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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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New to being vegan, where can I find how to balance foods?

Get help: If you have 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. You'll lose weight because your food doesn't taste as good, and meet fitness enthusiasts which is good. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be smart & good luck.

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Please suggest what foods can I eat as a vegan to gain weight?

Please suggest what foods can I eat as a vegan to gain weight?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. Vegan choices include vegetable oils and beans and legumes.

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Can you tell me how much weight could you loose from eating vegan food for a month or 2?

Can you tell me how much weight could you loose from eating vegan food for a month or 2?

Can be a lot: This will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. You must supplement or you can damage your nervous system permanently. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term.

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How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

It can be fast: You may enjoy it, and this will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. You must supplement or you'll damage your nervous system. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term.

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I have high triglycerides. Wht vegan food is good for me?

I have high triglycerides. Wht vegan food is good for me?

Triglycerides: Triglycerides are about sugars and carbohydrates. It sounds like you are making some assumptions that are fully incorrect. Lowering your triglycerides are done by limiting the carbohydrates and sugars and increasing the protein in your diet. Exercise just makes this even more effective.

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Any suggestions on which is healthier vegan food or fish diet?

Any suggestions on which is healthier vegan food or fish diet?

Educate yourself: A vegan diet is extremely dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing and supplement accordingly. Adding fish makes its safer. Despite all the grandstanding, there's little (some would say no) strong evidence that either offers health (as opposed to the very real moral) benefits when we control for other healthy lifestyle considerations.

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How to get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

How to get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

It's very difficult: Becoming a vegan is something you do for moral reasons rather than to improve your health, despite all the "pop" claims. You MUST supplement, for calcium, iron, B12, and several other nutrients. Get with a vegan-friendly evidence-based physician or a real-science book.

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I'm vegan (8 months). A worker in a food coop insisted I "stop being vegan! " because legumes are ruining my intestines. True or false? Thank you.

I'm vegan (8 months). A worker in a food coop insisted I "stop being vegan! " because legumes are ruining my intestines. True or false? Thank you.

Many false opinions: Being vegan is tough, as most people do not understand the concept. Too much of anything can be bad for you, so a balanced vegan diet is needed. So just watch the amount of the legume, try different ones, and hang in there!

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What is "g protein", what are vegan sources (food or.?) to get it, & how many daily units for women? (re: post, "if you're trying to gain weight")

What is "g protein", what are vegan sources (food or.?) to get it, & how many daily units for women? (re: post, "if you're trying to gain weight")

Protein: G of protein refers to grams of protein. A person needs about 60-70 grams per day to gain weight, depending upon gender and age and body size. Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent.

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What food could a vegan teenager eat to make her breasts bigger?

What food could a vegan teenager eat to make her breasts bigger?

No specific foods: Cause the breast size alone to increase. Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding ; possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise ; weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement.

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