• Rate my diet?

    Best answer: Need fruit.
    Best answer: Need fruit.
    11 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Should I become vegetarian?

    Best answer: Ok, well I'll try and give you as much small fragments of advice as I can conjure from turning veggie when I was 14 (I'm now 22) I doubt all of it is relevant, but what the hell! Firstly, give it a go, why not? It's got a lot of other good added benefits anyway such as better for the environment... show more
    Best answer: Ok, well I'll try and give you as much small fragments of advice as I can conjure from turning veggie when I was 14 (I'm now 22) I doubt all of it is relevant, but what the hell!

    Firstly, give it a go, why not? It's got a lot of other good added benefits anyway such as better for the environment (don't know if this particular example is actually true but I remember something once saying taking a shower everyday does less damage to the environment than the process it takes to make a burger). It's cheaper...just about, obviously it's nicer for the animals and as you've said, much healthier. If you don't like being a veggie, then just go back to eating, it doesn't need to be an honour-bound code.

    It will be much better for your body ofcourse, partly because of how fattening meats are but also because you're less likely to eat food with so much rubbish packed into it. You will still need protein though, that's the common mistake people make. A friend of mine turned veggie and became massively, scarily ill when her body didn't get the protein it needed. As such, you need to find foods with protein in. Be if tofu, quorn, eggs, (baked beans if you're lucky enough to live in britain). The protein itself shouldn't be a problem if you're worried it'll put weight on because all of those are much less fattening than meat and all of that. I think tofu is great nutrition in tonnes of ways, though I'm not totally sure. Try out the veggie version of meat products though. Some of them will taste horrendously bad, some of them are nicer than the meat equivalent. It's tricky figuring out which ones are good though because one brand might do a brilliant vegetarian turkey and yet also do a horrid vegetarian version of sausages, where another brand will do really good sausages and bad turkey etc. (I'm yet to find a good veggie bacon admittedly). Play around though, I'm going on british products (I don't know where you live or where the ones we have here are also sold) but they are some bloody nice ones. I don't think it is what you meant, but don't see turning veggie as all fruit veg, because if you try to stick to that diet, you will almost certainly lose motivation and almost certainly get ill. You want to find a diet that still tastes great. That's why I've been veggie half my life really, not because I'm determined to stick to it, but I'm just really happy with the food I eat.

    The other thing you mentioned was about the hot wings. You're correct, it's much easier than you think to get used to life without foods like that, but still, if you really like them, don't punish yourself. You don't want to each them much at all if you want to lose weight, ofcourse, but you can treat yourself on the rare occasion. For example, I loved steak so much that I used to eat it once a year on my birthday. It confuses people that I did that, as though I was breaking my own laws, but why not? It doesn't change anything, I don't need to feel guilty, I was just having a day off.

    Then just other bits of advice, don't cut all meat straightaway forever, that could get you ill if your body currently feels dependent on meat. I didn't get ill, but nonetheless, I'd just eating a bit of meat once a week for the first month or something before giving it up for good. It probably doesn't matter, just a precaution.

    Another option, you could still eat fish? Tends to be less bad and have less **** pumped into it, also provides much needed protein and also tastes great. That would make you a pescetarian.

    Last bit of advice, Gandhi, probably as famous a veggie as there ever was, used to still eat meat were he to go round someone house and they cooked it. I think that was a sign of maturity rather than of weakness, he understood it was a bit ridiculous to treat your diet like holy scripture, not to mention it annoys people. I'm recently starting to turn vegan but I'll still have milk from dairy if someone puts it in my coffee and I'll still eat birthday cake or have tiramisu if it's on the restaurant menu; just when I'm choosing food for myself, I'll choose to avoid dairy. I think one of the reasons vegans can be so damn annoying and can put people off becoming one themselves is because they're never at all relaxed about their beliefs.

    Good luck with it all! It's a great choice to make in your life
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is soda (Pepsi or Coca Cola) vegan?

    I'm not vegan. I eat meat. I often go to a vegan restaurant because I like eating soy sausages and other vegan meals. I like the food. But the thing I don't like about the restaurant is that they don't serve soda. Is soda vegan?
    I'm not vegan. I eat meat. I often go to a vegan restaurant because I like eating soy sausages and other vegan meals. I like the food. But the thing I don't like about the restaurant is that they don't serve soda. Is soda vegan?
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • What will stop me craving chicken?

