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12-04-2016 02:11 PM
Werewolf Girl Woohoo! You guys rock!
12-03-2016 10:41 PM
Sidhuriel
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Originally Posted by jessandreia View Post
Currently doing vegancembuary... Will do Veganuary as well.
Me too! Feels good so far
12-03-2016 03:39 PM
jessandreia
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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post
Is anyone interested in doing Veganuary this year? Now is a great time to start planning ahead.

If you're interested in going vegan but you're not sure where to start this is a great way to do it and gets tons of support from a lot of great people: https://veganuary.com/

If anyone wants to do it and needs help just let me know!
Currently doing vegancembuary... Will do Veganuary as well.
12-03-2016 01:21 PM
Werewolf Girl Is anyone interested in doing Veganuary this year? Now is a great time to start planning ahead.

If you're interested in going vegan but you're not sure where to start this is a great way to do it and gets tons of support from a lot of great people: https://veganuary.com/

If anyone wants to do it and needs help just let me know!
01-10-2016 02:45 AM
elli Wow! I'm blown away by how wonderful and supportive everyone has been Thanks for all the encouragement, I really appreciate it!

Today at work I brought in a plate of chopped up tropical fruits to share, which prompted a few people asking questions about vegetarianism to me and another doc who is a vegetarian. I doubt we'll convert anyone, but a least if people can see doctors thriving on a healthy veg*n diet, it can counteract some of that "veg*n diets are so unhealthy", "where do you get your protein" rubbish people say.

Hope you all had a wonderful day! And thanks again for the support

Also thanks for the tip about the sweet chilli doritos
01-09-2016 11:47 PM
Purp Congratulations and good luck to all. You can do it!! :baba:
01-09-2016 10:08 AM
runnerveggie
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Originally Posted by elli View Post
I do feel a bit bad about my second slip up, at work today. I'd been working for 9.5 hrs without a break or anything to eat (pretty typical for me as a doctor). One of my colleagues brought in a pack of Doritos, and I eagerly inhaled a handful in between seeing patients. It wasn't until 10 mins later (probably when the glucose hit my brain lol) that I realised they're not vegan
I wouldn't feel bad about this. Just think of it as a learning experience and move on. All of us have made mistakes, and although this isn't necessarily the "desert island" scenario, there are some times when you have to put your own needs and safety (and the needs and safety of your patients) first rather than finding a perfect vegan solution.

I work in healthcare as well, and on a busy day, it can be hard for me to get a break to eat too. I try to keep something quick to eat at my desk, in my bag or in a pocket -- for example, Clif bars, lara bars, nuts, dried fruit, crispy chickpeas, etc. I love Silk chocolate soymilk in the individual shelf-stable packages for a quick pick-me-up, especially since I tend to get a bit dehydrated.

If you like Doritos, you should know that the spicy sweet chili flavor is vegan (and quite good, I might add!). Not that that would help in an urgent hunger situation, but it might come in handy at some point.
01-09-2016 01:55 AM
no whey jose
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I did!

Although I've had two slip ups so far. One was intentional - I found a piece of Quorn in the back of my freezer. Since I don't know anyone who would eat it, I decided to have it in my (otherwise vegan) salad. I figured I'd already bought it, so throwing it out wouldn't change anything. I don't feel too bad about that.

I do feel a bit bad about my second slip up, at work today. I'd been working for 9.5 hrs without a break or anything to eat (pretty typical for me as a doctor). One of my colleagues brought in a pack of Doritos, and I eagerly inhaled a handful in between seeing patients. It wasn't until 10 mins later (probably when the glucose hit my brain lol) that I realised they're not vegan
Don't worry about it! You must have been starving. It worries me that doctors are so overworked. You have such an important job. They should let you eat!
01-09-2016 01:15 AM
Werewolf Girl
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Originally Posted by elli View Post
I did!

