Two million YouTube followers are complaining that they were “deceived” by 28-year-old raw vegan vlogger Yovana Mendoza Ayres known online as “Rawvana”. It seems she ate fish, and people are losing their minds about it.
“This video screams I got caught, so I have to make this,” Men’s Health quoted raging comments. “LOL there is nothing wrong eating whatever… the problem is the fraud, the deception, the fake news, the alternative facts… the LIES !!! You are morally bankrupt.”
The video confession now has nearly 400,000 views.
“I don’t think there was ever gonna be the perfect time for me to make this video,” she said in a 33-minute apology video. “I definitely did not feel ready to talk about this.”
According to the video, she was forced into “emergency [measures]” by doctors orders after six years as a raw vegan. She explained that her doctors told her to add eggs and fish back into her diet because she stopped menstruating and hasn’t for about two years. She was pre-menopausal and ultimately diagnosed with a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
“I’m really, really sorry about the way the news was communicated to you, how you had to find out,” she said. “I know that so many of you — you trust me. You listen to me, and you probably feel deceived and lied to, and you’re in your whole right to feel that. And for that I ask forgiveness, I’m human.”
She noted that she wanted to walk through her new diet with followers, but hasn’t felt strong enough to do it after her health issues.
“I’m still figuring it out,” she closed. “I wasn’t going to sit in front of the camera and tell you, ‘Oh, I’ve been eating eggs and fish for the past two months and everything is better, everything is good, and the plant-based diet doesn’t work.'”
Rawvana hopes to return to a raw diet when she’s approved by healthcare professionals.
Watch the video below:
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