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A 31-year-old male asked:

Started a vegan and veggie diet. lost 10 pounds already in week and half what can i eat to gain weight that has protein or weight ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Vegan diet: Are you dieting in order to lose weight? If so, a vegan diet has some deficiencies. You'd be better off by having a one time consultation with a registered dietitian at your hospital. You will be told what your ideal weight should be and how many calories you should consume daily depending upon your usual level of physical activity. You will be given a healthy diet specifically for you
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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It's important to know whether you are vegan or vegetarian. Vegans eschew ALL animal products. Getting sufficient protein, fat, B12 & iron is challenging. If you're a vegetarian, you can get most of these nutrients from dairy products and eggs. Women of childbearing age should take an iron supplement.
Nov 22, 2016
Last updated Nov 26, 2016

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