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Five Hardest Things About Being A Vegan

[ReviewAZON name=”esselstyn” id=”100″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”1583333002″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]Have you seen the movie-documentary Forks Over Knives?  It is about living on a Vegan diet and becoming heart-healthy.  Two months ago, I started a similar, very strict vegan diet. I am following the Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn diet where you cut out all animal products and oils. This means that you are allowed to have only plant-based foods that don’t contain oil. Zero fat. You would think that this may be one of the items on this list, but it isn’t. The food intake part of the diet is pretty easy, but there are other pitfalls that I’ve come across from being a vegan. Most of them are regarding other people. While the diet works great, putting up with others is often the challenging part…Here are the five hardest things about being a vegan.

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Posted by Jimm - June 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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Five Benefits Behind A Vegan Diet

Going VeganI never thought I would go vegan.  Like most Americans I am addicted to meat and oil.  However, last October, I had a heart attack and knew I had to drastically change my diet. In January, I became a vegetarian.  I was still eating fish, eggs, and oil, but I cut out chicken, beef, pork, turkey, and any other types of meat that you can think of.  Still, I did not feel as well as I thought I should and the weight wasn’t coming off of me as much as I wanted.  Finally, a couple of weeks ago, I read a book by Dr. Caldwell B Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic who wrote a book called, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.  I was hooked.  I have given up all forms of animal based products and all forms of oil and I feel great!  No more chest discomfort, more energy, and most importantly, I’ve lost 16 pounds in 2 weeks.  I’ve done a little research into the benefits of doing such a drastic diet and here are five things I found. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - August 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm

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