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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Espirito,

    That seems like such a sparse plan! Not really enough to provide the kind of energy and satiety a person needs. Why only a few tablespoons of rice, pasta and oats? And how in the...
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    Poll: Re: When did you switch to a vegan diet?

    Awesome Risker! It's now been four years for me!
  3. Re: warrior blend supplement / complete amino acids / new vegan, or nearly vegan

    I would think that it would get pretty expensive to supplement with protein powder 3x per day. Yikes!

    If you eat a variety of healthy vegan food, you can meet all your amino acid needs. Plant...
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    Re: Fish: health benefits?

    I have been growing an all veganic garden for the last four years. No "organic fish matter" needed. Fish belong in water, not soil.
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    Re: low budget, animal free diet?

    I like to cook whole wheat spaghetti and make the sauce like this: use canned tomato sauce, canned or jar of tomato paste, chopped fresh vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and...
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    Re: Coronary Heart Disease - Am I a rarity?

    Just curious, but over the years, did you ever do any cholesterol screenings? What were the results of those? I have had several full cholesterol screenings both as an omnivore and vegan. My...
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    Re: Veggies are no better than omnis really

    I went vegan from omnivore overnight and have stayed vegan for almost four years now, happily. I never understood vegetarianism that involved still eating eggs and dairy. However, it has not always...
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    Re: Weight loss issue on vegan diet

    Honestly I am trying to just maintain right now (5'5.5" and 111-114 lbs) as I have a terrible fear of weight gain but don't want to lose any weight due to suffering with osteoporosis. In my first...
  9. Re: Hi. New guy here. How do I get rid of hanging skin?

    I have never had to face that issue as I have always been a normal weight or underweight. But I imagine that working out with some dumbbells/barbells and doing resistance exercise three or four...
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    Re: Sunflower seeds? Help please.

    I forgot about the parmesan substitute. I love to use sunflower seeds for that!
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    Re: Sunflower seeds? Help please.

    I use them in this recipe:

    http://ohsheglows.com/2013/02/20/blissful-buckwheat-granola-clusters-oil-free/

    They go well in granolas and cereals. If you have access to a high speed blender or...
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    Re: Indian Restaurant! Need some help :(

    I went to an Indian restaurant several years ago. My Mom, sister, and self were the only people in the whole restaurant as they had just opened their doors for dinner. I asked the waitress about...
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    Re: Thanksgiving 2014

    How about a gluten free vegan shephards pie? I have done this for my Mom (who is gluten free) using polenta as the crust and top. Some other ideas you could google for specific recipes:

    chana...
  14. Thread: Pizza Hut

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    Re: Pizza Hut

    Homemade vegan pizza is so much better! Make your own pizza dough/crust (there are tons of vegan and even gluten free vegan pizza crust recipes on the web), add your sauce and favorite veggies and...
  15. Re: My 2000 kcal vegan diet: help me lose weight for life

    Best wishes on your weight loss journey! I am coming from the other extreme, having been severely underweight for years and finally this year getting to a normal weight after major health problems...
  16. Re: Is there anything wrong with having tofu every day?

    I would think that eating tofu every day would get expensive?

    There are many sources of vegan protein to choose from if that is what you are worried about. Beans don't have to be prepared from...
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    Re: Mmmmmm Sweet potato peanut burgers

    Thanks for sharing these! Looks so good! I love anything with sweet potato. I also love to save these recipes for my omnivore freinds who think vegans are deprived. :)
  18. Re: How did you transition to a vegan lifestyle?

    Wow, I am sorry to hear you are allergic to soy and wheat. Although that can make things more challenging, it is not impossible. I did the soy free gluten free vegan stuff for a while just to see...
  19. Re: How did you transition to a vegan lifestyle?

    You are welcome! It is very common to eat too little or light when people first go vegan. It can also be a challenge for people who have relied heavily on animal products to figure out just what to...
  20. Re: How did you transition to a vegan lifestyle?

