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I watched several documentaries ("Food, Inc" and "Forks over Knives"). They changed my views on a lot of things. I see now, just in every day life, and the way I feel when I eat processed foods, just how bad it all is for you. I want to have a healthier lifestyle, for my husband and me.


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I recieved the DVD and book called "Forks Over Knives" for my birthday and it really motivated me to try this lifestyle...and the fact that I just got put on cholesteral medicine, and I'm a diabetic who is overweight. This is one "diet" that I actually never tried...and I have to say that I noticed a change in how I felt almost immediately. Originally I wanted to become a vegan but it is very hard to give up my love of cheese. :( I am however doing very well with being a vegetarian and one day I will become a strict vegan. My overall reason to adopt this lifestyle is to become healthier and hopefully reverse my diabetes before any long term damage happens. I've lost 10 pounds since July 16, 2012. I am so excited to go back to the doctors to see how my health has improved. Looking forward to this journey!


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I first tried being a vegetarian after reading "The Skinny Bitch Diet" book. The stories in it of animal cruelty are horrendous. After a few months I started eating meat again. Then I saw a story of pig farm workers playing soccer with a baby pig. I decided then that I couldn't be a part of that. I tried going vegan at first but that is too restrictive for me at this time. My one rule is that I don't eat anything that has a face. My husband pointed out that oysters don't have faces and potatoes have eyes so I guess there are a few exceptions to my rule. No on the oysters and yes to the potatoes. I hope to gradually work my way to veganism.


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i've been struggling with obesity my whole life. finally, a few years ago, i managed to lose 50 kgs with hard work and stubborness. a doctor scheduled my diet, which required eating meat in all forms 5times a week. i got sick of it quickly and changed it to legumes and cheese most days of the week. i still ate meat though, at times. then, earlier this year, i discovered a vegan cooking site. i just loved it. there were uncheeses displayed and recipes i wouldn't even dare to dream about. i tried some and they all were absoloutely delicious.so,i decided to go vegan for a month and see how it goes. and it was incredible. i felt energized and calm, happy for no reason at all. plus, i had ceased losing weight, though i hadn't ceased dieting, 2 years ago. in my first month as a vegan, i lost at least 5 kg without making any special effort! and so i decided to stick to it, making animals,the planet,my body and myself feel great for life,

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Welcome Itsuptome!

I can really relate to your story. I also started for health reasons, but learning about Factory Farms was a real eye opener for me.

I saw several trucks transporting pigs to slaughter over the weekend. So sad.

An interview in the local paper regarding my vegan diet: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/36
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JMC, vegan implies NO animal products of any kind including all meat, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy, and animal by products like gelatin.

I would strongly suggest reading a book or two about a healthy vegan diet before you try it out. It will make it easier on yourself.

Dr MacDougall just came out with a new one called "The Starch Solution" available on Amazon. I would recommend Dr Neal Barnard's "The 21-Day Kickstart." There are certainly more technical books you could read on nutrition, but these both have simple recipes to get you started.

Here is an excellent beginner link with lots of free information:

www.drmcdougall.com/free.html

An interview in the local paper regarding my vegan diet: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/36
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Hello,
I do not post much but am still learning what i can eat, I am going on the raw food diet starting friday i dont miss my meat much but was going to buy grass fed meat but trying to figure out if its ok on a vegan diet because if its not i wont eat it...


