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Old 08-05-2002, 06:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello all. I am not new to Mothering -site or magazine- but I am seriously thinking about becoming vegan. I was raised on "the 4 food groups" and "typical American diet"- maceroni and cheese, hot dogs, hamburgers, with veggies thrown in. We weren't total carnivors, don't get me wrong.

Anyway, my point is that I have been just SOOO tired the last month or so and I'm thinking it has to do with eating meat and meat products. Just this past weekend I got fresh veggies and fruits and some tofu and while I still got milk and chocolate powder (tastes good lately- must be the nursing?!?!), I immediately felt better! I have asthma too so I know I should cut out fhe milk and other foods but I just need some support and advice. I'm the one who's going to have to do this. My dh would grill hamburgers and chicken ever night no problem- in fact he just bought a HUGE package of hamburger the other day : ) Not only that, but I have digestion issues and will get stomach aches from cheese, milk, and meats. Sometimes its a matter of the occasional "ouch" throughout the following day, and sometimes its downright HORRIBLE pain. I'm talking worse than natural childbirth (which I had with my last and which wasn't bad at all actually).

Anyway, that's that for a start. And just so you know I don't make a lot of money (see my post in that thread here).
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Old 08-05-2002, 06:57 PM
 
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Sounds like lactose intolerance...I have that, too.

Anyway...we're here...being veg is EASY once you find your "ten meals" you can rotate between. That's about all we ate when we were omni anyway.

I'd love to help you get set up with some great transitional favorites...thing that will taste and feel like the meaty version.
There's also a great cookbook out there called "Meat and Potatoes Vegetarian" or something like that. I got it from the library last week, and just returned it, but I harvested some great recipes first!
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