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  1. Re: Does anyone know of an all vegan village/town/city?

    I live in Israel right now and I actually went to Amirin for a week long vacation. It's a lovely place on the montains in the northern part of Israel, overlooking the Kineret. The place itself was...
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    Re: Feminism and veganism

    I also took a Feminist Theory class in grad school and I seem to recall some discussion about how the suffragist movement of the 19th century was linked to the vegetarian movement (and I even seem to...
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    Re: Vegan and Parkinson

    I'm no medical expert on Parkinson or anything else, but I at one time, I did a lot of research on the raw food vegan diet and I know that there are many claims out there that it is the cure-all for...
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    Re: Trying to create a balanced vegan menu

    Hi Cobweb,
    Sorry I didn't catch this earlier (like last year... :D).

    I actually tried the kind of eating you're describing a few years ago. I read "Intuitive Eating" and decided I was going to...
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    Re: Please Love Yourself

    AMF, nicely stated. This is exactly what I'm trying to do lately and I've been feeling so much better about myself the past few weeks. I've thrown out all the diets and am now just focusing on eating...
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    Re: What does 120 Calories look like?

    I totally agree about the cheese. I also have a hard time believing that one slice of pizza, even a small thin one like in the picture and a jelly donut are only 120 calories.

    Tam
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    Re: I don't feel as hungry!

    It's hard to tell with me because I went back to veganism only about 2 weeks ago and with that, went to having 5-6 smaller meals instead of 3 big ones and a few snacks, so it feels like I'm eating...
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    Re: More humane way to get rid of household pests?

    Mahk, thanks for the link to the Venus flytrap thread - that was hilarious!

    Pob, I see what you mean. I'm actually least freaked out by spiders but I've been told that in West Texas there are...
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    Re: Should weightloss be this rapid?

    A friend of mine who was already vegan when I decided to switch from vegetarianism to veganism advised that I try not to rely too much on processed vegan foods (like soy cheese, etc.) and vegan...
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    More humane way to get rid of household pests?

    I wasn't sure where to put this thread, so hope it's in the right place!

    I've recently moved to Texas where there seems to be no end to the bugs in my apt - everything from spiders (big nasty fat...
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    Re: The help I got trying to lose weight

    Odalys, I was just going to make a similar point. Fitday et al is great if you want to keep track of what you put in your mouth and/or if you're need/want to know how much of a certain nutrient...
  12. Re: What advice - that you can give now - do you wish you'd received when starti

    I second this, purplerose. Lots of stuff out there can be made in a snap and is much better than the processed food out there. Check out websites like Vegweb and all the recipes you can find.

    I...
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    Re: Trying to create a balanced vegan menu

    Glad my post started such an interesting thread :D.

    Cobweb - don't beat yourself up, it IS frightening to give up foods, even if you're someone who never had weight issues (are there people out...
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    Re: Trying to create a balanced vegan menu

    Thanks, everyone for the feedback. This is very important to me because I have family visiting who tend to be not very sensitive to veganism (my mother's never-ending complaint "You're not getting...
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    Trying to create a balanced vegan menu

    Hi all,
    I'm trying to come up with a balanced vegan menu, as I've been on a roller coaster ride with food the past six months (stress, emotional issues, etc.) and I'm really a bit lost as to how I...
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    Re: Foods that make you feel calm

    My mom, who is a nurse, once told me that whole grains are soothing, something in the grains themselves. Whole grains definitely do it for me, especially cooked and warm small grains, like couscous...
  17. Thread: Snack Control

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    Re: Snack Control

    I don't know, sometimes I think we've been told so often that snacking isn't healthy that we believe it but for me, a lot depends on what I'm snacking, not how much. So if you're snacking on healthy...
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    Re: Getting back to normal eating?

    Honeybee,
    I've been reading a book that also addresses intuitive eating (i.e., eating when you're hungry, stopping when you're full, getting rid of the diet "good vs. bad foods" mentality and it's...
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    Poll: Re: Has your weight changed since going vegan?

    Interesting to read people's responses.

