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Old 02-09-2010, 09:26 PM   #21
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I don't know, I eat more vegies, than I ever did back in my soviet days, but i am less healthy. I think we simply eat too much and move too litle, way too little. I used to walk at least 3-4 miles a day, now I do not walk at all and I am not alone.
Hi there, Charlie! I know what you mean there... Lack of exercise can totally destroy one's health. When it comes to exercise, it hardly matters what we eat if we aren't moving. If you did not sound so far away, I'd have you join me at the gymn. You'd probably take a look at me and say, "and you just eat plants?" and I would say, "Yes, and I love my plants. Them's good eatin'."
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:10 AM   #22
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Neah, I do not have problem with people who eat plants only. What I am saying is that modern conveniences are also our biggest problem. Here I get out of the house and hope into my car. There I had to walk to catch the bus, from the bus I had to walk to work, same on the way back. Without even thinking of going to gym, I was forced to exercise. Also the amount of food available is amazing. Now and then you see some movie clip or hear a joke how a foreigner fainted in a store seeing what’s on a shelf. It is true. The first time I walked in a grocery store, I was paralyzed, I couldn’t move, I could not believe that something like that was possible. It is a good thing of course, but we over doing eat, I mean over eating.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:32 AM   #23
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Neah, I do not have problem with people who eat plants only. What I am saying is that modern conveniences are also our biggest problem. Here I get out of the house and hope into my car. There I had to walk to catch the bus, from the bus I had to walk to work, same on the way back. Without even thinking of going to gym, I was forced to exercise. Also the amount of food available is amazing. Now and then you see some movie clip or hear a joke how a foreigner fainted in a store seeing what’s on a shelf. It is true. The first time I walked in a grocery store, I was paralyzed, I couldn’t move, I could not believe that something like that was possible. It is a good thing of course, but we over doing eat, I mean over eating.
I could not agree more...
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:42 AM   #24
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Well, some people " eat to live" others " live to eat".
My wife has the smallest portions in the world, doesnt get excited over food. Me, on the other hand, I love shopping for food, cooking food, tasting new things, creating new things...
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:47 PM   #25
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That's a good point too, Larry. I certainly would not be here if I merely ate for sustenance and enjoyed no further. I imagine that for all of us here, food is an art and pleasure, both in preparation and eating.

There was a musical artist in the 1800's who contrived a musical style where one would play a musical note only once before all notes on the scale were played... only then could that note be repeated. In artistic form, that's how I would describe veganism. That's actually the way I look at raw food: To me, raw food is the abstract art of the food world.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #26
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We have all kinds of folks here. I am a vegetarian but cook meat for others as an example... I also think we have a couple of raw food fans here.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:18 PM   #27
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I enjoy watching TV food challenge contestants (no matter what show) struggle with the occasional vegan meal restrictions!

And I'll do that too, not being vegan or even vegetarian, but I'll get an urge to make a particular meal vegan, just for the fun of it, and for the practice

I do have friends who are vegetarians that I'll have over for a social occasion, and I don't want them to have to bring their own food, which many vegetarians and vegans are becoming accustom to doing these days. To me, that's the sign of a rude host or hostess, when they are unwilling to accommodate the dietary needs or desires of an invited guest. Planning on just giving them salad doesn't - Hack It!

So, I try to be prepared.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:19 PM   #28
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Not meaning to gross froggy out, but on the flip side, I think I would instantly put on my 'ignore list' a new DC member who claims to eat no vegetable matter, only meat, raw at that. Am I harboring a double standard?
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:39 PM   #29
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The granola recipe I use can be made totally vegan. And it's a great healthy snack that's crunchy.
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Welcome. I know I should eat more veggies. Bring on the recipes.
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