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Aaron Calder

Aaron Calder

Self Taught Chef, Blogger, YouTuber, Recipe Maker & Advisor.

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Interview with Patrick Aramouni

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Patrick Aramouni

Athlete/Health coach

Q & A

1. Please tell me a little more about yourself and your social media.
1. My name is Patrick Aramouni, and I am a 32 year old Athlete/Health coach. I was born
and raised in Lebanon, and moved to Montreal at the age of 18, where I am currently
based. With a particular interest in the Vegan lifestyle, I decided to document my
journey on social media around 3 and a half years ago. I’ve now reached a combined
audience of around 168 thousand people on Tiktok and Instagram. I enjoy sharing
workout tips & tricks, nutrition information, as well as workout videos.
 
2. How long have you been vegan? 
 
2. I’ve been Vegan for exactly 6 years. December 31 st 2014 was the day I turned Vegan.
 
3. Why did you decide to go vegan?
 
3. I went Vegan for ethical reasons. Once I realized that I had no excuse to contribute to
the suffering and killing of animals, I had no option but to make the switch. I had always
intuitively known that there was something wrong with loving a dog but eating a cow.
Making the switch was a no brainer for me and was just a matter of time.
 
4. How has it changed your life, health and outlook?
 
4. Going vegan is definitely life-changing in many ways. You look at the world differently,
you look at people differently, and you look at food differently. One of the greatest
changes going Vegan has had on my life, is the fact that it made me change the career
path I was on. I would have never imagined that I would ever pursue fitness and health
on a professional level, especially at 32 years old. Besides the career change, I
definitely feel like eating more plants has made me age better and feel better. I’ve never
felt younger and better than I feel today. I work out over 6 days a week, play squash
nearly every day, and lead a very active lifestyle. I definitely feel like eating a plant-
based diet has helped me keep fit and active.
 
5. What’s the hardest thing about being vegan?
 

5. One of the hardest things about
being Vegan is living life knowing that millions of animals are suffering and experiencing
the most horrendous deaths, and that human beings are directly complicit. Being aware
of this fact can be depressing at times, yet it’s important to remind oneself that this is a
long-term battle, and that I am doing my part in this fight for change.

 

6. What’s your favourite meal?
 
6. That’s a tough question. I have so many to choose from. After a bit of reflection, I’m
gona go with Black bean burger topped with Avocados and caramelized onions.
7. Are there any foods you miss or crave?
7. None. I can eat a vegan version of
every single non-vegan food out there.
 8. Have you convinced any friends or family to change their lifestyle?
 
8. I’ve convinced a few friends and family members to adopt a vegan lifestyle. I hope to think
that I’ve influenced many other people across my social media channels to go fully
Vegan.
9. Who/what is your biggest inspiration?
 

9. Christopher Hitchens. He is an English writer. He taught me the importance of standing
up for a just cause and engaging in voicing my opinion, unapologetically. 

10. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about going vegan?
 

10. Here is the advice I would give: Do it for the right reasons. Remind yourself of the
ethical implications of not causing unnecessary harm to animals. That’s the first part.
The second part: Make sure your diet is on point. Follow Dr Greger’s “Daily Dozen”
principles. Get Nutrition Coaching from those who have a good track record. Read up
on Nutrition Science. The information is out there. It’s just a question of going out there
and looking for it. You can do it. 

"One of the hardest things about being Vegan is living life knowing that millions of animals are suffering and experiencing the most horrendous deaths, and that human beings are directly complicit."

One of the greatest
changes going Vegan has had on my life, is the fact that it made me change the career
path I was on. I would have never imagined that I would ever pursue fitness and health
on a professional level, especially at 32 years old.

  • Patrick Aramouni
Author: Self taught cook, Blogger, YouTuber, Recipe Maker & Advisor. Living with liver disease & healing through a vegan diet.

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