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guineagurl
06-12-05, 07:58 pm
Hey there Vego's! (hehe)



I am just wondering if there are any noticable gains physically if we choose not to eat meat? (Do you really feel better?) And also if anyone knows what food's should I eat to replicate meat's nutritional content?
And any personal experience storie's would be good too, I'm undecieded as yet.

Hugs,
Guineagurl.

Piglet
06-13-05, 03:26 am
I know that I am eating a lot better now and my diet is so much more healthier. With every meal (dinner) I have a salad or vegetables, something that I never did before. I'm eating a lot more fruit for some reason and I'm trying healthy new products, like quorn, which is stuffed full of protein. Before, I used to eat fish and chicken burgers/nuggets/processed crap out of the freezer once or twice a week. I now eat none of that and every meal that I make is fresh and from scratch.

I think vegetarians need to get iron, protein and B12 in the diets. You can get supplement your diet with vitamins which is what I'll be doing.

I do feel a lot cleaner and guilt free! It has to be one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I advice you to take it slowly, I did it overnight which was a big mistake because I was craving meat in the first couple of months. Just ease into vegetarianism, slowly cutting your meat intake.

Emily F.
06-13-05, 08:36 am
Piglet-

You said that you used to eas fish/chicken burgers/nuggets, etc from the freezer. Now you don't.

My question is, How did you manage to just take it our of your diet? I've tried not to eat any of that junk, but it's hard for me.

Piglet
06-13-05, 08:45 am
It was really easy for me, I knew I couldn't eat meat so I didn't touch it. I never craved frozen products - I only craved stuff like lasagne, fresh chicken burgers, chicken salad. After a month, I was fine.

It's difficult for you because I believe you eat meat? So you know that you can have it.

Lots of people eat that food for convenience, I know I did. If I was hungry after school I'd just bung in some fishfingers in the grill. Cooking is fun!!! I thought I would never say that, but for the past 8 months I've been cooking my own dinner and it's nice to cook.

Emily F.
06-13-05, 08:55 am
I've been trying to eat healthier, eating salads with chicken on top(I don't mean to offend any vegan's), I've had meals like Grilled chicken with white rice.

Yes, I'm a big meat eater, so you may be right that it is the reason why it's hard for me.
It's really hard for me to find healthy meals. It seems like my resource is junk food. If anyone knows of any healthy recipies, vegan or not, let me know.

Piglet
06-13-05, 09:33 am
Try steaming or grilling fish. It's really healthy, quick, easy and versatile. You can eat fish with angel hair pasta, vegetables, rice etc

weaseldropping
06-13-05, 11:39 am
I spend a couple of hours every few weekends having a big cook-in.
I get out the recipe books, go fun-food shopping and them cook up loads of stuff which I then put into plastic pots and freeze. That way I get convenience food without the junk, and I have home-cooking without the hassle. I can get on with my marking whilst it cooks, and the whole family eats better.

Piglet
06-13-05, 01:09 pm
weasal, for what year do you teach chemistry? I'm revising for my chemistry exam right now!

weaseldropping
06-13-05, 01:13 pm
I currently do A level and GCSE, but have done Year 7 up to 2nd year undergrad.
What do you need help with? Send me a private message and we'll keep from boring everyone else to tears!