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  • Welcome Maura! Hopefully, this group can grow into a space for positive, responsible accountability. 🥰
  • Hi, I’m J! I’m from the US (west coast). I use MFP because, as a vegan, I need to monitor key nutrients, particularly those that are most frequently found in animal products. I started this group because, as an ED warrior, the strict culture attitudes I often see in the community is overwhelming. For example, I’ve…
  • FTR … I tried to ask this question in a different group so I’m (almost) desperate for ideas. 🤷🙏
  • Thanks for your reply! I’m honestly not exaggerating my medical situation. So there really isn’t much I can change about my shopping routine. I get my staples like nuts/seeds/etc. an vitamins by subscription and changing that would create many more problems than they solve. I gave this a great deal of thought (and tried a…
  • Thanks for your reply. Yes, you’re correct about WFPB being whole food/plant-based. And as I mentioned above, it’s pretty cheap. Pre-COVID-19, I would only spend about $20-25 on my groceries. But the same condition that makes immediate logging difficult, makes driving an impossibility. So post COVID-19, I have to have my…
  • I don’t really know how to answer this. 🤷 I became an ethical vegetarian in the 9th grade. I didn’t meet my first vegan until my last year of college. As I learned more, I just cut things out so I don’t know if there’s anything that I’m more inclined to eat now. Oh! … actually … I’ve recently (last couple of years) I’ve…
  • disruptions to your daily routine can be devastating. Particularly when you're already battling depression. I don't have advice to give, but I wish you the best. 💕
  • And there is the point of this whole post. If I’m cutting the recipes, I’m obviously trying to make less. We’re in quarantine so I can’t exactly give away excess food. If my efforts aren’t successful, I have to figure out why. But thanks for your “help.”
  • This is what I had hoped. But I thought I was doing something wrong because the only size appropriate recipes were the ones I'd adapted from restaurants/coops/stores. And most of my recipes are adapted from "test kitchens" so I (incorrectly) assumed that their serving sizes would be less arbitrary than your standard…
  • As mentioned above, my concern is food waste. Generally, if a recipe serves 8, I'll cut the recipe in half or 1/4 so I don't waste food. I don't have the freezer space to store excess leftovers. Before the quarantine, I not only had freezer space, but my bottomless pit bf would eat any and all leftovers when he came to…
  • As is the case with the example recipe I posted, recipes generally say "Serves [x]" in the directions. So if a recipe says Serves 2, then I shouldn't have four (or more) meals...unless I'm not eating enough OR the portions are ridiculously large.
  • As an ED warrior, I try not to count calories (one of my triggers) but I do track my nutrients and I am meeting my targets. :smile:
  • Great suggestion! Logging/weight loss/etc. is not my primary concern. I'm mostly worried about waste. Since it's just me for the next few weeks, I cut the recipes in half so I don't create a lot of waste (I don't have the freezer space to store excess leftovers).
  • Well, most of my recipes are handwritten (or on my Notes app) because I usually veganize and test my favorite recipes before adding to my rotation, but the most recent example is this hummus recipe that was supposedly four servings:…
  • My "favorite" was "that's just some BS invented by western women who want to be skinny" I blocked him immediately after that.
  • I FINALLY hit all of my nutrition goals before I added my supplements!
  • Honestly, it's really none of your business. It's the parent's job to police what their kids eat and teach them healthy eating habits. If the parent is doing his/er job, then (1) s/he'll ration the candy, and (2) keep the stash in a "special" place so the kids understand that they are not to binge candy (and monitor. If…
  • Haha! That would certainly make an interesting question too!
  • Thanks for your suggestion! I don't feel entirely comfortable in ultra baggy or barely there clothing (a baggy top once fell completely off during a Pilates class and one of the yoga classes I teach has a lot of men), but it's definitely worth a shot if it will keep the wardrobe malfunctions at bay. I completely agree with…
  • I think you know, in your heart, what happened and what you need to do. Based on what you've written (and my personal ED battle), it seems that, somewhere during your year and a half journey, your habit of restricting and intense working out became a compulsion. And it was serving you well while you were still losing. But…
  • Hi! I’m from SoCal. I’ve been vegetarian most of my life. I became ovo-lacto for ethical reasons at 12 and stayed until I got sick a few years ago and my Oncologist suggested I eat meat to keep my strength up. So I tried going flexitarian but was so bad at it that she gave me the “go ahead” to be vegetarian as long as I…
  • I'm glad to be of some help! I just watched the CLV video and she clearly has "some feelings" about pressing tofu. 😂 I'm all for pressing and I'm usually very happy with the results I get from pressing with a towel while I'm out and about. For me, the key is flipping the tofu at the right time. Its usually too soft and…
  • Actually... There is a documented correlation between poverty and obesity. There are parts of North America where the nearest grocery store, Walmart or farm is over an hour's drive away. But if you don't have a car and you're working 2-3 jobs to avoid homelessness, what can you do? You eat what you can get your hands on.…
  • Actually, that is exactly what the body positivity movement is about. We live in a society that marginalizes people who are too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too pale, too dark, too...something. Especially when we think they are too fat. And we all do it. The body positivity movement is about learning to think "I am…
  • Also, Cheap Lazy Vegan has a tofu tutorial that might be of some interest. I haven't looked at this one, but it popped up in my feed the other day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhQqfw8UAUY&t=826s
  • It sounds like you are having a texture issue. Your treatment of the tofu depends largely on what you wish to do with it: * In some applications (like my bagel spread or scrambled tofu), I need a bit of creaminess, so I use Firm (or "Medium Firm") tofu for those dishes. For these, I'll crumble the tofu into the pan or…
  • That's not how it's done in my personal and professional circles. If there is an issue with a side topic, people may raise an eyebrow or even mention the issue, but quickly go back to the main topic. My grandfather used to say "don't leave your dollars [behind] because you're counting the pennies"which was his way of…
  • I don't know if @melissaboyd12 is still active or not, but I'd like to share my $0.02 anyway: Your nutritional needs are still the same and you should lose weight as long as you're continuing to make good choices with your diet. Vegetarian doesn't automatically mean healthy. I became a vegetarian my freshman year of HS.…
  • (1) What part of "you can lose weight..." or "not impossible but a lot of work" means "not feasible?" (2) If my post were based on her BMR, I would have discussed consuming 989 calories instead of 1300. (3) As a general rule, it's a good idea to actually read a comment before trying to refute it.
  • It was a typo but I never made a correction because I wasn't 100% sure what his number actually was and I don't really care (I only care that he is happy and healthy enough to hang out with me). Plus, it was immaterial to my point. I do remember he had one of the lowest BFPs on his team and that a few of the guys were…
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