I've heard Follow your Heart and Daiya are the best. Daiya is a great melter, you can find it on Cosmos Vegan Shoppe online and Food Fight online ( I believe). Also, there are books that teach you how to make your own from scratch (someone mentioned to me The Uncheese Book
for that. However, that being said, a lot of people can gain weight by finding replacements and still eating like they used to. It's good that you're following other healthy steps, but you may want to maybe limit cheese to a day a week, just so you can get your fix and still see results. Another way to get off the real desire for dairy is through more education about the dairy industry (that's what helps me not give back in...that and discovering my lactose intolerance). Try looking at CNN's sister network, HLN's site under Jane V. Mitchell's page, she has shown loads of videos on her news segment about this, even some "Organic Farms" and ofcourse Peta has an eye-full. The books Skinny *****
(now has a dude version), The Kind Diet
, Eating animals
, and The China Study
might help curb your appetite and the new documentary film, Food, Inc.
. Skinny *****
is both eye-opening and hilariously and soberly written and [I]The Kind Diet[I] is written with an open mind and heart and is exactly what it says- KIND. I loved both of those, they might be of great help for you on your journey. Best of luck! If it makes you feel inspired- I never lost weight and gained, despite healthy eating and vigorous exercise, when I became Vegan I lost 25 lbs. in less than two months. That never happened in my life! I did not eat replacements, though, however, I did eat a couple of pieces of Babycakes
treats that I baked and still saw those results. I hope the same happens for you! Cheers ")
Originally Posted by TScott
Im sure that this question has been asked many times before but what are some of the vegan cheese that you guys use? I'm vegetarian right now and I want to go vegan but I LOVE cheese...I"m also trying to lose weight by counting calories and exercise and I'm curious if vegan foods are pretty low cal? obviously theyre healthier anyway...but i just dont have a lot of knowledge on the subject...
forever grateful for your help,