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2/1/12 7:00 P

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Terry, I'm glad that you're using that mantra now, but I'm adopting yours: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." As a born-again Christian (who also hates the cold, by the way) I should look to the Lord more and food less for my comfort. It is really hard. But the past two nights I chose the "hard" of being fat, and binged. I'm gonna commit to you (and my fellow vegans here) that I'm gonna choose the hard of not eating anything after dinner tonight!!!

P.S. Took advantage of the sixty degree weather in Connecticut today and went out for a run/walk. What a great feeling!!

P.P.S Made a delicious "beefless and broccoli" recipe tonight and posted it to the Recipes in case anyone's interested.


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2/1/12 11:11 A

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I did the same thing this winter, too!!! Eating pizza with fake cheese and tofu...crazy FAKE chicken..tons of bread and chips aand guacamole...so dumb..and although i had lost weight over the summer by eating veggies and fruits...and only whole grains...i am now sad to see i am gaining weight right back..i am excited to support others like me and get some back too!

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2/1/12 10:59 A

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I hear what you're saying, Sandunn, and so true! Over the winter I fell into the trap of eating mainly what's convieient to prepare, too. So I began to buy lots of veggie burgers, fake meats, etc. Lots of sandwiches and pizza again...something I had said I was gonna avoid!

I think it's a bit harder for men, too, because the "little boy" in us wants to do what's easy and simple (and also seems to want to eat the same thing over and over--like sandwiches).

It can help tracking our food in some way---by that I mean what are we "supposed" to eat everyday? Three sandwiches? No! That would be six slices of bread! Where's my other grains? Where's the veggies I'm supposed to eat? How many should I eat per day?

I use Richard Simmon's Food Mover gadjet instead of the Spark People food trackers---it's simpler and I like that better. I'm starting again using it and keeping track of my portions.

Like it or not, it all comes down to "being on a diet", wheather we are vegan or not. It's something I keep trying to keep in my head! I welcome all the support I can get, and hope to give it to you all as well.

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2/1/12 8:35 A

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ME too..am right with you...it's crazy how easy it is to be vegan and not eat any vegetables...and get fat!!!!

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1/31/12 6:13 P

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Barbwood, I forgot to mention that the saying you shared has also become MY mantra:

"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Choose your hard."

A real pearl of wisdom!!!

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1/31/12 7:48 A

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I have also been stuck in the junk diet and have started TODAY with juicing vegetables for breakfast and committing to going back to tracking on Sparkpeople and exercise. I hope to support all of you and in turn have you support me along the way.

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1/30/12 9:23 P

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Hi Barbwood! Michael here! (Well, actually Terry--I'm now going by my real name.)

Oh man, how I can relate to that trap of "since my blood numbers were good this time, I can go back to eating "normal" again!" It's just such an easy thing to do, to think we are "well" when our numbers are good...but more and more I'm realizing it's kinda like being diabetic, we are never well again if we don't stay away from the foods that are hurting us (and I've been as guilty as anyone this winter about "not" avoiding all those foods I should have!)

To add to my problem, I have an issue with winter...I don't like the cold at all and go into a kind of "hybernation mode". And of course I want to eat and store up extra calories for hybernation! Ha!

But January is almost over and already I can tell the days are getting longer. So NOW is the time for us to begin getting back on track, and it sounds like that is exactly what you are doing! Way to go!!! Maybe your energy will motivate us all to be all we can be!

Your desire, Barbwood, to "adhere" to this topic was an inspiration even to me--the guy who created the topic in the first place! So you've already helped one person here--me! I also need to adhere to this topic and plan to now!

(Although I should mention that I didn't adhere to the topic originally after creating the topic because I never got the mailings from Spark People and had no idea so many folks had responded to it!!! Wow!!!)




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1/30/12 5:13 P

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My downfall is chocolate! I also have a problem getting a lot of protein in, so I decided that the best way to beat this would be to eat some chocolate protein powder! Now I have an excuse to eat chocolate every day!! :D

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1/17/12 1:28 P

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@ ROE2522 ... I agree that salad toppings can sometimes replace dressing altogether.

I've had luck dressing salads with mashed avocado or chickpeas. ... and salt (what can I say, I like salt! ... and my blood pressure is low. Should I be concerned about too much salt?)

