As one of Baldy's rugrats...
Do you take a B12 supplement now? Any others or just that? Do you need a higher does with a higher rate of activity?
As one of Baldy's rugrats, I'll throw in a few of my thoughts on this whole thing.
When are we going to release the SmugMug Vegan Cookbook?
In the beginning, we all thought it would mean missing out on yummy foods and having to chew on stuff like celery... But 3.5 of my kids, their 4 spouses, and two dozen of our friends are loving it -- and the results are amazing.
I laughed out loud at the contrast. Can a commercial clog my arteries??
I do take B12, but most soymilks like Silk have it. I happen to drink the stuff from Trader Joe's, which doesn't. ..
Mike Lane wrote:
why do you use the asterisk in "veg*n"?
We're planning on letting him self-wean. He'll be supplementing his diet with breast milk as long as mommy can stand to pump and as long as he can stand to have milk from a cup. We're weaning from the bottle starting just today.
Good to know there is someone out there that has gone through this. Sometimes the best you can is good enough, that's good to remember. So thanks for that.
For those who cook. Especially bake.
How & what to do you substitute sugar or other items with?
I have lost 50lbs since January 1st 2007. I feel better than I have in 20 years.
I've heard many people refer to Stevia, but I've never used it and honestly I'm not really sure what it is ... other than it is potent and you only need to use a little bit . I'm curious to try it, just haven't.
A book that really got my husband to limit his meat intake was Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman. A passenger left it on one of my flights, it was a total fluke that I found it ... a quick, great read. A cattle rancher turned vegan, food for thought!
I have lost 5 pounds and this morning I fit into 35" jeans that hadn't fit me in almost a year.
Art Scott wrote:
By far the best sugar substitute is Stevia...it has no glycemic index, no calories and is approx 75 to 400 times more sweet than sugar and yes you can cook and bke with it......the white powder has no medicinal properties band it cannot be sold as a sweetner but has to be sold as a dietary supplement....
Basically, we face the fact that cheesecake is not going to be healthy, no matter what we change. And, changing stuff makes it taste not-as-good so a small slice is not nearly as satisfying.
Can a commercial clog my arteries??
For those that have committed to this change, about how long does the discomfort last?
I never had any hunger discomfort. I just eat all the time! But it takes your digestive system a couple 2-3 weeks to settle in to a new comfort zone ....
I'm being honest with myself and really assessing my willingness to commit to a mostly vegetarian diet. Years of meat and sweets has seriouslly damaged my mental view of food. So far...I'm not sure I have the willpower. I know one day is not enough data, but I tried following Dr. Furhman's three meal a day eating plan for one day and found myself extremely "hungry feeling" between meals.
An eye-popping thing to do is follow the money. Coca Cola has an annual marketing budget of $5 Billion. And they have so much power with retailers they can get lots of shelf space for, say, artifically colored, salted, corn-syrup water (Gatorade) -- and they've done a good job with most consumers to get them to believe it's kinda healthy, helping Michael win championships.
The numbers for fast-food marketing (MacDonald's), junk food marketing (Doritos), unclog your arteries marketing (Lipitor), meat and dairy are just staggering. It's where the profit is.