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This one might be a bit of a stretch, but reading it just made me so happy that I thought I should write about it.

Sadie Nardini is a big-time yogi (for my loyal readers, this is someone who practices yoga). Typically the thought of yoga people makes me sick. They often carry a holier-than-thou attitude and usually a vegetarian diet comes along with it. Nardini, however, has recently outed herself as a meat-eater to buck the trend.

In her article in The Huffington Post, she calls out all the pretentious yoga studios who almost force their teachers and students into a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. She recounts a particularly depressing story:

Students come to me all the time afraid to tell me about their darkest, dirtiest secret: they are omnivores. One even cried when I told her I eat meat too. She had been so traumatized at a top studio by having to watch unannounced Meat is Murder videos before being taught her yoga class.

Some things just aren’t right. Being a reformed vegetarian herself, Nardini knows how tough life is for vegetarians. Lucky for her, she has since given herself a new life that includes meat in her diet. On eating meat again after six years as a vegetarian, she says, “I felt vitality surge back into my body.”

I may not have lived a life of vegetarianism in the past, but I surely feel that way every time I bite into a delicious meaty meal.

For showing the world that not all yogis are absorbed in radical vegetarian tendencies, and being proud of it, Sadie Nardini, you are a true Unvegan Hero!

(via The Huffington Post)