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#1 Old 11-05-2015, 06:43 PM
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New vegan and college student

Hey! I'm a freshman in college from northern California. I'm just starting the transition into veganism and would love any advice anyone has to offer! Thanks in advance!
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#2 Old 11-05-2015, 08:29 PM
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Hi Meaghan,

Welcome aboard!

Mercy For Animals has published a free, nicely-written Vegetarian (vegan) Starter Guide. The nutrition part of the guide starts on page 7: http://www.mercyforanimals.org/files/VSG.pdf

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“Under the twinkling trees was a table covered with Guatemalan fabric, roses in juice jars, wax rose candles from Tijuana and plates of food — Weetzie's Vegetable Love-Rice, My Secret Agent Lover Man's guacamole, Dirk's homemade pizza, Duck's fig and berry salad and Surfer Surprise Protein Punch, Brandy-Lynn's pink macaroni, Coyote's cornmeal cakes, Ping's mushu plum crepes and Valentine's Jamaican plantain pie."

from Witch Baby, Francesca Lia Block, 1991
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#3 Old 11-06-2015, 04:54 AM
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W e l c o m e !

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My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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#4 Old 12-07-2015, 01:50 PM
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Awesome! I became vegan when I started college as well and I also go to a university up in northern cali :-) I would always buy a lot of bananas, apples, beans, rice and pasta. They're all pretty cheap and keep you full.
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#5 Old 12-07-2015, 02:47 PM
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Do you cook for yourself or do you have a meal plan?

It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities. ~A. Dumbledore
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#6 Old 12-07-2015, 05:33 PM
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Welcome!!
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