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Mad-DeeJones suggested to create a blog entry to provide advices about becoming a veggie.

If you want to share your stories and tips, comment here and they'll be added to this entry !

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:new: AnotherYaoiFreak
You can also talk to a nutritionist ^^!
I talked to my doctor about it when I had stopped eating red meat and pork, at that time he was worried about my iron intake since it was low. After three sessions with a nutritionnist, I am now, able to eat properly without missing out on anything. It was 7 years ago though... But once a year I go in for bloodtests to make sure I am doing just fine ^^! People are there to help you just have to look for them =3!


by Dracir
take your time, make it step by step. The more recipes you try, experiment, like, the more you will get there(eating a raw apple is kind of a recipe...).
It toke me about half a eat to get from trying to have more vegies to not buying meat, (i do cheat once per month for fish).
I have now 6-7 books on vegan/vege and now 1 for raw diet.
Becoming vegan (www.amazon.ca/Becoming-Vegan-C… is a great book, explain a lot about what you have to watch out.


by zombryn
I can promise you that veganism and vegetarianism is EASY! I've lived my vegan life with no problems at all. To add to what I've already said - If you need a source of great and varied recipies then head over to Vegweb - www.vegweb.com
READ THE ENTIRE MESSAGE ON THE COMMENTS ABOVE !


by SinastaEzekeias
My advice would be to just remember the cause. Health not only for you but animals world wide. There are so many meat substitues and to know you made a differance, can make a defferance. You've just got to keep a good mind and remember youre doing something big by doing something little. like ordering cheese pizza instead of pepperoni [:
:pointr: If you're vegan, don't hesitate to ask a pizza with only vegetables and no cheese, they can do this, the customer is king, never forget it
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AnotherYaoiFreak Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
You can also talk to a nutritionist ^^!
I talked to my doctor about it when I had stopped eating red meat and pork, at that time he was worried about my iron intake since it was low. After three sessions with a nutritionnist, I am now, able to eat properly without missing out on anything. It was 7 years ago though... But once a year I go in for bloodtests to make sure I am doing just fine ^^! People are there to help you just have to look for them =3!
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Dracir Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I have to say like ~zombryn
take your time, make it step by step. The more recipes you try, experiment, like, the more you will get there(eating a raw apple is kind of a recipe...).
It toke me about half a eat to get from trying to have more vegies to not buying meat, (i do cheat once per month for fish).
I have now 6-7 books on vegan/vege and now 1 for raw diet.

Becoming vegan ([link]) is a great book, explain a lot about what you have to watch out.
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zombryn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
If you want to change your diet to a vegetarian/vegan diet - take it slow and do plenty of research. Since your diet is changing it means that you'll need to find a new balance of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, carbs and fats in your meals. There are essential vitamins that you'll need such as B12 that can be found in yeast, soya and cereal products. Omega 3 is also very important and you can find that in flax seeds. Take things at your own pace and NEVER get upset or angry if you make a mistake along the way, how can you learn without mistakes?

Also, don't be too lazy and only live off fake meat products or quorn (if you're vegetarian). Not only are they expensive but some of them aren't that great for you. You can produce beautiful flavours from normal products and a few special vegan substitutes. If you want fake meat then buy yourself some wheat gluten and make seiten - £5 worth of wheat gluten can make 30 servings of faux meat - if you were to buy that amount in the shops premade it'd cost you maybe £150!!! Do yourself a favour and get into cooking from scratch, it's lots of fun.

Don't let other vegans/vegetarians impose their views on you. Some don't even agree with rescuing animals from shelters. If you do have animals do what is best for them, not yourself.

And to add to the first comment - make sure to check that the pizza dough is vegan too. Pizza Express in the UK can do vegan pizzas (minus the cheese) on certain crusts as can Pizza Hut. Failing that, save yourself the money and make an even better on with fake cheese at home ;)
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zombryn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Oh, and even though some of what I said might sound daunting or difficult I can promise you that veganism and vegetarianism is EASY! I've lived my vegan life with no problems at all. To add to what I've already said - If you need a source of great and varied recipies then head over to Vegweb - www.vegweb.com
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SinastaEzekeias Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
My advice would be to just remember the cause. Health not only for you but animals world wide. There are so many meat substitues and to know you made a differance, can make a defferance. You've just got to keep a good mind and remember youre doing something big by doing something little. like ordering cheese pizza instead of pepperoni [:
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anya1916 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for your participation ! :hug:
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SinastaEzekeias Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
no problem<3
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