Internet is certainly an infinite source of whatever you can imagine on whatever subject you can imagine, and since the other posts have already covered this side well enough, I will play the 'opposite' side just for the sake of maintaining the balance:
The #1 TOP Favorite Reference in all things related to food, nutrition and living the life you want is YOU.
Listen to yourself, be sincere and open to yourself and be totally willing to fully and unconditionally love and accept all the aspects of yourself without reservation.
You already have everything you need - it is only a matter of allowing yourself to discover and fully own it, to trust what you feel and not being afraid to make mistakes.
We as humans are often searching 'externally' only in order to confirm and validate what we already feel and know internally. This is not always necessary, but often is perceived as important, therefore most people choose to go through their own 'rituals' before they can fully own and bring to surface what they have felt all the time but were discouraged to recognize and fully own. Hence comes the need for 'scientific backing'.
Having said that, I would like to add as a sidenote that the 'perfect' diet for a person will depend very much on their specific constitution (e.g. see http://www.banyanbotanicals.com/constitutions/
) and any approach which neglects the constitution will by definition only work for one type of people and not work or be detrimental for other types.
So, to sum it up, be willing to trust and listen to your own self and if you feel you need more external validation to what you feel you already know, then recognize it as such and do your 'validation' from this perspective - it will be more fun and you will realize that you were never empty-handed to begin with. :)
Enjoy your journey,
Beautifull post Vio!
Lynne, you are your best reference. Listen to your body, feel your body and trust it.
WOW! Thank you for the HappyCow link Tine!
Yes, Anna, the body knows.
Nonetheless, I have the intuition of researching & learning more about vegetarianism & veganism :)
Thank you everyone for your ideas/suggestions/tips!
It is always a pleasure to share with passionate CSErs all over the world!!!
May 2013 fulfill you with Travels & Love!
Congrats on your new year resolutions Lynne!
I love to see how strong the veggie CouchSurfing community is. It's very encouraging :)
I was going to mention HappyCow as well.
I've travelled a decent amount & always been impressed with how many options exist.
If you have an iphone, you can pay a few bucks for the HappyCow app.
I used it for two trips to Europe last summer & this past December & it was an amazing tool for finding vegan / raw / vegan-friendly places across cities & areas I would have never been able to locate otherwise.
Enjoy your journey.
P.S. - thank you all for these incredible links. There's some new content many of you share that I look forward to checking out
Peace from North Carolina USA