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1/17/12 11:22 A

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I'm 53 years old and was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for the past 35 years. But I went vegan 3.5 years ago. As a result, l lost almost 20 lbs and 40 points off my cholesterol (Mostly by eliminating my beloved cheese). Just because it worked so well in the beginning, I fell into the "I can eat anything I want" trap and gained almost all of it back. You are so right, Michael, in saying that I still need to be on a diet even as a vegan. So, here I am - back at square one after living in denial and digging my heels in over logging food, counting calories, exercizing, etc., etc., etc. I am committing to adhering to this "sticky" topic. I am especially committing to not mindlessly eating vegan junk food every night, which is where my weight gain has come from. I recently read somewhere on this site, "Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Choose your hard." That has become my mantra in the evenings when I so badly want to grab food and just eat.

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1/11/12 11:05 P

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Man, Roby, it wouldn't do for me to be a pastry apprentice!! For me, that would be like a drug addict working in a drug store!!! LOL!!! I'd be indulging at every turn emoticon emoticon emoticon (I've got a really big sweet tooth, which I have to watch out for!)

But don't get me wrong, it can be done! Seems like one of the Biggest Loser contestants a few years ago worked in pastry's too (or at least in a resturant).

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1/11/12 9:42 P

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I am so motivated to eat well but find it impossible sometimes working as a successful pastry apprentice. Surrounded by delicious baked goods all the time its hard not to fall into the trap of snacking! gah!

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1/11/12 1:16 P

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I find you can dress-up salads, so many ways. Of course fat-free dressing are out there, but I can do without the dressings by adding plain or fruit filled cottage cheese. This is also a good protein substitute from eating meat.

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1/10/12 7:39 P

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@Saritmontel ... today I finally found a fat free salad dressing that I actually like: Maple Grove Farms Poppyseed dressing -- 35 calories a serving! I did feel like I needed to add a little salt, but other than that it was great

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1/9/12 6:22 A

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good morning i have a question, i love eating salads but my thing is the dressing what do you use to cut back on the calories dressing be having. any help you have would be appreciated.thanks.

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Hi Rachel,

Great suggestions, ELLESSE0! I would second everything she said.

On my campus there is a vegetarian/vegan club and I know one of the things they do is have rotating dinners. One person buys food for a vegetarian meal for the club one weekend and the next weekend it's another members' turn and so on. With enough people in your club you are only paying a chunk of money every couple of months, if that! Your club could do it even more than one weekend if you decide, but at least you'd be getting one substantial and healthy meal on the weekends.

You could also look into Meetup.com. They have a lot of vegan/vegetarian clubs depending on where you live that get together and do fun things. You may meet some great friends and people willing to help you with getting the food you want.

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1/5/12 9:17 A

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Hey Rachel,

Freshman year of college was really hard for me as a vegetarian. I ate a lot of waffles, pizza, and french fries -- with the occasional salad thrown in. That was part of the reason I knew I had to get a place with a kitchen the next year, and ditch the campus meal plan.

Do you have any access at all to a shared kitchen on your floor or in your building? (Or maybe a friend's hall?) My college allowed you to take a meal to-go, so I started throwing veggies & chick peas from the salad bar in a container and cooking them up in our hall kitchen. I bought some couscous or pasta to go with.

The more involved action to take is trying to get healthier, better veggie options at your school. Does Aramark have the contract? They're more than willing to offer better options if it's demanded -- if you get a few people together who want vegetarian options, try to set up a meeting with dining mgmt and/or get some petition signatures. By my senior year, my college already had a lot more (even vegan options) as a result of efforts like this.

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I'm currently a college student and I find I'm having trouble finding vegetarian friendly options in my campus cafeteria that don't include pizza or spoiled salad. Their idea of a vegetarian dish either contains shrimp or really spicy sauce (which I just can't do). They're forcing me to pay for it, and I can't afford to pay for food I'm not eating and then pay for food from the grocery store. Any suggestions on how to get around this unhealthy option? (And I can't get out of the meal plan until next fall...I've tried).

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I have found out that many prescriptions prohibit protein from entering your body as nexium is one but there are several out there. I am having a hard time figuring out how to get the protein in with this rx.
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12/2/11 11:23 P

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With grad school and work, I've been relying a lot on quick carbs and coffee to get me through my days. I've been having trouble finding the time to make balanced meals. I also recently moved to New York City, where it's all too easy to find vegan food that's full of sugar and salt and processed ingredients. I like the idea mentioned of pre-preparing snacks and meals to be able to quickly grab or warm up. Going to have to try that!

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12/2/11 2:17 P

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Interestingly, what kicked my fast-food habit was moving to an area where the nearest ff chain was several miles away. SO - when I crave french fries, I have to really want them to drive the distance. Now, fast food for means chipotle veggie bowl, a much healthier option.

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Excellent point, spunky! :) I've found that if I start my day making good decisions, the better the rest of my day goes. And healthier foods are generally tastier, too!

