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Are There More Male Or Female Vegetarians
Vegetarian: Sure. As long as it is done in a balanced, thoughtful way. Just remember that if you cut out meats that you need to still get certain nutrients that are mostly found in animal products (although easily found in non animal products, just takes research): Omega-3-fatty acids, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Vitamin D, and iron. Follow the link http://www.medicinenet.com/vegetarian_and_vegan_diet/article.htm ...Read more
My friend, female, 24, has been a vegetarian for bout 4 years. She is wanting to reintroduce meat in her diet. How much should she start with?
My HB level is currently 10.5-. As a female vegetarian who does endurance mountain biking I battle to keep iron levels constant. May I keep training?
Absolutely, but....: Exercise induced anemia is part of the body's normal adaptation to endurance exercise and is expected. The challenge is to make certain that you do not also have iron deficiency anemia or some other cause. One way to tell is by showing that your HB level moves towards normal after a period of limited exercise, say a week or more. If concerned see Dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iam gokul from tamil nadu, india. Age: 18, gender: male, weight: 47kgs, height: 175cms. I need to gain weight and stamilna. Iam vegetarian. Thank you.
Variety: Great for cardiovascular health. Several pro athletes also vegetarian or vegan. Best to eat a variety of veggies, fruits, grains, beans, nuts, seeds and avocados. If adding tofu, look for nongmo usually labelled as organic, great source of protein. Congratulations on a healthy choice. Supplement with good multivit and multimin to get b12, zinc and other nutrients needed. ...Read more
I am 19 male.. My weight is around 43kg.I want to increase my wieight.Suggest me a proper diet n give me few tips n m vegetarian.I will be thankfull.
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more
Weak metabolism?: If by weak metabolism, you mean slow metabolism, then the question is why do you think it is slow? Have you been evaluated by a physician to check for thyroid disease and other conditions than can contribute to slow metabolism? Why do you need to increase it? Are you trying to lose weight? First find out if it's true and what is causing it and that will help you know what to do. ...Read more
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