A vegan influencer who no longer follows her diet plans due to the health issues they caused continues to sell them to others online.
We currently live in a world where people have a litany of different diets to choose from. Not the type of diet you employ to lose weight necessarily, but diets people take up for other reasons. Vegetarianism, veganism, dairy-free, gluten-free. We here at TheRichest have no issue with whatever diet someone chooses to follow. It is an important life choice that is entirely up to the individual.
What we do have a problem with is someone highly influential making money from a diet and a lifestyle that they know doesn't work. That's exactly what Yovana Mendoza Ayres have been doing, and continues to do. The vegan influencer, who has a staggering 1.3 million followers on Instagram, adopted a raw vegan diet six years ago.
Since then, she has been touting the health benefits of doing so and even sells pretty expensive diet plans on her website. However, her legions of fans were in shock when a video surfaced online that showed Ayres eating fish. The influencer has since posted a video to YouTube, which you can check out below, explaining herself and honestly, it has just made the situation so much worse.
During the video, Ayres explains how she went on a water-only diet for 25 days and even though she felt great after, her body wasn't in good shape. Her period stopped and after two years, she sought out medical advice and discovered some of the other side effects. At first, she ignored initial medical advice and attempted to stick to her raw vegan diet but the issues were not fixed. Eventually, she was forced to eat animal products in order to repair her body.
The vast majority of people obviously have no issue with Ayres needing to eat fish and eggs in order to fix her body. It's the lying that has led to her losing a lot of traction with fans and followers of her diet. Despite the damage done, she continues to tout her plans and make money from them. There is also nothing wrong with a vegan diet if done right, but clearly, Ayres diets are not well thought out.