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|07-28-2016 01:47 AM|
W e l c o m e !
|07-27-2016 11:45 AM|
How much protein per day are you trying to consume?
If you're OK with consuming wheat, seitan is a great source of protein.
|07-27-2016 11:08 AM|
|MirandaLee||I have a hard time consuming protein as well. Especially when trying to lose weight/build muscle. What works for me is a protein shake. I don't use them to replace a meal, they are more like a "nutrition" drink. It took me a LOOOONG time to find one that didn't taste gross, though.|
|07-26-2016 08:12 PM|
I'll check it out right now.
|07-26-2016 06:00 PM|
OH! Check out this new site that delivers menus from all kinds of veg'n perspectives.
You can choose from featured styles like athletic, busy working people, parents, chefs, health gurus...
There is a totally free meal planner, and also upgrades for a fee.
@David3 - you should check this too! I was linked to it by Dr. Greger on his promotion for a cookbook he has coming out. He's featured too, as well as Dr. Barnard
|07-26-2016 05:29 PM|
Mainstream vegetarian and vegan organizations recommend this kind of eating style:
Here is more detailed nutrition information from a well-known vegan Registered Dietitian, Brenda Davis: http://www.brendadavisrd.com/the-vegan-plate/
If you eat a variety of healthy foods (legumes, whole grains, vegetables and fruit), and if you consume enough calories to maintain your energy and weight, then you will get enough protein.
Legumes (beans, lentils, dry split peas, and soy foods) are the protein superheroes of vegetarian nutrition. You don't need to eat a huge bowl of beans, though. Instead, you can just add beans to foods that you already like. I like to do this:
1. Add cooked lentils or mashed tofu to spaghetti
2. Add canned beans (rinse well) to your favorite soup
3. Add some mashed tofu to oatmeal
4. Mix some canned vegetarian chili (available at any supermarket) to your tacos or burritos
Here are recommendations of nutrients that vegetarians should focus on: http://veganhealth.org/articles/dailyrecs
|07-26-2016 04:23 PM|
Well, you don't have to eat all healthy to be vegetarian, or vegan.
Are you saying you're eating worse since going veg? Or that health was a major factor in being veg?
Certainly the top foods for health are found in plants. Get beans, legumes, seeds, and some nuts. Hummus, fat free refried beans, other bean dips and sandwich spreads. All kinds of leafy veggies. The rainbow range of veggies. Assorted fruits, esp berries. Onions, mushrooms. Soy - in soy milk, tofu, tempeh, edaname. Whole grains
I eat all that, but also love having a warm Boca chik'n in a salad, Trader Joes soy chorizo in tacos, Beyond Meat feisty beef for a Mexican pizza, frozen veggie burgers on hand. Tofurky Italian sausage for spaghetti.
Garbanzo bean flour makes a quick delicious omelet--look up http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2014/12...melet-mix.html
the longer you're vegetarian the more you'll learn the switches. But again, eating healthy is a different story!
|07-26-2016 09:25 AM|
New 2 this
Hi I have been vegetarian for about 6 months. I love the lifestyle but seem to be consuming some bad food maybe just from older habits that are refusing to die. I eat great otherwise but wanted to know from you guys and gals how to even cut the bad eating out all together. I find that I am having a bad time finding out ways to consume protein without meat based products. I dont miss eating meat in the least and I am thrilled that I dont. My motivation for all of this is to be able to see my kids grow older as well as my own inner health and the way i felt when i approached unhealthy eating when I wasnt one. Wanted to see if there was some type of support system in this dept. I dont mind being meat free at all. In fact I really dont miss it. Most of the time even the thought of me eating meat makes me ill. I guess I just dont have enough knowledge on how to eat as a vegetarian and need some guidance. Hopefully you guys can help. Thanks for your time.