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I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? Where are meal plans online?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Vitamins, veggies

You can always take a vitamin with a high dose of calcium and vitamin d.
More than likely though a vegan diet may be a little low in some other nutrients. I suggest seeing a nutritionist for planning purposes. Many vegetables, like broccoli, have high levels of calcium. Others have iron or allow higher absorption of iron (tomatoes). A nutritionist can give you a good healthy plan.

In brief: Vitamins, veggies

You can always take a vitamin with a high dose of calcium and vitamin d.
More than likely though a vegan diet may be a little low in some other nutrients. I suggest seeing a nutritionist for planning purposes. Many vegetables, like broccoli, have high levels of calcium. Others have iron or allow higher absorption of iron (tomatoes). A nutritionist can give you a good healthy plan.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Don't do this

The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition.
Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

In brief: Don't do this

The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition.
Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
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