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Doctor insights on: Overeaters Anonymous Vegan Food Plan

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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

Yes: By definition. If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more

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Can I use beano for all vegan foods?

Can I use beano for all vegan foods?

Yes: If you have become a vegan for moral reasons, then i admire your choice. I trust you know that unless you know exactly how to supplement, you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan community is a mix of upstanding, scientifically-minded people and cynical, shameless liars and crooks. Make the decision that's right for you, and good luck. ...Read more

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What foods should a vegan avoid to lose weight?

What foods should a vegan  avoid  to lose weight?

Caloric restriction: Rather than picking particular foods one needs to focus on over all caloric restriction. Geneally avoidng fats, especially saturated fats and sugar are important. ...Read more

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I am contemplating a vegan diet. Where would I find a good food guide?

I am contemplating a vegan diet. Where would I find a good food guide?

Books and Web: Here's two books that i often recommend to patients interested in becoming vegan. It's important to transition in a healthy way! becoming vegan by brenda davis and vesanto melina and also the ultimate vegan guide by erik marcus. There's a great deal more out there, but that's a good start. Also, there are many blogs and websites that can provide good support and creative recipes. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I avoid (as a vegan) to loose weight?

Please suggest what foods should I avoid (as a vegan) to loose weight?

The greasy stuff: If it leaves a big grease spot on a paper napkin, think about choosing something else instead. Generally you can tell. For weight loss, aerobic fitness is key; your body's sense of what is really needs will work better. You also know that a vegan must supplement for vitamins & minerals (famously b12, but also consider a, d, zinc, calcium, iron, iodine) or you'll ruin your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is vegan food good for low iodine diet since it contains no dairy products?

Is vegan food good for low iodine diet since it contains no dairy products?

Get help: if you are sick enough that an evidence-based practitioner has urged a low iodine diet, then you need serious dietary guidance rather than "pop" advice. Get with someone with whom you can get sound advice or you can end up extremely sick. It's the truth. ...Read more

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Alternative? worried about my health I don't eat meat, and I don't eat vegan food, and so on I'm scared I eat alot of grains? I'm not growing idk help

Alternative? worried about my health I don't eat meat, and I don't eat vegan food, and so on I'm scared I eat alot of grains? I'm not growing idk help

Optimal health: You can be very healthy. Eat whole grains, quinoa, nuts, fruits, veggies, yogurt, beans, soy or tofu, eggs. Drink a healthy beverage: Fusion V8, Silk. Have a bit of dairy. Take control to balance and expand veggie and fruit and nut choices. Take a multivit per day. Centrum or equivalent is fine. Exercise some each day. Rest at night. ...Read more

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Can a vegan get all the necessary nutrients from plants, supplements and fortified foods? Are there other issues to consider?

Can a vegan get all the necessary nutrients from plants, supplements and fortified foods? Are there other issues to consider?

Yes, but takes work: Yes it is possible, but t takes planning, thought, and some work. Dining out vegan is getting easier in a lot of places, but can still be challenging. Bad vegan choices can be pretty unhealthy, e.g. French fries and fried zucchini sticks too. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any cereals or other B12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?

Please tell me if there are any cereals or other B12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?

Probably not but...: As far as I know, all foods fortified with B12 are fortified with the cyanocobalamin form, as it is the least expensive.It is hard to know for sure, as the labels always just say B12 and don't specify the type. But if anyone is going to the extra expense of fortifying with hydroxocobalamin they are not telling us! I advise vegans supplement with hyroxocobalamin or methylcobalamin. See comment: ...Read more

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What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

Vegan friendly foods: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Vegan friendly foods: Oatmeal, Plant Protein smoothie. Collard greens, watercress, kale, arugula, Avocados, peanut butter. Watermelon, Plums, red grapes. Beans and lentils. Nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruit, and dark chocolate. Drink Water filled with sliced whole lemons, oranges or grapefruits Be disciplined, be consistent, set small goals. ...Read more