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Hello everyone, just wanted to say hi before i bombard yall with questions..lol.

 

Im 42, male, from TX. Married to my expecting "part time" vegitarian wife. She actually does a pretty good job sticking to her vegitarian eating. Recently i decided to clean up my diet so with a recommendation from a friend who is i triathete i looked into the paleo diet. Thats pretty much what ive been doing the last few months and having good results.

 

Then i watched a documentry about becoming vegan, hmmmmm....interesting, then watched forks over knives, and several other documentries, VERY interested now. I had NO idea how bad animals were treated and the effects of the modern processed meat has on our health. Ive been starting to workout again and want to do a sprint tri with my buddy and an adventure race this summer. So i surfed the web to see if there was any info on vegan training. WOW was i suprised. I never ever though of a vegan as someone with some muscle or the endurance to compete in a tri.

 

My biggest complaint about my wifes diet has been the fact she doesnt eat meat but still eats lots of processed foods. Eating something that has a list of ingerediants that you have no idea what they are cant be good for you. Ive read the back of some of her meat substitutes and there is all kinds of trash in that stuff.

 

So after talking about it we are going to go for it and switch to the vegan lifestyle. I can do without meat if i get lots of vegies to eat with fruit as well. So i will be asking ALOT of questions from my new friends here.

 

To start with, anyone got a recommendation for a great cookbook to get us started??

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Yes-Check out Lindsay Nixons cookbooks-The Happy Herbivore or Everyday Happy Herbivore. Simple recipes with simple ingredients!!! Love them both !!!

 

I hear and feel your complaints about vegan processed food-it's too convenient at times! Planning ahead and a well stocked kitchen helps!

 

Good luck on eating and training-my first sprint triathlon is in June! Tons of great info on this forum!

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Hey welcome I am 43 and in Texas. I am lucky as wife and I are both vegan and exercise together. We have been vegan for many years but eliminating all wheat products from our diet has made the most dramatic changes in the way we look and feel over anything else we have tried. Can't really recommend a specific cookbook, we get most recipes from the web. Try to eat at least half raw, which has become pretty easy to do thanks to the salad dressings we make. For bread we use besan (garbonzo) flour or garfava, cheap at Indian market. We try not to eat a bunch of products with soy but still consume non GMO tempeh or soy daily. It's usually a Vega Berry shake for breakfast or a hemp/pea/rice protein that I order in bulk. Off to make one now before we go road biking. Good luck and what part of Texas are you from?

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  • 5 months later...

Doing well, baby wont be here till next month. As far as diet i , have failed badly at being a vegan or even a vegetarian. Between school, kids, long work hours on the road, its been seemingly impossible. But i have not given up . I know it the best thing for me and the family, just putting it into motion seems to be tough. Baby steps i guess...lol.

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Yeah, baby steps haha. Try once a week like meatless mondays or something like that, and progress from there. I even got my carnivore father, with the help of the documentary Forks Over Knives to try vegetarian once a week. Gotta start somewhere. Glad to hear you haven't given up!

 

-Dylan

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