My main problem is finding time to go grocery shopping and prepare my food. I was raised on a really meaty diet and started my vegetarian diet right after high school. I'm trying to learn to cook healthy vegetarian food while also balancing college classes and I often resort to making a trip to Taco Bell :\ I'm surprised at how unhealthy my diet has become, you would think that going vegetarian would be as simple as cutting out meat and being healthier. My lack of time management has been killing my health and my pocket book (fast food seems cheap but it's really pricey if you depend on it) :(


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I found the more "junk" I cut from my diet, the less I craved it. Before I knew it I was getting my junk food kicks from eating some fresh cut veggies with yummy hummus!

It's all about conscious eating too, I found it really helped to pre-prepare my snacks too, to keep me from taking the easy way out and just going for the chocolate bar/chips, etc. I will usually cut up some extra veg while I am making a salad for lunch so I can eat them later and I ALWAYS keep a couple different kinds of nuts in the house, to grab and go with. Plus if I am craving something sweet I go for a delicious, juicy peice of fruit.

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I find that eating a plant diet helps me avoid junk food and save money. However, this works because I plan and cook my meals for the entire week at once. Then, I just have to grab and reheat - and if I am tempted by junk food at all, I can remind myself that I already have enough food with me to meet my needs. I usually include a small 'treat' of some kind so that I don't feel deprived, but because I've planned in advance I can be sure it fits within my calorie needs. I also make sure I savour every bite of it by eating it slowly.

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IT can be very hard eating good! I try new sauces to keep veggies interesting and also satisfy cravings for sweet stuff! I love to dip raw veggies in fruit-based sauces, or pineapple teriyaki...yum!

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Growning up, most days we ate vegitarian meals. I have some old Vegitarian cookbooks. One of my fav, was The Enchanted Brocoli Forrest.... but I was shocked when looking through it a couple years ago, how much fat where in the recipes. Lots of Cheese etc. I understand she has gone thorugh and updated many of her recipes with a healthier eye. But it can be hard. I remember, the guy on soem day time show, his friends called him, a carbatarian, beacuse he was a vegitarian who didn't eat veggies... so weird.



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I joined a meetup group thinking I could learn how to cook. But there were no classes at the time. So I thought maybe something might come out of it or might not. I got an invite yesterday for a pot lock. I am excited to meet ppl with the same lifestyle and learning new ideas.

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10/23/11 1:37 A

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I went back to being a veg to AVOID the junk food trap, especially all of the Fat City fast food out there. If I can learn to cook all over again anybody else can, too.
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I've been a veggie since I was five, and as the only one in my family, what I've learned is that it's a good idea to keep a big pot of stew/chili etc. on hand. You can make a large batch and freeze portions to eat later, which is definitely a time saver. Stews and chilis are great because you can combine proteins, like soy and beans, with vegetables and carbohydrates in one dish. While it's obviously not the greatest to rely on processed foods, I usually keep a protein bar in my purse. This way, if you're at a restaurant with no options, you can get a side salad or fruit dish and still manage a balanced meal.

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Don't feel too bad. I am still pretty new to all this too and while I avoid french fries I tend to lean towards frozen "healthy" entrees supplementing with protein shakes.
Why? Cuz I can't cook. But man I gotta learn.

I tried finding a local cooking group for vegetarians, but there has not been one started up in my area yet.

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What is it that should trace the insuperable line?… The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? —Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food. —J. H.
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I am so much caught in the junk food trap It is so frustrating I do well some days but sometimes french fries and other non good for you stuff gets in my way. i do well and stick with no meat i have strong convictions but other junk food sometimes hurts me.

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I try to do the same as Snap Dragon. Planning ahead keeps me in line and if I do go off my meal it is not as much as if I had not had a plan at all.
It also helps me keep my sodium within reason.

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What is it that should trace the insuperable line?… The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? —Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food. —J. H.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUMUvYLC5iM
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I try to plan all my meals a day in advance, which helps. My downfall is weekends when my boyfriend is around and we go out with friends. That said, and this is a problem today, we have SO MANY potlucks at work and just so much junk around my office. There's a box of donuts about 10 feet from my desk right now and it's calling to me!

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Ya, I've beat the sugar cravings. The trick is to go cold turkey. But then, you have to realize where else the sugar is hiding.
I just saw Dr. Joel Furhman in PBS, 3 Steps to incredible Health. One of the steps is breaking addictions to foods. Having lived it, I couldn't agree more. Look him up, well worth the time viewing.

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That book is priceless! I love it so much! But, I need to reread the chapters on sugar - it is my downfall. I try to remind myself that sugar is refined using animal bones, but it just doesn't keep me away from cake, cookies, etc.
Have any of you been able to beat the sugar cravings?

