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10-04-2017 04:14 PM
Tom Hi, Patricia-

First: here's hoping that the leukemia is GONE FOR GOOD. Crushed. Destroyed.

About going veg again: I think having your vegetarian daughter living with you will make things easier, especially since you mentioned you like to cook for other people as well as yourself. The two of you will probably come up with more tasty, nutritious ideas than either one of you alone would have. It'll be fun! The people I've known have been tolerant or supportive of my vegetarianism, but I've never lived with another vegetarian or vegan.
10-03-2017 07:18 PM
David3
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Originally Posted by Patricia Sjöberg View Post
I am a 59 y/o married mother of four who really wants to eat healthy. Right now, I"m eating vegetarian, with some meals vegan. I am trying to stop eating out so much, because there is way too much temptation to do the wrong thing.
I enjoy making meals at home when I can feed more people than just myself. (My children are all grown up, and one has moved back in with me after living on her own for a couple of years. She is vegetarian also.) I'm really into trying new recipes, and I like to use everyday food items, even though I am willing to try new foods. I have a great deal of weight to lose. When I was vegan before, I lost 40 pounds. I got Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and went off my plan, so to speak. I ended up gaining back all but 10 pounds. So, I'm trying again. Suggestions are welcome. I am trying not to have unrealistic expectations at this point.

Hi Patricia,

Kaiser Permanente - one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States - has published a Plant Based Diet manual. It's completely vegetarian. It is detailed, practical, and nicely illustrated! http://www.kphealthyme.com/Healthy-E...ased-Diet.aspx

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10-03-2017 06:07 PM
Jamie in Chile Great that you are going vegetarian and trying vegan meals. It's a great option ethically, environmentally and also health wise. Some people (definately not all) have reported losing more weight transitioning from vegetarian to vegan, possibly because some dairy and egg I think are quite high in fat. So that might help. Or not, but it's a possibility.

You could consider cronometer to track calories, slightly reduce portion size or snack amounts, eat non-addictive wholeseome healthy plant foods, or do a bit more excercise.

However, I don't know anything about Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - so I'm not sure if any of the above applies and therefore it is going to be difficult for me or others to give specific advice given that this has affected your situation in the past.

www.veganhealth.org is a good source for nutrition information. Read about B12 and Omega 3s for instance, or perhaps you already know that stuff.

Good luck!
10-03-2017 02:05 PM
Patricia Sjöberg
new member - trying again

I am a 59 y/o married mother of four who really wants to eat healthy. Right now, I"m eating vegetarian, with some meals vegan. I am trying to stop eating out so much, because there is way too much temptation to do the wrong thing.
I enjoy making meals at home when I can feed more people than just myself. (My children are all grown up, and one has moved back in with me after living on her own for a couple of years. She is vegetarian also.) I'm really into trying new recipes, and I like to use everyday food items, even though I am willing to try new foods. I have a great deal of weight to lose. When I was vegan before, I lost 40 pounds. I got Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and went off my plan, so to speak. I ended up gaining back all but 10 pounds. So, I'm trying again. Suggestions are welcome. I am trying not to have unrealistic expectations at this point.

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