there are literally hundreds of diets all claiming to be the WAY. If one suits you by all means embrace it, make it your own. Diets are personal....
@Donini Oh yes there are a ton of diets that all say they are the one true divine diet but I am not in it for health reasons. It's all about the environmental issues with meat and the ethical dilemma of giving animals horrible lives just to make meat cheaper for us or because we want to wear fur and leather. It's not a system I can look squarely in the face and feel ok about. If my health improves any that is just an added bonus :-)
@Dante Thanks your site is awesome! I am a pretty sucky cook but I made the red lentil curry for lunch and it was orgasmic. Even my roommate asked for seconds and she is very picky. I will definitely be trying more recipes.
Glad you enjoyed the recipe! I really appreciate the feedback. Red lentil curry is one of my favorites. Highly recommend the curried carrot soup as well, I make it every couple weeks 'cause it's so good.
Also one needs to have blood checked for Vitamin D and calcium on a vegan diet: low D high C count can create problems; if you are in the sun or taking a good daily supplement no problem.
Vitamin D and calcium aren't really more of an issue for vegans than the general public. When most of us grow up we're told to drink milk for calcium, and come to strongly associate the two, but the truth is that there are tons of sources of calcium, and milk isn't the best. Most brands of almond milk actually have more calcium than dairy does, and are fortified with Vitamin D to boot. So simply switch dairy with almond milk for your breakfast cereal and no problem.
Sorry for the long delay been busy moving. My boyfriend decided to give veganism a shot too and so far so good. He's considered it before because he's a fan of Frank Medrano and has always wanted to clean up his diet, just needed a push :) A lot easier with both of us on the same page too.
Awesome. Yeah, it's always a lot easier when you can share a lifestyle with your SO. Frank is a talented guy, and his surge in popularity this year really helped dispel the myths about vegans having any more difficulty gaining muscle or strength.