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I always think to myself "If I'm going to eat junk food, I might as well eat meat (and wheat and sugar)" For my body, it's all junk

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Due to a health concern I am limited to very low protein each day. I am going more and more toward vegetarian because of it. Now I'm finding that the carbohydrates are also difficult to manage. I try to stay under 100 per day but it's difficult.
So fruits and vegetables are almost exclusively my carbs right now.
Hope other's who need to go low protein can help me.
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As a vegan i have gradually learned things an am still learning. I have recently made my self lol aquire some habits. That arn't easy. I am honestly new to being vegan. My health isnt so great so befor i became vegan i usially depending on junk as my food/nonfood (empty calories low to know nutrion value) of choice. My new habit was helping ( i posted the $10 for groceries topic lol ) my habits to avoid these pitfalls are 1. I would set down an make a meal plain for 4-7 days. As i made this plain i checked my cabinents an fridge to use what was thers also. Then id make my shopping list (alot of times my meal plaib would also center around what was on sale) i would not allow my self to drift from the list. 2. Id eat 6 small meals aday. 3. For more nutrion an better mindless eating i always plain to keep a bowl of fruit on my coffee table to be eating that day 3. Water , water , water it keeps you hydrated an also helps satisfie you along with lots of other good benafits

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I agree I read that book have no idea it was a veganbook, I was looking for some material on losing weight. However the perspectives they presented changed my life and made me really re-think what I eat. Stay focused! Baby steps..the less of it in your house the less your likely to consume.

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9/4/11 11:33 A

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I have been impress with the large variety of foods currently availalbe for vegans.

I have found frozen cocnut milk ice creams and cookies that are vegan. not healthy but they fill my cravings when I need them. Most are organic and I that I can limit my self 1 servicing knowing that I have option out there.

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8/28/11 11:18 A

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Unfortunately I do not have time to read this whole thread right now so I don't know what's been said, but keeping a weekly "menu" and shopping list has improved my diet (and my budget) quite a bit. That way I can look and make sure that I am not only avoiding fattening foods but that I am factoring in more health-promoting, nutritious foods. The second major thing I've been doing lately is figuring out little ways that I can cut out a hundred calories here or there, calories that are not felt but add up. The main thing: I no longer snack after dinner. I didn't realize how much I was doing that. Not good. Cutting that out alone has resulted in a few pounds being lost. I hope this helps!

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8/26/11 10:52 A

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Yesterday I joined the Sparkpeople community so I'm just learning the website . I am so happy that I found this forum. I've been a vegetarian for 2 years now and a little embarrassed to say not that healthy. I definately fell in to the junk food trap. I probably have eaten more pasta than vegetables these last 2 years. I've decided to finally do something about my unhealthy eating habits and just found it comforting to know that I'm not the only vegetarian that has fallen into this trap.

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Thank you for the suggestions people! Awesome! emoticon

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I was eating a lot of junk when I first eliminated all flesh from my diet. But as I interact with my vegetarian teams I am learning more way to eat without having to depend on things like bread and pasta. I feel so much better than I did a year ago.

~Michelle Macari in St George UT~ Lifestyles of the fit and meatless!
What is it that should trace the insuperable line?… The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? —Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food. —J. H.
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8/19/11 3:31 P

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I LOVE that book, it also started my Veganism journey. I too, as shameful as it is, am addicted to sugar. Good Luck

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that book is AMAZING!!

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I have been a TOTAL junkfood vegan for a few years now and it SHOWS! My downfall is fries. I love the idea of an ongoing thing about it, since I feel that many veg's fall into this trap and still think they're eating right! Even in a veg' diet there are still pitfalls, and I've found them all lol.

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8/7/11 3:31 A

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pushing aside the prepared foods more and more but sometimes it just helps to be able to grabe something like a flatout bread and add a slice of smoked gouda. yumm== romaine has become a special friend as it is lower in sodium, but kale can be 'snuck' in great places, too.

While i understand that one digest more nutrients from carrots when juiced or cooks, it is hard on the body to be attacked by that much pure sugar without fiber and fat. Tempting as juices are, the advice about low sugar juices flavored only with higher ones is really good!



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I don't think I've seen anyone mention Skinny B!tch... Its a book. It Hilarious, but it tells you everything about being/becoming a vegan. As I read it last year, I pumped the brakes on eating meat. I didn't even know it was about becoming a vegan, they don't like to advertise it as a Vegan book. But It changed my life. I think I might need to reread the Chapter about Sugar being the devil... Because I've been a sugar addict for months.

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7/25/11 9:55 P

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Great suggestions!!! Thanks!!!!

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
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