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Becoming a Veggie - needs some info
Posted April 27th, 2013 - 11:31 am by from Amman, Jordan (Permalink)
Hi there,

starting on veggie 40 days ago out of i am a free thinker and this what suits me. and also thanks to life nature that i feel much better physically.

anyways, i would like to read about this subject. i know i have google but maybe some unique books needs experts recommendations as you guys.



Posted April 28th, 2013 - 5:40 am by from Moscow, Russia (Permalink)
Hi, Amin! I guess this site might me of help to you http://www.veggieboards.com/f/57/transitioning-to-vegetarian

Posted May 17th, 2013 - 6:13 pm by from Amman, Jordan (Permalink)
Thanks Vadim!

Posted April 28th, 2013 - 6:11 pm by from Lovettsville, United States (Permalink)
beautiful step!
been veggie 25 years,
absolutely life shifting,
life affirming.
it's a transformational paradigmn shift
on all levels.

here's some great resources/inspiration:

will tuttle...world peace diet book/site
liferegenerator...youtube channel
fit for life....book harvey/marilyn diamond
durianrider.....youtube channel

tip for insane amounts
of vibrancy and energy:
make living vibrant food
ie...fruits (lots of them)
& vegetables

as the foundation...

and go from there.

in general keep it high carb low fat veggie/vegan
and you'll be amazed.

bliss out!

todd :)

Posted May 17th, 2013 - 6:28 pm by from Amman, Jordan (Permalink)
Thanks Todd,

its a great shift ... mentally and psychically.

great info ... have been stuck with work and now i have a lil time to start exploring such move.

i have been travelling a lot and faced a lot of difficulties, in eating fat more than crabs. need to cleanse the system.

Posted April 29th, 2013 - 9:25 am from Hanworth, England
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Posted May 17th, 2013 - 8:16 pm by from Amman, Jordan (Permalink)
thanks a lot, good luck for u as well.

i have just did an account on it. interesting.

Posted April 29th, 2013 - 10:11 pm by from Fort Worth, United States (Permalink)
I've read over 50 books, and my two favorite authors on the subject are John Robbins and John McDougall, M.D. I highly recommend Diet For A New America by John Robbins, and The McDougall Program: 12 days to dynamic health by Dr. John McDougall.

If you're interested in the health aspect, the documentary Forks Over Knives is really good. If you're willing to open your eyes to the cruelty that goes on, Earthlings is a very powerful documentary. It changed me.

Posted April 29th, 2013 - 10:12 pm by from Fort Worth, United States (Permalink)
Oh, and http://www.vegsource.com/ is a really good website.

Posted May 17th, 2013 - 8:42 pm by from Amman, Jordan (Permalink)
thanks Michael, noted and added to my list. best regards,

Posted April 30th, 2013 - 12:40 am from Hanworth, England
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Posted May 5th, 2013 - 11:19 pm by from Olney, United States (Permalink)
Woohoo!! Welcome to the veg-fold!

I was somewhere on the veg path for 10ish years, before finally making the leap to vegan about 4 years ago... BEST. MOVE. EVAH!! :)

I write for eatdrinkbetter.com, and have posted several compilations of my best ideas for transitioning to a plant-based paradigm... I also cohost the Progressive Kitch podcast, and we just finished part 1 of a 2-part series about transitioning to veggie life (we tackled the myths and social navigation piece of it first... kitchen piece pending!)... I also recommend vegantalk.com, which is like Facebook for vegans (!) -- I'm Yana Tengalas there (anagram for Tanya Lasagne, hehe), & would be glad to be your VT friend if you sign up!

I've also come across a couple things that (if I recall correctly) didn't make it into the links below, b/c I hadn't seen 'em yet: be sure to check out the documentary "Vegucated," and John Robbins' "No Happy Cows" -- anything by John Robbins is excellent, actually!

Most importantly, just find new vegan foods to try every day; and find a veggie peer group to talk to -- social support means so much, in the beginning! Give yourself at least a month of all-plant-based eating, to allow your palate to change/ allow new habits to start to feel normal -- after that it's easy-breezy! <-- (that's been my experience, anyway)...

Oh yeah -- I also admin The Veg Life (closed discussion group) on FB, peopled with many kind and fabulous long-term vegans (mostly vegans, we have some vegetarians and a few aspiring veg-heads that aren't all the way there yet but are trying)... message me if you'd like an 'add' to the group!

Ok, here's my linkfest for new veggie-types... hope something here is helpful, and that you enjoy the journey! :)







Woohoo! Have fun playing with a new way of cooking and eating... and please don't hesitate to ask for help, if you have specific cooking questions or anything. Yay, veg team! :)

Posted May 17th, 2013 - 8:51 pm by from Amman, Jordan (Permalink)
thanks a lot for such information.

i am interested to join the facebook group. added u there as well.

for vegantalk.com, will create a profile and text u.

thanks again. great community.

Posted May 18th, 2013 - 7:32 pm by from Krakow, Poland (Permalink)
Hello and welcome =)!
Some more great movies:
* "Vegucated" - it's mostly entertainment documentary movie about Americans [on typical diet] who take a challenge to go vegans. The movie shows how it affected their lifes and conscience;
* "Maximum Tolerated Dose" - it's very touching documantary movie about vivisection, very worth to see to remember that it is so important to not support companies testing their products on animals;
* "The Witness".

Greetings from Veggie Pride Parade Geneva 2013 =)!

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Posted May 5th, 2013 - 11:45 pm by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
40n days and counting...way to go, Amin! It's so exciting that you're going to look back on this as one of the very best decisions of your entire life!

I've been for nearly 30 years now and I've only grown happier with my decision, stronger in my beliefs, prouder in my lifestyle.

John Robbins' Food Revolution is truly excellent and inspiring.

I'll also recommend my Eco-Eating at www.brook.com/veg with its tons of info and multitude of links.

Scour the web and read everything veg-related you can find, slowly but surely: books and mags, blogs and bulletin boards, notes and quotes, poems and parodies, news and olds.

Have fun and also share your knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with others!

Veg on, Amin, veg on!

Posted May 5th, 2013 - 11:52 pm by from Santa Fe, United States (Permalink)
So many good resources....
One of the best is listening to podcasts.

2 favorites:

Colleen Patrick Groudreau, Compassionate Cooks
Jasmine Singer, Our Hen House

Check out Happy Cow for blog and for other ideas.

Videos on line by Evolve Campaigns

Posted May 5th, 2013 - 11:59 pm by from Olney, United States (Permalink)
Totally agree, re CPG podcast! ... she's also got an excellent multimedia '30-day Vegan Challenge' program, that I've gifted to veg-curious friends a few times with great results. :)

This is one of my favorite you-tube videos to share -- very much admire her skills as a communicator!


Posted May 6th, 2013 - 1:58 am by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
I've met Colleen Patrick-Goudreau a few times in San Francisco at our annual Veg Fest - I even returned her wallet once, which she inadvertently left somewhere - and I can assure you she is just as lovely in person as she is in her friendly and informative podcasts. I have nothing but respect for her and her wonderful ways.

Posted May 6th, 2013 - 3:06 am by from Olney, United States (Permalink)
That's awesome!

Not surprising tho -- I interviewed her about 30-day Vegan Challenge, and that was my impression also... glad to have her on the veg team! Def'ly an inspiring lady.

Here's that interview, just if anyone's not familiar with either CPG or that (excellent) going-veg resource: