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IndianaRoyals IndianaRoyals United States Posts: 2
1 2 Aug 2015
Hey unleashed! xo
I'm going to keep this short, I am new here! I found this site from a friend and I love it already!!! My name is Indiana, I am 17, born in Alabama, USA happy
Please send me a friend request (can u do that? sorry im not use to this site yet)
Annnyyyway, I'm looking for some advice. I have always adored people who are strong enough to become vegan and vegetarian AHH you don't understad how much respect I have for you all!
I REALLY want to turn vegan, I guess I'm just looking for any advice or stories from when you turned vegetarian/vegan. Is it hard? when you're vegan, do you basically eat fruits and vegetables? SORRY IF THATS UNTRUE!
ps: I'm not sure what time this will post in Australia, It's 10:40am over here happy xo
pps: just found out it's around 1am in australia! oops
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reddapanda reddapanda ACT Posts: 381
2 2 Aug 2015
No problem Indiana, you can post any time.

I'd recommend the various nutrition advice of Virginia Messina...
http://www.theveganrd.com/
Her plant plate is a good guide.
http://veganforher.com/nutrition/the-plant-plate/

If you have some time spare, maybe have a look around this site. There are reviews of cookbooks and other resources.
http://www.vegan.com/
As they both say, make sure you get a reliable source of B12.
http://www.vegan.com/b12/

You might like the friendly&factual advice of Heather Nicholds.
http://www.heathernicholds.com/
For example her advice about protein and a bunch of other topics, and her recipe ideas.

Myself I basically make the majority of my meals based on:
- a whole grain (e.g. brown rice, oats, etc)
- a legume (e.g. chickpeas, soy beans, kidney beans, lentils etc.)
- vegetables
- a small amount of healthy fat (e.g. chopped walnuts, seseme seeds, chopped avocado).
I just vary the selection of grains, legumes, vegetables, nuts/seeds, across my meals. And I snack on fruit mainly. That's how I do it (plus, I supplement B12).

You might also like the wise&honest advice of Gena Hamshaw of Choosing Raw.
http://www.choosingraw.com/
http://www.choosingraw.com/about/

Welcome.

peace_out peace_out
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reddapanda reddapanda ACT Posts: 381
3 2 Aug 2015
P.s. Here's another one that I know many women like.
http://ohsheglows.com/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Oh-She-Glows-Cookbook/dp/1583335277/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1M2HBRAKTRC0Z9HJ743S


And if you're on a tight $ budget, some tips.
http://www.plantplate.com/Guide/Detail?GuideID=1006

These lentil burgers look pretty tasty - might make em soon.
http://www.plantplate.com/Recipe/Detail?RecipeID=8055

Enjoy.
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