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Proper balanced vegan diet?

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July 18, 2019 / By Sophy
Question: So I went vegan about a month and a half ago. I try my best to make sure I get the most nutrition out of it. I get a decent amount of protein- probably about 50 grams a day and I do think I need to get more calcium and zinc/iron so I bought a multi vitamin. However, I don't see any changes. Nothing better has happened, I don't really have the extra energy that I thought I was gonna get. I am pretty stressed emotionally/psychologically so maybe that's a problem I need to solve first. Any help?
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Posie Posie | 7 days ago
Are you surprised? Giving up meat in your diet or refusing to wear leather is not a magic pill to make your life wonderful. Exercise and a balanced diet will be your best bet for a healthy, long life. Extreme diets are often a reflection of an unhappy, unstable life. If that's true for you, get counseling and get on with your life.
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Posie Originally Answered: Pros and cons of a vegan diet compared to a normal diet.?
"Pros and cons of a vegan diet compared to a normal diet.?" The pros and cons of the vegan diet, or more accurately put, a strict vegetarian diet, as THERE IS NO difference between the two. First I'll list the main pro/con side for strict vegetarians/vegans. Then I'll list pro/s/cons side for what is classes as a "normal diet." A lowered risk of certain types of diseases, such as possibly heart disease. A lower risk for some types of cancer. A lower risk of developing type two diabetes. Strict vegetarians/vegans tend to be more knowledgeable about nutrition. Strict vegetarians/vegans tend to be slightly more health conscious. A lowered tendency for eating junk, and highly processed foods. The cons of a strict vegetarian/vegan diet. An increased risk for certain types of cancer. An increased risk for developing intolerance, for some foods, that are heavily relied on such as soy. An increased risk of developing certain types of anemia. A reliance on fortified foods, and/or to meet certain types of essential nutrients. Primarily vitamin B12, and at least two of the omega three fatty acids DHA, and EPA. Certain types of strict vegetarianism/veganism, are highly restrictive, and NOT recommended to be undertaken, by even others of the same dietary basis (a specific type, that's typically classed as highly dangerous, is that of the fruitarian). Promoting as fact, that no one needs meat, or any other animal based products, to be healthy. The pros for a "normal diet." A lowered risk of certain types of diseases. A lower risk for some types of cancer. A larger overall selection of foods, reducing the need, and/or dependency on fortified foods, and/or supplements. The cons of a "normal diet." An overall tendency to be less aware of nutrition. A greater risk for developing deficiencies in certain micronutrients, due a reliance on dairy, eggs, fish/seafood, and meat. An increased risk for type two diabetes. An increased risk for certain types of cancer. An increased risk for heart disease. Promoting as fact, that everyone needs meat, and/or other animal products, in order to be healthy. The alpha-gal virus/allergy, carried by certain types of insects, or that can be acquired via a blood transfusion. Contracting the alpha-gal virus/allergy, can be lethal, and if a person is allergic, highly sensitive to dairy, eggs, fish/seafood, can have lethal consequences, if tricked into eating even a small amount of any of the above. The most common cons for both sides A greater risk for developing deficiencies in certain micronutrients, due to dietary preferences. Promotion of pseudo/crank science, as science fact. A basic promotion of a one size fits all diet. A general imbalance of the omega six fatty acids, to omega three fatty acids. A diet that's all plant based, or one that contains meat, and other animal products, can be healthy, if they're done properly. All dietary types has their share of jink foods, and overly processed, pre-packaged foods, that aren't healthy. I'll hit two specific micronutrients, that ALL dietary followings tend to be low, or outright deficient in, without a lot of detail though. The first is a well known nutrient, vitamin D. While vitamin D (more specifically the cholecalciferol form commonly known as D3) can be gotten from exposure to the sun, anywhere from eighty percent or higher of the population are either low in, or outright deficient in. Vitamin D3 is also found to some degree in meat, and other animal products commonly, with only one known plant based form. Which is derived from a specific type of lichen, and is found in high concentrations of certain types of fish, and other types of seafood. Then more recently what's now know as vitamin K2, which is found only in meat, animal products (such as butter, aged hard cheeses, eggs and in fermented foods. Vitamin K1 is also known as phylloquinone, where as vitamin K2 is known as the menaquinones, that ranges from vitamin K2-MK4 through K2-MK14. Now in closing, there are some details, that I didn't go into, that I could have done so with easily. Now although I eat meat, and other animal products, I DO RECOGNIZE, that the strict vegetarian/vegan diet, does have some legitimate bonafides to some of the claims put forth. I not able to, and I simply won't takes sides where nutrition is concerned though. As we used to say, "hey man don't go cramping my style."

Maureen Maureen
As long as you eat a balanced diet eating a rainbow of veggies a day, fruits, whole grains, and protien you should not need to take suppliments Before you just start adding suppliments go ahead and get some blood work done at your doc office. ***Oreos are SO NOT VEGAN for the poster above me.
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Latonya Latonya
I know what you mean, I have been vegan for 3 weeks and have felt no different. Then again I eat Pringles and Oreos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Jessika Jessika
Yeah, your emotionally and mentally broken up because HUMANS WERE NOT BUILT TO BE VEGANS. Humans are omnivorous. You can be vegetarian and be fine, but if you only eat vegan you are living on less "real" foods, etc than anyone. you have to have supplements and everything. It is not a healthy lifestyle
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Jessika Originally Answered: Converting cat to a fully vegan diet?
This really doesn't sound like a real question... However, if it is... First of all... Put into practice what you are preaching"... ;) Secondly... I really don't mean to offend but, I have never been able to take all the vegan seriously... "To save the planet"? Come on ! Seriously??? I am a meat eater and (I AM) actually doing more for the planet by (EATING) the problem... 'I.E.' Green House Gasses etc. produced by the animals... You vegetarians are actually causing more problems than your solving because YOU ARE 'EATING' the solution to the Green House Gasses you are preaching about... 'I.E' Plants take in CO2 and put O2 back onto the planet... IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE INSTEAD OF JUST 'SAYING' YOU DO... EAT A COW!!! ;) LOL!!! On a more serious note the first response was 100% correct!!! If you love your animal feed it PROPERLY!!! Cats are carnivores... Save the veggies for yourself...

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