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Posted December 30th, 2012 - 1:34 pm from Laval, Canada
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Posted December 30th, 2012 - 5:02 pm by from Lovettsville, United States (Permalink)
beautiful resolution.
it's life shifting, life affirming.

some of my favorites
over the last 25 years as veggie (am 45)

on youtube:


fit for life book
harvey diamond marilyn diamond.

for ultimate health, vitality,
lean towards the high carb, low fat road.
(meaning you'll be a fruit lover
very shortly)

get a blender any type.
enjoy smoothies.

just make the inward resolution,
and everything will open up for you.

going veggie is the most liberating, revolutionary, natural thing you can ever do.

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 12:29 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
Right on, Todd!

I quit eating meat when I was 20, too: now I'm 58 and starting 2013 as a vegan.

You're right: it just keeps getting better.


Posted December 31st, 2012 - 4:30 am by from Fort Worth, United States (Permalink)
Diet For A New America by John Robbins is a must-read. It's the vegan Bible. John Robbins was the son of one of the founders of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, and he grew up sickly as a child. His uncle died of a heart attack.

The McDougall Program: 12 Days to Dynamic Health by John McDougall, M.D. is also excellent.

To learn about the importance of greens and a delicious, convenient way to consume them, read Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko.

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 2:09 pm from Edinburgh, Scotland
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Posted December 31st, 2012 - 8:24 pm from Laval, Canada
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Posted December 31st, 2012 - 8:39 pm by from Northborough, United States (Permalink)
My favorite resource for the nutrition side of going vegan is nutritionfacts.org, which is run by a vegan Doctor, Michael Greger. Every year he reads every single English-language nutrition publication and makes short and easy to understand videos to share the most recent, ground-breaking, and practical studies that he finds through an unbiased and free resource. I love learning about the science behind nutrition, and I have learned so much information from him.


Posted January 2nd, 2013 - 4:44 pm by from Laval, Canada (Permalink)
Thank you Keane!

Posted January 3rd, 2013 - 9:52 am by from Athens, Greece (Permalink)
Hello Lynne
welcome to Vegan word.
I like to add some links including guides and useful pages.

Start using “Vegetarian started kid” , it is an easy but useful guide for the beginning.
Download here:

An other guide is “Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet” by Door Brenda Davis,Vesanto Melina
download link:

Useful pages:

And a Canadian page

I think the inner change is the most important.
Go vegan!
Have a healthy and happy New Year!

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 12:21 am from Barcelona, Spain
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Posted January 10th, 2013 - 12:41 pm by from Warsaw, Poland (Permalink)
Hello Lynne,

Beautifull post Vio!

Lynne, you are your best reference. Listen to your body, feel your body and trust it.

Love, Anusha

Posted January 11th, 2013 - 3:21 am by from Laval, Canada (Permalink)
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!
Lynne ;)

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 4:20 am by from Chapel Hill, United States (Permalink)
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

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 5:39 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
Welcome on board :)

Earthlings will put you off animal products for good: http://earthlings.com/?page_id=32
Forks Over Knives: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1567233/

12 days meal plan & recipes: http://www.drmcdougall.com/free.html
Forum: http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/index.php

21 day meal plan & recipes: http://pcrm.org/kickstartHome/mealplan/index.cfm

The Pleasure Trap (you can read online) http://paperc.de/9731-the-pleasure-trap-9781570671975#!/pages/I
The China Study: http://www.amazon.com/China-Study-Comprehensive-Nutrition-Implications/dp/1932100660

Diet, Drugs and Diabetes - One Hundred Years of Missed Opportunities by Dr.McDougall

John McDougall MD discusses what dairy products have going for them. They are a great source of nutrition -- for getting fat and growing tumors!