    Right now, I'm working on breaking the diet/binge cycle I've been on for 20 years so I'm doing more intuitive eating (eating what I want when I'm hungry,...
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    Re: What did you eat today?

    canned peaches and oatmeal with soy milk and maple syrup and sprinkle of nuts
    veggie burger wrapped in lettuce with mustard and ketsup
    whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce, mushrooms, and veggie...
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    Re: Vegan carob chips - what can I do with them?

    My, those chocolate chip muffins do look sinful. Gotta try those :D.

    Are regular chocolate chips vegan??? I looked on package of stuff like Giradelli chocolate chips and Neslie (the semi-sweet...
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    Vegan carob chips - what can I do with them?

    And please don't say chocolate chip cookies - I am not much of a baker and I HATE making cookies - I don't have the patience to sit there and form little drops of dough into cookies :D.

    Seriously,...
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    Re: What did you eat today?

    oatmeal, pineapple tidbits, green tea with a squirt of lime
    Boca burger with ketsup, mustard, in lettuce leaves (no bun - amazing how when you get the hang of eating it messy, you don't need the bun...
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    Re: What did you eat today?

    Great! I love menu threads :D.

    I do small meals so no B/L/D divide.

    1: orange, oatmeal with soy milk, maple syrup, and nuts, green tea
    2: Sandwhich with Tofurky, lettuce, mustard, leftover...
  25. Thread: Raw Vegans II

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    Re: Vegan Raw Foods Diet?

    Thank you for the replies. I'll take a look at the raw foods thread. I'm guessing I also won't be able to go 100% raw (I probably won't have the willpower to give up my chili or my coffee ;) )but...
  26. Thread: Raw Vegans II

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    Re: Vegan Raw Foods Diet?

    Yep, I've done searches and am continuing to do searches. Unfortunately, I'm in the middle of a move right now so my internet access is a bit spardonic. That's one reason why I wanted some input from...
  27. Thread: Raw Vegans II

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    Vegan Raw Foods Diet?

    Hi all,
    I've been a vegan for a while and I love it but now I'm thinking of going with more of a raw foods diet. I've been doing some reading and I understand that means mainly sticking with...
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    Re: Stevia and Xylitol

    I've also had issues with stevia and I've tried a bunch of brands. Yesterday I bought the Sweetleaf clear liquid stevia (this is the brand you see most often in the green packets). The packets do...
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    Re: Favorite breakfast food?

    Well, lately, being away from home, I've been doing raw veggies with homemade tehina (my mom is visiting from Israel and brought me a few jars of the real stuff :D) and a slice of whole-grain...
  30. Re: Thank you - and need some advice (a bit long...)

    Thank you all for the support (again!) and the tips. I didn't think about Cliff/Luna fruit/nut bars but I'll have to look those up. I do plan on going shopping with my mom (who plans on doing all the...
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    Re: Weight gain - should I be worried

    Hey all,
    Nest, I can relate to the cheese thing. I LOVE cheese and as a lowcarber I ate a lot of it - and not lowfat either!

    herbwormwood, for my height I am considered overweight but according...
  32. Thank you - and need some advice (a bit long...)

    Hi all,
    First off, I want to really thank all of you who replied to my post about weight gain. I've been struggling with weight all my life (beginning when my mom took me to Weight Watchers for the...
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    Re: Almost caved in this morning...

    Thank you all for the support!

    I actually don't want to go lowcarb again for the very reason that I want to concentrate on a balanced diet of all foods (protein, carb, fat, vitamins) rather than...
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    Almost caved in this morning...

    Hi all,
    Well, I almost caved in this morning to going back to vegetarian lowcarbing (see my post about weight gain). I thought about how I was eating all those rich dairy products and eggs and...
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    Re: Weight gain - should I be worried

    Hi Hannah,
    thank you for the reply. I don't think it's an issue of hyperthyroidism, though, since I've always been able to lose weight fine. In reviewing my menu, I really think it's the fact that I...
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    Weight gain - should I be worried

    Hi all,
    My first time posting but I've been lurking for a while.

    I decided to go vegan about a week and a half ago mainly for health reasons. I was on a vegetarian diet but I found I was eating...
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