-ass because of that. But I have good intentions…
I am going to say this in front of everybody: becoming vegan was a genius move and probably the best decision I have ever made, along with asking my wife, Nicoleta to marry me and immigrating to Canada in 2007. I also feel like an idiot for letting myself brainwashed for so long into believing that animal products serve any role in the human diet, other than slowly clogging your arteries. But now, there is nothing I can change anymore other than live in shame and at the same time be grateful that I have changed.
Why did I start writing this blog? Well, because when at work, when at the gym or any other moment of the day, my brain is working; I am thinking non stop of what I can do to make myself better, or how to save the animals, or to save the planet. Or how can I become such a successful entrepreneur, author and health coach that I make an amazing living not by waking up at 5AM every day to go to a 9 to 5 job, but by helping people live amazing lives, without heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Because most of us who follow the research know that certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease can be stopped as even reversed with a whole food plant based diet, as shown decades ago by pioneers as Pritikin, Ornish, Esselstyn and many other heroes.
I am not a vegan that spreads love and loves and understand everybody, including animal abusers. No, I am a vegan beast, and many people ask me-“Hey, why are you so angry, why are you so critical?”. Well, maybe because every day I see the horrors that happen to animals and I won’t even describe them here because there are hard to describe! Maybe because the oceans are getting fished clean and because because of human’s greed the planet might go to hell by 2050? This is why, but few people only will understand and take action!
Anyhow, don’t worry, I won’t always be a preachy, angry vegan here on my blog. I will keep a positive attitude as I am more and more satisfied that we are taking over, more and more people choose compassion and the world might have a chance in the future. And this includes you, my dear reader!
YOU are a CHAMP.
Until next time,