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October 12th, 2011, 11:02 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Good afternoon ladies! My name is Carmen and I am a young mom of two beautiful boys. My oldest Christian is almost 4, and my youngest Nolan is going on 2. I am married to my best friend. I recently went meat free, and I love it so far. However, my husband just thinks it is ridiculous.
I've had an interest in vegetarianism for quite some time, the push for me was a research paper that I am working on for school. It's about the decreased occurance of cancer in individuals who follow a plant based diet. I've spent a great deal of time working on this paper, and first of all I figured I would try it out just to gain some perspective on going vegetarian (is it hard, do you miss meat, what should you actually eat instead). But with all of my research, I am seriously considering making this a permanent change. I used to be an active member on JM quite some time ago, but I am back and looking forward to meeting some great moms!
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October 12th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Marieke's Avatar Mama to 3 angels
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Welcome to the board and to your new lifestyle! I still eat some meat, like when I go to restaurants, I still eat my favorite things (mostly chicken meals, like McDonald's McNuggets ), otherwise I only cook vegetarian at home (except for the pepperoni i put on my pizza and hotdogs on occasions). I try and eat vegan whenever i can but it's hard, i can't be 100% vegan, I love cheese too much but I only put 2% milk in my coffee, otherwise I use soy milk.

I don't miss steak, ground beef, etc. I never really liked meat when I was little, I mostly liked chicken but I won't die without chicken. I do feel better now that I eat a lot less meat and I've lost weight as well!

I couldn't be a strict vegetarian or vegan, I live a FREE lifestyle and would rather eat and do what I love the most than to deprive myself. With that being said, I'm maybe 75% vegetarian and I'm happy with that

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October 12th, 2011, 02:53 PM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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Hi and welcome You and your DH should watch "Forks over Knives" and then "Food Inc" and see what he thinks I am vegetarian and have been for like, i dunno, 17+ years? I got back and forth from being vegan and not. After watching Forks over Knives, back to being vegan. Also a good book along those lines is "Food Revolution" by John Robbins.

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