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Forum: Transitioning to Vegetarian   05-30-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,430
Posted By Shallot
Ha! I did this early on. I said to my other half...

Ha! I did this early on. I said to my other half that I'd just do the veggie thing at home and eat meat when we were out. Only I went the other way and ate out less and less. I really did not want...
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   05-27-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,340
Posted By Shallot
Years ago when I had really awful IBS, I couldn't...

Years ago when I had really awful IBS, I couldn't eat meat or dairy, I ordered a vegan meal on a flight. It was a sliced carrot and tomato sandwich. The bread was spongey, the carrots dry and the...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-04-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,744
Posted By Shallot
For a vegan story of ill health and how she...

For a vegan story of ill health and how she recovered please check out this blog. She doesn't pull the punches on criticising the vegan community or health care providers - it's eye opening and...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-02-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,744
Posted By Shallot
Honestly I think you should employ the services...

Honestly I think you should employ the services of a nutritionist or dietician to help you. They will be able to look at alternatives to the supplements that you are reacting badly to and may even...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   05-01-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,906
Posted By Shallot
Aliakai - I'm so sorry to hear the visit didn't...

Aliakai - I'm so sorry to hear the visit didn't go well. It sounds like she'd already made up her mind to be difficult and wasn't going to make any effort to get along. There's really no helping a...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   04-28-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 183,556
Posted By Shallot
dinner last night: pasta with roasted sweet...

dinner last night: pasta with roasted sweet potato, onion, garlic and sage sauce
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   04-28-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By Shallot
I was thinking about cholesterol rather than fats...

I was thinking about cholesterol rather than fats generally. Eggs are quite high in cholesterol and 14 eggs per week is rather a lot to consume.
Forum: Vegetarian Support Forum   04-27-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By Shallot
two eggs a day sounds like quite a lot

two eggs a day sounds like quite a lot
Forum: Relationships and Family   04-26-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By Shallot
How about you make a vegan date night? Once a...

How about you make a vegan date night? Once a week or every other week (depending on how often you see each other) you could cook him something fabulous and vegan. Or find an amazing vegan...
Forum: The Veggie Patch   04-24-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By Shallot
Oh Kiwibird I feel for you! I really didn't want...

Oh Kiwibird I feel for you! I really didn't want a mammoth project but it's what we could afford ...

Don't feel bad because you're disappointed. It's a totally normal and valid reaction. Look...
Forum: General Health Discussion   04-22-2016, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Shallot
I love a detox! :-) More for the psychological...

I love a detox! :-) More for the psychological up lift than the physical effects (which are negligible).

I've not done one for weight loss but I used to do one in January (this was when I was an...
Forum: General Health Discussion   04-22-2016, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By Shallot
If you are worried take some extra supplements -...

If you are worried take some extra supplements - but as you're not very anaemic it seems that you might be able to fix it with diet (all the advice above is good - I have also heard that black strap...
Forum: The Veggie Patch   04-22-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,074
Posted By Shallot
We bought a bit of a wreck in 2014 (no working...

We bought a bit of a wreck in 2014 (no working toilets type wreck). Unfortunately the area we live in doesn't give big discounts for renovation projects - but just enough that we could afford it. ...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   04-21-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By Shallot
Hi - I'm pretty sure that you could request a...

Hi - I'm pretty sure that you could request a vegetarian or vegan family. It all depends on where you are hoping to go. In the UK there's enough of a vegetarian community that this sort of request...
Forum: General Health Discussion   04-20-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By Shallot
I love salt!! LOVE IT. My mother used to hide...

I love salt!! LOVE IT. My mother used to hide the salt shakers as I'd eat it (mmmmm) still will - so salt must be kept out of sight. I'm pretty sure that just eating it neat is not a good thing. ...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   04-20-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,906
Posted By Shallot
I agree with some previous posters that this...

I agree with some previous posters that this sounds like it's about more than the food. However the important thing to hang on to here is that at heart you probably all want Deyna to be happy - and...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   04-19-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Shallot
I suspect people are looking because there's...

I suspect people are looking because there's nothing else to look at ... it's sort of natural to look at the one person doing something different.

If it makes you very self conscious perhaps you...
Forum: Vegan Support Forum   04-18-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Shallot
I really feel uncomfortable with the idea of...

I really feel uncomfortable with the idea of animals being bred for our amusement - which is how a lot of pet stores seem to operate. I'm not very knowledgable about rodents but are there any other...
Forum: Transitioning to Vegan   04-17-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,968
Posted By Shallot
I have soy and almond milk to hand at home. I...

I have soy and almond milk to hand at home. I prefer soy in my coffee and almond in my tea. I prefer almond in my porridge but soy on my cereal ... basically I'm picky.

I also prefer the...
Forum: General Health Discussion   04-10-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Shallot
Gosh - I think it's one of those chicken and egg...

Gosh - I think it's one of those chicken and egg questions. I was depressed and anxious before being vegetarian and I still have the same issues. However like Naturebound I find a non meat diet is...
Forum: Companion Animals   04-09-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Shallot
So it's not the pooping that takes her time -...

So it's not the pooping that takes her time - it's finding the right spot, then the digging a deep enough hole (usually you're recommended to fill it to about 5cm but this does not cut it - so it's...
Forum: Companion Animals   04-08-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Shallot
Kitten cats

So my kittens are so grown up!! Ben (who hissed at us when he first arrived) now loves a snuggle and Isla is soppy as ... right now i have one cat on my lap and the other sitting right next to me...
Forum: General Health Discussion   04-07-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Shallot
I think you should see a doctor. It would be...

I think you should see a doctor. It would be really good to rule out any underlying conditions that could be affecting you - as this speed of weight loss sounds very disturbing.

I'd ask them to...
Forum: The Veggie Patch   04-05-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By Shallot
You look lovely Kiwibird!

You look lovely Kiwibird!
Forum: General Health Discussion   04-04-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Shallot
Why not check out books like 'the vegan athlete'?...

Why not check out books like 'the vegan athlete'?

Also what are you trying to achieve with a vegan diet? Better overall health? Weight loss? Performance improvement?

I'm unashamedly...
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