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2/28/10 9:22 A

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I am not a vegan, but I find I eat alot of meatless meals and still can get the protein in and sometimes just because I love veggies when I can get them. ( That will be more frequently now that I am more concious of their affects on my health once again).
I don't mind discussing things, learning from others with various ideas but I won't be calling the landlocked salmon 'sea kittens' instead of fish. Fish is healthy for me and I won't do that often enough for mercury to be a problem, as I will probably not fish every day, at Lake Champlain.
I like fish, and TVP and tofu if I can get it but its not sold in the market in my little town.
I learned to love vegetable dishes as entrees when I was in my teens and it did stick, at least when I thought I could afford them and now its imperative to get the veggies and fruits in too.
Fish is fine for me it will help cholesterol and such and I enjoy the flavor. I don't eat that much beef , although if its lean and fixed right, I think its great to enjoy.
I do eat chicken alot, lean as I can get it. I even can up chicken breast meat cut into chunks as a matter of course for me so its ready to use and shelf stable. ( partly because I have a tiny freezer in my frig).
I wish I had access to a natural foods store so I could get organic meat for sure and more of a natural variety but I have to make do for the next few years before I move south and hopefully have access then.
But I do enjoy vegetables and will enjoy it if folks share their recipes for any dishes they like to me.
I do use dehydrated stuff and to save the fruit when I buy it, most of it gets dehydrated now and its like a treat to eat a piece so thats a healthy snack. I will be working in more fruit and veggies into my daily diet and may be making an extra trip to the grocery store a week to make sure I have fresh available.
One project this summer will be canning my own salsa, I love salsa and have access to some great recipes for canned salsa.
With fibro and other rheumatalogical stuff I find eating as pure food as I can, minus all the chemicals and processing methods that can taint good food, canning is a great option for that, so I may spend a Saturday or Sunday or day off during the week, canning up some stuff. It makes a huge difference in the level of the disorders I have to do that.
Sometimes its just money issues that keep me from having meat all the time but I think I will keep eating it.
This is a flexible group right??????
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2/18/10 4:15 P

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welcome to the team, good luck on your journey,i admire anyone who can eat vegan for any amount of time, me? i could`nt do it i like my dairy and fish too much


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1RAYOFHOPE Posts: 19
2/2/10 6:10 P

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Hi,
I'm happy to have found this team. I have lived vegan in the past (several times) but was never successful losing weight at it. Now that I have trained myself about portion control and been successful counting calories, I have decided to try eating mostly vegetarian once again. I KNOW it's the best way to eat for health and for the planet. Now I just need to figure out how to lose weight on this plan. I look forward to interacting with you all.

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