Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Healthy Food Defines You
It is currently Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:47 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: hi from austria
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:58 pm 
Offline
Rabbit
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:46 pm
Posts: 38
Location: Austria
hi,

my name is michael and I live in vienna, austria. I've been vegan for roughly three months now and as of yet don't miss my old eating habits. My diet consisted mainly of dairy products, simply out of laziness, so switching to a plant-based diet probably has me eating the amount of vegetables and fruit I should have eaten anyway.
So far no problems, but until I discovered ground hemp- and flax-seed my diet didn't seem complete. Amazing what a difference a couple of grams of that stuff makes.
Also, my interest in veganism *was* primarily because of health benefits. But after three months of being vegan, and also after experiencing the benefits first-hand, I'm beginning to question the necessity of the dairy/meat industry and its cruelty. A vegetarian friend told me that it gives him a good feeling to know that no animal died for his diet... and he's right, to know that no animal gets harmed really gives me a sort of new-agey connectedness-with-the-planet-feeling.
Anyways, these are my first thoughts/experiences as a new vegan, I just wanted to say hello to this forum. It's really proven to be a great source of knowledge and I'm surprised about its quality, a big cheers to the moderators on my part!

thanks & bye,
michael


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:23 pm 
Offline
Elephant

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 11:05 pm
Posts: 2652
Welcome! :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:29 pm 
Offline
Stegosaurus

Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Posts: 3110
Welcome Michael!

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you, but it sounds like your vegan journey has been smooth sailing thus far!

:party:

_________________
People reviled today for their activism will be tomorrow's angels, and people respected today for their power will be tomorrow's demons. History will absolve us and condemn them. ~ Paul Watson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:54 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:05 pm
Posts: 21037
Location: Austin, TX
Welcome Michael!

Great to have you here. Thank you for the introduction. It looks like you are in the right place :) We have a really cool group of vegan athletes here who are all positive and supportive of one another.

Have fun exploring the forum and welcome aboard!

_________________

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:59 am 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:38 pm
Posts: 1484
Location: USA
Welcome ! 8)

_________________
Out of my mind...Back in five minutes.

No human can call themselves liberal or radical or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if they contribute in any way to the pain and suffering of other beings.

http://www.myspace.com/cjdcrash


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:36 pm 
Offline
Elephant

Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:55 pm
Posts: 2733
Location: Little Beirut, Cascadia
Hello & Welcome! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:57 pm 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:26 am
Posts: 774
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Quote:
and he's right, to know that no animal gets harmed really gives me a sort of new-agey connectedness-with-the-planet-feeling.


I know other vegans who switched life style for health & eventually became animal adovcates. :)

Welcome mm!

8)

_________________
Slavery is the fiction that people are objects; corporate personhood is the fiction that corporations are people. www.http://reclaimdemocracy.org/personhood/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS } Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group