Whole Foods Lifestyle - Hello Im a newbie to whole foods vegan lifestyle :)

Autumn S
05-03-2007, 08:04 PM
Hi Im Autumn, 34 year old sahm. I am a new vegan as of a month ago due to gallbladder removal. I also avoid gluten due to celiac disease and soy due to my thyroid condition. I also have trouble with nuts seeds and oils. Currently my fat consists of fish oil and flax seed. My main diet consists of a variety of beans, rice (preferably long grain brown rice) veggies and fruit. I also limit potatoes and tomatoes with me having calcium absorption problems.

Im on a road to lose 169 lbs as of yesterday. I have lost 16 pounds total so far but I believe I had quite a bit of bloating due to dairy and meat products.

I did post on the veggie board but its a little slow paced. Can I join you all? :)


06-21-2007, 01:56 PM
Currently my fat consists of fish oil and flax seed

Not to criticize but if you are taking fish oil then you are not a vegan. Good job on the weight loss. You may want to consider just going with the flax if being vegan is important to you.

I am on the slow road to veganism, I still eat dairy once a day most days. Good luck with your loss!

06-21-2007, 02:09 PM
Hello! I am vegan and eat a whole foods diet. PM me anytime of you need support! :carrot:

There are many great sources of EFA's that are indeed vegan, from oils to whole foods themselves.

Ciera, would you share your motivation to eventually become vegan? I always like to know why people make this choice (a great choice, in my opinion!).

06-21-2007, 02:28 PM
:carrot: Hello! I am fairly new to this section myself. I am not vegan but I am in the process of moving to a whole foods lifestyle.

06-21-2007, 02:58 PM
Welcome everyone.. glad to have you.! You'll love the food!

06-22-2007, 10:19 AM
Welcome, Autumn! I'm fairly new to the whole foods area of 3FC, but not to whole foods lifestyle. I'm not a vegan, but enjoy many of the foods vegans like.

I just wanted to say who much I have appreciated the Whole Foods threads. It's refreshing to have found a group that thinks the way I do about food. That has been a real challenge. I have many wonderful supportive friends here and IRL, but few who get into my rantings about "faux" foods to the degree I am capable of doing it :P When I start talking about baking my own whole wheat bread or growing lettuces at my support group, eyes start crossing and people think I am a bit nuts. Some just want the next 100-calorie pack of whatever is on the grocery shelf and my way of eating is completely foreign. It's good for a reality check for me, but I am so glad you all are here!

07-01-2007, 09:11 AM
I love this whole foods section!!! I feel so inspired to start a grocery list ...I feed my almost three year old a whole lot of good foods but I snack on really unhealthy stuff after he is in bed...

My partner is vegetarian and I was one for about 8 years....traveling and living in Asia changed that for a year or two...I now eat fish and organic white meat with my little dude. I think being a vegan would be difficult for me but I would like to cut back on dairy items because I suspect that they do not work for me. I can take or leave meat items and mainly have some only a few times a month when I cook some for little dude (we struggled with what to feed him and I know that healthy growing food for little ones can be done on a veggie and or a vegan diet we were just unsure of our capabitlities of ensuring he had everything he needed).

Happy to find this section of the board and inspired by this thread:D