Hi, My name is Eugene. I've was a vegetarian for many many years after high school. I gave up a while due to travel and work related issues. As of recently, I'm back on the bandwagon and this time I don't miss anything that isn't vegan. I have far more energy now, I feel less bloated and more fit than ever. I had a recent physical and the Doctor said I had my bad cholesterol at a good level and the good cholesterol at a really low level. This made me realize that when I was a vegetarian both were at an optimum level so I made up my mind to go back to my veganism once and for all. I joined this community to learn and share information with everyone else here. I've been reading a while and everyone is so nice, I thank you for that. Suggestions are timely and also questions are answered with alot of respect and sensibility, Thank You. I only have a couple of concerns. One, I would like to be better fit. By this I mean, losing my gut and working my abs, specially. This is not to say I don't need to have a better overall wellness imporovement on my exercise and my relaxation. I'm going to the gym consistently and also taking up rock climbing and some yoga for stretching and cardio exercise. Is there some threat on the site for exercise routines I can follow? Also, I know someone mentiones where to get vegan protein mixes. I don't really like Soy so alternatives like Rice would be great suggestions. My second concern is breakfast. I really just run out of the house in the mornings and I don't think I'm making use of a good breakfast which will sustain me until lunch time. I'm Cuban so eating beans come second nature to me, but I would like more variety in the diet department. Its just too repetitive to use beans everyday. Any suggestions here would be highly welcomed. If there is anyone from Miami, then drop me a note, I would love to me in contact with like-minded persons in my area. Thanks for your time guys and I hope to read all your suggestions.