    I'm vegan and I've been a vegan for a long time. I can replace dairy and eggs but I miss chicken. That's the only meat I miss as well as fish and vegan chicken doesn't taste the same
    I'm vegan and I've been a vegan for a long time. I can replace dairy and eggs but I miss chicken. That's the only meat I miss as well as fish and vegan chicken doesn't taste the same
    6 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Should I take supplements if I'm a vegan who's just starting out????

    Best answer: A check up is a good idea to do right away. Consider it a base line. then in 6 months or a year you can have another test and see where you are. I wish I had done that. You actually don't NEED any supplements as long as you eat a good diet. a lot of people make a big deal of B12. But B12 is easily stored in... show more
    Best answer: A check up is a good idea to do right away. Consider it a base line. then in 6 months or a year you can have another test and see where you are. I wish I had done that.

    You actually don't NEED any supplements as long as you eat a good diet.

    a lot of people make a big deal of B12. But B12 is easily stored in the body for months. And the body recycles it. If you are young and healthy you really don't need to worry about it at all. And this is the thing. All the plant milks are fortified with B12. Some breads and cereals are fortified as well. And every multivitamin has adequate amounts of B12. Its really a non-issue.

    As a young woman there might be two other supplements that might be important. Iron, which all females need more than guys. And Calcium. Non heme iron (which is what plants have) isn't as absorbable as heme iron. So you do need more iron than a non-vegan. But there are plenty of vegan foods that are high in iron. A good vegan diet always includes beans and dark green veggies. and both are good sources of iron. Also many foods are fortified with iron. Basically the same foods that are fortified with B12 are fortified with iron.

    And many multivitamins contain at least some iron. You probably don't need to take iron separately. just in a multi. And as long as I brought it up. Take a multi. You may not need to - but its good cheap insurance. DEVA makes a vegan multi that costs about $2 a month. It has 50% of the RDA of iron. so it can make up for any shortcomings.

    Again women have higher calcium requirements than men. You won't find much calcium in a multi - its a bulky mineral. And again you may not have much to worry about. Again its in the foods that are on the top of the vegans shopping list: beans and dark greens. And also plant milks are fortified with it.

    However, studies have shown that most of us are Vitamin D deficient. Mostly because we are inside so much and when we venture outside we wear hats and sunscreen. A lot of calcium supplements include vitamin D so that may not be a bad idea, too.

    Chia seeds (and flax seeds) need to be ground. Once they are ground they need to be kept in the frig. One tablespoon a day, added to your morning smoothie or sprinkled on your dinner salad is all you need. It boosts up your Omega 3s, which are a little harder to find on a vegan diet. But the seeds only contain ALA. Its true that your body can convert ALA to DHA and EPA, but it is very slow and inefficient. Nature Made makes a vegetarian DHA/EPA. But instead of taking 2 a day - just take one. Your body can probably take care of the rest.

    My final words of advice is to check out a website called CronOmeter. Its easy to understand. It presents all your nutrients and micronutrients in color coded bar graphs. So you can easily see if you are getting enough B12, Calcium, iron, D, and omega 3s. and then take steps accordingly. It does take a little bit to input. but its set up to remember you and so as you learn it, it gets easier and easier. I do it in about 2 minutes before going to bed.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • How do I make vegan rice krispy treats?

    Can I replace normal marshmallows with vegan ones in the recipe?
    Can I replace normal marshmallows with vegan ones in the recipe?
    6 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Is Pepperidge Farm Jewish Rye Soft Bread vegan?

    I am recently vegan I was obsessed with peanut butter on soft rye bread. I've looked at the ingredients to this rye bread and it doesn't seem to have any of animal products in it. I've read Pepperdine Farms is not vegan. Please help me clear this up thanks.
    I am recently vegan I was obsessed with peanut butter on soft rye bread. I've looked at the ingredients to this rye bread and it doesn't seem to have any of animal products in it. I've read Pepperdine Farms is not vegan. Please help me clear this up thanks.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • My parents hate the fact that I am now a vegetarian how do I get them off my back?

    btw I grow and cook my own food.
    btw I grow and cook my own food.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is medication vegan?

