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  1. 1 out of 4 British Chiropractors is Under Investigation
  2. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LnVNCqltL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet This book is due out on 2011 July 12th and can be preordered from Amazon now. This looks like it will be special among vegan nutrition books. It will have fully up to date information. Both of the authors are vegans. Both of the authors are Registered Dietitians (RD). Both of the authors review new nutrition research on a regular basis. Both authors maintain free vegan nutrition blogs: Jack Norris RD.com and The Vegan RD ( Virginia Messina ).com. Both authors regularly debunk misinformation about vegan diets from anti-vegan people AND from vegans. Unlike other vegan health experts Messina and Norris will mention information that is not 100% flattering for vegan diets if it is true. They don't cherry pick information or exaggerate, so I always feel more trust and value with their writings. Again, this book looks like it will be a different sort of vegan nutrition book. For example, check out this list of "Top 10 Myths About Vegan Diets" on the preview in Amazon. It isn't what you would expect, so it is very interesting: Vegans need less calcium than omnivores. To reap the health benefits of a vegan diet, you need to avoid fat. The healthiest vegan diets are based on 100% unprocessed whole foods. People don't need to start taking vitamin B-12 supplements until they have been vegan for 3 years. If a vegan diet is good, then a raw food diet is better. Eating soy will give men female characteristics. When you first go vegan, you will experience unpleasant feelings from detoxing and withdrawal from animal products. Vegan teens are at risk for developing eating disorders. Plant proteins are missing some essential amino acids. Vegans need to consume only 5 to 6 percent of their calories as protein.
  3. The USDA is retiring the Food Pyramid and replacing it with a "My Plate" similar to what the German government has had. It isn't perfect, but the "My Plate" is much simpler graphically and verbally. The advice is also more modern: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
  4. Tofu and brown rice have to be the easiest to digest foods around. I've found that frozen green leafy vegetables or broccoli tends to be easier to digest that fresh.
  5. It isn't weight watchers, but the national weight control registry follows the habits of people who lose a huge amount of weight and keep it off.
  6. Interesting. I wouldn't think an online support group would be as effective as meeting in person.
  7. The strength of Weight Watchers is the support via the meetings. If you don't use that, you have calorie counting simplified. Instead of counting 2000 something calories, you count X number of points. If you can handle tracking your calories and you don't need a weight loss support group, there isn't much in Weight Watchers for you.
  8. I agree, she is not the first and will not be the last. Might as well type up very nice responses, proof read them and store them to be ready to recycle the responses for the next iteration of the cycle.
  9. I didn't know who she was until this news item came up.
  10. "Zionist Punk" would make a great name for a band.
  11. It doesn't have to be if you start off with "vital wheat gluten flour". Some supermarkets even have it. Here is an easy recipe: link You might want to read this blog post and the articles linked to in it: http://beforewisdom.com/blog/wc/stick-a-fork-in-me-im-done/
  12. Melly; I realize that your resources may be limited, but if you can, I think you will lose more fat, faster if - join a gym, lift only 3 times a week, do fewer exercises, but work up to going heavier - work up to taking long walks ( 1 hour semi-brisk or brisk ) 3- 4 times a week. The walking and/or increasing your cardio is more important for fat loss. Getting more intense with your weights may become difficult as you lose weight as it requires energy......though you should keep up what weights you can as it will keep you firm. The big change for you to make is to get more cardio and not exercise 6 days a week.
