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Sample Menu For A Lacto Vegetarian
No: Most people in the developing world seldom eat meat, but nowadays they're as fat as we are, or fatter. I'm sorry anybody told you otherwise. You need to count calories, avoid grease / salt / sugar, eat only to satisfy hunger, and get with some serious exercise. If you can stand to eat only boring food, that will help too -- that's how most "miracle diets" actually work. Good luck. ...Read more
Lacto-ovo vegetarian: I commend you for being Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian This Vegetarian diet is healthy as it includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, and egg products. Headache can be due to too much salt in the diet. Medical condition, Caffine withdrawal and stressors of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, work and finances can cause anxiety and headache See a Physician ...Read more
I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years.i want to start eating meat again. should I start with fish?
Lacto-ovo vegetarian: It is good to Reflect while making major decision of your Lacto-ovo vegetarian Diet t after 2 years: Health Benefits Limitations Concerns Reflect about benefits and harm of Fish in the Diet. Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and Bluefish have Omega-3 fatty acids. Some fish can be harmful due to high content of mercury- King Mackerel, Swordfish and canned Tuna. Then make decision for your Health. ...Read more
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
What are good sources of protein for a lacto vegetarian and also what should be the optimum intake of protein for a 19 year old male?
Protein: Rice protein is an excellent source , for a 170pound male for instance you don't need anymore than 70mg per day. If you are active you will need more but the old idea that we need excess protein for optimal health is not true. Stay as close to a plant based diet as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
I take a prenatal vitamin with vitamin a as beta carotene only. Can that cause toxicity combined with my lacto-octo-vegetarian diet?
Contact provider: Contact your primary care provider with this question. ...Read more
What are some tips on how to make sure that my diet is healthy and balanced, especially since I am a vegetarian?
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