Although I've had two slip ups so far. One was intentional - I found a piece of Quorn in the back of my freezer. Since I don't know anyone who would eat it, I decided to have it in my (otherwise vegan) salad. I figured I'd already bought it, so throwing it out wouldn't change anything. I don't feel too bad about that.

I do feel a bit bad about my second slip up, at work today. I'd been working for 9.5 hrs without a break or anything to eat (pretty typical for me as a doctor). One of my colleagues brought in a pack of Doritos, and I eagerly inhaled a handful in between seeing patients. It wasn't until 10 mins later (probably when the glucose hit my brain lol) that I realised they're not vegan
Slip ups like that are totally normal when you're first starting out, don't worry about it you're still doing great!
01-09-2016 01:11 AM
elli
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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post
Is anyone going vegan for the New Year? Now is a great time to start!
I did!

Although I've had two slip ups so far. One was intentional - I found a piece of Quorn in the back of my freezer. Since I don't know anyone who would eat it, I decided to have it in my (otherwise vegan) salad. I figured I'd already bought it, so throwing it out wouldn't change anything. I don't feel too bad about that.

I do feel a bit bad about my second slip up, at work today. I'd been working for 9.5 hrs without a break or anything to eat (pretty typical for me as a doctor). One of my colleagues brought in a pack of Doritos, and I eagerly inhaled a handful in between seeing patients. It wasn't until 10 mins later (probably when the glucose hit my brain lol) that I realised they're not vegan
01-02-2016 03:07 PM
LedBoots
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Is anyone going vegan for the New Year? Now is a great time to start!

http://vegankit.com/
It sure is! Not too late for Veganuary, either!

http://www.veganuary.com/
01-02-2016 02:41 PM
Werewolf Girl Is anyone going vegan for the New Year? Now is a great time to start!



http://vegankit.com/
08-04-2015 07:57 PM
Jinga I can't believe no one has posted here in almost 7 months! Anyway, I'm doing another 30 Day Vegan Challenge starting tomorrow
01-07-2015 06:05 PM
Go Vegan Good luck and hopefully you can even extend it a bit more than 30 days
01-07-2015 08:49 AM
Windigo So far I've been doing pretty well I think

I always thought a vegan diet was expensive, but seeing the enormous amount of money I save by not eating meat and dairy has really made me change my mind.

Sure, vegan speciality items are more expensive than regular dairy or cheese products, but if you don't eat that much of them you still have some money left in your budget at the end of the week!

And I noticed that I automatically eat more fruit and vegetables on this diet, it just makes sense to eat more of them as you suddenly don't think in the traditional ''meat, veg, potato'' line when you're eating vegan food. I do believe it's healthier for me. I'm enjoying the experience
01-01-2015 10:15 PM
Jinga Day 1 is almost complete. I'm a bit hungry (time for another snack, I guess), but other than that the day went well. My son devoured his kale and edamame at dinner so that's a bonus I've already packed my lunch boxes for breakfast and lunch tomorrow so everything will be easy and ready to go. I just need to do some baking because I'm really craving something sweet and bready. I'm also trying to decide about dinner ... either black beans, guacamole, cabbage slaw and tortillas or cornbread muffins OR chickpea noodle soup, green salad and pumpkin or cornbread muffins. I just can't decide!
01-01-2015 02:43 PM
Werewolf Girl Woohoo, good luck guys! You can do it!
12-31-2014 07:09 PM
Jinga
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It's almost the start of a new year! Is anyone doing the 30 Day Vegan Challenge for January?
Yes! I am trying once again! It's great timing since we used up our food and cleaned out our fridge before we went out of town last week. We've also decided to stop buying soda for the house and to stop eating out except for special occasions. Both will help me eat healthier.
12-29-2014 12:06 AM
Windigo
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Originally Posted by Werewolf Girl View Post
It's almost the start of a new year! Is anyone doing the 30 Day Vegan Challenge for January?
Yep I've joined for veganuary.com So far I'm feeling fine, the IBS seems to calm down a bit!
12-28-2014 07:34 PM
Werewolf Girl It's almost the start of a new year! Is anyone doing the 30 Day Vegan Challenge for January?
12-17-2014 01:00 AM
Windigo I am starting the challenge next monday (The 22d of December)

