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Easy Vegetarian Meals To Make Ahead Of Time
I've been vegetarian for 7 months. If i suddenly ate lean poultry at one meal, would my GI system suffer/hard time digesting it?
Vegetarian: Our bodies are designed to eat all types of foods. There are certain foods that may bother you after having changed your diet for so long but they are usually going to be things very high in fat. That would possibly give your system a bit of a shock. Not likely to be a problem with lean chicken or fish. Remember, strict vegetarians should supplement with vit B12 that only comes in meat. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am vegetarian and have back problem. Cannot do exercise. Want to increase physical strength an stamina. Suggest meal an other ways if any.
Exercise is key to : Controlling back pain. First, get a blood test to make sure you are not anemic based on your diet habits and if not time to build up your stamina by starting to exercise with gradual progression to increase your endurance and strength . You just have to start somewhere even if it is only if short duration as daily exercise routine will increase you capacity and decrease your back pain. ...Read more
She'll decide: I'm going to assume you're a parent, possibly a concerned one. Vegetarian / vegan diets are popular among teenaged girls and may be well-informed or based on disinformation (teens have good hearts & are easily deceived). She's going to plan her eating, and you can only be sure she takes supplements (or she'll ruin her health) and isn't masking anorexia nervosa. The family physician can help. ...Read more
I recently started changed my diet to a more vegetarian based one, but find I am now getting heartburn quite often after meals. Help?
GERD: Gerd, or acid reflux, can be triggered by many different things. A healthy change in your diet would likely not cause this to occur, although it is possible. If you have frequent heartburn, namely more than once per week, i would seek an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
May be impossible: You have adopted three different diet fads, none of them supported by strong evidence for the vast majority of people. Together, you'll discover this is extremely restrictive, and will make it very difficult for you to enjoy a reasonably varied diet or to be a good guest. Eat what you find helps you feel well, and please consider discussing your limitations with an evidence-based dietician. ...Read more
My mother [48,5-1,125] eats the same 3 vegetarian meals each day, otherwise gets sick. How can she fix this or maintain better health while doing so?
Mother-Son conflict: I understand your feelings about your mother eating the same 3 vegetarian meals each day She can have Balanced Diet with Veggies like sweet potatoes, celery, asparagus, parsley, cucumber, and whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa, can add fruits and berries- That will be Healthy Her weight is 125 lbs. that is good health Focus on Mother-Son relationship for caring and to resolve conflicts ...Read more
I'm constantly hungry, within 30-40 minutes after a good meal I get hunger type pain. I am vegetarian and exercise regularly. If I don't eat I get weak and light headed.?
Inadequate Diet ?: John, it sounds as if your diet may be inadequate in terms of protein which is often a problem area for many vegetarians. Also you may benefit from more fat and complex carbs in your diet as well. Your symptoms could also be hypoglycemia as well. If you are a true vegan it is difficult to get enough protein especially. Lacto-ovo is much easier to get appropriate protein intake. ...Read more
My grandson weighed 6lb-8oz and 19 1/4 long at birth. T his 4 mo checkup he only weighed 9lb 10oz. He had actually lost two oz since his visit the week before. I'm concerned because she's vegetarian, limits calories and often skips meals. Her dr. Tells h
Breast or bottle: I have concern when a vegan breast feeds a child because the breast milk may be quite deficient is those vegans that do not have balanced nutrition. Two of the most anemic kids I have consulted on came from such settings. The dr should closely monitor for anemia & encourage formula if mom's diet is marginal.Soy formulas allow baby to stay vegan if mom desires. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Do i realy need to eat 5-6 meals a day for muscle growth? cant i just spread my protein into 3 times and make life easy and get same result?
Some protein : is reportedly more bioavailable and is used as a supplement around the time of exercise where as other types of proteins just milk protein may take more breakdown time. This is used as the rationale for taking supplements. When trying to build muscle. However. Bottom line. Well balanced good nutrition is good Nutrition no matter how often. And the science has support in several directions ...Read more
Feeling cold all the time during early pregnancy. Warms up quickly when eating a meal. Then back to cold again after eating. Is this normal?
Prob. OK: But since you aren't used to it, i would just plan on tasting the turkey, not eating a full portion. ...Read more
Dr.'s are telling me to be vegetarian. I'm having a hard time adjusting. Is a baked/steamed potato w/veggies etc a day bad? It helps keep me full. Ty!
Potatoes OK, also...: Vegetarian diets are associated with reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes etc. But a strict vegetarian diet is not for everyone. While it's wise for all of us to eat mostly vegetables, occ. Wild salmon, organic chicken or grass-fed meat may be ok for you. No problem with baked/steamed potatoes- avoid fries! i highly advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet-see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be informed: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide. ...Read more
Be informed: Vegetarianism is a moral, not a health choice. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Ask your Dr. for help, or consider exercising hard instead of "going veggie." ...Read more
I want to gain weight. The problem is that i eat 3 times a day and am a vegetarian. Please suggest some things i shall include in my diet.
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, nonfat milk, tofu, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, cashews, .... ...Read more
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