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I've been vegetarian for the past 4 years and just 10 days ago I stop eating CHEESE, the only dairy product that I was eating, and now, I don't know why, I feel happier and more energize, I'm not sure if that is the reason...Can cheese influence that much on you??
Did you feel anything when you turn vegan??
chocolate, cheese, and meat--physically addictive.
cheese is addictive ;) I stopped dairy too recently and went vegan with cheese being my real only 'dairy.' Please watch the video if you had time I enjoyed it :) Any other references I'd be happy to send your way if interested more in those types of things.
Love the video!!thanks Leanna!!
Oh, and also, after going vegetarian I noticed I was more peppier than usual and just happy and content. I guess it has to do with getting that bad energy such as meat and murder out of your body :p (not to be blunt about it) plus it promotes more consumption of fruit and veggies, fruit makes you feel tremendously after you eat it! I look forward to see any other changes I'll find with a complete vegan diet now.
well cheese and all milk products are addictive... literally... and not really very good for you.... if you do miss it though I suggest to everyone to try Teese. It tastes very real but it's soy =)
Cheese is a major downer to alot of people who want to go vegan but not give up the cheese. DAIYA cheese is vegan and taste I think better then cheese.......anytime u give up something you know deep in soul is not good for you, I think u do feel better physically, mentally & spiritually
I would love to go vegan but I simply cannot give up cheese, I know you can get pretty good soy replacements for standard yellow cheese, but i cannot live without all those wonderful different varieties of cheese........ One day I will have the strength!
I also can not give up cheese. Living in such a milk oriented society (The Netherlands) it so hard to do that. I tried to do it before but it was just too hard. Plus I like cheese. I'm hoping for more good cheese substitutes to be available here. When I go back to Canada each summer there are so many to choose from that aren't available here. Maybe I'll try again in the future.
Rebekka, do you know a good shop to get lots of vegetarian cheeses in NL? I spend half my time trying to read and understand the ingredient labels and even ask at the organic shops if they know which ones are vegetarian, but most of the time it isn't too clear. Any advice?
Hi Mir, nice to meet a fellow vegetarian struggling in the Netherlands!, The 'Natuurwinkel' has a selection and sometimes you can get some in 'Markt', some large 'de tuinen', but mostly natuur shops of which there are various kinds - they should all have the green v on them which is the Vegetarisch Keurmerk. Although mostly you can only get vegetarian cheese which is without the use of animal rennet but still contains milk. the Natuur winkel does do soy based cheese as well.
I guess you dont read dutch huh? well here is a link from the dutch vegatarisch bond about vegetarian cheese, let me know if you have trouble with it?http://www.vegetariers.nl/voeding/veelgestelde_vragen/welke_kazen_z...
Here is a link of vegetarian (but made with milk) cheese brands (merken) available in the Netherlands http://www.vegatopia.com/vega/koken/ingredienten/9541-welke-kazen-w...
Thanks! will check it out. I've been studying Dutch for a while, but not getting very far since everybody here speaks English so well! My boyfriend is Dutch so he can help me translate.
Yeah its not that easy to learn..... I attended classes two evenings a week for 3 years! and while i have a certificate saying that I am fluent I still do not feel confident speaking it!
Oh and here is a list of vegan brands available in the Netherlands http://isis-veganisme.nl/VeganistischKeurmerk.htm Redwoods is the vegan cheese you can get from the natuurwinkel.
Good luck with the language and good luck with the cheese!
i totally agree with you. I can't stop eating cheese. At the moment I'll ordered a lot of alternative cheese products and will try them. But if I don't find a very good alternative product for cheese I'm sure I can't stop it. I love cheese too much.
To omit cheese from my diet was difficult at first. It took me approx. 30 days to get over the craving of cheese. Now I don't miss it at all and feel sooooo much better.
"Oh She Glows" has the BEST vegan Mac and Cheese recipe.
For the ones that say they cannot give up cheese ... what helped me was to learn more about cheese. What is it made out of, where is it coming from, what is it doing to my body. After that it was no "giving up" it was "I don't want it anymore" :-)
"Did I feel anything when I turned vegan?" Yes, I feel healthier, more at peace, happier, glowier :-) Only regret I have is that I did not do this sooner.