Transitioning slowly over a period of time has been helpful. Call myself a flexitarian these days. Some fish, eggs and dairy, low or fat free of course. It has been very easy and enjoyable. Don't have that deprived feeling at all. Feel better that I have in years.
current weight: 148.8
Fitness Minutes: (25,503) Posts: 4,110 11/2/12 8:07 A
The Happy Herbivore cookbook is a good transition cookbook. Lindsay Nixon's recipes are basic SAD comfort food recipes veganized. When I was cooking for my husband, I ate tofu, he ate chicken, or pork chops. I left the hamburger out of the spagetti sauce for me, substituted veggie burgers for beef and made a lentil meatloaf for me and a regular one for him. Keep stuff in the freezer for yourself. I didn't cook with milk or cream. Cheese was an optional topping for dishes. It is a pain though cooking for yourself and an omnivore.
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current weight: 124.0
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Forks Over Knives. You can watch it online. With your partner.
It's a painless way to get the info about all the science behind the benefits of a plant-based eating plan. And if you want the buff male perspective, Engine 2 Diet is the creation of a triathlete firefighter.
Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme. - Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
I am having the same issue! Except that I make food for 4 other people and sometimes I "forget" that I am trying to eat vegetarian/vegan! I need help committing and staying focused! One thing I am going to do this week is make some vegetarian meals with pre-cooked meat at the ready. I think that my keep me on track! Best Wishes!
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I've been trying to transition to a flex vegan (mostly vegan) but having a hard time fully committing. My excuse is that my partner eats meat and I always wants what he has (food envy!) because its meat products I like (but need to avoid). What helped you fully commit to veg?
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