I'm brand new to the Kind Diet and the Kind Life. I've always tossed around vegetarianism but only got really serious about it in the last few weeks. Tonight I've had some dairy AND an epiphany. I feel LOUSY when I have dairy. Sooo, I'm thinking vegan is the way to go for me. :):):)
I'm looking forward to chatting with other like minded people as most of the people around me are devout meat people. Blech.
I'm also studying holistic nutrition so hopefully I'll have some good stuff to add!
I'm new to the Kind Diet and Life as well. I recently had the same experience with dairy. It was bad and an eye-opener...won't make that mistake again. I look forward to hearing future posts on holistic nutrition.
Welcome! Yeah... Dairy... same... I've been pretty vegetarian for years... an occaisional fish eater (I live in Miami) and just figured the cheese was fine. But, it has been IMPOSSIBLE for me to lose any weight in the past 5 or 6 years so, I finally gave up cheese and I feel SO much lighter and less bloatly, my stomachis flatter and I'm finally (slowly) losing the weight I've wanted to. Nice!
Hello Amy I am also new to the site and a Canadian Chick:) I have the same problem with dairy and have tried eliminating it from my diet and since doing that I have felt much better and dont have the bloated, heavy feeling in my body all the time. I have also found some great alternatives to to dairy, it took a while to get used to them at first but now I could not go back!
I have been a vegetarian for 20years now, but not total vegan...and I have just gotten this book, and excited to try new things and totally get away from the dairy. I have always found it hard when going out with friends, but want to cut out what I can. I am a bit worried to find things that are in some of the recipes....some ingredients that I have never heard of, lol...but open to learning and exploring. We could maybe as the "canadian chicks" to share where we find things.
I have been playing with the idea of becoming vegetarian/vegan for a very long time now. I just bought the kind diet and loved it. I just find it all very overwhelming and don't really know where to start.
Any suggestions from one canadian chick to another?
One of the best things I did spending a day off in grocery stores. Seriously. I just walked the aisles, and through the produce section taking inventory of the variety each store offers in terms of veggie, fruit, grain, and vegan options. It was liberating, and very exciting to check out the new foods I would be eating, and seeing which ones look the most appetizing to me!
I'm in Toronto and did the same thing as you, Erin, in Whole Foods. It was awesome just to take my time, browse, and see what's what.
Having bought the book recently after considering a change for a LONG time, I cleared out most of the "nasty foods" by giving them away to friends and family who wanted them. Then, I spent that lovely afternoon at Whole Foods and stocked up on a few things that seemed commonly used in the book. Now, I'm just taking each meal and snack at a time. :)
I also get home delivery of organic fruits and vegetables, which I highly recommend.
Here's hoping for a smooth journey into kind eating!
I love the idea of wondering a grocery store, already have a bit, but think I will be making a trip to whole foods this weekend. I was overwhelmed by some of the incredients I had never heard of, but spent the other night searching them online and feel alot better about what I am looking for...alot of sea weed, lol. I am concerned about the price of things but figure I will do what I can, and transition as best i can.
I am in burlington btw, and would love to meet fellow veggie lovers
Canadians!!! I am also from Canada. Calgary, to be exact. Where is everyone else from? I am 10 days into veganism... and going strong! I feel great. Much lighter. I have had a few headaches but nothing alarming.
Congrats on your transition and enjoy it. The Kind Diet has some really great recipes and not only that, but Alicia writes with such passion... it will carry you when you feel like you want to turn back.