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Any vegans on the board?

S: 19st1lb C: 8st11lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 21.8 Loss: 10st4lb(53.93%)
#1
Hi folks, I know there are quite a few vegetarians among us, but I was wondering if there are any vegans? I've gone vegan very recently and I'm finding it very easy, apart from the Hex A / calcium issue. I've basically stopped having Hex A because as far as I know all the options are dairy-based. I've tried soya milk/yogurt and eewww, me no likey. Is there anything else a vegan can have as Hex A?

Also, is it normal to have a bit of a weight drop down when you first go vegan? Coz I lost half a stone in the first three days. :D Haven't weighed myself again yet, but I'm assuming it's not an unheard of thing?

Any info would be greatly appreciated. :)
 
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S: 13st0lb C: 9st9lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 23.2 Loss: 3st5lb(25.82%)
#2
I've PM'd you a list
 
S: 16st8lb C: 16st1lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 38.6 Loss: 0st7lb(3.02%)
#3
It is normal for your weight to drop when you go vegan, especially if you're a wholefood rather than a junk food vegan. I got very into baking vegan cakes and cookies and therefore gained weight. :eek:

Try the different brands of soya milk as they all taste different. I only liked Alpro but my friends swears by tesco's own organic soy milk.

You can also have rice milk, and oat milk as a HExA.

Good luck with being vegan, and with slimming world.
 
S: 19st1lb C: 8st11lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 21.8 Loss: 10st4lb(53.93%)
#4
Thanks so much for the help ladies, yes I'm definitely a 'healthy' vegan rather than a cake-baking one, so that might explain the sudden drop! I'm not going to weigh myself again till the end of the month, so I'll see how it's doing by then. I daresay it will have evened out.

I'm sure I saw rice milk in Sainsbury's the other day, I might give that a try. :)
 

Micci

Gold Member
S: 17st2lb C: 16st2.5lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st13.5lb(5.63%)
#5
Hi Elizabeth et al,

I know this is an old thread but wanted to say hello to other vegans. I was a bake your own cakes vegan (have children around) hence needing SW :)))

Well, that and serious binging problems :))

Micci
 
S: 14st4.5lb C: 12st3.5lb BMI: 26.5 Loss: 2st1lb(14.46%)
#6
hi, just joined site. looking for fellow vegans on s.w.
how you doing with green then?
k8
 
S: 14st4.5lb C: 12st3.5lb BMI: 26.5 Loss: 2st1lb(14.46%)
#7
hiya, just joined site. looking for fellow vegans on s.w.
how have you found it?
thx k8
 
#8
I am vegan and would love some guidance on HE / syns....I cannot find the syn values for things like sheese and cauldron sausages x
 
S: 13st5lb C: 8st12lb G: 8st12lb BMI: 22 Loss: 4st7lb(33.69%)
#9
Sheese products are listed under Sheese on Syns online but we can help with anything yo're not sure about - you can even have vegan cheese as a HEB :-D
 

Mandlegrot

Gold Member
S: 16st0lb C: 13st0lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.5 Loss: 3st0lb(18.75%)
#10
Another slimming world vegan here :)

Covonut milk has a very generous HEXA allowance, I think kara brand is like 500ml!! I like the choccy one myself, and you can have 200ml as one A choice :)
 

Mandlegrot

Gold Member
S: 16st0lb C: 13st0lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.5 Loss: 3st0lb(18.75%)
#11
The only thing I have for the a choices are chocolate oat milk and chocolate coconut milk lol. The oat milk is lovely heated in the microwave and I have it every night before bed :)
 

ceebeee

Silver Member
S: 16st7lb C: 16st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 37.9 Loss: 0st3lb(1.3%)
#12
Non-vegan butting in here .... I love coconut milk. I do EE, would I be able to use my HeA on coconut milk? Assuming I can beat my tea with milk addiction? I'd love to have the option of having a coconut milk curry using coconut milk as my HeA (also addicted to south indian food) :)
 

Mandlegrot

Gold Member
S: 16st0lb C: 13st0lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.5 Loss: 3st0lb(18.75%)
#14
We're talking about coconut MILK as in a milk replacement though...not the creamy stuff in tins as that's high in syns
 

Mandlegrot

Gold Member
S: 16st0lb C: 13st0lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.5 Loss: 3st0lb(18.75%)
#15
Am not sure if it would be thick or strong enough in a curry... Reduced fat coconut milk from a tin is decent enough though and not too grim on syns if you portion wisely
 


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