Right now I am broke and have to eat what I have left, and I figured that starting the vegan challenge would be very convenient to do with an empty fridge!
10-19-2014 07:03 AM
KmbRN84 Good luck to everyone starting! I took this challenge on May 8th of 2012 and have been going strong ever since. You can do this and you are all awesome for trying!
08-03-2014 12:25 AM
alfalfa sprout I'm starting tomorrow! It would be today but I ate some cookies that had egg whites in them without realising.

I used to be vegan a while ago and really want to get back into it again!
08-02-2014 01:53 PM
Vegan Dave
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Originally Posted by Harocs View Post
I started yesterday!
GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!

The 30 day challenge converted me into a vegan.

Take it day by day!!!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
08-02-2014 01:17 PM
Harocs I started yesterday!
05-29-2014 01:40 AM
Spudulika
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Originally Posted by tofuvegman View Post
Is that weight for weight? No wonder 'I eats me spinach'

PS: Veggieboards please can we have a Popeye emoticon?
05-28-2014 01:33 PM
Vegan Dave Protein?

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05-15-2014 11:05 PM
unethicalvegan
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Originally Posted by logic View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Kelii36 

Lets see if I remember......

For breakfast I would have oatmeal with bananas, or something similar.  Then for luch it would be wrap of sorts.  It would usually have sprouts and veggies in it.  Then around 3:00 I would have a snack.  That would be fruit, an assortment of crackers or coconut ice cream.  Dinner would be a mix of veggies and a grain or spaghetti.

From this description its likely that your protein intake was too low and poor quality.....which would make you feel poorly fairly quickly.

As other said, you may have not been eating enough, but increasing your calories by adding empty calories from oils/fats or fatty low-protein foods (e.g., avocados) can leave you short on protein. Best to focus on foods that contribute to your overall nutritional needs.
I second what logic said. None of the foods you mentioned are good sources of protein. I think people trying out a vegan diet should make sure they eat enough protein rich foods (beans, chickpeas, peas, soy, tofu, tempeh, tvp/soy derivatives, peanuts, almonds, amaranth, quinoa etc ).
05-11-2014 11:41 AM
logic
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Originally Posted by Kelii36 View Post

Lets see if I remember......

For breakfast I would have oatmeal with bananas, or something similar.  Then for luch it would be wrap of sorts.  It would usually have sprouts and veggies in it.  Then around 3:00 I would have a snack.  That would be fruit, an assortment of crackers or coconut ice cream.  Dinner would be a mix of veggies and a grain or spaghetti.
From this description its likely that your protein intake was too low and poor quality.....which would make you feel poorly fairly quickly.

As other said, you may have not been eating enough, but increasing your calories by adding empty calories from oils/fats or fatty low-protein foods (e.g., avocados) can leave you short on protein. Best to focus on foods that contribute to your overall nutritional needs.
05-10-2014 10:06 AM
Tom
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Originally Posted by Kelii36 View Post
 

I tried this challenge a year ago, but I got sick near the end.  I was feeling dizzy all the time, and couldn't think clearly.  Any ideas on why this happened?  I would love to try it again, but I'm worried.

 

 

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What were you eating and how much? Is it possible you weren't eating enough? I know I get dizzy when I'm not getting enough calories and it can be easy to undereat on a vegan diet at first without realizing it because a lot of vegan food is so low calorie.

 

 

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Typically this happens from not eating enough calories. Most people when they go vegan eat low cal fruits and veggies for a good portion of the diet and don't eat enough of them. Or you may of needed more carbohydrates. I can't quite say without knowing what you ate.

I haven't experienced that, but I agree with Werewolf Girl and PandemicAcolyte. It sounds like you were eating a good selection of foods, though.

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