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July 29, 2013 9:36 AM
Anyone want to give me advice?
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July 29, 2013 9:43 AM
I'm currently transitioning to a vegetarian diet and doing a whole foods approach. It takes a bit to figure it out, and I'm still working on switching things out, but it's a fun challenge and I'm enjoying the process :)
July 29, 2013 9:48 AM
I'm vegan and the only real processed thing I eat is non GMO tofu, and that's not with every meal. I eat mostly fruit, vegetables, legumes, lentils, quinoa, nuts, seeds,brown rice and whole wheat bread & nut milk. I do have a protein powder that I take from time to time but other than that I mostly just eat natural foods. Don't try to hard to find replacements since vegan junk food can be just as bad for you as the non vegan option. I think people get hung up on eating the fake meats and cheeses and it just slides off the hill into all the other processed options. Take your time and figure out what foods you want to eat and don't be hard on yourself while your learning.
July 29, 2013 1:12 PM
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I'm vegan and the only real processed thing I eat is non GMO tofu, and that's not with every meal. I eat mostly fruit, vegetables, legumes, lentils, quinoa, nuts, seeds,brown rice and whole wheat bread & nut milk. I do have a protein powder that I take from time to time but other than that I mostly just eat natural foods. Don't try to hard to find replacements since vegan junk food can be just as bad for you as the non vegan option. I think people get hung up on eating the fake meats and cheeses and it just slides off the hill into all the other processed options. Take your time and figure out what foods you want to eat and don't be hard on yourself while your learning.


This is absolutely correct. Take a look at the ingredients lists on those faux meats...things you can't even pronounce! Not to mention that a lot of those things are vegetarian (egg/honey/casein). Stick with the whole foods and you will feel so wonderful! Send me a friend request if you'd like. My food diary is open to my friends. You can do this!
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July 29, 2013 1:15 PM
Have you thought about doing Vegan protein shakes? Shakeology is a great choice, they have two vegan options, message me if you want more details!
July 29, 2013 2:59 PM
I'm vegan and eat very little processed food. My diary is open. I also work to meet my protein, calcium, and iron goals with the food I eat!
  43795274
July 29, 2013 3:11 PM
I am also transitioning back into being a raw vegan. My diary is open if you would like to add me.

My main advice to to just load up on kale, mustard greens and collard greens and eat them raw as much as possible along with other vegetables.
  24472433
July 29, 2013 3:47 PM
I'm a clean eating Vegan. Raw nuts, seeds (hemp especially), grains, beans, Tempeh and Tofu are excellent souces of plant based protein! Feel free to ask me any questions. :-)

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