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Namaste!<br><br>
Joy to the world, today, 8th of September, 2011 is the day I become a vegeterian!<br>
The reason is long and perhaps unpopular but suffice to say that I have become a devotee of the Hare Krishna movement (but I should say that I am not brainwashed, I do not bow down to any leader, and as with my devotion to Buddhism, I reserve the right to opt out and follow the "middle path", avoiding extremes.)<br><br>
But the main reason I desire to become a vegetarian is due to mental and physical health issues, I wanna feel better. I wanna feal cleaner. For a long time I believed it was over-eating that caused my ill-ease, but it is becoming clear that it has to do with meat, not the quantity of food.<br><br>
I will be looking over the forum, googling like the dickens in order to gather information, but just want to say Hi, and, please, if you have any essential advice bring it. Especially nutritional must-knows, and common foods that contain "hidden" animal products, like Gel-O.<br><br>
My aim is to become a vegeterian, not a Vegan, which means just No meat and No fish. Later, perhaps, I will cut out other animal products with the exception of milk; Until then, wish me luck.<br><br>
Namaste,<br>
Hare Krishna,<br>
and indeed Good healt<br><br>
Anr <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Welcome to VB, and congratulations on your conversion to vegetarianism!<br><br>
The Krishna devotees/movement makes some really tasty food, so I can see how they have managed to convert you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
We have at least one other VB member who is a Hare Krishna devotee - her username is Earthling. I think she would be happy to answer any Krishna-related questions you may have. I know they don't eat eggs and also not onions and garlic and similar vegetables.<br><br>
Which country do you live in?<br><br>
(PS: I can change the thread title for you - it says "vegan", but from reading your post I think you mean "vegetarian"?)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Indian Summer</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2988700"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Welcome to VB, and congratulations on your conversion to vegetarianism!<br><br>
The Krishna devotees/movement makes some really tasty food, so I can see how they have managed to convert you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
We have at least one other VB member who is a Hare Krishna devotee - her username is Earthling. I think she would be happy to answer any Krishna-related questions you may have. I know they don't eat eggs and also not onions and garlic and similar vegetables.<br><br>
Which country do you live in?<br><br>
(PS: I can change the thread title for you - it says "vegan", but from reading your post I think you mean "vegetarian"?)</div>
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Yes, please change it, have no idea why I wrote vegan...<br><br>
But please, any non-Hare Krishna related advice is welcome!
 

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Welcome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
I have been a devotee for about 2 years now and have also taken a bit of a 'middle path' with it, though I was very strict for the first year or so. Anyway as IS said feel free to PM me if you need any Krishna-specific help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Are there any books on vegetarianism out there that can be recommended? Not so much recipe books, but book explaining how to still get the proper nutrition and dangerous diets to avoid... As said, but never replied to, I don't want to end up pale, passed out or in a hospital because my "healthy" new lifestyle didn't give me any nutrition.<br><br>
Thanks again for any replies.
 

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I have a cookbook called the Vegetarian Bible, it lists the attributes of veggies, fruits, beans, lentils, etc.<br><br>
As far as not getting sick, honestly it's not too big of a worry, in my opinion. My advice would be avoiding becoming a junk food veggie, in other words, don't replace meat with French cries and candy. I had an issue with eating too many carbs when I first started, I struggle with weight so I do pay attention to that more now. Mostly common sense stuff though, veggies, fruits, non processed whole foods are all healthy. I do take a multi vitamin as well which may be an idea if you're concerned.<br><br>
My experience over the past year as well as googling & reading stories of long term veg*ns here, the whole "you'll never get enough protein and you'll be sick" theory is largely a myth.<br><br>
Good luck! You've found a great place here, as another newbie to the board it's a very welcoming place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hi Anrbjotk! Congrats on becoming vegetarian! I agree with Bailey2 - I got "vegetarian bible" for Christmas and I love it! It does have good info though I'm well familiar with it. The pictures will make your mouth water. Awesome recipies;I've tried a few. Also, not getting enough protein IS a myth; most omni's get too much! I agree on taking a multi-vitamin and try to avoid too many carbs (my problem!) if you're worried about weight. Good luck and keep browsing on the veggie boards; you'll find lots of advice, info and fun!
 
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