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Vegan and new to 5:2

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DontBeBlueBeARainbow Thu 05-Jun-14 08:47:15

belly pleco america how are you all getting on?

America can i ask your reasons for avoiding soy as I'm interested in this? Living in the Far East i eat soy products every day...

AmericasTorturedBrow Mon 12-May-14 17:57:48

I'm not a strict vegan but do eat vegan 80-90% of the time and if I don't eat vegan it's normally fish I'm consuming or pasture raised eggs

Totally agree it's actually easier being vegan than carnivore on FD

I have soups and salads on FD and have finally weaned myself onto black coffee as I try to avoid soy and don't really like almond or coconut or rice milk in hot drinks (I'm just about coping with almond milk in tea as I just can't have it black)

plecofjustice Fri 25-Apr-14 12:19:49

I'm not a vegan, but I go vegan on fast days, and am eating a lot more vegan meals during the week. Vegan makes fasting soooo much easier - you get a lot of food for your calories with veg!

bellybuttonfairy Fri 25-Apr-14 01:22:22

Just wanted to say hi. Another vegan here - Ive just started this woe and have one fast day under my belt. Im going to make this a short post as Im off to look at the breadandwines 5:2 vegan recipies.....

DontBeBlueBeARainbow Thu 23-Jan-14 13:53:47


How have you got on with it?

I am also a vegan who started 5:2 at the beginning of the year. 7 FDs complete so far. I spend a lot of time on the main thread on FDs to keep me going, it's been invaluable to have a support group.

I tend to have a coffee around 10:00 with a dash of soy milk, crudites and shop-bought salsa around 13:00, then in the evening I have a small bowl of homemade soup, or there are some good shop bought ones, with a side of cabbage, or an innocent vegpot if I don't have much in the house. I also have some teas throughout the day, some with soy milk and some fruit teas.

I've found B&W's website really good, it has recently inspired me to start experimenting with some simple breads :-)

What have you been having on your fast days?

MillyMollyMandy78 Tue 07-Jan-14 10:10:51

Ooh, had a look round your blog - look amazing! Some great ideas. Will check out the main site too.

Breadandwine Tue 07-Jan-14 01:00:15


Nice to see another vegan on this WOL!

I'm also vegan - and I've been 5:2ing for almost two years!

I started off with 3 small meals on a fast day, but very quickly went on to fasting all day and eating a <600 calorie dinner (I'm a bloke).

I have my own blog, and you've inspired me to collate all my 5:2 vegan dishes into one post.

Have a look around the blog, I'm sure you'll find something to suit you. But I'd also urge you to come and join the main thread - we've had loads of new posters since the new year, and you'd be made very welcome. smile

MillyMollyMandy78 Mon 06-Jan-14 18:48:14

I'm about two stone overweight and want to be slim for my brother's wedding in April. I am vegan with a terrible tendency for snacking.

Can anyone help me with ideas of what to eat on fasting days. I want to have lunch and dinner on those days, but feel stuck except homemade soups, porridge etc

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