Celebrated Cornell professor T. Colin Campbell discusses his decades of NIH-funded research which show that meat and dairy promote cancer growth and a plant-based (vegan) diet can prevent and even reverse cancer. Covers the Oxford-Cornell-China Study which the New York Times called "the Grand Prix of epidemiological studies."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VWi6dXCT7I :
Neal Barnard MD discusses the science behind food additions. Willpower is not to blame: chocolate, cheese, meat, and sugar release opiate-like substances. Dr. Barnard also discusses how industry, aided by government, exploits these natural cravings, pushing us to eat more and more unhealthy foods.

• Clinical Nutrition - 2010
• Clinical Nutrition - 2009
• The Skinny Bitch
• The Starch Solution (Dr.Mcdougall)
• Maximum Weight Loss
• The Fallacy of Early Cancer Detection
• Breaking The Food Seduction
• Healing Cancer
• The Pleasure Trap
• The Continuum of Evil
• A Plant-Based Diet for Type-2 Diabetes
• The Essential Facts on Fats

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 11:38 pm by from Fort Worth, United States (Permalink)
I'm very impressed that someone in Denmark is familiar with Dr. McDougall, Dr. Barnard, and Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

Posted January 8th, 2013 - 1:28 am from Laval, Canada
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Posted January 8th, 2013 - 8:19 am by from Hasselt, Belgium (Permalink)
Just remembered another one: http://www.happycow.net/

It's a site that lists veggie places all over the world. We always use it to plan our travels and have never been disappointed.

Posted January 28th, 2013 - 7:43 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
I have actually the android app for HappyCow, works great in Montreal :)

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 9:18 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
Michael, I am actually from Lithuania, even more impressive, right? :) But I know some Danes who know these guys too :)

Posted January 7th, 2013 - 10:08 pm by from Hasselt, Belgium (Permalink)
Also one of my favorite sites for recipes: http://www.findingvegan.com/

I also use more general sites like http://www.yummly.com/, because I can easily just enter whatever ingredients I have in my fridge, toggle to veg*n and voila, instant recipes with whatever I have right now in the house. And you can play around with other variables like fat content, how sweet or savoury you want your food, etc.

Posted January 14th, 2013 - 4:25 am by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
Great decision, Lynne, as I can tell you from personal experience.

Here are a couple web sites of mine that I hope will be quite useful:

Eco-Eating at http://www.brook.com/veg


Food for Thought --- and Action at https://sites.google.com/site/foodfood411

(By the way, if anyone would be willing to translate either of these sites into any language, please contact me.)


Posted January 15th, 2013 - 2:42 pm by from Miami, United States (Permalink)
I particularly enjoy the "Forks Over Knives" movie. Also "Eating"

Posted January 16th, 2013 - 8:11 pm by from Grafton, United States (Permalink)
I am super impressed with this resource list, I am definitely going to save this on a word document!!

A major resource I have been using is the 90-day challenge. They have different kits depending on your goal, and have seen a bunch of my family really change their lives on the challenge! There is a bunch of new perks they added for 2013.... www.sethmansur.com

Def let me know if you want to get started on the challenge!


Posted January 16th, 2013 - 9:30 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
I wonder if we can create a google doc that everyone could update? I.e. not just the person who created/have a permission to edit, but all public. I am sure it would be easier to follow/share with the whole wide world. Anyone? :)

Posted January 17th, 2013 - 11:47 pm from Laval, Canada
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Posted March 24th, 2013 - 1:12 am by from St. Gallen, Switzerland (Permalink)

Posted March 27th, 2013 - 6:55 am by from Hyderabad, India (Permalink)
Hi lynne thats wonderful decision i hope you got enough answers above, welcome to healthy world and best wishes for you on being more human ;)

Posted April 5th, 2013 - 9:08 pm by from Laval, Canada (Permalink)
Thank you for your lovely wishes everyone!
I am exploring the veg world...

I have stumbled upon a nice resourceful website for RAW Foods (if ever you are interested): http://rawfoodswitch.com/

And also a website of colorful vegan recipes: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/

Health, Energy & Light to ALL!
Lynne ;)