    Welcome NightOwl! Good for you for making the switch and not giving up! It gets so much easier over time. In the beginning, meal planning can really be invaluable. Best wishes with everything!
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    Re: What did you eat today? (15)

    Yesterday (right now it is early morning here) I had oatmeal and an orange for breakfast; later in the morning just before going to a convention I had two slices of homemade whole wheat bread with...
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    Re: Weight loss issue on vegan diet

    I went from 92 lbs at 5'5.5" last year to 114 lbs this year as a vegan. I did have to eat quite a bit to gain weight but it wasn't hard. :) I eat four or five meals a day instead of three but they...
  23. Re: Weakness and headaches (possibly) due to improper vegan diet

    Eating one or two of the "right" foods isn't going to fix whatever problem you have. Eating a well balanced vegan diet in general will go a long way in improving your health though...giving your...
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    Here is a comprehensive list that breaks down foods into high, moderate, and low oxalates:

    http://www.ohf.org/docs/OxalateContent092003.pdf

    I read that collards, bok choy, kale, and turnip...
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    I have heard a lot of negative stuff about corn too, but you know what? If I cut out everything everyone said something negative about I would starve to death. I used to go crazy obsessing about...
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    If you get tired of rice and couscous or quinoa, have you ever tried millet? It is a very filling grain as well. It can be hard to find though.

    Here are a few lists I came across of vegan food...
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    Hi again Hotmail! The Prolia I am on is actually not a first line treatment for osteoporosis and is hard to get insurance to pay for because you have to meet certain qualifications and try other...
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    Poll: Re: Food allergies.

    As far as texture and consistency, pumpkin or winter squashes can take the place of banana in baking or in smoothies, though they might change the taste a bit. Butternut squash, if cooked and...
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    Hi Hotmail! Sorry to hear about your osteoporosis but glad your shot is working with no major side effects! I am actually on the Prolia shot (started it in June), which is different than alendronic...
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    Re: Simple recipe for quiche?

    How about this one:

    http://vegetarian.about.com/od/breakfastrecipe1/r/veganquiche.htm

    I have done this using spinach instead of broccoli. I also steam a sweet potato and process it with the...
  31. Re: 1000 kcal - eat once a day, then once in 2 days.

    I am not used to using the metric system for weight/height as I live in the U.S. so I used a conversion calculator but I must have made a typo. I maintained for years naturally at a weight range...
  32. Re: 1000 kcal - eat once a day, then once in 2 days.

    I functioned on a much lower amount of calories than the normal person for six years (three of them as a vegan and some of that time raw), maintaining my weight between 40-48 kg at a height of...
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    Re: Favorite vegan breakfast?

    This morning its a handful of whole almonds and a mango, and some coffee.
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    Re: Overcoming An Eating Disorder

    I forgot to mention that I work in medical records with various types of charts and I have come across people with eating disorders similar to yours a few times. Where they were down to only eating...
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    Re: Overcoming An Eating Disorder

    Hi Devon! That is a huge step to come forward and talk about your struggles with food! Good for you! Please do not be too hard on yourself though. It is not your fault. I have been battling with...
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    Below are comparisons of me from last year in March and this year in early June. I have put on a total of 21 lbs since March of last year. It has been very very hard but I do feel so much better at...
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    Thanks Lilystein for your encouragement! I am still holding out at a low normal weight range. I still struggle but i am in a much healthier place. The shot I was put on so far has not had any side...
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    Re: Eyesight

    I found this article right off the bat when I searched about this issue out of curiosity:

    http://www.rodalenews.com/red-meat-and-blindness

    The study shows increased risk of vision loss with red...
  39. Re: Doctor says that I NEED to have some animal protein in my diet

    Hi beany94,

    From everything I have read and researched over the years, hormone problems are usually helped by eating a more plant based diet and getting dairy and meat out. In fact, a vegan diet...
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    Re: Zoo and Aquarium Jobs

    While their actions are commendable, it should also be an expected responsibility that if you are going to keep animals in an enclosure and completely dependent on you and unable to fend for...
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