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Well my new veggie lifestyle has kicked off and launched with out any problems, well there is the wonder of all the new little bruises poping up...I was a easier bruiser before I didn't eat meat but my skin has gotten a little more sensitive. Plus before I went veggie I really only used to eat once a day granted it was a decent size meal and I wasn't hungry before of after it, I still only eat once a day and it's been concerning some ppl. I hate talking about my eating habits and weight with ppl I know, I usually avoid the converstation...but honestly Is eating once a day really that bad for you?
 

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It is not good for you to eat only once a day. It messes up your metabolism and it means you're not getting a good flow of nutrients etc. through the majority of the day. Your energy levels would be much higher if you ate throughout the day.
 

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Well, there is definately a risk that you're not getting adequate calories, vitamins and minerals. Even if you are eating a decent sized meal, you probably aren't eating the equivalent of what other people eat in one day, and it's doubtful that you're getting all of your required nutrients. You need a minimum of 3 servings a veggies, 2 servings of fruit, 6 servings or grains (preferably whole grains), 2 servings of dairy (or an equivalent) and 3 servings of meat substitutes. Are you getting that in your one meal?<br><br><br><br>
Even if you are getting all of your necessary vitamins and minerals, it's not always best to get your entire RDA in one sitting. For example, humans need approximately 1000 mgs of calcium daily. Even if you are getting 1000 mgs of calcium in your one meal, the body can only absorb 500 mgs at a time, so your body would actually be absorbing more cacium if your broke it up throughout the day and had, lets say, 300 mgs at breakfast, 300 at lunch, and so forth.<br><br><br><br>
The reason why you're not hungry before or after your meal is because your body has getten used to your eating style. If you eat at the same time everyday, your body will feel hungry at those times.<br><br><br><br>
Also, eating throughout the day keeps your energy up.<br><br><br><br>
Is it healthy to eat one meal a day? No, not in my opinion.
 

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but honestly Is eating once a day really that bad for you?</div>
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I've heard that vitamin K deficiency can cause easy bruising; so make sure you're getting enough of it. And like others said, it must be hard to get enough nutrients/calories eating only once/day.
 

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Please eat more than once a day! You will feel and be much more healthier. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">I've heard that vitamin K deficiency can cause easy bruising; so make sure you're getting enough of it. And like others said, it must be hard to get enough nutrients/calories eating only once/day.</div>
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I get easily bruised also, what foods have vitamin k? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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Karrots, Kandy, Kranberries... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
seriously, broccoli, kale, spinach, green lettuce (not iceberg), chard, parsley... basically, dark green veggies.
 

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I've read more about it and vitamin K deficiency can cause easy bruising but vitamin K deficiency is rare because it's in so many foods. Deficiency is usually caused by inability to absorb vitamin K. Here's a link:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/vitamin-K.php" target="_blank">http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/vitamin-K.php</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Rich sources of vitamin K include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, spinach and soybeans. Cooked dark green vegetables, such as spinach, kale and broccoli, can provide more than one RDA in a single serving. Cow milk is also a good source of the vitamin. Asian soy foods also are excellent vitamin K sources. Hydrogenation of vegetable oils may decrease the absorption and biological effect of dietary vitamin K. Phylloquinone (vitamin K1) is the major dietary form of vitamin K. Bacteria that normally colonize the large intestine synthesize menaquinones (vitamin K2), which are an active form of vitamin K.<br><br><br><br>
Vitamin K deficiency<br><br>
Vitamin K deficiency is very rare and occurs when there is an inability to absorb the vitamin from the intestinal tract. Vitamin K deficiency can also occur after prolonged treatment with oral antibiotics. Vitamin K deficiency is often the result of impaired absorption rather than not getting enough in the diet. Prolonged use of antibiotics can also cause a low level of this vitamin because they destroy some of the bacteria in the gut that help to produce vitamin K. Newborns are at risk for vitamin K deficiency. This is because their digestive tracts contain no vitamin K-producing bacteria. Vitamin K deficiency in adults is rare. When it occurs, it is found in people with diseases that prevent the absorption of fat. These diseases include cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, and cholestasis. Symptoms of vitamin K deficiency include easy bruisability, epistaxis, gastrointestinal bleeding, menorrhagia and hematuria.</div>
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I eat 5 meals every day, my whole life. recently ive heard that this is the best for you, but still im trying to gain weight.<br><br><br><br>
Eating once a day sounds too little and not healthy.
 

