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Anyone a part-time Vegan?

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:53 PM
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I'm transitioning towards veganism (is that a word? :-), and I would also recommend Dr Joel Fuhrman's book, Eat To Live. It's an amazing, eye opening book that will really make you think twice about how you choose to fuel your body and life.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:12 PM
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I am becoming Pescatarian myself. I feel a lot better since I started. I can't be complete vegan due to numerous food allergies such as soy and nuts, but I think I can make Pescatarian work for me.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:06 PM
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I bought 2 of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's cookbooks and I can't wait to try out her recipes! They look amazing!! Thanks for recommending her to the forum!





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You should watch it anyway! It is so interesting, and is much more than a plug for veganism. Some stuff will blow your mind. If you are interested in vegan cookbooks, my favorite vegan chef is Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She has lots of cookbooks on Amazon. I haven't found a recipe of hers yet that I didn't just love.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:53 AM
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I've been dabbling with raw food for about a month now, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I LOVE IT!!!! I notice a BIG difference in my mood [VERY important at my age! ], I have a LOT of energy and my weight is just right. Since incorporating more raw foods into my diet, I don't have any cravings. I eat when my tummy starts growling, lol. There is an abundance of delicious chocolate and sweet treats that you can make that are raw, yet packed with nutrition!! How great is that?! There's a lot to learn. Really wish I had starting learning about raw foods MUCH, much sooner. I have no plan to go 100% raw, as that would be too extreme for me. I think 65% raw is attainable though. Whatever the case, I'm enjoying the journey.

I do eat fish (salmon, mostly) once a week, when DH and I go out, and I also enjoy Greek yogurt. I love eggs, but oddly, haven't had time to eat them lately. I have not eaten meat in a VERY long time. The thought of chewing it is so unappealing to me, and yet, I was raised on meat & potatoes! *shudder*

I'm currently on week 3, month 2, of the STS/LIS rotation, and I'm pleased with the results thus far. A number of times, I did some "add on" or "extra" workouts when the mood struck. Lately, I've not done any extras, but all is well.

Ok... that's my story for today. Time now for me to get crackin' with Cathe & the crew!

Have a great day, Cathletes!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:42 AM
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Ani Phyo is a raw vegan with good, easy recipes. She's just started working with a trainer so hopefully, she'll blog about her experience.

I like her because much of her recipes take advantage of food in their natural form; she doesn't have a lot of time-consuming recipes that mimic cooked food.
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my family is mostly vegan. we have soy and nut allergies in our house so we are pretty limited. we are absolutely dairy free but eat some fish. I find that I do need a bit more protein when lifting heavy (STS right now) and have been taking a couple of protein shakes a day. there are so many vegan options out there for protein shakes, especially the natural versions. I use omega naturals pumpkin seed protein, vega (all kinds), rice protien, pea protein and my favourite... manitoba harvest hemp protein - they have so many kinds. the pro70 is good with water and flavoured stevia.
my 3 year old is thriving on beans and hemp and so are my husband and I.

the pressure cooker is definitely a must too. (for beans)

I think that transitioning with one or 2 days a week or one or two meals a day is a great way to transition, or to eat forever if that makes you happy too.

we also eat a high raw diet in the summer, although it is hard with a nut-free diet. I love Ani Phyo and Kristen's Raw too. i have been on a Isa Chandra Moskowitz bent lately too as well as Mosewood cooking for health.
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sounds great - thanks for the tips!
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Hi girls. I have been on all sides of the diet spectrum. From Raw to Paleo. Just recently paleo and it's just not for me. I do not digest meat. I do so much better on a vegan diet with a high raw percentage. I'm a firm believer of doing what's right for your own body. My best friend thrives on paleo. I just do better eating a ton of veggies and beans and fruit.

Now if there was a successful sourdough bread diet. I would definitely do that!!!
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Oh, this thread has been around for a while, I see. Since I last posted here in May, I gave up fish, eggs and dairy completely. I am thriving very well on a plant-based diet. Love it!
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I am a little late on this thread but I did want to chime in. I eat very little meat, and eat a mostly plant based diet free of animal products although not for philosophical reasons but simply because I feel so much better when I do not have meat, dairy etc. I'm not sure if this is mentioned, but you must be sure to get your B-12 from either a supplement or some other source (I think some brands of Nutritional Yeast will do as well). A slight deficiency of vitamin B-12 can lead to anemia, fatigue and other health problems. Vitamin B12 can only be manufactured by bacteria and can only be found naturally in animal products.

Also, you can be a unhealthy Vegan. I would suggest staying away from "fake" foods because they are too processed. Some might argue with me on this one, but it's just my opinion.

If you are going with a variety of leafy greens, veggies, whole grains, fruits, etc, you will feel fantastic and will get plenty of nutrition, most likely more than most meat eaters. You can also eat more
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