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  1. Gail Robins

    New Vegan - Fat Gained, Muscle lost ?

    There are other more into fitness and nutrients that me, but my first thought is how much starch are you eating? That's a common mistake I see many people make. Try cutting out grains for a while and see what happens.
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    Vegan Sandwhiches?

    I don't buy any prepared foods - I make everything myself. That way I know what I'm eating. I do this more to avoid chemicals and anything else non-vegan that might be hidden in the food.
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    What do you find hardest being a vegan?

    Eating out at non-vegan restaurants. I'm down to either ordering steamed vegetables or ordering a salad and replacing the meat with avocado, but even that's getting difficult with the avocado shortage! Fortunately, I don't get as hungry as I was when I ate a mainstream diet. Therefore, I don't...
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    Raw Sweet Potato Pie

    Oh - your veggie roast and gravy sounds lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!!
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    Raw Sweet Potato Pie

    Who is making a pumpkin or sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving in the US? I made my sweet potato pie yesterday and finished it this morning with the whipped coconut milk, sweetened with date paste. It will still be perfect tomorrow on the big day. I don't like working with raw pumpkin... it's...
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    Am I eating well?

    Every day I have a green smoothie - it's a great way to get the essentials into your diet. I add the greens, a carrot or other vegetable, fruit, whole flaxseeds, raw sunflower seeds, dates (if I want more sweetness), and green protein powder. I usually make mine with filtered water, but you can...
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    Happy World Vegan Month!

    Today is World Vegan Day.... the first day of World Vegan Month WorldVegan by Gail Robins posted Nov 1, 2016 at 10:17 AM
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  9. Gail Robins

    Hi, vegan mum with vegan kids. Been vegan around five months so far. Hello everyone!

    Welcome! I love lentils, too. LOL The food industry made me very ill with all the toxic products. I naturally went vegan 2 years ago.
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    Hm - that's a thought. I don't try to eat low-fat, but maybe I do for periods. I'll have to remember to add coconut oil to my smoothies and soups so I'm getting good fat.
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    Hm - I eat 3 meals a day with no snacks and never get hungry. And I'm eating so much less than I ever ate before going vegan with no food cravings at all. Sometimes I crave peanuts - haven't figured out why. Does anybody know?
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    Things to look out for or remember when transitioning to vegan

    I evolved over time. I now make my own toothpaste, deodorant, and face and body oils using coconut oil. And I only use pure Castile soap, even on my hair with organic apple cider vinegar as a conditioner. This change-over for the hair takes 4-6 weeks because your hair will go through a natural...
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    What kind of vegan are you ?

    I'm consuming too much starchy vegetables - just realized I need more variety with above ground produce. Agree with the foot combining; been doing that for about 20 years. Started using a food app and realized I'm eating too many carbs, even though I don't usually eat any grains (so no pasta...
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    Hello from Northern California!

    Thanks for the information. I do disagree with you on the mercola website, though. Yes, he finds ways to make money as a site owner (just like the medical and pharmaceutical industries do) and I can't say I agree with everything he has on the site, but I do agree with everything he has about our...
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    Sense of smell changes

    I TOTALLY agree! Same for me in the produce section... I can hardly wait to get home and start eating. And I really HATE the smell of raw meat/poultry/fish.
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    Yum! I keep sweet potatoes on hand and make it raw.
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    Vegan Cooking Tips

    Is there a reason you peel your produce? I leave them on and haven't found that it makes a difference. I don't peel anything I put in my smoothie (using a Vitamix). When I make a mash I also use the cooking water in the mash. One tip I learned when using coconut oil - you can make salad...
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    Sense of smell changes

    Night out with the girls last night at a pot luck. Brought vegan wraps that nobody ate. Instead they "enjoyed" honey baked ham and a bunch of casserole type sides. When I asked what was in one of the recipes, I almost got sick because it was all processed - freezer potatoes, cheese, canned...
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    Hello from Northern California!

    I've been concerned in the last 6 months about getting enough nutrients for my age. And I've had some muscle wasting which this article on the Mercola website confirmed: I discussed it with my chiropractor and he wants...
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    Transitioning Help

    Ran across this site that is pretty awesome for new vegans. They even have a "starter kit" to help you get started. Nothing to buy... all free information.