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should have known. looks like theres far more that i didnt know about meatless living than i thought originally. im on my second try going veg; a few months ago i cut meat from my diet, without paying much attention to lesser ingredients such as gelatin (although i did what i could to avoid animal based broths). however, i didnt plan well and my protein was lacking severely and i ended up lapsing into meat until i was 'well' again, so to speak.

anyway, im about a month back into the healthy side of life, and have learned to bulk up more with my nuts and fruits. ill be having a look around here more to catch up, but what would you suggest as my mantra for my early steps? (im sure there are a great deal of threads on this already, but id rather make a post now before i get lost in the flood)

oh and hey, hi guys whats up!
 

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thanks for the welcome everyone! heres a bit about my meat/veg background to help you know where im coming from.

my original reasons for wanting to stop eating meat were health issues. like many people of my generation (im approaching 25), my parents didnt know how to start a balanced diet in us. i grew up eating meat so much that at one point in college, i would have chicken strips for breakfast multiple times a week; sometimes as many as six for that meal alone. i was studying philosophy (making me a sort of masochist by nature), so i wanted to see if i could deny myself what it was i had come to depend on so much. furthermore, im from oregon, where liberal lifestyles and vegetarianism in particular abound. it also didnt hurt that i wanted to lose some weight. thats about where i am now.

im still at the point where my primary interest is my health and weight loss. i still know very little about cooking, proper diet balance, and especially life without meat products. eventually, id like to be able to say that im living my life pro-animal welfare as well; i dont believe that eating meat or using animal products is wrong in and of itself, given our historical and evolutionary backgrounds, but like many of you (i suspect) im not pleased with animal cruelty. id be happiest if i could find a simple lifestyle that took as little from the rest of the world as i was able.

that being said, my biggest concerns are balancing my diet (right now i seem to be eating a lot of carbs) and learning more about veg products and which normal products to avoid. any simple suggestions on where to begin? theres a lot out there.
 
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