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8/8/13 8:06 P

wow that is super awesome! Congrats on your progress. Did you know that in 5 weeks of being a vegan you also helped to save an average of 8 or more animals according to PETA? Pretty neat, huh?

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9/11/12 1:22 P

Hi there. Yes there are so many good things that you can eat! I use meat subsitutes, but I try not to use a lot. Kale should be your friend! It is a super food that helps to lower cholesterol too. I sautee kale, in garlic an olive oill. I roast carrorts. I eat a lot of lentils and beans. Here are a few sites to get you started.

http://features.peta.org/VegetarianStart
erKit/

http://thesweetestvegan.com/

Let me know how you are doing! kit

Let me know how it turns out

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9/11/12 11:52 A

That is great news , I too suffer with hereditary high colesterol. And it has been a struggle for me to lower it. it has affected my health so you have encourage me to go veagan. I have wanted to many times but procrastinated. Any tips and simple recipes that could get me started.

RACKMYBRAINS Posts: 435
9/11/12 11:29 A

Hey, I'm doing great! I'll look forward to your new video. You're going to have so much fun on your 5K...bring a camera and expect to meet a lot of people!

Gonna head out myself here in a sec to get more good stuff at Trader Joe's... love that place!
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Edited by: RACKMYBRAINS at: 9/11/2012 (11:30)
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9/11/12 11:15 A

thank you!!!! How are you??? My next vid will be this Sunday! I also will be doing my 1st 5k this sunday!!!

RACKMYBRAINS Posts: 435
9/11/12 11:13 A

that's excellent, congrats!


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9/11/12 11:10 A

Yes, the dairy was super hard to let go for that time. After my results, I did start to add a little back to my diet, and I started having issues with extra mucus. so, until my next doctors visit, I will forgo it to try t get my numbers to normal! After, I learned to live without it, it is not a big deal.

LAURIE2000 Posts: 8
9/11/12 11:05 A

Yay!!! Good for you! Do you feel better without the dairy? I am thinking about cutting it out. I have already switched to almond and coconut milks- but the cheese thing is a problem for me overall. Think I need to squelch it.

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9/11/12 10:37 A


Hey guys, about a 5 weeks ago, I went on a vegan diet to see if I could lower my cholesterol level naturally. I have very high cholesterol. It is heredity. So, for 4.5 weeks, I ate no animal products, except eggs whites which have no cholesterol. My starting numbers in March were 346, overall, and my ending number is 329. Your overall should be under 200. My bad was 253, and now it is 235. It should be under 135. So, in 5 weeks, I lowered my numbers 17 pts overall, and 18 pts for my bad.

I also lost about 30 lbs in the process. Before when I was vegetarian, and I lost about 50 lbs, my numbers were still high, because I consumed a lot dairy. I go back to the doctor in January, so I will continue this path, because it is working. My cholesterol is hereditary, and if I don't get it down naturally then I will have to take meds for the rest of my life and I donít want too! So, I will post again when I get my new numbers. Also, my b12 is fine. I take a b12 vitamin once day.



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