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Hi all!
My decision to go Vegan has evolved over time and was pretty much about getting healthy in the beginning. I decided to get educated on this lifestyle started reading books about it. I was amazed at what I learned about the health benefits of eating plant based and wanted those benefits for myself. When I listened to the audiotape "Healthy Eating, Healthy World" by Hicks I was shocked to hear about the cruelty to animals in Industry. I guess I had never really thought about it. I vowed to never eat animal ever again... and I didn't, but one day I took my husband out to eat for his birthday. He is a carnivore so I took him to a steak place and told him for his birthday I would eat steak with him. Once I got there I kept thinking about those cows being butchered and just couldn't eat steak, so I ordered several sides. I guess you can say I went Vegan for the health benefits, but animal cruelty kept me from backsliding. I really don't miss eating meat, fish, or chicken, or milk(because I drink Almond Milk). The hard part about it has been giving up cheese, yogurt, and sourcream/cream cheese and oil to include salad dressing(ranch was my favorite). Also having to do a lot of prep work by cutting the veggies and fruit has been very time consuming for me. I haven't really gotten the lifesyle down pat but I am living it for the most part. Essentially my main downfall is processed sugar and anything sweet. I've always had a problem with the sweets, but recently it seems to have gotten out of control. I started binge eating stuff like that, I think because the taste of the food without the oil etc is not always too good, so I try to get the taste from the sweets. I've ordered some cook books and plan to learn to cook better so I will enjoy what I'm eating but in the mean time I am gaining weight in leaps and bounds by eating copious amounts of sugary foods. I'm destroying all the health benefits of going Vegan by eating all the sugar Im sure. So I'm glad to have found this group and look forward to interacting with you guys about the lifestyle.

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9/4/12 12:45 P

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Lilcookie - I use many of the same products (brand of rice, black beans, nutritional yeast, etc.) over and over again in my cooking, so I sat down one morning and entered pretty much everything into my favorites, and used the recipe calculator to calculate some of my favorite recipes (check out my Beet Loaf, even my boyfriend ate it). I had to use www.calorieking.com to find some products like yams. Now that it is all entered into my favorites, it is a piece of cake to track. I am measuring everything until I lose this 17 lbs, so that I get an idea what half cup of rice looks like, or two cups of kale.

An interview in the local paper regarding my vegan diet: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/36
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Having a hard time staying vegan. I have a family that is not supportive at all and that makes it harder.

Kristina

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Tell you the truth, all I know to serve when it comes to vegetables is salads and boiling them. So here I am hoping to change that.

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Hi, I agree with you about the difficulty tracking on her if one eats a whole-foods, plant-based diet. I found that it is way too time consuming to sit and try to figure out the portions and ingredients of what I eat. I wish there was a simpler way because I really do want to track it. I don't buy any pre-packaged processed foods at all, except almond milk and some baking goods--like organic flours--spelt, rye, etc. And of course, some healthy bottled organic oils and seasonings. Other than that it is all fresh foods. Does anyone know how to go about tracking like this?



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Ah, I understand, Barbara.
Although it sounds strange to me that your doc said that. First time I've heard that said by a doc. Heart attacks are most often caused by an inactive lifestyle, and too much animal fat, as you know. Anyway, we have to "listen" to our bodies, whilst givign them a gentle push - don't you think? i know that athletes don't stop moving after injury because they know where that leads.
I am a personal trainer for the past 14 years, and have come to believe that inactivity is deadly. Glad you are moving again! LOL!

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Wow, I love that link, calorieking, MellowJ, I found just what I wanted. Unreasonable serving size (one slice?) but since it includes grams, I can do the math! Thanks a lot.

And about cutting down on movement, TreadG, it comes after a heart attack. At first I was afraid I would cause another, because the Dr. said it was caused by excess activity. Then it also takes a really long long time to get your energy back after a heart attack. It was all I could do just to go to work and get home 6 weeks later when they gave me the okay to return to work. I guess I just got used to relaxing too much! LOL Thanks for the input. emoticonB

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Thank you for the link Joyful!

An interview in the local paper regarding my vegan diet: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/36
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MELLOWJOURNEY
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Barbara, if you can't find the foods you eat in the SP tracker, check out this link for Calorieking

www.calorieking.com

If you can't find your exercise, you can check out this link

www.caloriesperhour.com

I use them both =)

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TREADGENTLY
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thanks for that link, joyfulstrong.
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Hi, Barbara!
It sounds like you're making the right choices - to bring your cholesterol down that much. good for you! I wonder why you've cut down your activity?
Good food choices, and moving our bodies as much as possible seems to me to be the basic recipe for a optimal healthy life.
cheers, and keep doing what you know is best for you.
:)
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emoticonemoticon I became a vegan (most of the time) maybe 6 mo ago when my physical therapist dropped a book in my lap and said, "If I had heart disease, I'd adopt this diet!" I had a heart attack in March two years ago; my cholesterol was 159, my weight was 139, I was very active every day, and didn't eat much meat other than chicken and occasional fish.

