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I've been wanting to try a vegan diet for quite some time now and I think today is the day I get started. I want to get healthier, lose weight and gain more energy.<br><br><br><br>
So a few questions for the non-meat eaters:<br><br><br><br>
How many times a day do you normally eat?<br><br><br><br>
What's a typical breakfast for you?<br><br><br><br>
What should a new vegan/vegetarian add to their diet to ensure they are getting the sufficient nutrients and vitamins that the body needs?<br><br><br><br>
For those of you who lift weights, what's the most protein heavy foods?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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I eat three meals a day but I snack a lot.<br><br>
Typical breakfast: always coffee, then usually cereal with soymilk and a piece of fruit. Ocasionally I will have a big breakfast instead: often potato scones, baked beans, veggie sausages, and toast with margarine. This is obviously a much more filling and protein heavy option.<br><br>
For a vegan diet, it's a good idea to add a b12 supplement.<br><br>
I don't lift weights, but some protein heavy foods are: soy (including soy milk & tofu), nuts, any kind of bean. Make sure you eat a varied diet including grains to make sure you get all of the eight essential amino acids that make up a "complete" protein.
 

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I eat three meals a day but I snack a lot.<br><br>
Typical breakfast: always coffee, then usually cereal with soymilk and a piece of fruit. Ocasionally I will have a big breakfast instead: often potato scones, baked beans, veggie sausages, and toast with margarine. This is obviously a much more filling and protein heavy option.<br><br>
For a vegan diet, it's a good idea to add a b12 supplement.<br><br>
I don't lift weights, but some protein heavy foods are: soy (including soy milk & tofu), nuts, any kind of bean. Make sure you eat a varied diet including grains to make sure you get all of the eight essential amino acids that make up a "complete" protein.</div>
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Thanks for the advice, sounds like you're eating some pretty tasty meals there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br>
If you don't mind me asking, is your body weight where you want it to be? Also how long have you been a vegetarian?
 

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Thanks for the advice, sounds like you're eating some pretty tasty meals there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br><br><br>
If you don't mind me asking, is your body weight where you want it to be? Also how long have you been a vegetarian?</div>
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I've been vegan only about a month, but I was lacto-ovo vegetarian for about two and a half years before that and pescatarian before that. I'm at a pretty healthy weight - 5'4", 120ish lbs (I fluctuate), which gives me a bmi of around 20.6. I'm pretty happy with my weight, yeah <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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usually i eat 3 times and day and snack throughout the day.<br><br>
for breakfast i'll usually have homemade banana bread, although i've been known to eat soy delicious ice cream <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br>
there is nothing that you really need to your diet besides b12 as long as you eat a varied diet.
 
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