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 Post subject: 5/21/09
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 5/20/09
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:06 am 
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Ryofire wrote:
I have also decided to go vegan now. However instead of going straight to a vegan diet, I am slowly weaning off of cheese and milk untill I'm able to get the proper nutrients I need from a vegan diet such as essential aminio acids. I'd much rather do it smart and responsibly to my health than irresponsibly like many others do sad to say. If anyone has advice to give it would be greatly apreciated.

My advice is to just go for it, all at once, in a good healthy way.

To me, it seems so weird and wrong to see someone say cow milk is healthy. It really, really isn't. I don't know if you know the reasons why it isn't healthy, i don't want to bore you or anything, so if you want to know, just ask, or do a search... but you will be way way WAY healthier if you drop that out of your diet. Replace cow milk with rice, almond, or hemp milk... replacing cheese with some kind of processed or home made substitute is a good way to wean yourself off it. If you need recipes, poke around here or the interwebs, or just ask.

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 Post subject: Re: 5/20/09
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:23 am 
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vivalasvegans wrote:
Ryofire wrote:
I have also decided to go vegan now. However instead of going straight to a vegan diet, I am slowly weaning off of cheese and milk untill I'm able to get the proper nutrients I need from a vegan diet such as essential aminio acids. I'd much rather do it smart and responsibly to my health than irresponsibly like many others do sad to say. If anyone has advice to give it would be greatly apreciated.

My advice is to just go for it, all at once, in a good healthy way.

To me, it seems so weird and wrong to see someone say cow milk is healthy. It really, really isn't. I don't know if you know the reasons why it isn't healthy, i don't want to bore you or anything, so if you want to know, just ask, or do a search... but you will be way way WAY healthier if you drop that out of your diet. Replace cow milk with rice, almond, or hemp milk... replacing cheese with some kind of processed or home made substitute is a good way to wean yourself off it. If you need recipes, poke around here or the interwebs, or just ask.


I agree with all of this. When you first start eating vegan, I would stay away from things like faux cheeses because honestly, they don't taste like the real thing. Once you've been off real cheese for awhile then maybe try some out. I would also try some different types of non-dairy milk. There are a million different brands out there and everyone has their own tastes.

If it's calcium you're worried about (by not wanting to drop the dairy) then I would suggest looking at sites like this one:
http://dfwnetmall.com/veg/plantfoodshighcontentcalcium.htm

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 Post subject: Re: 5/20/09
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:00 am 
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lobsteriffic wrote:
vivalasvegans wrote:
Ryofire wrote:
I have also decided to go vegan now. However instead of going straight to a vegan diet, I am slowly weaning off of cheese and milk untill I'm able to get the proper nutrients I need from a vegan diet such as essential aminio acids. I'd much rather do it smart and responsibly to my health than irresponsibly like many others do sad to say. If anyone has advice to give it would be greatly apreciated.

My advice is to just go for it, all at once, in a good healthy way.

To me, it seems so weird and wrong to see someone say cow milk is healthy. It really, really isn't. I don't know if you know the reasons why it isn't healthy, i don't want to bore you or anything, so if you want to know, just ask, or do a search... but you will be way way WAY healthier if you drop that out of your diet. Replace cow milk with rice, almond, or hemp milk... replacing cheese with some kind of processed or home made substitute is a good way to wean yourself off it. If you need recipes, poke around here or the interwebs, or just ask.


I agree with all of this. When you first start eating vegan, I would stay away from things like faux cheeses because honestly, they don't taste like the real thing. Once you've been off real cheese for awhile then maybe try some out. I would also try some different types of non-dairy milk. There are a million different brands out there and everyone has their own tastes.

If it's calcium you're worried about (by not wanting to drop the dairy) then I would suggest looking at sites like this one:
http://dfwnetmall.com/veg/plantfoodshighcontentcalcium.htm


I think you two are right. I actually did try Teese before. Here in Boston there's a place called TJ's Pizza. It's an all Vegan Pizzeria. So I've tried the stuff there I really like it. If anything I'm worried about it's the essential aminio acids.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryofire's Journal
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Oh TJ's! You're so lucky to live nearby! I was there last summer and it was great!

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 Post subject: Re: Ryofire's Journal
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Oh TJ's! You're so lucky to live nearby! I was there last summer and it was great!


I know I went there for the first time with one of my non vegan friends. Even he liked it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryofire's Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 4:07 pm 
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If it is getting essential aminos you worried about. Eat Soy - It is a complete protein containing all amino acids. Or eat some that are near complete like quinoa, Buckwheat, Hempseeds, Amaranth. If you have any questions let me know but you can totally easily get all of your amino acids without dairy.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryofire's Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Thanks everyone you've been a good help and support. Not too many people as you can imagine like the whole vegan diet idea. They don't support it neither as you can imagine I get alot of shit. Despite all that I still do it anyways.

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 Post subject: 5/26/09
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I managed to get a slight Leg Workout in today.

Hung Gar Isometric Stance Hold: 1 minute 54seconds

Hung Gar Kicking Drill: 1x10 Each Leg

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 Post subject: Re: Ryofire's Journal
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 Post subject: Re: Ryofire's Journal
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Cardio in the Am then later I went to a Hung Gar Class. There we were more focused on defense rather offense. This is something I greatly need to work on.

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 Post subject: 5/29/09
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 Post subject: Re: Ryofire's Journal
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Today I walked for my morning cardio to the train station. It was too simple as I had to fit in a cardio session in order to get to helping my friend Reid move at a good time. After helping him move out my friend Matt and I went to the Galleria and from there I eat some Tofu Brown Rice and Veggies and practiced some Parkour. I sadly can only fit in one day of Parkour in the week. I need the Rest of it for Weight Training and Hung Gar.

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Ryofire wrote:
Cardio in the Am then later I went to a Hung Gar Class. There we were more focused on defense rather offense. This is something I greatly need to work on.


it is something usually everyone needs to work on! log looking good.

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 Post subject: 5/31/09
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Morning run and then later on Hung Gar Class.

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