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    Re: benefits of keeping a food journal

    I've tried different methods of logging my food...apps on my iPhone, spreadsheets on Microsoft, Food Diaries and notepads. They've all worked really well. The most difficult thing is to remember to...
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    Re: Staying healthy as a new vegan

    Hey jordan.james,

    You sound a lot like me! I'm also a 22 year old male, but I live in South Texas (but have family in LA) and consider fitness and nutrition very important. I'm not new to...
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    Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    If my co-workers and peers read this, they'd probably chip in too! I think I sport the "thug" look on some days when my jeans don't necessarily stay where they should :P Adds the "swag" factor!...
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    Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    I can't argue with you there :P I have no bum (sad realization). My bum is as flat as paper. My jeans literally slide right down...no bump in the back at all. I was looking into the BMI calculation...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Breakfast: Coffee with unsweetened low fat almond milk and stevia
    Lunch: Brown rice, half portion of edamame and chikn patty (boca)
    Dinner: TBD (hopefully I get to have dinner)
  6. Thread: Tofu

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    Re: Tofu

    I'm totally with you on that one!! I think the squeezing/draining, freezing, thawing, baking is AMAZING! It's probably one of my favorite things to prepare. I think it's bizarre how fermented...
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    Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    That is so funny! Yes, we are the same weight. My weight has actually remained stable for the past 2-3 months. I am 128 lbs exactly! We weight the same just distributed a tad bit differently :P
  8. Sticky: Poll: Re: Planning a poll about fav. vegan cheese products. Suggestions, please!

    I second that. We don't have some of the brands you listed here in the US. :/ I think Daiya, Follow Your Heart and anything Galaxy Nutritional is probably the most commonly used by vegans (in the US).
  9. Sticky: Poll: Re: Planning a poll about fav. vegan cheese products. Suggestions, please!

    Follow Your Hear: Nacho Gourmet! That's my all time favorite! Gives my meals a Mexican kick!!!

    Galaxy Nutritional Vegan Veggie Slices are good too (especially pepperjack).

    I love spicy food &...
  10. Poll: Re: How has the change to a vegan diet affected you?

    I answered that my health and well-being has improved significantly. I'm not a new vegan whatsoever, but maybe from your experience or the experience of others I can have something answered....
    I...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    a handful of grapes
    a few pineapple chunks
    8 cups of black coffee
    1/4 cup brown rice
    1/4 cup edamame
    1 boca vegan patty
    1 mint mocha caffeinated frapp :)
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    1/4 cup brown rice
    1/4 cup edamame
    1 vegan boca patty
    Salsa

    Then the same thing for dinner.
    3 mint mocha frapps with unsweetened almond milk
    raspberry green tea (unsweetened)
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    Re: Favorite vegan dessert

    I'm with you on that one. The local vegan restaurant in the city where I currently reside sells these chocolate cupcakes that are sooooo good. The only downside is that they use vegetable shortening...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    I am very tempted to make this! I plan on making veggie tortilla soup this weekend. Chicken tortilla soup is very popular in my area, but veggie tortilla soup should be even better!!!

    Yesterday:...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Sounds yummy!!

    Yesterday:
    Breakfast: Tofu scramble (turmeric, nutritional yeast, pepper, paprika and nu-salt) with spinach. All baked and topped with ketchup.
    Lunch: Brown rice, tempeh, boca...
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    Re: going vegan without losing weight?

    I couldn't agree more! Sounds just like what I do! :)

    Ps., your bf could definitely still get the amount of protein/fat/calories in plant-based meat analogues (e.g., tempeh, seitan, TVP, etc)....
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Yesterday: slice of toast, serving of brown rice, veggies, boca patty, soy cheese, salsa, wheat sandwich with boca patty, tofurky italian deli slice, soy cheese, ketchup, nutritional yeast and spicy...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Yesterday: Breakfast: Coffee; Lunch: brown rice, mixed veggies and vegan patty; Dinner: brown rice, veggies, boca patty; Snacks: Homemade frapps with light soy milk, cocoa powder, stevia, mint and...
  19. Re: What do vegans have against quick, momentary killing of animals?

    Personally, I consider humans to be on the same level as animals...so I respect the life of humans and non-human animals. I think hunting is a gross way of demonstrating who is on top of the food...
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    Re: Question regarding Miso Paste?

    Is Marukome's Instant Miso Soup (With Tofu) vegan?
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    Re: Agave nectar vs. cane sugar?