  13. I'm not a nutrition expert, neither is anyone else on this forum. Bottom line, you want to get all of your nutrition ( http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/dailyrecs ) while reducing your energy intake ( calories ) enough to lose 1 lb a week, but no more than that ( to avoid losing more muscle instead of more fat ). You also want to exercise along the way to preserve your muscle mass so you aren't flabby at your goal weight. A few years ago I lost 48 lbs on a vegan diet. http://beforewisdom.com/blog/wc/stick-a-fork-in-me-im-done/
  14. Researchers don't know much about it, so my comments or the comments of anyone else are not worth much.
  15. I meant, that based on the protein to calorie ratio of vegan foods that I know of that I don't think you are going to consistently 90 grams of protein a day eating l200 calories unless you eat wheat gluten ( aka seitan, faux meats, etc ), eat soy beans, eat soy foods, and/or use protein drinks (whatever they are made out of ). Is this a temporary phase you are in while you are unable to exercise more? I take it from your alias that you are female and I am guessing you are not very tall, correct? If that is the case, eating that little, I highly encourage you to be very vigilant about your vegetable, calcium and vitamin D ( from D2 supplements and the sun ) and intake. You don't have a lot of bone mass to play with. If you aren't, do weight baring exercise. If you smoke, stop. If your drink soda, cut down.
  16. Why not make into tofu and then freeze the tofu? Frozen ( and thawed ) tofu has a meaty, spongy texture that absorbs broths and flavors well.
  17. I have a very efficient ( aka "slow" ) metabolism, so I am used to trying to fit in a lot of protein in the space of a few calories. I don't think you are going to get that much protein for that tiny amount of calories unless you supplement, use gluten or use soy.
  18. Yes, it is called "over training". Physical stress ( work, exercise ) actually stimulates the human immune system, but like with everything else you can have too much of a good thing.
  19. High Protein vegan foods: 1. Soy beans and just about everything made from soy beans. 2. Wheat gluten(protein) and a blizzard of faux meats made from that 3. Products made from the lupin bean 4. mung beans 5. lentils 6. whole grain wheat products 7. amaranth products 8. Brewer's Yeast makes a nice "protein drink" and it naturally has a lot of minerals and vitamins. It is a food, not an isolate. 9. Nutritional yeast is also a concentrated source of protein and gives a cheesy flavor to foods. nutritiondata.com is your friend
  20. Hi Melly; Soy is "big money" and the people whose business they are taking away, animal agriculture is "big money" too. That means you are going to be hearing FUD ( Fear Uncertainty Doubt ) about soy for the rest of your life. I collect articles about soy from reliable sources in a special section of my blog. I make no claims, you just enjoy reading the opposite side of the story: http://beforewisdom.com/blog/category/soy/
  21. Good thing you didn't come a few days sooner or a few days later
  22. I've been in the middle as far as the reactions to the Bin Laden killing go. I haven't been dancing in the streets or feeling the urge to shout joyfully about it. I have also found the posts from people looking down on those expressions of joy to be a bit sanctimonious. Some people say that Americans should behave better than the Palestinians and other Easterners who danced in the street after 9/11. I agree. I also think it is important to distinguish that the people dancing after 9/11 were celebrating the deaths of several thousand innocent, ordinary people. The buffoons celebrating Bin Laden's killing are celebrating the death of a terrorist. There are many people in Al Queda left, not to mention many other enemies. I don't think for a moment Bin Laden's death will produce peace. During 9/11 I lived a few miles from the Pentagon. I could just have easily been taking a trip to NYC or been on any of those planes. I or someone I know could have just as easily been killed to satisfy a trustfund baby's anger at his rich parents. I do feel his death has been a positive development. I usually enjoy conversing with European and vegans. Most of the time, they tend to look at things in a more sophisticated way than carnists or the average American do. I was disappointed to find both these groups talking down this event. I've noticed a tendency in both groups to have people who tend to "talk down their own team". That isn't how good things are built. No offense to anyone.
  23. A cheaper and stronger vegan EPA supplement ( beats V-Pure on price and dosage ): http://beforewisdom.com/blog/veganism/new-vegan-epa-supplement/
  24. If *any* of those are your editor you are fighting the battle that time forgot. Almost everyone on some kind of unix has a GUI and access to nicer tools. For the sysadmin on some clunker box from the past who needs to edit a few lines in a file ne is so modern and friendly nobody would even bother having a debate.
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