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#1 Old 11-28-2015, 02:37 PM
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Hello - new vegatarian here

I'm looking for a website that I can post on and gain insight into the community, and help my vegetarian IQ grow.

I struggled for a long time when it came to eating - I mean I was really into fitness, growing up playing sports and such, then as an adult I found myself depressed and I finally figured out it was my food intake.

I was far from unhealthy (a small increase in cholesterol when I was young but nothing to worry about) - I liked going to the gym, and running (and still do). However nothing seemed to make this bit of depression go away.

Until I decided to stop eating meat.

I was always pushed away from fish, because of my allergy to tuna, so I never bothered with fish at all. I also growing up was never into veggies but that has changed (around the beginning of my 20's I started having a craving for something I never had which was the vegetables I never consumed).

Anyway - it's been over a year now (easily) and I've been meat free. I stick to egg whites, and yes I partake in cheese, but other than that it's mainly veggies and whole wheat raps. I do pasta but I choose the ones with veggies in them.

I go no where near any sort of meat sauce, unless it's labeled otherwise and meat free.

Mainly I'm looking to learn new dishes I can serve myself (at least once a week) to gain recipe information for my future.

I hope this is a decent intro, I plan on posting more in the other forums.

Anyway, I hope you all had a great holiday, mine was a 6 veggy baked recipe I found online, and it was really good. Everyone else of course ate turkey and such but I didn't feel left out I felt great continuing my aspirations in staying away from meat.

I also want to add - I hope to really figure out what it means to be a vegetarian, I'm sure I'm lacking in some areas, but I believe I'm come to the right place.

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#2 Old 11-28-2015, 06:48 PM
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Welcome aboard Andy!


Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
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#3 Old 11-29-2015, 12:36 AM
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Hi Andy, I hope you like it here and find what you're looking for. Congrats on a year meat free!
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Welcome Andy!
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Greetings, Andy!! Welcome aboard!!

(Golly, your diet is scary similar to mine, right down to the big blechhh on the seafood, to a YAY for cheese and over a year meat-free! Oh, and I love wraps, too. LOL)
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#6 Old 11-29-2015, 10:12 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome
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#7 Old 11-30-2015, 06:58 AM
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W e l c o m e !

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My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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