    As odd as this might sound, there is also a "Light" version of agave nectar with half the calories. It is produced organically and marketed by the largest grocery store chain in south texas...It's...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Yesterday:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal and apple slices with dried cranberries and chocolate chips sweetened with stevia
    Lunch/Dinner: Brownrice, collard greens, spinach, boca patty, soy cheese, salsa,...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (14)

    Yesterday
    Breakfast: Tofu scramble with spinach and collard greens
    Lunch: 1/2 serving of whole wheat spaghetti, marinara sauce and TVP "meatballs" (homemade)
    Dinner: Genghis Grill vegan platter...
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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    No joke, Leedsveg! I don't think these people could run a lap to save their own skin! Trust me, something along the line pops into my mind when I hear these comments. Most people think it's...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Breakfast: Tofu scramble (1/5 pkg tofu) with 1 mushroom cap sliced with nutritional yeast sprinkled over
    Snack: homemade mocha mint frappuccino and whole wheat, sugar free, fat free vegan carrot...
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    Re: People commenting about your weight

    I hear you Mari...185 cm and 61 kg..criticized for my weight and stuff....I just let people talk. I know I am healthy :)
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Breakfast: Tofu scramble, spinach and sliced mushrooms.
    Lunch: 4 slices of thin&crispy pizza from Pizza Hut with jalapenos and mushrooms NO CHEESE
    Dinner: TVP meatballs with wholewheat fetuccini...
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    Re: What vegan restaurants are in your area?

    San Antonio, Texas (in the US) has two vegan restaurants.
    Vegeria:
    http://www.myvegeria.com/Home.php
    Green:
    http://www.greensanantonio.com/
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    Re: Cold intolerance anyone?

    I love the winter (my favorite season by far) but I strongly dislike the cold temperatures.

    Cedarblue37: I'm with you on that one. I can't stand having a fan pointed at me no matter what time of...
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    Re: Vegan Chocolate / Snack bars

    Hi :-)

    Okay, I need clarification in regards to chocolate chips...I am wondering whether or not Ghirardelli's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips qualify as vegan?

    The ingredient list is as follows:...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Breakfast: half a portion of oatmeal, 1 tsp cranberries, 1 tsp semi-sweet chocolate chips, piece of fat free whole wheat carrot cake with apple butter
    Lunch: homemade tvp meatballs, marinara sauce,...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    It is beyond fascinating how many things you could do with veggies! I steam cauliflower and eat it like that or mash it up and make mashed potatoes. I am going to try to make popcorn out of it now!...
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    Re: "Vitamin B12: Our Slim Agent"

    I'm with you on that one. The more mass a person has (be it weight, muscle or height) more calories are required to maintain weight because more calories are burned to keep you alive and functioning....
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Tofu scramble with spinach and mushrooms
    Builder Bar-Chocolate Mint
    healthfull english muffin with apple butter
    Homemade mint mocha with chocolate chips
    Brown rice, kidney beans, yves the good...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Thank you :) I am thinking of making another frappuccino hehe. I still have nine more pages to type up tonight so the caffeine would be most helpful!!

    Ah, they were just yummy. Peppermint just...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Today:
    Breakfast: Tofu scramble (turmeric, nutritional yeast, nu-salt, Mrs. Dash Seasoning, black pepper, soy sauce), spinach and mushrooms.
    Snack: Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Mint Frappuccino...
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    Re: What did you eat today? (13)

    Yesterday:
    Breakfast: Tofu scramble, broccoli and hash
    Lunch: brown rice, kidney beans, salsa
    Dinner: Neatballs with spaghetti, fried mushrooms, kale salad and peppermint cupcake
    Snack: home made...
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    Re: "Vitamin B12: Our Slim Agent"

    Weight is affected by numerous factors. It is difficult to pinpoint the factors that lead to weight gain and obesity. I know of people who can't eat a vegetable to save their life; they feed on hot...
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    Poll: Re: When did you switch to a vegan diet?

    @ Leedsveg: I like your with ;-) Hehe.
    @ LG: Congrats! Yay...keep up the awesomeness :)
    @kokopelli: That is pretty amazing. I think what you mentioned about the Christian rationale for animal...
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    Re: Cold intolerance anyone?

    I can relate to that veganoise, except for that my hands go blue/purple. It doesn't help that the temperature is 26 degrees Fahrenheit at the moment.
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