Some Vegan Diet Tips..?

so, im thinking of going on a Vegan Diet.. i kind of have a mind set of what to eat and all that but i want some 'opinions' or 'help'. what are some things you would recommend eating for a vegan diet? .. tips? .. anything you'd like to say(: much appreciated, thank you(:

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  • 9 years ago
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    Being a healthy Vegan is very hard, also expensive. Probably the only thing you can eat that is not "out of the ordinary" is pasta, veggies, beans, and fruit. But a diet like that will just make you get fat. Pasta is full of carbs, and fruit is PACKED full of sugar. A diet consisting of carbs, and sugars and minimal fiber from beans and veggies will make you gain weight. A diet without healthy fats and protein is very bad. I am currently on a low carb diet, and has been my most successful. Yes, beans do contain fats, and protein, but not nearly enough to be a stable balanced diet. If you are trying vegan to lose weight or to become healthy this is the wrong plan of action.

    I was vegetarian for 2 years, and gained about 15 pounds. If you are going to try a meatless diet you MUST be knowledgeable in nutrition, and your bodies needs. It will be very difficult to do it properly, and affordability. Do a little more of your own research, and maybe re consider. I am also assuming that most of the people that disagree with my answer have not actually studied the bodies chemistry.

    Source(s): Food & Nutrition major.
  • Emi.
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    You can eat legumes (such as beans and lentils), all vegetables, fruits, rice, tofu, kale/spinach, whole grains ect. Try to stay away from too many soy products and if you want a milk alternative try almond or rice milk they are my favorites, also look around for some vegan recipes, you will be doing a lot of cooking. When you are a vegan you get to explore so many different foods that otherwise you wouldn't have tried.

  • Legs
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Check out:

    http://www.vrg.org/

    http://www.vrg.org/links/

    http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/frequent...

    http://veglov.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-go-veget...

    http://theveganzombie.com/

    http://www.vegansociety.com/become-a-vegan/why.asp...

    http://vegetariancommunity.activeboard.com/

    Try Quinoa and Buckwheat - all essential protein and amino acids. Both are gluten free.

    By the way, soy is fine to eat.

    "The soybean is the most nutritious of all beans.

    Rich in high-quality protein, it is one of the few vegetarian foods that contains all eight essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized in the body and are vital for the renewal of cells and tissues."

    "Soy is one of today's healthiest foods. Rich in minerals, particularly iron and calcium, it is also low in saturated fats and it is cholesterol free. It has the ability to help reduce osteoporosis, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol, and there is evidence to suggest that it can help reduce the risk of cancer."

    "Although soybeans and products are nutritionally beneficial, they are also common allergies and can provoke reactions such as headaches and digestive problems. Avoid eating excessive amounts of soy, and always cook sprouted soybeans before use."

    Source(s): Vegetarian - Research, Vegetarian Cookbook, Common sense. :)
  • 6 years ago

    GREAT selection of articles, books, videos, products & programs that will provide solutions for health problems :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkFZy8SytgA

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    Vegan Diet :

    http://www.thebettergreenlife.com/?s=vegan+diet

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  • 9 years ago

    Keep off soy, and eat mainly a high raw diet. There are lots of good raw food resources on the net.

  • 9 years ago

    Eat a wide variety of different foods. Fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, fungi, herbs, super foods, seaweeds, etc. Don't be afraid to try and explore new foods. Try to eat fruits and veggies every color of the rainbow. If you want, drink milk alternatives. My favorite is almond milk. Try to stay away from too many soy products.

    Source(s): Vegan.
  • 9 years ago

    your vegan diet should be full of the following foods: fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, and soy products.

    Check out my vegan blog for this delicious vegan mouse!

    http://thecoastalvegan.blogspot.com/2011/10/coconu...

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Eat like nuts,soy yogurt, frozen vegan meals (a little expensive but they are ok), fruits and veggies,salad and greens,LOTS OF WATER (thats always good in any diet),TLT's (RECIPE http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/tlt_tofu_lettuce... ect!

    Good luck!

    Source(s): Myself
  • 5 years ago

    Fat Burning Foods Tips for you ;)

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  • 9 years ago

    You can try carrot and boiled vegetables for diet. Also you can take fresh juice.

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