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What To Eat To Stay Healthy While Being A Vegetarian
Total Health: I commend you for being Vegetarian for Good Health. Let the Wise Person within you Guide you for Total Health: •Physical- Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants; and Exercise •Intellectual-Perspective, Logical Reasoning •Emotional- Taking care of stress, feelings, needs and expectations •Social –Relationships and work •Spiritual Health ...Read more
Why when i quitted smoking i started to gain weight? It was just a week. I ate healthy (i'm vegetarian), dieting(i don't eat much) and some exercise.
Quitting Smoking: It is very well known among the population who has quit smoking and those of us who care for them that weight gain is common early on with quitting smoking. Many smokers use this excuse to start smoking again. But, in almost every study done on this phenomenon those who remain off of cigarettes their weight returns to normal within a few months. Please don't start smoking again. ...Read more
A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall.Com and nutritionfacts.Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts.Org includes information on the effects of diet on numerous health issues and has information on unhealthy aspects of eggs. ...Read more
In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?
Your choice?: If this is a lifestyle being forced on you by your parents, you are well within your rights to refuse. The health benefits have resisted scientific demonstration, but the moral statement is powerful. Focus on fruits, grains and vegetables, avoid empty calories / junk, get plenty of protein (soy's good), and you must supplement (iron, b12, vitamin d, iodine, others). ...Read more
Friend is vegetarian but wants to eat low-carb(under 120ish per day). What are some healthy food options for her? Thank you very much for your time!
Atkins Diet maybe: A low-carb diet limits grains, starchy vegetables and fruit — and emphasizes foods high in protein and fat. Many types of low-carb diets exist. Each diet has varying restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates you can eat. Not all low carb diets are healthy nor equal in value. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 17, and know the whole still growing spiel but why do I keep gaining a lot of weight?I eat healthy mostly (I'm vegetarian too) & work out 3 days/w
Might be normal: As you mention, you are growing and this could be a factor. A Vegetarian lifestyle can be very healthy, yet should be done properly. PCRM.org is one nice resource. One thing is you may want to limit refined carbs like white bread, chips, cookies, etc. Also try different types of exercise not just a single one. Remember to love yourself! At your next doctor visit discuss this further. :) ...Read more
I walk 7 miles a day briskly and am at about a 1200 calories a day , i am vegetarian and very healthy with what i eat and I am not losing any weight?
Weight loss: At that rate you should have some weight loss, have you checked you measurements as well? ...Read more
Easy: Eat a normal diet. There are NO repeat NO special foods having any magical benefit for skin. Eat vegetables, salads, nuts, berries, dairy, fruits, etc. Taking excessive vitamins beyond what is in food is not useful, may even be harmful. You do NOT need 8 glasses of water and "antioxidants" may be harmful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am constantly hungry, eat very healthy/vegetarian. I get that full feeling, then have to eat again an hour later. I have tried proteins, locarb, etc?
I eat & drink only healthy & vegetarian, i actually eat less than others, and I am moderately active. Yet i can't seem to get below 80 kg. Please help?
What is healthy?: Keep a food diary of what u ate, drank how much and at what time. Also record your basal temperature. Keep thermometer at bed side and check temp before u get out of bed. ...Read more
I eat a relatively healthy vegetarian diet with loads of protein from http://www.Frysvegetarian.Co.Za/ yet i can't lose weight. Is it one of my meds?
Probably Not: From the list above. Remember that taking in more calories than required for daily maintenance may get stored as excess weight. First, be certain about your intake. Keeping a daily log on myfitnesspal.Com may clarify things. Calculating one's daily needs requires a formula: an app like "calorie calculator" can help. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?
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 have schizo-affective bipolar type disorder. Is it ok to eat a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet? I heard you could mess up your mental health. Is that true
Do i just have extremely sensitive skin ? I eat super healthy drink more than enough water, am a vegetarian, exercise, why is my skin so bad, e.G zits?
Don't ask why: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, basically non-diet-related disease that's a grave personal and professinal liability. You've been done a disservice by websites suggesting that commonplaces of self-care will protect you from this or most other diseases. You need to treat your acne scientifically -- topical benzoyl peroxide ; as needed prescription rx. ...Read more
I eat healthy as a vegetarian. My b-12, iron, etc. tests are normal. I had a vegan multivitamin suggested to me. Are vitamins actually beneficial?
Vegetarian Diet: Vitamins are beneficial for Health. I commend you for eating healthy as a Vegetarian. Your Healthy Vegetarian Diet has most of the Vitamins. Fruits have Vitamin C and Folic acid Vegetables have Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folic acid. Vitamin B12 is in Soy milk, Dairy products, Eggs, Veggie burgers fortified with vitamin B12. Vitamin D is in Vitamin D-fortified soy milk, cow's milk, and Eggs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a preferred way to have eat healthy when you're a vegitarian who doesn't eat gluten or sugar?
Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?
Multiple causes: Great question! a healthy diet & exercise significantly reduces risk of heart attack but not entirely. Young athletes who die suddenly usually have genetic/congenital causes. There are many genetic factors in heart disease. Inflammation, heavy metals & other environmental toxins, infection & stress are common causative factors. Diet & exercise may not be enough to always counteract these. ...Read more
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