It's convenient since I have so many food allergies. Easier to find dairy free recipes, and meals that include things I enjoy (like TOFU).

Now my cholesterol is 119, and I'm not nearly as active as I was back then. I've regained 30 pounds, mostly from binging on sugar: which I just learned today can be caused by stress! So I am about to get serious here with my "Life Style Change" before the snows fly and the temps drop so low it's unpleasant to be outside!

I love this time of year, when the farmer's market has such great choices in produce. My vege intake has skyrocketed in the last 6 months, and I feel more alive, (when I don't "blow it" with Soy Dream frozen treats)!!!!

My biggest problem is tracking foods. Lots of the veges I eat aren't in the tracker, and I don't know where to find the nutritional info, so end up NOT tracking them.

By the way, will someone tell me how to get rid of that message I put under my posts a million years ago? I've forgotten.

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Hi. I only eat soy a couple of times a week, because I have a thyroid problem. I only eat non GMO soy. All the fake protein stuff is not wonderful for you to eat. There are many, many things you can eat.

I recently found a website that is very helpful if you are a new Vegan. I am using it to learn new things to cook. All the members of your family will enjoy the food. The vegan food pyramid is available, desserts, sauces, the uncheese cookbook link (for pizza) etc. etc.

Every time I have a dinner party, the people do not even realize there is no meat or dairy on the table.

www.vegancoach.com






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I am finding it very hard to stick with my vegan diet due to my family. Daughter does not like soy products. Mother is not allowed to have soy products. Son doesn't mind, but would prefer not to. Hubby refuses to try. I chose going vegan since we found I am allergic to dairy. Since it wasn't much more to change, I thought it would be easier to just go vegan. Not too sure how to accomplish this. I have to cook for 5. Of those 5, 1 is allergic to dairy, 2 are lactose free and one of them is requiring a cardiac diet, 1 is high protein and the last is no dietary restrictions.

Kristina

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Hello. I am new to the site. I have been a vegetarian from the time I was a small child. During the last 6 years I became vegan, because I have an allergy to dairy produced in the United States.

In spite of being vegan I am very overweight, so I would love to connect with others for support. I am looking for people to swap recipes with, as well as people to hike, bike, walk and ice skate with. I live in Northern Virginia.


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I chose to live a Vegan lifestyle for my HEALTH! :) After watching Forks over Knives and doing alot of research about the benefits of a plant-based, whole food diet, and having a history of many health problems in my family, I decided that I want to be healthy.



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Well said COUTURELADY!! Those are my exact same reasons as well. I find it hard to explain to others at first without going on a rant because some people don't care to hear the whole spiel. But my family is very supportive and since I've stuck to my guns since March I think I've made my point fairly clear...

There is no passion in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~ Nelson Mandela

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I've been vegetarian off and on for many years but finally decided to commit to veganism last year. I love the idea of living a cruelty-free life that is free of animal foods. I don't have to wonder if the dairy I'm eating is humanely obtained, I just skip it all together. My family heritage relies heavy on meat but with time and explanation the entire family understands, supports and even occasionally eats a vegetarian meal with me. That is a triumph I never tire of celebrating!


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I became a vegetarian when I was about 15. I just remember looking at the meat on my plate at dinner one night and realizing that it was...well...dead. I decided that animals are my friends and I much prefer them alive. So I gave up all meat/fish/poultry completely. Coming from a family of hunters & fishers...it was not easy. My folks thought it was just a rebellious phase and it would pass. Here I am in my mid thirties now and my mother still tries to sneak animal products into my food when I eat over. Anyway, I've since gone vegan and I've never felt better. It isn't always easy but when it gets especially tough I think of Hugo my adopted Jersey Steer (Living at Farm Sanctuary here in CA) and I'm reminded of all the suffering caused by the meat/dairy industry. His sweet face is all the reminder I need to stay committed.


