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What To Eat To Stay Healthy While Being A Vegetarian
Vegetarians can: Be drawn to empty calories, e.g., carbs. Try to graze, eat small amounts throughout the day. Include protein such as nuts, eggs, and a little cheese. (hard boiled eggs are convenient to take w/you.) peace and good health from a fellow vegetarian. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Teen weight loss: To lose weight whether you are a teen or not you need to have a negative calorie balance. With this is mind you still need to eat a well balanced diet icluding all food types. Decrease portion size&eat lots of raw/steamed vegetables. Decrease the starchy, fatty foods. Eat some mono unsturated fat foods like avacdos, brasil nuts, just do not overdo this. U should take 3 serv. Of nonfat dairy. ...Read more
Dairy,eggs,nuts,seed: Many vegetarian food are excellent sources of protein. Soybeans & hemp seeds have more protein content than meat. Eggs are a superb source of protein. Dairy has protein, as do nuts, seeds and beans. It is especially wise to seek organic sources of soy to avoid gmo soy, and organic dairy and eggs, or else it will be from animals fed gmo corn & soy, which are quite possibly hazardous to health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It takes...: Discipline and character. The rewards are many: self pride; confidence; health; a better looking you! ...Read more
Balanced, low carb: Research shows that vegetarians tend to have a lower body weight than meat eaters. A balanced diet rich in fruits & vegies (ideally organic) with protein from nuts, beans, eggs & dairy should help. Limiting simple carbs helps lose weight so minimize white flour, white rice, potatoes & corn & eat whole grains in moderation. Avoid excess cheese/fried foods.Exercise is also often key to losing weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet is recommended in pregnancy with all food groups represented. Typical weight gain in pregnancy for a average weight woman is 20-30 lbs for the pregnancy. There are many websites which have further guidance on specifics of well balanced diet in pregnancy. ...Read more
Pick well: Try to include healthy foods in your limited menu. Add condiments or sauces that you like to foods you may not like. Try to taste one new food each week. Vitamins are only part of a healthy diet, so supplements may be partially helpful. Nutritional supplements such as ensure may also be used. Check with your doctor for help, & possible referral to a nutrionist. ...Read more
Small changes: small changes over time that are easy to follow. A fruit a day is a good starting point. Make sure every day to have at least one fruit. Also at least a serving of fresh vegetables. Make it a goal, document it, keep a log, see the results and feel good and increase your diet of healthy foods over time. Keep logging and reward yourself for a job well done. ...Read more
Specific Needs: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more
On a liquid diet, what vitamins/minerals are key to not deprive my body from what it needs to be healthy and able to excercise?
All of them!: By definition all vitamins are necessary for good health, as well as all essential minerals, essential Amino Acids ; essential fatty acids. Without details it's impossible to know what nutrients your liquid diet is providing. Consider a good-quality multivitamin (see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 ) or a protein powder with vitamins ; minerals (such as k*pax protein blend or thorne mediclear. See comment:. ...Read more
Prediabetic diet.: The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men). Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What foods should you eat to maintain a healthy diet, and what is the exact amount of food should you eat daily?
Protein & vegetables: A rough guide to determining the amount of calories the average adult should consume daily is about 10x your weight. But using calories alone to gauge intake is not enough. Essentially I have found that small meals of mostly protein and above-ground vegetables maintains ideal body weight, chemistry and hormone levels. Individual genetics, activity, and medical conditions influence this greatly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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