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For me it was a girl as a boy, she played Goldeneye on N64, she had black long hair, bowl cut.. Either way i wish i could sorta be like that. Normal i mean.

The only problem is lack of iron if you do it for too long, but you'll eventually learn to control the intake, basically if you go on vegetarianism for awhile you may start to feel dizzy in the head So after awhile you have no choice other than to get some meat. Its kinda like blood for vampires in a way. Unless you pig out on iron vegan food aka eat bunch of it,, but thats only if its ideal for you.
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I'm lactose intolerant and really like veg.
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Naivety and despertation
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To be healthier
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I don't want to do it just yet because I don't want to trouble my hosts. I'm going to try when I can do so privately, but I probably won't be adamant and will make exceptions so I'm not a bother to others. I realized besides the fact that I'm cheap all my excuses are pretty subpar so I should at least give it a try.
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Deyre wrote:

For me it was a girl as a boy, she played Goldeneye on N64, she had black long hair, bowl cut.. Either way i wish i could sorta be like that. Normal i mean.

The only problem is lack of iron if you do it for too long, but you'll eventually learn to control the intake, basically if you go on vegetarianism for awhile you may start to feel dizzy in the head So after awhile you have no choice other than to get some meat. Its kinda like blood for vampires in a way. Unless you pig out on iron vegan food aka eat bunch of it,, but thats only if its ideal for you.


If you are going to stick with veganism, for whatever the reason, I strongly recommend taking a multivitamin, paying special attention to Iron and B12 levels. B12 is one of the few nutrients you can't get while on a vegan diet. And Iron is a common deficiency, especially in women. Veganism is a diet you can't half-ass, either. You can't live off of junk food or kale alone. It's all about balance and variety in foods. I would recommend talking to a doctor before starting this type of diet, or at the very least, do thorough research. If you do not cook your own meals, make sure to talk to whoever does about your needs (or better yet, cook yourself. It is a fantastic life skill!).

Due to medical issues, I have had to minimize or nearly eliminate all meat, dairy, HFCS, and over-processed foods from my diet. It took some getting used to, but I much prefer how I eat now as compared to six months ago. (Can't live off of microwave burritos and black coffee forever!) I'm not an ethical vegan (vegan because of protesting animal cruelty, etc.), so most of my soapboxing on the subject sounds like "Take care of your self! Eat well balanced meals!" rather than "Meat is murder!".
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I don't think I could eat a vegan. They're so... terrible, sometimes.
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ClothStatue wrote:

I don't want to do it just yet because I don't want to trouble my hosts. I'm going to try when I can do so privately, but I probably won't be adamant and will make exceptions so I'm not a bother to others. I realized besides the fact that I'm cheap all my excuses are pretty subpar so I should at least give it a try.


I'm not entirely sure what your food access situation is (stuying abroad, maybe?), but I support gradually shifting into veganism. It'll make the transition easier and you'll be more likely to stick with it. And being cheap is an advantage. I shaved off about $10 a week from my grocery bill by not buying meat and dairy products. I also mostly shop at a discount grocers. Places like Whole Foods are more focused on selling an image than food, with needless markups to boot. Yuck.
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I'm going out for a nice thick juicy steak, cooked medium rare.
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My grandfather was a vegan.
Veganism is viewed as a good a noble thing in my family but no one is a vegan.
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I'm not entirely sure what your food access situation is (stuying abroad, maybe?), but I support gradually shifting into veganism. It'll make the transition easier and you'll be more likely to stick with it. And being cheap is an advantage. I shaved off about $10 a week from my grocery bill by not buying meat and dairy products. I also mostly shop at a discount grocers. Places like Whole Foods are more focused on selling an image than food, with needless markups to boot. Yuck.


Thank you very much for the advice, I'll see how my shopping goes next time I'm out! There's just a lot of different factors that go into taking that push. I have the privilege of living with relatives in college at least until Xmas, and due to some health reasons getting a job has been complicated and difficult, so I buy from costco and use coupons mostly to save cash until I get hired and just eat a lot of the same stuff, and at college the cheapest thing for dinner (I have two 5-hour night classes) just happens to be chicken strips by like, 4 dollars a meal. I'll take a look tho! My main diet priority rn is to bulk up on fat, and as fond as I am of eating nuts 24/7, I'm not sure how possible that will be on a vegan diet, do you know (I guess there's avocados)?

I didn't know about Whole Foods tho, >.> good thing there's none around here ^.^
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I'm not entirely sure what your food access situation is (stuying abroad, maybe?), but I support gradually shifting into veganism. It'll make the transition easier and you'll be more likely to stick with it. And being cheap is an advantage. I shaved off about $10 a week from my grocery bill by not buying meat and dairy products. I also mostly shop at a discount grocers. Places like Whole Foods are more focused on selling an image than food, with needless markups to boot. Yuck.


Thank you very much for the advice, I'll see how my shopping goes next time I'm out! There's just a lot of different factors that go into taking that push. I have the privilege of living with relatives in college at least until Xmas, and due to some health reasons getting a job has been complicated and difficult, so I buy from costco and use coupons mostly to save cash until I get hired and just eat a lot of the same stuff, and at college the cheapest thing for dinner (I have two 5-hour night classes) just happens to be chicken strips by like, 4 dollars a meal. I'll take a look tho! My main diet priority rn is to bulk up on fat, and as fond as I am of eating nuts 24/7, I'm not sure how possible that will be on a vegan diet, do you know (I guess there's avocados)?

I didn't know about Whole Foods tho, >.> good thing there's none around here ^.^


Are you able to pack a dinner and take it with you school? That has helped me save a lot of money over the years.

Unfortunately, since bulking up isn't my goal, I don't have much advice. My guess would be that it's do-able, but I am not sure of the specifics to get there.

I must admit, I am biased against Whole Foods and other such places. If someone is attempting to be an ethical eater, then it may be one of their only options. I am not an ethical eater and I am on a tight budget, so I focus on price over food politics and conspicuous consumption.
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I don't think I could eat a vegan. They're so... terrible, sometimes.


That's because they're assholes, not because they are vegans. They'd be the exact same way no matter what position they took, demanding every become like them or they were wrong.

I like meat. In fact, I eat steak rare/med-rare. But still, not all vegans are douchbags.

Also, on that note, if you want to try vegetarian or vegan, make sure you watch your diet carefully, because without a keen eye, you can hurt your body. Also, don't be a douche and think everyone else should stop eating meat.... because that's not cool, man.

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ClothStatue wrote:My main diet priority rn is to bulk up on fat, and as fond as I am of eating nuts 24/7, I'm not sure how possible that will be on a vegan diet, do you know (I guess there's avocados)?

I didn't know about Whole Foods tho, >.> good thing there's none around here ^.^

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=vegan+protein+shakes&tbm=shop

My advice: find the vegan shake with the highest calories and drink 3-4 per day on top of regular meals. Some of the best say for weight loss, but you have to understand that these are meant to replace meals rather than be added to, so they have high calorie counts.

Also, if you can, potatoes, rice and other starchy foods are great for fattening up.

So, good luck, you adorable FabricSculpture, you!
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