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I've decided to go Vegan after watching 'Earthlings', a graphic hidden camera movie about animal abuse starting with puppy mills to animal testing and of course, slaughter houses. I've been active in dog rescue for many years and working shelters and so forth... I wanted to take the next step. I've known about all the abuse and slaughter, I cut out red meat and pork after watching Food Inc.. but this movie really pushed me over the edge.


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I have also seen videos of what happens in the slaughter houses. A friend sent me the first one 2 years ago and I have not been able to eat red meat since. For years Wendy's hamburgers was my favorite food and I missed them at first, but those pictures of the animals are still active in my mind.

My husband loves meat, so meal preparation is a little difficult. I would love some tasty, easy vegan recipes that can be made for one person. I am not creative, so my main meal of the day now is mostly a Berry Almond Chicken salad from Wendy's or a delicious healthy smoothie.

For those who are struggling, so am I, but since giving up meat, dairy products and the things that are good for me or the environment, I have lost 30 lbs and I no longer deal with constant bloating from all the milk I was drinking. So I'm liking this eating lifestyle, but I still have a lot to learn.

Hang in there everyone, it's well worth it. emoticon



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I became a vegetarian four years ago, my daughter who is only a teenager convinced me, she asked me to watch horrific videos of how animals are treated including food Inc.....I could never eat meat again and I hope one day they stop with all animal cruelty...we need to share our planet with all living creatures :)




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I can grow it, pick it at a u-pick farm, forage for it and get to eat a big plate of food and feel complete full. My garbage is less (easy way to compose is put stuff in blender with water and pour on your lawn), my budget is lower, I get outside to pick up stuff, Prep time is so much quicker. Open refrigerator, pull out pre-washed vegetables and eat raw. Or use kitchen scissor and cut kale, broccoli green, green onions, any other greens into a hot wok toss a few times and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Done five minutes.

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I'm not quite ready to claim a full veg'n lifestyle, but I'm trying to maximize the number of plant-only meals I eat.

For the last few years, summer rolls around and suddenly I can't stand the sight of meat. This year, the feeling is even stronger. For various reasons (environmental/ethical), I've also cut way back on dairy and eggs.

I don't feel the amazing health benefits that others report. In fact, I have to be much more careful about meal planning and such, or I feel run down faster than I did when eating meat. I am convinced it's better for the planet, though. (Not to mention the animals....) So it's worth the extra planning.

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I had been trying off and on for a few years, but did not have a very supportive family. About 8-12 months ago, we found that I, at age 48 at the time, was allergic to dairy. Well, going from no dairy to eliminating meat was a no-brainer there. Have since found out that hubby and daughter are lactose intolerant.

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There is so much out there you can do the veggies..
I take Brussels sprouts & wash them if they are fresh cut them in half drizzle olive oil on them & apple cider vinegar cut up a red pepper put some fresh garlic with it wrap it in a foil pack & grill till sprouts are tender, they are so good..( can use frozen too)
Tonight I am making homemade veggie burger meat loaf style with homemade coleslaw & sweet potatoes all done on the grill..(except the slaw)
WE love to grill all our foods makes them taste so good too.
YES also I will do the same with the sweet potatoes as I do the Brussels sprouts(but no vinegar), cut them up olive oil & red peppers onion & garlic very good too.

"NO one will do it for you but you" Believe in yourself & NEVER give up!!.. YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!


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My husband and I decided to try and limit our intake of animal products after watching Fork Over Knives last November. We are both in our 40's and over weight but pretty healthy over all. We aren't doing this just to loose weight but we both lost a few pounds to begin with, but that has tapered off and I'm begining to get bored. We need to find more to eat than veggie fajitas and chickpeas!



