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Hi everyone!<br><br><br><br>
I am so happy to have found this board through makeupalley.com. I am a new vegetarian. I started off the year switching my diet to pescatarian, but after a trip to Dallas, TX in the spring, I decided to go full on vegetarian. It has not been a smooth transition, I must admit. Although my friends and family (finally) respect my decision, they still wish I eat meat because they fear I may not be getting the right nutrients because I also refuse to take dietary supplements. Is a healthy vegetarian diet possible without supplements? I look forward to learning from you!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Judy
 

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Hi Judy! Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"> Yes, it's possible to have a healthy veg diet without supplements, as long as it's balanced. That means keeping the sweets and junk foods to a minimum, and concentrating mostly on fruit, veggies, whole grains, nuts and legumes.<br><br><br><br>
If you haven't done so already, I recommend you check out the New to Vegetarianism Forum, especially the Tip of the Day thread, which has a lot of good nutritional information and advice.
 

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Welcome, and congrats on becoming vegetarian!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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All depends on what you are eating. If you are avoiding all animal products like milk and eggs, then you will need B12. If you don't spend much time in the sun, you will need vitamin D (Do not overdose on D). Otherwise, you have made a great choice!
 

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Try this one on for size. I home school my children, so we are constantly getting the <i>"socialization"</i> questions....puh-leeeeeaze. AND, my daughter is a vegeterian, who comes form a Trekkie mom. wow, she has 3 strikes against her.<br><br><br><br>
An unsocialized, get-a-lifer who stand a chance on starving to death....NOT!<br><br><br><br>
Welcome to Veggie Boards!
 
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