Still green

My name is Steve and I am 29 years old. I am almost ready to graduate from school with a diploma in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). I have tried several times in my life to shift to a plant based diet, and have currently been on such a diet since June 13, 2005. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that I’ve been reborn. I would like to make friends with as many other vegetarians and vegans as I can. My ultimate goal is to become vegan but I am kind of easing into that. One question I have is about clothing. Last night I went through my shoes (I had over 30 pairs) and took out the ones that were made of leather. Some were made of synthetic leather which I assumed was ok, and some had no labels on them. Is it better to act as if the unlabeled ones contain no leather, or is it more likely that they do? Also, what other animal products are used in clothing? I know I’m not the only one who has tried to make this transition. One more thing, and I’m being very serious, my farts have become quite devastating and I don’t seem to be able to stop them. Is Beano or Gas-X a good idea, or will certain foods mitigate this? I love my farts, and my new body odor, but friends and family are not quite so enthusiastic. I welcome help from anyone and I am looking forward to being a part of this community.

Hey Steve!
My best friend is a HVAC engineer as well. :slight_smile:

Regarding your problem.
I think certain foods are more inclined to generate gases then other. What do you usually eat?
Also the combination of products you eat is important.
Some combination will generate a lot of gases.
It’s advised not to drink when you eat. The best time to drink is 0.5 to 1 hour before or 2 hours after your meal. And drink a lot of plain water, it is really healthy and it cleans your intestines.

Regarding shoes you can just compare the leather shoes you selected with those unmarked and see if the material is similar. It’s not really difficult with some practice.

wazzuuuuuuuuup!!! :slight_smile:

Steve410 hello … were you desepear ? ":slight_smile:

Hi Steve410
Welcome to Vegan talk forums! :slight_smile: