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Doctor insights on: Daily Meal Plan For Lacto Ovo Vegan

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Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Many options: There are a lot of options for healthy breakfasts that don't involve meat or eggs: -Oatmeal topped with fruit and/or nuts -Smoothies made with non-dairy milk, protein powder or peanut butter, and fruit. -Meatless breakfast burrito (can make yourself or buy frozen option--sometimes they use tofu as replacement for eggs) -Tofu scramble with vegetables (treat tofu as though it's eggs) ...Read more

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Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Because of very disrupting postprandial hypoglycemia I'm considering eating vegan protein powder (soy, pea, hemp, rice...) with every meal. Good idea?

Post prandial: For starters decrease your insulin by 20%. If you are having hypoglycemia without taking any meds for diabetes (insulin or tablets) you need to see an endocrinologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Not corn flakes!: I don't consider corn flakes a healthy diet choice, esp. If not organic as they are genetically modified and contain bt toxin . Corn flakes are a great example of a high-carb food with low nutrient density that increases risk of obesity & diabetes. Yogurt is fine but should also be organic. Organic eggs are a good choice, but fruits, veggies, nuts & beans are good choices too. See my comment:. ...Read more

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What daily vitamins should a vegetarian take to stay healthy? I'm a vegetarian & already take b12, vegetarian omega 3, multivitamin, and vitamin d-3.

What daily vitamins should a vegetarian take to stay healthy? I'm a vegetarian & already take b12, vegetarian omega 3, multivitamin, and vitamin d-3.

Consider L-carnitine: Sounds like you are doing well with the vitamins you have chosen. A healthy vegetarian diet can provide nearly all the nutrients you need except for dha, an omega 3 which you can get from algae extracts. Carnitine is not a vitamin, but is a beneficial nutrient found mostly in red meat that aids in burning fat for energy & is good for our hearts & muscles, so consider taking l-carnitine too. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

Nuts ; seeds, also..: Technically you're not a vegetarian since you eat fish; it's fine to eat-just don't say you're a vegetarian! nuts ; seeds are excellent sources of protein- hemp seeds are among the very best sources.Greens like broccoli ; kale contain surprising amounts of protein- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/faq/question.Aspx?Sid=16;qindex=9 quinoa is also a good source. Your current diet supplies good protein. ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian vegan meal?

What is a good vegetarian vegan meal?

Vegetarian vegan mea: I admire you for your concern for Health. Good vegetarian vegan meal needs to be Balanced with Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants. Healthy vegetarian vegan meal can include Quinoa, Whole grain bread, Beans, Lentils, Soy Bean preparations like Tofu, Edemame, Soy milk, Almond milk and Rice milk, Nuts, Vegetables, Fruits and Berries. Be creative with these and Enjoy! ...Read more

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What protein supplements should a vegan take?

What protein supplements should a vegan take?

Beans: Most fruits and vegetables have a relatively low amount of protein, usually in the 5-6 percent range or so. Nuts, beans, and even humus have quite a bit higher levels of protein and are often used because of that. There is a book called forks over knives that has vegan recipes in it if you are interested. ...Read more

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What's a good vegetarian bulking meal plan?

What's a good vegetarian bulking meal plan?

Don't be a vegan!: Those who choose to be vegetarian can easily get enough protein to "bulk" if they are lacto-ovo vegetarians and can supplement with whey protein and egg albumin! both are no fat and 100% protein! ...Read more

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What supplements should be taken for a vegan diet? Taking 1000 mcg b12, 4 grams omega 3 from hemp oil and ground flax and protein from lugumes. Thx.

What supplements should be taken for a vegan diet? Taking 1000 mcg b12, 4 grams  omega 3 from hemp oil and ground flax and protein from lugumes. Thx.

Minerals & vitamin D: Vegans are likely to become deficient in vitamin D, calcium, iodine, iron, vitamin A, zinc, and iodine. Even if you supplement, the diet is primarily a moral rather than a health-promoting decision; when you control for the fact that vegans have other healthy habits, the claimed benefits mostly vanish. It's your decision and I'm glad you've asked. ...Read more

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Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Yes: Explore the resources on this page from the mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cholesterol/cl00002 also, check out: http://caloriecount.About.Com/ open a free new account and read some of the many resources that are available to you. ...Read more

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❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

Might be normal issu: Random palpitations can be a normal issue if they happen from time to time or if you are taking in stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco or over-the-counter medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang. So it might be something in the smoothies, try removing one ingredient everyday and see if it comes back. ...Read more

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How to choose a daily multivitamin? Are vegan vitamins better than regular?

How to choose a daily multivitamin? Are vegan vitamins better than regular?

Eat good food: Much of the science behind multivitamins is guesswork. The body is very intelligent and will take what it needs from your diet if you offer it a variety of fresh, whole, organic foods. Focus on vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, lean sources of protein. Get a variety of tastes and colors and don't eat the same thing every day for any meal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should a good daily meal plan for a diabetic vegetarian be?

What should a good daily meal plan for a diabetic vegetarian be?

Diabetes and Protein: The meal plan for a vegetarian with diabetes must include some form of protein which can be found in beans and nuts. If you eat dairy, low fat cheese and milk is also okay. ...Read more

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Please describe a good daily meal and diet plan for weight loss?

Please describe a good daily meal and diet plan for weight loss?

Weight watchers: If you really do not want to do weight watchers, you can calculate your bmi (basal metabolic index) and eat 200 calories a day less. Bmi calculator may be found on web md. ...Read more

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I just started a vegan diet. Is a daily men's multivitamin enough to supplement vitamins and minerals?

I just started a vegan diet. Is a daily men's multivitamin enough to supplement vitamins and minerals?

Most of the time : yes make sure it has some iron and b12 in it. You will be missing out from meat. ...Read more

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I am 61, female, vegetarian. Eat a lot of Morningstar vege protein food with Boost drink supplement & vitamins. Can I get adequate nutrition this way?

I am 61, female, vegetarian. Eat a lot of Morningstar vege protein food with Boost drink supplement & vitamins. Can I get adequate nutrition this way?

No Boost.: There's lots of very tasty protein in many Morningstar products. You do not need boost in addition. You can get what you need from better tasting food and freshly prepared fruits, grains, and vegetables, properly prepared. High protein diets are not healthy even if due to veggie sources (although High veg protein diets are better than high animal protein diets when we're talking risk of cancer). ...Read more