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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vegetarian Diet (Overview)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as animal-derived rennet and gelatin.


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Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Eliminate meat: How strict do you want. For instance a vegan diet eliminates all products derived from animals such as eggs, cheese, milk, etc. Ordinary vegetarian eliminates only meat and direct meat products. There are many cookbooks in any bookstore on good recipes, and you can google "vegetarian diet" on the internet for helpful suggestions. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
325 doctors shared insights

Vegetarian Diet (Overview)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as animal-derived rennet and gelatin.


Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Vegetarian diet (Tip)

Many people assume that a vegetarian diet is low in fat. Not necessarily. Read your labels. ...See more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Checklist)

Eat a variety of foods to get proper nutrition.
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If you don't eat milk or eggs, take vitamin B12 supplements
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Could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

Could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

Mood in Vegetarians: An Article in Nutrition Journal of 2010- Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults- The vegetarians in our survey reported significantly less negative emotion than the omnivores as measured by mood scales. Higher intake of total polyunsaturated fat and high circulating concentrations of antioxidants may explain mood profile ...Read more

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How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

Supplement: You will need to supplement. Get guidance on obtaining sufficient b12, iodine, vitamin d, iron, and the others from an informed, sympathetic physician. You'll also need to get plenty of protein and to remember that the nutritional value of something isn't guaranteed just because it's "for vegetarians." maintain a healthy lifestyle and compliance with evidence-based guidance by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Vegetarian diet (Tip)

Most people lose some body fat on a vegetarian diet. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Can anyone put a vegetarian diet chart for me?

Can anyone put a vegetarian diet chart for me?

Diet: Goggle the "china study", listen to the various lectures and purchase the book of the same name. Very informative and well researched, addressing the benefits of a plant based diet. Best. ...Read more

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Who can I contact to plan out a vegetarian diet?

Who can I contact to plan out a vegetarian diet?

Registered Dietitian: Look for local registered dietitians that can help you put together the healthiest meal plan. Please bare in mind that a vegetarian diet excludes vitamin B12 so you will need to get that from other sources. I recommend you consume wild fish like salmon if you are not completely opposed to fish. Otherwise, you will need to take a B12 supplement. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Vegetarian diet (Tip)

Am i a good candidate for a vegetarian diet, and what kind of vegetarian diet? ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

VEGETARIAN DIET: Balance veggie diet consist of eating all legumes or leafy vegs. Beans, squash and other yellow veggies, carrots, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to begin a correct vegetarian diet?

What can I do to begin a correct vegetarian diet?

Many: Whole grains are a great source of protein, but the one with the highest protein content is quinoa. All beans, lentils, & peas, tofu & soy products, edamame, tvp and tempeh. Nuts, including peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts all contain protein, as do seeds like sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Store-bought meat substitute products & seitan are rich in protein, as are protein shakes. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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What can a poor vegetarian diet do to your health?

What can a poor vegetarian diet do to your health?

Ca, Fe, B12, Zinc: Strict vegetarians can be low in calcium, iron, vitamin b12 and zinc. If you have these problems - you can become anemic- fatigued. Low Zinc can cause brittle weak hair and intestinal problems. Low calcium can lead to poor bone development. You should see your doctor or nutritionist to assure a proper intake. ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight with a vegetarian diet?

What should I do to gain weight with a vegetarian diet?

Eat more: There are plenty of overweight vegans. Bread and potatoes included. Discuss with a nutritionist what foods are highest in calories that you like to eat. ...Read more

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Vegetarian diet (Tip)

A vegetarian diet can be lacto-vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, or vegan. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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What would be a way to get stronger on a vegetarian diet?

What would be a way to get stronger on a vegetarian diet?

Protein/exercise/cal: Adequate protein in diet, a structured exercise program 4 strength, & adequate caloric in take. Join a health club, c an at-c who can tailor a program 4 ur needs & abilities. Do 1 on 1 4 a while until u feel confident u can do on ur own. A partner or going 2 semi private groups of 5-6 is very helpful. U make friends and keeps u going as scheduled like 3 days/wk. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vegetarian diet?

No meat diet: It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as animal-derived rennet and gelatin. ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Martinez Dr. Martinez
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Vegetarian diet (Tip)

It is a myth that a vegetarian diet does not provide adequate protein. ...See more

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Is vegetarian diet better when preparing for half marathon?

Is vegetarian diet better when preparing for half marathon?

It is not better: A good vegi diet is better then a bad meat diet and a good meat diet is better then a bad vegi diet. You have to work harder with a vegi diet to get balenced protein and some vitamins. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more