Jayme Liardi: The Vegan Man with a Plan
Hey Stony Brook!
As a student involved in the Sustainability Studies Program here at Stony Brook, I’d like to introduce you to a classmate and friend of mine who shows his kindness to the earth in many ways, but most notably, through the way he eats…
You have probably seen him around; a tall, athletic fellow with a ruff of sandy-colored hair who seems to be perpetually wearing a black tee-shirt emblazoned with the words: “VEGAN. Compassion. Nonviolence. For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals.” (Does he EVER wash that thing?! Just kidding!). Between sips of gigantic homemade raw fruit smoothies or bites of banana (he eats more bananas in a day than most people eat in 3 weeks!) this energetic and healthy guy can be found slack-lining, biking, exploring nature, or, telling people to “Eat more BANANAS!” (He is notorious for eating more than a dozen a day!). Committed to living a sustainable and healthy life as a vegan, Jayme Liardi is one Stony Brook Sustainability Studies Program student that I’d like to highlight and commend for his thoughtful lifestyle choices.
An honors graduate of Smithtown High School East in 2010, Jayme is currently a senior here at Stony Brook, majoring in Environmental Humanities. About three years ago, Jayme adopted a high-carbohydrate, low fat vegan diet, eliminating all animal products (meat, dairy, fish, eggs, and honey) after discovering veganism and then reading “all there is to know about nutrition.” He decided that a high-carb, low-fat, low-protein approach was key to living a long, energetic, and healthy life. Since, Jayme reports to have seen “an insane amount of improvement in [his] energy levels, thinking ability, weight loss, muscle gain, acne disappearance, digestive system stability, essentially all aspects of [his] life improved when [he] adopted a high carb vegan lifestyle.”
Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Jayme is committed to helping others reap the environmental, health, and social benefits of a 80-90% raw ORGANIC fruit and 10-20% high-carb, low fat vegan foods (like steamed potatoes and rice) diet. Forever fascinated with the idea of voluntarily living a simple life, as did naturalist and author Henry David Thoreau, Jayme strives to follow his passions to get to the essence of life without meandering from his goals. As Thoreau preaches and Jayme practices, “Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity!” is the way to go (Walden: Where I lived and What I Lived For).
Living simply, but fully and vigorously, Jayme encourages others to make good decisions that will positively impact people, animals, and the planet. You can find out more about Jayme’s philosophy and lifestyle on his YouTube channel!
Or, just holler at Jayme on campus. He’ll be happy to answer your questions about living a sustainable and kind vegan lifestyle!
Thank you, Jayme, for all you do! #supergreenstatus, in our book!
peace. love. run.
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