I'm 25, male, live in south west England and go by Zith.
I've been thinking about going veggie for awhile now, and have made some dramatic changes in my life. I've started giving blood, I've lost 3, 3 and a half stone, exercise a lot more, spend more time reading and being outside, rather than the tv/computer.
I joined the forum here for some good company and support, and hopefully some knowledgable people to ask any queries I have whilst learning exactly what I can eat, and not.
I do have one question whilst joining - When I started the diet, I was taught how to read food labels for my specific diet, and what to advoid. Now, I know the obvious ones, but are there are hidden, or specific ingredients I need to stay away from?
(As an example, in most food they call sugar three or four different names, and sugar helps to put on actual body fat/mass, so when I learned the names, was easy to advoid. Are there any sneaky label names I should look for to know it's not okay to eat?)
Thanks all :)
PETA has a giant list of animal ingredients in food that might help, it's for vegans so if you're vegetarian you might not worry about avoiding all of these : http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/animal-ingredients-list.aspx
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Hi Zith and welcome to VeggieBoards.
As a vegan, I use a book called Animal Ingredients A to Z published by AK Press. Unfortunately for your needs, it doesn't say which ingredients not suitable for vegans might be suitable for veggies. Perhaps the vegetarian members of this forum, if they know of a listing that would be just right for you, can post details of where you can find it?
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