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"If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes." Shilpa Shah

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1/3/18 7:24 P

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Welcome back Geri67. When I first started changing my eating in 2006, and then drastically in 2007, my dh told me, "don't expect me to eat the way you eat." I let him know I didn't expect him to, but that sometimes he'd have to make his own meals. He was okay with that. More often than not, he ate what I fixed for dinner. Then he really thought I lost my mind when I cut out all dairy. He was the type of person to drink a full glass of milk with cookies. But then he cut out dairy too. And he lost weight too. And everyone kept asking him, wow how did you lose weight?
He says we don't fit in any category, we just eat in moderation.
I have chickens, so I definitely eat their eggs. Store bought, no matter what the carton says, are NOTHING like my farm fresh eggs. (so many people think the egg is a baby chicken and this is not the case unless it's been fertilized). It's just an egg otherwise. I've also heard some people think a rooster is necessary for a hen to lay eggs and that's not the case either. =)

Anyway, welcome back and welcome to the team!

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1/2/18 9:51 A

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Our daughter has been vegan for two years--and that means we've adopted a much more plant-based diet in our house. My husband and I rarely eat meat, dairy, and eggs; however, we do eat them sometimes--I guess that makes us flexitarians. We laugh at times that nutritional yeast, flax seed, almond milk, tofu, etc. have become "staples" in our kitchen. Two years ago, I didn't know what nutritional yeast was and had never substituted a flaxseed "egg" in baking. This morning, I scambled tofu with a little turmeric, onion, spinach and vegan pesto from Trader Joe's for my breakfast. I've ordered The Flexitarian Diet book today because I'd like to take off about 10 pounds this year and this approach seems to be the best fit for me right now. I look forward to sharing what we've learned the past two years about cooking in a more plant-based way and learning from others as well.

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Hard to find the spot where we belong . People look at you like you have two heads if you say i do not eat much meat . when i first started eating less meat i had many agreements with my husband . He was a meat and potatoes man . his menu was roast beef and steaks and chops all served with potatoes mashed with cream and butter . He would not listen to any talk about less meat started small with one meal a week . then it became two it is now worked up to four meals a week . If he has noticed he has not spoken about it at all .

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12/29/17 8:55 P

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I abandoned Spark People a while ago. But with the new year upon us and a season of overeating just wrapping up, I know I need to make some changes. About a year ago, I decided to reduce my meat consumption. I've read so many articles claiming that particularly red meat is not good for you, some even claim it contributes to cancer. I have never been a big meat-eater anyway. I do still eat seafood, sometimes chicken/turkey and animal by-products (eggs, dairy). But I avoid meat unless it is my only option (such as eating at my in-laws - they really could use more vegetables!) It's been hard as my husband doesn't get it and acts like something is wrong with me when I won't eat the meat he wants to eat. He also isn't crazy about me not buying much of it! My youngest son still eats meat but doesn't really care if he has it or not. My oldest son doesn't eat much meat at all - simply because he doesn't like it very much. But he is a picky eater and I can't find much he will eat. It's just nice to find other people who are where I am. Glad to find this group!

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