Good news (I'm going vegan) - VeggieBoards
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 07-17-2007, 08:40 PM
Veggie Regular
 
FB305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 601
Im gotta get the book from Vegan outreach and thats what Im gonna do... Go Vegan... Any tips ???
FB305 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 07-17-2007, 09:05 PM
Veggie Regular
 
lilac wine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 592
Alright!!!

My tips: Be proud of your choice, take it one meal at a time, and have fun doing it!

YAY!!!!



Quote:
Originally Posted by FB305 View Post

Im gotta get the book from Vegan outreach and thats what Im gonna do... Go Vegan... Any tips ???

lilac wine is offline  
#3 Old 07-17-2007, 09:17 PM
Veggie Regular
 
kpickell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 16,090
Good choice!



My tip: skip the cheese... don't bother with vegan cheese, as they will all let you down, just learn to love food without the cheese. I liked how one person described cheese as masking the true flavors of food, when you think about it like this it's easier to hold the cheese.
kpickell is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#4 Old 07-18-2007, 07:37 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Mr. Sun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,956
Going vegan??? Awesome!!!



There is one cheese that is good but I can remember the name of it. I rarely eat it because of the price. I think it's made by the same company that makes Veganaise. Oh, btw, Veganaise is awesome. That's a must have.



Being vegan is easy if you know how to cook. Even basic cooking.
Mr. Sun is offline  
#5 Old 07-18-2007, 07:41 AM
Vegan Police Officer
 
Diana's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,211
YAY!!!!!! One more vegan in the world!!!



You rock.



Any tips? Just one: print out dozens of vegan recipes from the internet. The simple ones, that do not require processed vegan stuff (like "fake" meats or "fake" cheese or "fake" egg replacers). You don't need all that stuff. Simple, natural vegan food is great.



And don't worry about your leather shoes right now. In time, you will be able to replace them.



And if ever you realise you've been using a household product or something that has an animal product in it, or has been tested on animals, don't freak out. There are SO many hidden ingredients, SO many things tested on animals, that's it's easy to make mistakes in the beginning.
Diana is offline  
#6 Old 07-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Veggie Regular
 
VEGIHEAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 558
FANTASTIC NEWS....



BE SO VERY PROUD.....

I am...
VEGIHEAD is offline  
#7 Old 07-18-2007, 05:29 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Spaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,175
I agree with the skipping of cheese. Last time I tried to go vegan I got a lot of it and it was really hard for me to stay vegan because I wanted the real stuff. The only thing I've gotten this time is vegan american cheese slices, which I think I've used two.



My tip is to basically rock the produce department. I love having raw veggies and fruits with all my meals. and if I get bored of that you can do a TON of things with them. Also buy lots of nuts/beans etc. My hfs has organic pecans and I've been buying bags and bags of them and theyre totally addictive and they're good for you (omega 3s and protien?). When you buy nuts you need to put them in the freezer to keep them from spoiling, they taste better when they've been frozen too.



Also peta has this shopping list that shows all the vegan items in your regular grocery store. I cant find it now because the site won't load for me.



Anyway, I'm kind of new to this too but these are some things that helped me.
Spaz is offline  
#8 Old 07-18-2007, 05:34 PM
Veggie Regular
 
SuperChicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 797
Congrats!! Your body, the earth, and the animals thank you!



As far as tips, my biggest suggestion is to keep an open mind & try new foods. Once you learn how to cook them, you will wonder how you survived without tofu, seitan, tempeh, etc.
SuperChicken is offline  
#9 Old 07-19-2007, 12:17 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Groovy chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 976
Well done and good luck!
Groovy chick is offline  
#10 Old 07-19-2007, 01:10 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Honeysuckle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 507
Hey well done you!



I would definately agree with steering clear of the replacement products, they are disappointment and often very expensive - and contain all kinds of additives.



Do you have much time to cook? Do you enjoy it? What's your favourite food? Tell us what you like, and what you'll miss, and I'm sure you'll get loads of ideas and recipes to break you in.



Also, find yourself some nice foodie treats. Something you didn't buy before you became vegan so you're having extra nicey nice stuff, as well as giving things up.



Honeysuckle is offline  
#11 Old 07-19-2007, 11:25 AM
Veggie Regular
 
honeyfugle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 349
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diana View Post

YAY!!!!!! One more vegan in the world!!!



You rock.



my thoughts exactly! good for you!



honeyfugle is offline  
#12 Old 07-19-2007, 01:27 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Lydia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 715
Congrats on your choice to go vegan!



My advice is to stick with it, it definately gets easier with time.
Lydia is offline  
#13 Old 07-19-2007, 01:30 PM
Veggie Regular
 
lilac wine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 592
How is it going so far?
lilac wine is offline  
#14 Old 07-19-2007, 07:52 PM
Veggie Regular
 
FB305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 601
Its not that hard as people think it is, all it takes is the will and the will is mine... The reason I decided to go Vegan is due to the fact that when I became vegetarian (6 months or so ?) I stopped drinking dairy milk, which I substituted with Soy milk... The reason I did was simple, I disagree with the whole production procedure... But I would still have cheese, sour cream, etc... Time passed I started thinking to myself that my ideals were wrong and I also figured out that the next step is to be taken and here I am
FB305 is offline  
#15 Old 07-19-2007, 07:59 PM
Veggie Regular
 
FB305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 601
Oh yeah... I forgot to add that leather product started to aggravate me and I started to find them rather disgusting... Thats pretty much it. As far as the few leather things that I have (Wallet, Belt, etc.) Im gonna keep them but Im not gonna be buying things of that nature anymore =)
FB305 is offline  
#16 Old 07-19-2007, 09:14 PM
Veggie Regular
 
*veggie4life*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 261
YAY and CONGRATS!!!
*veggie4life* is offline  
#17 Old 07-23-2007, 12:57 PM
Newbie
 
pedrodirector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 20
Hey guys,



I became a vegetarian 1 month ago after doing a lot of research on the subject. After 2 weeks I lost 1 kilo but then I managed to put it on again. I do sports everyday and my body is now used to the new diet. Unfortunately a lot of my protein comes from dairy products and eggs. I am now contemplating becoming a Vegan. At least for me the principal is the same... I no longer want to contribute to the destruction of our world... be it in the form of pollution or violence. The only thing stopping me at the moment is the physical exercise. I do not want to loose muscle mass and I'm afraid that if I cut the dairy and eggs I won't be able to maintain my performance. I know that it is possible but I'm not really sure about what to eat and what not to eat. What advice can you give me in terms of maintaining muscle mass with a Vegan diet? Thanks!
pedrodirector is offline  
#18 Old 08-07-2007, 08:02 AM
Veggie Regular
 
lilac wine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 592
sounds like you're doing awesome!
lilac wine is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off