Hello to everyone out there. My name is Kristin, I'm 25 and from Salina, KS. I've always been an avid meat-eater but since I've graduated high school in '03 and have had two kids I've noticed the decline of my health. First is how brittle and dry my hair has become, how dry my skin is. My face breaks out so much that I finally had to go to a dermatologist to get help. Im gaining more veriscous veins in my legs (don't think I spelt that right, but the blue veins that you can see in your legs), I keep putting on weight in places its hard to lose from like my stomach, legs and butt. I've gained 10 pounds since high school and I feel tired and depressed all the time.
So.... I've decided after a lot of research to try Alicia's Kind Diet. I'm scared and nervous because I don't like a lot of veggies and I'm not that great of a cook but I can handle the beans and rice. I guess I'll post every wk or so on how things are goin with my body and so forth and hope to see results.
And to Amy Wright, I read your blog and hope that things start clearin up for you. And I'll let ya know if I have any of those problems.
Hi Kristin, I was browsing the forums and was excited to see your note. I'm a new vegan in Salina too and just wanted to wish you the best. I hope that your health improves and that you are able to try a lot of yummy vegan recipes and see that most veggies can be delicious.
The people at the Prairieland Market (on 4th, by the recycling center) are very nice and would be able to give you tips on shopping for healthy foods that are grown locally and are in season. And there is a new restaurant, the Wood Fashion Cafe, that serves vegetarian and vegan meals, which I'm looking forward to trying. I haven't gone there yet, but I've heard that the food is really good, a nice change of pace for Salina.
The library here doesn't have many vegan recipe books (the only one I've seen is the Kind Diet) but lately I've been trying a lot from http://www.vegetariantimes.com and found most dishes to be easy to make, without too many hard-to-find ingredients.
Dear Kristin, as with everything in life, the key is moderation.To disregard all that we've been allowd to experience, would be a great waste.A need lies within us all to experence all that has been placed before us, or at least that which we might otherwise desire.At least within the confines of our moral judgement. Protein in animal form, wether it be mammel, fish or fowl can't be discouraged. and dates back to the earliest known recorded history of the human race. The best diet in my vtew,would be a balance of both vegan & animal foods. Perhaps an exploration in food preperation would be better suited for your health issues. Broiling & bar-b-que might be a posssible answere. As a food producer I have a little better understanding of some of the chief ingredients in the raw makeup of grocereys. Also it's important to note that calorie intake can be just as crucial as what we put in our bodies.I hope I've given you something to ponder as you explore your new diet..Also food is only half the problem. the other is your metabulism, or rather,how the metabolism is being used .The old addage, You are what you eat is so true today.. If yoy put waste in, than waste is what you'll take out. Your Friend RW.
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