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#1 Old 03-17-2005, 10:34 AM
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Hello everyone! I am brand new to these boards and live in Sulphur, Louisiana. I don't know any other vegans or vegetarians in my area.



I am currently a vegetarian aspiring to be a vegan. I eat vegan but am still in the process of phasing out many products that are not cruetly free. I look forward to meeting all of you!
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#2 Old 03-17-2005, 10:36 AM
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Welcome to VB! I hope you like it here!

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#3 Old 03-17-2005, 10:36 AM
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hi, nice to meet you Atouria

and welcome to VB
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Too bad you can't find any veg*ns where you live. At least there are plenty here. Good luck going vegan.
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Welcome to veggieboards atouria
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#8 Old 03-19-2005, 04:23 PM
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Hi Atouria, welcome to VB and congratulations on the transition to vegansim



Vegan Outreach has a stellar starter kit.



Please do not let the word "vegan" in it scare you.



The information applies just as much to vegetarians as

vegans. Just add milk and eggs if that is what you are into.



Vegan Outreach will mail you a very nice printed copy for

free. You can also download a pdf version for free or read

it on the web for free.



The kit includes unique and thoughtful essays by

Vegan Outreach founder Matt Ball that will help you

make vegetarianism a rewarding and lasting committment.



It has a better recipe section than most starter kits that

I have seen. Best of all it also has an up to date,

complete, easy to understand, and brief nutrition section by

Jack Norris, a vegan Registered Dietician.



Assuming you have a solid reason for starting veg*nism

the two best things you can do to make your commitment to it

last is to learn good nutrition and to learn to cook a small

set of recipes you really like.



Here is the url:

http://www.veganoutreach.org/starterpack



Vegan Outreach also hosts a web site of health articles

for people on plant based diets:



http://www.veganhealth.org



I would ignore the nutrition advice from other veg*n sites

on the web.



There are a number of web mavens who sound as if they know what

they are talking about and they really don't. There are also people

who I call "food cultists" who recommend certain types of vegetarian

diets for reasons that have nothing to do with ethics or

nutritional science. Unfortunately some "food cult" advice can

also be found on some of the Animal Rights sites on the internet.



Animal Rights sites also frequently give incomplete nutrition

information because they believe if they give people too much

information it will turn them away from trying vegetarianism. Many of

these sites also have out of date information.



Vegan Outreach takes the philosophy that if they tell people what

they need to know to be vegan and feel healthy that these

people will not quit being vegans thus increasing the number of vegetarians.



They research what they say and on of their founders is a registered dietician

who keeps up with the latest research.



HTH

My Blog: beforewisdom.com
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#9 Old 03-20-2005, 12:04 AM
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Hi Atouria, welcome to vb. I don't know any vegans in my area either, but this place makes up for it. Good luck and Congrats on the switch to veganism.
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#10 Old 03-20-2005, 12:05 AM
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