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omg thanx everyone for the fyi.....i have this stupid thing in my head that if i eat more than once a day, im going to be hungry all day.....but ill give the 3-6 meals a shot see how i feel....because ppl are telling me that i have an eating dissorder and its freaking me out but ive gotten so used to this diet that now its hard to change... keep ya'll (texan remember) posted heheee. TYTYTY **hugs**
 

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I've heard that three meals per day is the healthiest way to go. It is not good to have your body digesting food all the time, so the 5-6 mini-meals is not ideal since your stomach must work more than if you only ate three meals. Giving your digestive system time to relax is good for it. My father, Dr. Fuhrman, explained to me that when testing people who ate three meals per day versus 5-6 meals (the same amount of calories for each), the people that ate three meals per day lived longer. On another note, don't eat only one meal either. This will most likely cause you to binge (I do think you got this idea already from other members though).<br><br><br><br>
Let me know if this helps!
 

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Can they find out if I don't have a certain vitamin through a blood test and if so, is there a certain type of blood test to get? My doctor ordered 3 different things be checked out, but I don't know what, and if something like that is included.<br><br>
I usually have 5 bruises on me at any one time for no reason at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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i disagree with taht talia. everything i've read says the opposite. It all says that eating more often is better because it is a smaller load to digest at a time, and keeps your metabolism active.
 

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Another alternative might be to have breakfast and dinner be lighter, small meals, and have an early, very big lunch, since after lunch you are usually still active as opposed to after dinner. I personally wouldn't have time for 6 meals, and find 3 evenly spaced meals easier. :) I used to eat one meal a day and I have a lot more energy since changing that habit.
 

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Can they find out if I don't have a certain vitamin through a blood test and if so, is there a certain type of blood test to get? My doctor ordered 3 different things be checked out, but I don't know what, and if something like that is included.<br><br>
I usually have 5 bruises on me at any one time for no reason at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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You can ask your doc for a referral to a lab or he can order a nutrient panel for you. Tho it might be easier just to make sure that you are getting the RDA's.
 

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i disagree with taht talia. everything i've read says the opposite. It all says that eating more often is better because it is a smaller load to digest at a time, and keeps your metabolism active.</div>
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I second this opinion. It's a great way to go-- 5-6 small meals a day are excellent for maintaining energy and revving up the metabolism. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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We often do hear and read that eating 5-6 small meals is a healthy way to rev up the metabolism, but I have to question the wisdom of wanting to speed up the metabolism. The problem with this is that a slower metabolism is associated with longer lifespan in all species of animals. People want to speed up their metabolism because they want to be able to eat more calories without putting on weight, but there is a down side to this. If you eat often, and keep the digestive system working all the time, your body does get revved up and work hard at burning calories for you, but if you liken your body to a machine and you run it at high speed all the time, then its going to wear out faster. That is, you will age faster.<br><br><br><br>
For those of you who are really into the subject of longevity, and who have studied it, I'm sure that none of what I'm saying here will be anything new. That is, what I've said about slower metabolisms being associated with longer lifespans is nothing controversial, however, perhaps the info will be new to some of you.<br><br><br><br>
BTW, just to throw out a graphic example, take the case of the Galapagos Islands Giant Tortoises which are believed to have a lifespan of around 150-200 years. Obviously, they move slow as a turtle, and have slow metabolisms.
 
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