    4 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Does soy yogurt taste like liquified cardboard?

    Best answer: Anything from soy tastes like cardboard floor sweepings. Eat the real stuff.
    Best answer: Anything from soy tastes like cardboard floor sweepings. Eat the real stuff.
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is Bud Light Man-Go-Rita vegan?

    Best answer: I'm guessing it is too
    Best answer: I'm guessing it is too
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I eat a pizza that is half pepperoni and have vegatarian?

    I am vegatarian can I still eat the pizza if the other half is pepperoni
    I am vegatarian can I still eat the pizza if the other half is pepperoni
    19 answers · 1 week ago
  • Where to draw the line when being vegan what is OK to eat and what no?

    Best answer: Some of what you said is interesting on a philosophical level. but a lot of what you said is just based on false information. So although introspection and meditation will help, you can probably get the most benefit from accruing knowledge. You concern for plants is heartening but misplaced. Have you ever seen a... show more
    Best answer: Some of what you said is interesting on a philosophical level. but a lot of what you said is just based on false information. So although introspection and meditation will help, you can probably get the most benefit from accruing knowledge.

    You concern for plants is heartening but misplaced. Have you ever seen a plant happy? sad? afraid? Plants don't have brains and are not able to feel emotions or pain. Scientists have detected plants reacting to stimuli. but those reactions are not neurological - but chemical.

    And it is true that harvesting plants will negatively affect animals. And its up to you and me to minimize the harm done. But we have to eat something. So its up to us to figure out ways to do that.

    Keep in mind the definition of veganism. Its to *reduce* animal cruelty *as much as possible and practical*. It doesn't say to *eliminate* and *at all costs*.

    Putting worms in your compost heap is a good idea. The birds probably won't get them. and if they do... birds need to eat too.

    Oh an worms are not maggots. and maggots are just baby flies. You DO NOT want maggots in your compost heap. Maggots eat dead animals. if you put meat in your compost heap - it stinks and attracts flies. then you get maggots. but worms are like the best thing for compost heaps. they help turn the plant matter into soil and help improve the soils texture.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is the world a cruel place for Vegans to exist ?

    I am curious about veganism. I don't understand the logic. The world outside is cruel and unforgiving. Does it make any difference by becoming vegan ? Sure, it might make an animal happy for a while. But...
    I am curious about veganism. I don't understand the logic. The world outside is cruel and unforgiving. Does it make any difference by becoming vegan ? Sure, it might make an animal happy for a while. But...
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is vegan pâté made from?

    Best answer: I bet its either nuts or beans or a combo of both..
    Here is but one recipe for it.
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/24708/veggie-pate/
    Best answer: I bet its either nuts or beans or a combo of both..
    Here is but one recipe for it.
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/24708/veggie-pate/
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • In your opinion, does vegetarianism and veganism smack of New Age spirituality?

    Best answer: There were vegetarians long before the New Age. Veganism is indeed a typical New Age thing.
    Best answer: There were vegetarians long before the New Age. Veganism is indeed a typical New Age thing.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do vegans always need to state that they are vegan, all the time.?

    So far all the vegans I have met are the most judgemental people I have ever met, and always feel the need to state they are vegan, in pretty much every conversation. I hate to say it, but they annoy the crap out of me. I can not stand their nagging rants. One time I was minding my own business and a vegan from... show more
    So far all the vegans I have met are the most judgemental people I have ever met, and always feel the need to state they are vegan, in pretty much every conversation. I hate to say it, but they annoy the crap out of me. I can not stand their nagging rants. One time I was minding my own business and a vegan from my school judged me for my full cream milk cappuccino? Like seriously guys, do I run up to you and judge you for eating all of rabbits leafs and lettuce. I understand animal cruelty, I am a vegetarian totally by just being creeped out by dead animals ever since I was little and just basically because i dont like the taste, but as a vegetarian I have never really felt the need to judge a meat eater? Their life choice, I dont care. I mean there is so much more to worry about such as poverty and children with aids, but these vegans act like if you prefer full cream milk over damn nut milk you should get executed. Just speaking my mind, they need to stop acting like they are some superior species and better then everyone else because they drink nut milk on a daily and take super hip photos on Instagram. I dont understand, has anyone felt this way toward them or if you are vegan, why do you do this.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago