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#1 Old 12-01-2013, 07:53 AM
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I'm a new vegetarian (trying to be vegan). My question is about portions. I cook almost all of my meals, and I've noticed that the recommended serving sizes are HUGE. Before going veg, I ate like a bird and was satisfied. But when I do that with plant-based food, I'm hungry within a couple of hours. I guess my problem is I feel like it's wrong to eat so much food per meal. But should I be eating more? I've heard calorie density is different for vegetables vs meat. Is this true?
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#2 Old 12-01-2013, 08:31 AM
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Meat is calorie dense compared to most fruit and veg as well as a lot of grains.  For example:

 

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