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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:48 am 
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Hello

My name is Greg. I'm a college student. I enjoy running (havn't done much in a while due to knee pain), lifting weights(3x a week), and yoga (5 mornings a week since this semester started). I occasionally play tennis or soccer for fun, but I'm new to both.

My eating habits have evolved slowly to get where they are now. I've been trying to cut down on refined sugar, highly processed food and dairy since the summer before last. During last semester I decided not to get a meal plan, so I was able to analyze every piece of food I'd consume. I ate lots of soymilk, cereal, oatmeal, fruits, and peanut butter sandwiches.
Without really thinking about it, I started to eat less animal products than I had ever before (only when I ate at restaurants). It was also during last semester when I noticed that my endurance had improved considerably(even though I used to run more frequently before then).

In the middle of the semester my college had Deanna Latson( www.gotohealth.com) speak about eating habits in a lecture for the university. She strongly recomended reading "The Food Revolution" by John Robbins. Eventually I read the book and it blew me away. I was struck by the sad reality of the meat and dairy industries.

Currently, I only eat animal products about once a month (except for honey, I eat that just about every day with oatmeal). Also, I just got a blender recently and I'm getting to the point where I don't know what I'd do without it.

I constantly seek information about health, nutrition, and fitness. I found these forums because I read "Thrive" and looked around on myvega.com and eventually ended up here. I like the laid back atmosphere and the fact that these forums aren't plagued with the negativity and machoism that ruin the quality of some other forums.

Yeah, that was a pretty long introduction.

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Welcome Greg!
Thank you very much for the detailed intro!
All the best on your way to veganism :wink:
Many of us started that way. Becoming vegan is about opening your eyes and mind and act.

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Welcome aboard!

Sounds like you're off to a great start! Keep it up. I also noticed that my running endurance was better when I didn't eat meat, and this eventually led me to veganism. See you around the boards.


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Welcome Greg :D

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 Post subject: Re: hey everybody
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Welcome, Greg!! :)


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Welcome! :D

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Welcome Greg!

Thanks for the intro. Great to have you as part of our group! I really appreciate the comments about the atmosphere about the forum. We're really proud of the feel this group provides and we love welcoming new members and building our community.

Have a great time on the forum and welcome aboard! Look forward to hearing more from you.

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Hello & Welcome Greg! :D

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Welcome, Greg! I also am not yet completely vegan (I eat occasional small amounts of hard cheeses with salads/pastas, but no meat), but it surely is the thing to shoot for. Good to see you here!

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welcome aboard, Greg!


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Welcome Gregggetc,

I encourage you to work towards being fully vegan. It will reward you and open door after door. Food Revolution is definitely a good kick in the butt. Another good read is The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. Also, a great alternative to honey is Agave nectar. Anyway, enjoy the forum - it's one of the best vegan resources you could've stumbled upon!

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Trev wrote:
Welcome Gregggetc,

I encourage you to work towards being fully vegan. It will reward you and open door after door. Food Revolution is definitely a good kick in the butt. Another good read is The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. Also, a great alternative to honey is Agave nectar. Anyway, enjoy the forum - it's one of the best vegan resources you could've stumbled upon!


Although I don't use Agave nectar or honey I agree with Trev a 100%, it actually tastes better than honey in my opinion! If I were to use a sweetner I would choose Agave Nectar over Honey anyways because it tastes better and mixes better with cold things!!

Anyways, welcome. I am new to these forums as well! I second the China Study!

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