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12/30/12 10:39 P

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I have been back and forth vegetarian and omnivore. Last February (2012) I had to switch to no dairy (medical reasons). I have a good friend who is Pescetarian who is moving slowly to full Vegan. I personally have decided to switch to full vegan as well. In fact Today was Day 1 of full vegan. I'm not feeling bad b/c I don't like eggs at all. and Meat....well, I've had issues with that for years. It's a natural progression. I am home now (been out of town for the holidays) went to the grocery store and stocked my house full of Vegan goodies/yummies.. be patient with yourself. I like the idea of going slowly. 1 vegan day one week, then make it 2 the next week and slowly you'll be fully vegan OR you'll have found the perfect balance for yourself. :)

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12/8/12 4:22 P

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First, welcome! Second, any time you make a major change in the way you eat, it can cause other changes. Some would say a breakout could be a cleansing of impurities. I'd say, continue on for a few weeks and see how it is then.

Vegan is naturally low-fat, unless you add a ton of oil. Please make sure you don't short yourself on healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, and nuts/nut butters. I've personally found that following the SP guidelines on nutrients (with the exception of protein) works great for me. On the SP protein, if I come in about 20% below their number, it is about right.

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12/8/12 12:35 P

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Hi I am just a week in to Veganism and made the transition from Low Carb! Big change. I am getting breakouts which is unusual for me and I was wondering if you thought it could be the bad before the good. Everyone says their skin is so great on this plan. I also am so surprised that I haven't lost any weight, I am trying to follow a low fat vegan plan.

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10/30/12 10:05 A

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For those who want to move from vegetarian to vegan, a nice transition is to follow 100% vegan for one day a week. When you see how easy that is, expand to two, then three... Soon you'll be incorporating the dairy/eggs only once a week or every few weeks. :D

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10/25/12 12:34 P

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Welcome Kimberly! I would love to be vegan too, I'm transitioning there slowly!

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

Always do what you're afraid to do ~George Bernard Shaw


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10/24/12 9:34 P

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10/24/12 7:02 P

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Hi Kimberly,
Welcome to SP and the team!

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10/24/12 8:13 A

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10/24/12 5:49 A

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10/23/12 11:13 P

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Welcome to the team!! Diane

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10/23/12 10:09 P

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10/23/12 9:56 P

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Hello everyone, I am new to the board. My name is Kimberly. I am currently a vegetarian, but hopefully one day I can cross that line and become a vegan.

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