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1/13/13 9:35 A

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Thank you all for the advice and resources. I went shopping at whole foods yesterday. Love that place.

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1/12/13 1:42 P

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Check out Colleen Patrick-Goodreau's podcast. It is full of reasons to be veg and information to stay veg.

PCRM.org also runs kickstarters every few months or so, great resource for beginners there.

and Brendan Brazier just started a Thrive e-course that seems very promising. (vega)

Good luck and we're here for motivation.

Just remember one thing about all others, you cannot and will not be perfect. It doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Don't be hard on yourself and remember why you're doing it. For your health, for the environment, for your soul, for mankind, and/or for the animals (or best yet, all of the above)

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1/12/13 10:35 A

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Thank you! The vegnews.com website looks VERY interesting!
Funny - I used to have a lot of these sites bookmarked.... then
with upgrading and other "issues" some seem to have been
lost along the way.

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1/12/13 8:29 A

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Here's another great resource I just stumbled upon.

vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=
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1/11/13 2:36 P

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I have Furhman's book 1 and book 2 eat for Health

Book 2 is recipes. Book 1 I have on a cd and it convinced me to eat almost all plant based. I listened to it in the car. Book 2 I wanted the 'hard cope' so I could refer to the recipes.

I find now that my kitchen has the right foods, it isn't that hard to make a vegetarian meal .
I still eat animal products but in much smaller amounts. I switched to daiya cheese just lately. It is non dairy. I don't' have cravings for cheese anymore. I can eat a reasonable amount and feel satisfied now.

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1/11/13 1:21 P

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Wow - there are some great websites listed here!
I've made a lot of dishes using Dean Ornish and John
Mc Dougall's books, too. Currently have Joel Fuhrman's
latest book, and Veganomicon "on hold" at the library,

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1/11/13 1:46 A

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Great cookbook called veganomicon. It's more like a vegan textbook Full of recipes. Ohsheglows is a great blog with vegan recipes.
I am newly animal-free in my intake. I played around with a few recipes that were simple and freezable. Once I had enough staple recipes, and a few vegan options in the freezer, I took the step of being completely animal-free. I hesitate to use vegan because I have not yet decided if I will shun all animal products of daily life.
I pre track my intake with what I plan to eat, so I can keep track of nutrients such as fiber, protein, calcium, iron, sodium, and potassium. It is easy to maintain adequate intake of all those with just a varied diet. Eat your Colors.
Good luck! It's easy if you keep it simple.

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1/10/13 7:47 P

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Thank you for the info. I have been researching and I did find happy herbivore a few days ago and she is helpful. I just downloaded the starter kit on peta.org

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1/10/13 6:57 P

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I'm getting started too. I found some good websites to help with the transition. Heather is a vegan holistic nutritionist. She has a website, YouTube videos and even offers recipes and an eating plan to help with the transition. I signed up for her newsletters and she sends a lot of good info for getting going on a vegan way of eating.

Heather's website is www.healthyeatingstartshere.com/

Another one is the Happy Herbivore. Lindsay has written a few vegan cookbooks and has YouTube videos also. She also offers eating plan. Her website is happyherbivore.com/

There's free vegan recipes and a free 28 day eating plan at The Engine 2 Diet engine2diet.com/ .

There's free vegan recipes at Forks Over Knives' website too.
www.forksoverknives.com/category/rec
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Hi Alyssa and welcome! I'm a Vegan-in-Training and don't want to sound like an expert. With that said, here's some advice.....Take your time and do a lot of research. Give up one meat at a time. First I stopped eating red meat, then chicken, then pork and then seafood (I always enjoyed my shrimp!). I could have categorized myself as a vegetarian throughout the month of December and then stepped into my Vegan 30 day challenge. I'm learning a LOT and cooking more than I did before. I have to - I can't go to a supermarket where I live and buy pre-made Vegan food - other than fruits and vegetables.

It takes a lot of planning. Again, read everything you can about it on the internet keeping in mind that the internet is subjective. www.peta.org is a safe resource and actually gives lots of advice on making this huge shift in your lifestyle.

Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your transition! Pat

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1/10/13 6:23 P

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Hello All!

My name is Alyssa. I am currently a meat eater who's ultimate goal is to become a vegan. I would like some advice and resources on ways to transition. I've seen most of the popular documentaries so I have some basic info. Im most concerned about cooking. I have a fiance and 1 year old. My fiance basically said he will gives me a few chances to get recipes down. He also said he will eat meat whenever he sees fit. I would just like guide lines on transitioning and recipes. I'm looking forward to using this team as my motivation and support while I'm on this journey. Thank you!

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