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I became a Vegetarian cause of what I see in what eating meat does to you.
I only ate chicken, but stopped that a month ago cause of what once again it does harm the body with all the antibiotics so on & yes cost, plus how animals are treated.

"NO one will do it for you but you" Believe in yourself & NEVER give up!!.. YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!


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That is great! That is also a huge reason we are trying to consider doing this full time. If anyone watches Food Inc. or Forks over Knives, it will not take much to convince them to make the move. Good for you!

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I've only been a vegetarian for about 3 months now. And it started out of the blue! I told my husband I was tired for the high cost of meat. What we would spend on meat in a week was enough to buy a month's worth of vegetables. While venting my frustration, my husband confessed he has always wanted to be a vegetarian because of the inhumane treatment animals receive in our food system. After that I was curious. We instantly changed to the vegetarian lifestyle overnight, and I started doing research. I discovered eating meat is not only cruel to the majority of the animals in the process (organic farmers excluded) but the way we house the animals is also detrimental to the environment.

In summary, my husband and I became vegetarians to do our small part to protest the system. Maybe 1 family doesn't make a huge difference overall,, but we stand with many more families which I know makes the real impact.

One day at a time.


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Welcome to Spark and the team!! So excited you and your family have chosen this new path to follow. We all are here for your support and hope to help you reach your goals!. As you explore the team more you will see there is a forks over knives thread!
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I am new to this. This is my first week. My family watched Forks over Knives and are convinced this is the thing to do....leaving animal proteins behind. In addition, we are living green and this completely satisfies the lifestyle we are going after.

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emoticon that is an awesome reason to make the switch!! Congrats on putting your health first and taking better care of yourselves....I hope you find this group very supportive and helpful we have other newbies like myself and of course our awesome seasoned veterans who know all the best tips and tricks! So glad its working for you so far and that you are already feeling awesome....I know I've had so much energy that I've been logging much more time for fitness. I had an awesome weight loss this past week too! emoticon

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I believe we can fight heart disease by becoming vegetarian/ vegan. It is all new to us. I am glad to have the Spark People resources. I am sure we are still making mistakes, but we haven't eaten meat or dairy in weeks. Summer is a great time to make the switch. Right now our calorie intake is very low. This is a concern. I plan to talk to a nutritionist soon. We already feel better - not as tired and no food cravings. I just need to create some "go to" recipes.



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I am a newbie at the vegetarian lifestyle....decided to become one on July 29th it was that day that I saw a video featuring Paul McCartney titled If Slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian. After watching it I couldn't even think about meat the same way again. I chose this because of the animal welfare issues. I wanted a clear conscience and know for sure that I wasn't contributing to the horrible treatment of animals. I also joined PETA that day, and so far I feel great and am so glad I made this decision.

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I 'm vegetarians for 15 years, Is many reason to change , health, buddist, ect.


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I have to admit that I really enjoy meat and fast food. But I am convinced that if I want to live a full active life from now on, I have to change my diet. After reading Drs. McDougall, Esselstyn, Fuhrman, and T. Colin Campbell, etc., I am sure that this is the healthiest way to eat.

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6/21/12 3:17 P

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Reading "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer! Was an omnivore before reading it and instantly changed my diet to vegan. There are just so many reasons not to eat meat and animal products, and all of them convinced me.



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I went vegetarian at 14 after witnessing a crayfish dissection in school. Basically it was just too disgusting to consider eating meat ever again.



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I've been vegetarian (no meats, eggs or fish) since birth and am very happy indeed! Learning about going vegan and trying to transition right now.

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Feel better, healthwise


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It is so wrong to kill animals for food. Would you kill your dog or pet and eat it? Probably not. the way that the animals are treated on the farms and places where they are kept is wrong; they are beaten and tortured, killed, used for cruel experiments. ALL animals deserve to live and not rot inside of you. Be for the animals and not against them!



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I, like you, had a medical problem that has changed my eatting habits.




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