1. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    I already have been a vegetarien for 8 years and I thought about it a long time and decided to be a vegan now :eek:hmy: Anyway if I will find some vitamin B12 pills, but dont think that will be a problem. My parents arent to happy with it, but I see it as something positive. I just care a lot about animals, its all to cruel and to much violence and its actually healthier if you do it right. So going to read some books about it, maybe even see a dietist. So no more eggs, milk, cheese, honey, leather, wool, silk, candy (gelatin) etc for me :eek:hmy: Wish me luck :tongue:
  2. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    :eek:hmy: I couldn't go without all that >.<

    Good luck hun :tongue: (btw i hate not being able to use what i usually call ya lol)
  3. LetItGo

    LetItGo Staff Alumni

    I guess the other big thing for woman is iron. I dont know if you struggle to get enough iron already...theres quite a bit in green vegetables I guess, and most of the time if you go vegan, the main things your cutting out are milk, eggs and cheese...which i dont think have much iron.

    Id consider going vegan as well to be honest...but id really really struggle.

    I would recommend seeing a dietist....and they can map out a proper diet for you.

    Mmm there goes my $700 leather jacket lol.
  4. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    And dont forget to take a calcium supplement. No cheese, milk or cream = no calcium.
  5. zebedee

    zebedee Member

    I'd love to go vegan but I'd need to find some alternative to my voracious appetite for kefir (fermented milk yay!).

    Good going tho but make sure you get calcium supplements and check out one of the hemp oil supplements for all your omega 3,6 needs
  6. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    lol, i'm going to live on pills
  7. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    Not good :whip:
  8. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    THere is also calcium in some of the dark green veggies: Kale and the like.
  9. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    My sister's vegan, so if you has any questions...oo plus she left her chart behind which tells you where to get all your protein, fats, vits etc etc...Could let you know. She only takes a couple of supplements, you can get most of it from veg, lentils, pulses etc...:smile:
  10. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    Oh that would be great, would really appreciate that :smile:
  11. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Ah the mighty LENTIL hope you like em hun cos you gonna need to be eating a lot of em.:biggrin:
  12. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    :yes: heh
  13. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    Lol :laugh: I dont mind them at all, yay for me
  14. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    Will pm , 'tis long :wink:
  15. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    :worthy: misses snail :tongue:
  16. lilboyblue

    lilboyblue Well-Known Member

    nutrional yeast is yummy... mix in with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar for salad dressing or dip - for dip use more yeast to make it more thick, or sprinkle it on popcorn, many uses...and its gots lots o' vitamins too
  17. Some brands of orange juice have added calcium, which can contain more calcium than milk.
  18. Vitreledonellidae

    Vitreledonellidae Well-Known Member

    thanks guys :smile:
  19. Sa Palomera

    Sa Palomera Well-Known Member

    so how's it going Julie? :smile:

    gosh I really admire you for doing this. I could never do that!
  20. Syd

    Syd Guest

    I'm a brand-new Vegan. I've managed 1 day of this lifestyle so far, lol.

    Here's an article that outlines some vegan foods containing Protein, Calcium, Vitamin B-12, Iron, Zinc.

    More comprehensive guide here.