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#1 Old 10-09-2009, 03:01 PM
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Hi! I'm Kelsey from Dayton, OH. I am returning to veg'ism after an overly long hiatus. I was vegetarian many years ago but returned to eating meat due to living in a small town (no veggie options in the local grocery store) and being young and not in control of the food that was purchased.



I have decided to go back to a veg lifestyle for a number of reasons including but not limited to: animal cruelty sucks (big time), ecological responsibility, and it is healthier if you do it right.



I am so glad to have found this forum as last time I tried veg'ism I didn't have a community to share with and learn from. I have a very supportive (though not vegetarian) family and I am more in control of the grocery situation now. My big concern and a problem last time I tried veg'ism was my HUGE increase in dairy intake so we will see how that goes.



So all that said, Hi, glad to be here and pleased to meet all of you.
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Fortunately most staples of a vegetarian diet can be found at any grocery store. While I do shop at my local co-op for "specialty items" like nutritional yeast and miso, the majority of my groceries could easily be purchased at almost any grocery store! In our house we eat tons of fresh fruits and veggies, lots of beans and lentils, lots of whole grains (oats, brown rice, barley, whole grain pasta), and some nuts and seeds. I'm sure if you start expanding your dietary horizons and stop thinking like an omni you'll start finding more options that aren't dairy!! I stopped eating dairy 6 yrs ago after 9 yrs as a vegetarian and honestly, I'm not so sure what I WOULD do with cheese anymore! Just a change in mindset!

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Welcome back!



Fortunately most staples of a vegetarian diet can be found at any grocery store. While I do shop at my local co-op for "specialty items" like nutritional yeast and miso, the majority of my groceries could easily be purchased at almost any grocery store! In our house we eat tons of fresh fruits and veggies, lots of beans and lentils, lots of whole grains (oats, brown rice, barley, whole grain pasta), and some nuts and seeds. I'm sure if you start expanding your dietary horizons and stop thinking like an omni you'll start finding more options that aren't dairy!! I stopped eating dairy 6 yrs ago after 9 yrs as a vegetarian and honestly, I'm not so sure what I WOULD do with cheese anymore! Just a change in mindset!



Good advice and welcome to VB and vegetarianism!!!!
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From a fellow Ohioan, welcome to VB!
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