If your going to go Vegetarian you have to do it properly.
What are some of the risks or pitfalls of being vegan?
...I totally stay away from all fast foods, and anything processed.
From Brown University
Brings up another question - do you take vitamin supplements?
Here's a few dumb questions to start with until I can start reading -
1. What do you drink? I imagine my staple (Diet Coke) is pretty much out. I'm not big on teas, and plain water gets old fast. Alcohol would be no biggie for me to skip, though.
2. What salad dressings are decent? Oil and vinegar only would be a tough one for me. (But I'll do it if I have to.)
3. All lettuce's are not created equal, right? I eat romaine and iceburg mainly, but I assume iceburg is worthless and romaine is decent, no?
4. How about a big bowl of Wheaties or shredded wheat or something? Too processed?
There are definitely junk food veg*ns just as there are junk food carnivores
I just realized that I'm really new to this forum, and y'all other posters to this thread ... aren't . I don't mean to butt into a cozy corner, and I'm sorry if I have.
What about nuts -- aren't they too fatty?
What do you drink? I don't mind green tea, and a tea/lemonade mixture, and since I don't eat fruit -- fruit smoothies would be great... I do like melons..
And I have to give up sushi???? No, not sushi!
Does a vegan diet help with acid reflux?
Will giving up chicken (the only meat I eat regularly) really cause me to lose weight?
What about bread? (I do like wraps and pita bread).
No cake? No sweets?
Going out? Not a problem. Salads are everywhere. Then, I can also do fine at most any ethnic restaurant: Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, etc.
Originally Posted by patch29Andy is your family on your diet?
Wife yes, though she didn't need to lose an ounce.
Chile! We make 4 or 5 different kinds of vegetarian Chile. One pot bean dishes that are amazing. Italian! Whole grain pastas, with garlic, basil, olive oil.
And the Andy/Baldy Smugmug cookbook is released when??
Vegatarians will not be constipated either, Sid.
The China Study is a fascinating book, with excellent advice.
I gather that Andy does not eat any yogurt either?
Honey, permitted or not?
Well, maple syrup was permitted so I don't see why honey wouldn't be. But I could be wrong!
So today I had a huge salad, a Jazz apple (never had one, yummy) and a white peach (also yummy). Dinner will be a breeze, so my only issue it seems in the short term will be breakfast. I bought some Kashi cereal but I don't want to overdo the milk - maybe I'll just skip it and snack on fruit until lunch.
I eat all day long and I'm never hungry. I have lost 50lbs since January 1st 2007. I feel better than I have in 20 years.
if this keeps up you guys are going to peer pressure me into eating healthier and cutting back on my meat intake to almost none.
My only issue it seems in the short term will be breakfast. I bought some Kashi cereal but I don't want to overdo the milk - maybe I'll just skip it and snack on fruit until lunch.
Had McDonalds for breakfast on the way to work, pizza for lunch in between meetings, couple of cookies after that, coffee and coke all day!! Now I'm sitting here, belly hanging over the belt, reading this and thinking ... I GOTTA CHANGE!!!
So I just ordered Eat To Live.
I'll keep ya posted.