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List Foods That Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Can Eat
Expert opinions? Which has been proven to be the healthiest: a low-carb, hi protein diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet?
Ideas vary: Different folks here will make different recommendations. Things seem to be shaking out recently in favor of the mediterranean diet, which is none-of-the-above. Especially, don't think that diet is so magic that it will make it unnecessary to exercise, otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, or ignore your personal physician's advice about your special health needs. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more
I am a vegetarian and only eat whole grain foods but have been told today I am prediabetic. Is there any thing else i can do to keep from being diabe?
Eggs and cheese: You must reduce your carbohydrate intake. Eat plenty of chesse and eggs at every meal (or stop being a vegetarian and eat meats) and strictly reduce your carbs. Otherwise you will definitely continue to develop diabetes. I have helped many patients reduce their chances of getting diabetes by putting them on low carb diets. www.mdwellnessmd.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protein.: There are many non-meat sources of protein including soy protein, beans, greek yogurt, etc. There are many different vegetarian choices in the supermarket and many are made with soy protein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 15, and a vegetarian. I am worried about her not getting enough protein! she is 5 foot 7 and weighs about 110 pounds. Any foods to eat?
Many veggie sources: Her body mass index is 18, which is on the low side. She probably needs a few more calories in her diet, and good quality protein from things like tofu, tempeh, quinoa, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Most western diets, even vegetarian meet protein requirements per day. See a doctor if she loses more weight, or you or she are concerned. ...Read more
Do eating foods you are allergic to keep your body from absorbing dietary protein? I am allergic to beans and soy, but am trying to be a vegetarian. If i eat foods I am allergic to, do I get protein from them, or does my allergy prevent absorption?
Beans: Get tested by an allergist to determine what you are allergic to, you really do not want to test yourself with foods you are truly allergic to, as you may risk your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm a vegetaian, about 8 years. I'm not over weight, I do eat microwavable foods and cheese. Am I at risk of getting diabetes? My grandmothers had it.
Probably not: It depends on your other risk factors but you are doing great with your lifestyle choices. You can't avoid genetics but if you can keep your weight normal, you probably will not get diabetes. The main thing is to catch it early so make sure you see your pcp for regular check ups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?
Mostly vegetables!: Most people lose weight on a vegetarian diet but it's best to avoid fried foods & simple carbs.I advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx also see http://vegetarian.About.Com/od/vegetarianvegan101/u/gettingstarted.Htm the key to weight loss is permanent diet changes leading to steady weight loss- positive results keep one motivated! ...Read more
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