Hi everyone I am new to the Vegan way of eating. I recently was 240 lbs and went on the Dukan Diet in June of this year. I lost thirty six pounds. On day I was browsing through netflix and I watched Forks Over Knives. Well after seeing that movie, I decided to get off the Dukan diet and went totally vegan since Saturday, Sept. 10th. I love it and I lost an additional 4 lbs. I have a Culinary background and this has brought back my passion to cook again. I never would have thought that eating a vegetarian diet could be so healthy, fun and easy. It was a little rough at the start from going a high animal protein diet with eggs, fish and milk to a vegan diet. I went cold turkey and it took a little getting used to what to eat. I thought I would have went crazy for carbs because the starches were restricted for 90 days on the Dukan diet. I got a couple vegan and Raw cookbooks and I am on my way. I wish I would have known to check my email spam for the activation for this forum, cause I would have been posting 10 days ago. I had so many questions and no one to answer them. I met a couple cool employees at my local Health Food Stores who are a wealth of knowledge and a great help.