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#1 Old 05-08-2012, 03:56 AM
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I haven't had any meat go past my lips for 3 months now. I was doing great until tonight, I have been craving chicken for a week or 2 now. Me and the parents went out for dinner and I opted for the chicken vindaloo and ate more than my parents combined. I'm only a 20 year old girl. I can't heåp but think my diet atm is extremely flawed and lacking some sort of vitamin. Needless to say when I reaåised what I did my stomache felt incredibly ill and I ran to the bathroom and vomited. Has anybody else relapsed? After this I won't male the same mistake.I think the error of my ways was quiting meat cold turkey.
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#2 Old 05-08-2012, 05:33 AM
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It would take years for you to become deficient in any vitamin you would not get through plants (except b-12).
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Let it go- you will do so much good by being veg for the rest of your life, so don't beat yourself up about this. Stay on the path of righteousness from now on.......
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#4 Old 05-08-2012, 06:17 AM
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Eating it tonight made me realise I really was on the right track, like I said I feel guilty but the clarification I have received from it is a positive. The fact it made me vomit straight after also showed I'm ready for the long haul.
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Have you tried Gardein , Quorn , or other mock meats that resemble chicken?
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I haven't but I really should try them out. My diet is far from healthy, I'm at work alllll day then come home at night for my only meal of day which mostly consists of carbs. I really need to dedicate some time to healthy food prep.
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I haven't but I really should try them out. My diet is far from healthy, I'm at work alllll day then come home at night for my only meal of day which mostly consists of carbs. I really need to dedicate some time to healthy food prep.

Well if you work all day you will need loads of carbs, so its not that bad.
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I haven't but I really should try them out. My diet is far from healthy, I'm at work alllll day then come home at night for my only meal of day which mostly consists of carbs. I really need to dedicate some time to healthy food prep.

Make batches of things like soup and chilies that can be easily refrigerated/frozen and then reheated for a quick meal. I also do up fairly big batches of veggie burgers that will last a week for lunches... nuke a patty, toast a bun and put whatever condiments on it I want.

It's also much easier to prepare meals if one's meal time is flexible. Way easier with just two of us in the house than when there were kids in the house that had schedules and got cranky if I didn't get dinner ready till 8:30... now we eat when it's ready and not before and we're okay with that.
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dishes at restaurants usually have more calories from fat than cooking at home. and chicken breast itself is approx. 30% fat. plus the oils they use. try eating an avocado next time (which has protein as well).

feel better.
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dishes at restaurants usually have more calories from fat than cooking at home. and chicken breast itself is approx. 30% fat. plus the oils they use. try eating an avocado next time (which has protein as well).

feel better.

as opposed to chicken breast?
avocado doesn't have any significant protein content anyway.

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i don't know what you consider "significant," and that's your opinion, but for factual information, 1 cup of avocado has 5 g. of protein.

p.s., i was clearly stating some fat may satiate/satisfy the OP. not sure why you would argue with that, unless you disagree re: fat cals helping.
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Hey Jaydella, It's natural to wobble until you find balance ;-D Don't worry about it, it's an experience that has strengthened your decision.

I first went vegetarian a long time ago ( about 14 years), but I remember clearly eating a beef sandwich about 2 months into my newfound vegetarianism. I'd built it up in my head that I was missing out. I ate it, it didn't taste anything like as good as I was expecting it too, and I felt nauseous, so that was me all set from then on in.
Later on I became vegan, but a mystery health complaint and familial pressure led me to including animal products in my diet again a few years later. My health declined further still and eventually I figured out what was up. It wasn't a meat or dairy deficiency! Having these experiences has made me solid in my beliefs now. I'm a lifer!

Figure out some healthy choices, make sure you're eating enough and you'll be rockin!

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Gardein is gooood! So are Boca chik'n patties-love those for a salad!
Can't you snack at work? Eat a good breakfast? Smoothie maybe?
Restaurants suck if they don't cater to veg*ns.

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Yup, I've fallen of the wagon in the early days of being a vegetarian (vegan now), and while the meat tasted good, I couldn't enjoy it. After that, never again, and haven't looked back since.

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i don't know what you consider "significant," and that's your opinion, but for factual information, 1 cup of avocado has 5 g. of protein.

Considering that 100 grams of avocado only contains 2 grams of protein, I'd say it's very little (although the quality of what's there is high).
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if we want to compare fat grams, which is what *I* was talking about, 385 calories of avocado has 35 g. of fat; 400 calories of chicken vindaloo has approx. 20 g. of fat.

http://caloriecount.about.com/calori...ndaloo-i112023

http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot...vindaloo-24139

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...recipe=1110512

if someone's craving a meal with 1/3 of the MAXIMUM recommended fat grams per day in it, i'd say they might have a craving or need for some fat. no biggie. i didn't say avocado = chicken vindaloo.
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Hi friend,

Please don't beat yourself up; no one is perfect, and change takes time... the fact that you don't feel good about that choice shows that you're still on the veg path in your head. It feels good to be true to your own ethics and values, and bad otherwise! Over the course of your lifetime, you'll have lots of chances to get your inner values in alignment with your outer actions -- don't give up, and it will be easier each time. :-)

If I may offer some unsolicited advice... it's really hard to stay veg*n on an unhealthy diet... it will be easier AND healthier (and you'll feel better!) if you're careful about eating balanced whole/ real foods vs processed junk, be sure you're watching b12/omega 3's if you're eating vegan, get plenty of healthy fats like avocados/ nuts/ seeds/ healthy oils like hemp/flax/walnut/olive/sesame/almond oil, and be sure to eat enough calories for your body's needs... sorry if I sound preachy, I don't mean to! But it really does make it easier and more fun eating veg; and I think you'd have an easier time making your thoughts and actions match, that way, so you wouldn't 'cave' and then feel guilty. The other thing I think helped me the most was simple knowledge: the more I learned about the meat/ egg/ dairy industries, the less it looked like food to me (and the more it made me go 'ew')... makes it SOOOO easy to be hungry for other things! So definitely: seek out all the info you can about why people choose to be veg*n -- motivation makes everything easier!

Message me if you'd like some links to specific articles about shifting towards healthy veg eating, 'knowledge-is-power' media recommendations to keep you motivated, or helpful veg*n nutrition resources!

I think you're doing great -- just trying is more than most people do. It really does get easier the longer you keep at it. Don't stop trying! And you'll see what I mean. :-)
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