Well, I have been vegetarian for quite a long time now. Loved cheese and eggs and yogurt though, or at least I thought I did. I started on a vegan diet this past Jan. Wow is all I can say. I have a lot to learn and have now become a food "snob" or at least I feel like that. I can not stand to eat things that are not plant based now. I eat when I am hungry and not to "just eat" I have lost 10 pounds (I have at least 20 to loose) and feel great. I have energy and feel better all over! Sometimes I have weird cravings, like olives (I did not even like olives!) and get "full" very easily! What is it about this vegan thing? I do find the reactions to my food choices from others very interesting. So many people worry about me. They seem to be focused on what I am eating more that I am. It is not too hard to eat like this but when traveling and at other's houses it does get a bit hard. Any suggestions of what to say and do when you are a guest at someone's house? That seems to be the hardest thing for me right now.