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i recently started a vegetarian diet- lacto-ovo. (over a week ago) i dont know too much about anything. i just read about the types of foods one should eat in a vegetarian diet. and just did it. i'd like to ask how i'm doing and what i could/should change/add. thanks!<br><br><br><br>
i'm usually not concerned much with lowfat or dairy products. a doctor once told me to eat a lot of dairy if i want to maintain a good weight. i'm pretty thin to begin with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
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breakfast: whole wheat bagel with cream cheese/peanut butter, banana, mixed berry yogurt, glass of milk & juice (usually orange with calcium & vitamin d)<br><br><br><br>
lunch: salad with lettuce, cauliflower, mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, dressing...<br><br><br><br>
dinner: brown rice, tofu, mushrooms, mixed frozen vegetables, egg.. orange (otherwise to be quick i'll make a wrap out of whole wheat tortillas with vege chili with beans, cheese, etc.)<br><br><br><br>
and throughout the day i munch on a handful of nut/seed/raisin mix. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:">
 

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Ovo-Lacto is the easyiest. Hidden gelatin and a few more things are all you need to worry about. Obviously try not to get cheese made with real animal Rennin. Supermarket cheese is usually okay, but you still should check the brand and type as some brands use different rennin for diffrent types of cheeses. You get plenty of protien and dont need to worry about B-12. Try to get some magnesium to help your body absorb the calcium (boron, found in apples is also used for the best absorption of calcium). You really dont need to suppliment with calcium added OJ if you are eating cheese and drinking milk. I think your typical diet sounds good. It may be a bit too fatty, but if you are exersising a bit-- like 30 minutes to an hour per day, you shouldnt have too much problems. Good luck with it.
 

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I think your typical diet sounds good. It may be a bit too fatty, but if you are exersising a bit-- like 30 minutes to an hour per day, you shouldnt have too much problems. Good luck with it.</div>
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thanks for the suggestions. and well, i'm not too concerned with fat because i do exercise a lot. almost all day long, lol. i like one of the most agile martial arts.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"> so i think i burn more calories than i take in, not to mention my high metabolism keeping me skinny. the fat is used as energy i think. cuz at least it doesnt stick to me.<br><br><br><br>
i just try to get something from every vege food group so to be sure its a balanced diet. that should be enough to get what i need but i just wanted to make sure from more experienced folks if there's something i'm missing, like a vitamin or mineral of some sort.<br><br><br><br>
i learn more about reading label tricks.<br><br>
thanks again!
 

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I think your diet looks delicious and very healthy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Just wanted to say that I don't think it's really too fatty either, we need healthy fats in the diet and I know that I for one have trouble making sure I get enough to come anywhere close to standard guidelines. If you use a small amount of peanut butter, olive oil in your salad dressing and only a small amount of cheese, you should be fine, in my opinion.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not a specialist but I think you're doing great, well done.
 
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