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Old 07-15-05, 10:16 AM   #1
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Borderline Vegitarian question

I am presently overhauling my diet. I do not mean "Diet" as a word for losing 10 pounds for
a reunion. This is a long term solution. I have eliminated red meats and cheezes from my diet
with no adverse effects. Being in S America for long stretches, milk is generally out of the picture
(milk doesn't taste right in Argentina) but i really don't miss it.

I have been thinking of going vegitarian, or in that direction, by changing my diet over time.
Sudden drastic changes seem to be less sucessful.

What are the health risks? I keep hearing of problems of limited protein in the system on a
veggie or vegan diet. Are there good supplements?

Finally, a bit off topic, when hiking, a lady friend of mine gave me "soy nuts". They gave great
energy. I think they were simply roasted soy beans, but I'm not sure. Where can I buy these
things?

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Old 07-15-05, 10:39 AM   #2
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Read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. It is a really good book and has a lot of health information on eating less meat and dairy or eliminating it.

I am vegan and do triathlons. I don't have any protein problems. I just pay attention to how much protein I get. I make sure and eat cereal with a decent amount of protein, add beans on top of salads, eat tofu, etc.
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Most people in the US get far more protien than is necessary for funtion even as an athlete. Even when you need the most protien in your life (as a child during tremendous growth) you still only need about %15. just eat alot of whole grains/beans/veggies and you'll be fine.
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Soy nuts are available in basically any grocery store produce aisle in my area. If you can't find them where you normally shop, check a Whole Foods or a similar store. I think those stores are fairly widespread. Just get the largest size available - soy nuts make great snacks and a large package of them lasts forever for me.
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