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Doctor insights on: Healthy Things To Eat When Youre A Pesco Vegetarian

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As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

Total Health: I commend you for being Vegetarian for Good Health. Let the Wise Person within you Guide you for Total Health: •Physical- Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants; and Exercise •Intellectual-Perspective, Logical Reasoning •Emotional- Taking care of stress, feelings, needs and expectations •Social –Relationships and work •Spiritual Health ...Read more

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Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Mixed diet: There is no single super food. Try to have a mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; avoid foods with saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

How can I eat a healthy vegetarian diet?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Why when i quitted smoking i started to gain weight? It was just a week. I ate healthy (i'm vegetarian), dieting(i don't eat much) and some exercise.

Why when i quitted smoking i started to gain weight? It was just a week. I ate healthy (i'm vegetarian), dieting(i don't eat much) and some exercise.

Quitting Smoking: It is very well known among the population who has quit smoking and those of us who care for them that weight gain is common early on with quitting smoking. Many smokers use this excuse to start smoking again. But, in almost every study done on this phenomenon those who remain off of cigarettes their weight returns to normal within a few months. Please don't start smoking again. ...Read more

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I eat & drink only healthy & vegetarian, i actually eat less than others, and I am moderately active. Yet i can't seem to get below 80 kg. Please help?

What is healthy?: Keep a food diary of what u ate, drank how much and at what time. Also record your basal temperature. Keep thermometer at bed side and check temp before u get out of bed. ...Read more

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Is being a vegetarian (no fish bt i eat eggs and tofu and beans etc.) is healthy?

Is being a vegetarian (no fish bt i eat eggs and tofu and beans etc.) is healthy?

A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall.Com and nutritionfacts.Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts.Org includes information on the effects of diet on numerous health issues and has information on unhealthy aspects of eggs. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. I'm convinced that a plant-based diet is a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What should I eat to maintain healthy skin? I am vegetarian. (I don't take eggs though)

What should I eat to maintain healthy skin? I am vegetarian. (I don't take eggs though)

Easy: Eat a normal diet. There are NO repeat NO special foods having any magical benefit for skin. Eat vegetables, salads, nuts, berries, dairy, fruits, etc. Taking excessive vitamins beyond what is in food is not useful, may even be harmful. You do NOT need 8 glasses of water and "antioxidants" may be harmful. ...Read more

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In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

Your choice?: If this is a lifestyle being forced on you by your parents, you are well within your rights to refuse. The health benefits have resisted scientific demonstration, but the moral statement is powerful. Focus on fruits, grains and vegetables, avoid empty calories / junk, get plenty of protein (soy's good), and you must supplement (iron, b12, vitamin d, iodine, others). ...Read more

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I'm 17, and know the whole still growing spiel but why do I keep gaining a lot of weight?I eat healthy mostly (I'm vegetarian too) & work out 3 days/w

I'm 17, and know the whole still growing spiel but why do I keep gaining a lot of weight?I eat healthy mostly (I'm vegetarian too) & work out 3 days/w

Might be normal: As you mention, you are growing and this could be a factor. A Vegetarian lifestyle can be very healthy, yet should be done properly. PCRM.org is one nice resource. One thing is you may want to limit refined carbs like white bread, chips, cookies, etc. Also try different types of exercise not just a single one. Remember to love yourself! At your next doctor visit discuss this further. :) ...Read more