Hello, my name is Shannon and I am a very new vegan...haven't had a very difficult time giving up dairy and red meat...but more so the chicken..mmmm....chicken...Anywho, I thought I'd introduce myself and say "hello..." So...HELLO! Any newbie tips would be great...Oh...yes, I have a fatty liver (too many burgers, maybe?)....and gull bladder issues too....also BIG TIME migraine headaches....so, I'm so very excited to have these benefits kick in any day now...hahaha....
I'm new to this as well. I have a few really good friends and family members who have gone vegan very subtly and smart. I'm taking my time but at times even my flirting as begun to waver ;) There are a lot of things I've tried to maintain pretty thoroughly, though. For the most part even before I started becoming passionate about veganism I maintained a veggie-based (budget-based!) diet with very few processed foods. The dairy was a LOT easier to cut than I thought. And tofu is a lot easier to handle! lol. I've mainly just been education myself to the Nth, and figuring it all out slowly: leafy greens (less nightshades!) twice daily, discovering new whole grains and oils, a piece of fruit for breakfast or flax enhanced oats and trying to replace tofu for meats such as sausage in andouille or turkey in chili. I still crave fish much more often than I thought, but haven't missed the poultry or red meat yet. All in all, I don't think I've stuck to it at all well-enough to really see the health benefits yet, though on days when I do I feel INFINITELY better (I, too, deal with IBS and some other auto-immune complications, Bee).
Hope you guys enjoy and stick with it! Also, I'm a big tea person, so I've been enhancing my new vegan experiences with herbal tisanes, and teas. I encourage you all to try it out!
Hi Everyone! I`m Nola from Berlin, Germany. I`m a vegetarien since September 2010! As time goes by I read more books about veganism and plant based recepies. "Skinny Bitch" was one of these books.
I bought many books in english and visited internet sites.
For Alicia`s book.. I `ve waited for it in german :) Because it`s better to cook with our metric units.
Since September,15th I`m on a 30-Days-Vegan-Challenge with the german vegan cook, Attila Hildmann.
His book "Vegan for Fit" has great recepies...YUMMMY
I`m happy, that I signed up here, and hope we`ll have a great time with our new "form of Life"!!!