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#1 Old 08-09-2004, 08:33 AM
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Hi! I'm Tara, I am very new to this board and to being a vegetarian. A few months back, I tried it out and I pretty much couldn't stick to it. I think what I was missing was a comunity like this, to sort of help me on my path. I have taken the plege to go veg for a month, and it's been wonderful, more so than last time and I just feel better about it than before.



I am in college, and at school it's very difficult to keep a vegetarian lifestyle up, as food choices are limited as it is. I was hoping to find here some good ideas and things I can do to keep this lifestyle going.



I have one question, since I am very new to this, what are the differences between a vegan and a vegetarian?
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#2 Old 08-09-2004, 08:48 AM
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Welcome Tara. I'll try to help with the definitions:



Lacto-ovo vegetarian -consumes no meat products, but eats eggs and dairy

Lacto vegetarian - consumes no meat products or eggs, but eats dairy

Ovo vegetarian - consumes no meat products or dairy but eats eggs



Vegan - consumes NO animal products, dairy, eggs, or honey. Doesn't wear animal products (leather, silk, wool, etc) *Uses cruelty free and animal product free products (shampoos, nail remover, cleaning products, makeup, etc.)*



Im sure more can add to that. That's just the simple definition of vegan.



*some vegans choose to use the stuff they bought before going vegan, and start buying cruelty free products after its gone, or some get rid of it right away. Its a personal choice*
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#3 Old 08-09-2004, 09:23 AM
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Hi Tara. Welcome to VB!



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#4 Old 08-09-2004, 09:29 AM
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Welcome Tara! I'm sure there are other college students here who sympathize with you
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Welcome! We're here for you.
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#6 Old 08-09-2004, 12:46 PM
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Hey tara,

I'm new here too.When I first became a vegetarian It was only supposed to be a weeks trial but its turned into over a year and a half so far.If theres anything you wanna ask feel free although I'm not sure how useful I'll be but give me a shout whenever.
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#7 Old 08-09-2004, 01:04 PM
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Hi Tara! We probably have some threads about being veg at school, if you can't find anything with a search just start a thread on it and we'll do what we can to help you out. It's not easy but it's certainly doable. Good luck, it's nice to have you here.

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Hi and welcome Tara! I'm glad you found us and hope we can be helpful
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#9 Old 08-20-2004, 12:07 PM
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There are some very knowledgable people here who would be honored to assist you.
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