vegetarian/vegan health

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28 May 2016 04:58 #242514 by Keladry
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I just decided to go vegetarian for ethical reasons a few weeks ago. I used to eat a lot of meat. I now no longer eat any type of meat, but I am still eating some eggs and dairy products which I may end up giving up at a later date. Surprisingly I am not really craving meat, but I am eating more carbs then I did before. Any suggestions for how to keep the carbs down on a vegetarian diet ? I don't think being a carbatarian is healthy. I don't really like salad, but I do like most vegetables I just don't know how to cook them. I'm trying to teach myself to cook now.

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28 May 2016 05:59 #242519 by CableSteele
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Mushrooms offer a wide range of flavor.
A steamer rack is a good way to cook most vegetables.
For some people, just cutting gluten can help with carbs. Do you like rice?

Good for you learning how to cook. I think that's one of the basic survival tools of being a human. Right there along with building a shelter and making clothes. I used to be a chef at a summer camp in California, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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30 May 2016 09:25 - 30 May 2016 09:26 #242698 by Aqua
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I don't think being a carbatarian is healthy. I don't really like salad, but I do like most vegetables I just don't know how to cook them. I'm trying to teach myself to cook now.


I am vegetarian :blush: Whatever you try to cook if you boil vegetables too long it will go from tasty to nasty and liquid! (sprouts) If you pick something that taste bad, and you add something tasty to it.. it will become tasty.. Like Sauerkraut , but as a oven dish for example! :side:

Combine not only common food in your diet, try forgotten vegetables too, like the Pattypan for example..! The way you add things to boil is highly important, just try things out.. If you do not have enough knowledge of this diet type however you can become ill easily..

PS. I do not like salad too.. :laugh:
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30 May 2016 13:58 #242706 by MartaLina
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There are a lot of Vegan cookbooks out there , if you buy 2 of them you have a good range of ideas , i know you are not vegan , but i bought one of these to vary the way i cook veggies , i found out i like them stirr fried in a little oil hmm with Kurkuma and a little salt , nom nom :cheer:

www.vegan.com/cookbooks/

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09 Jun 2016 01:43 #244097 by thomaswfaulkner
My wife has this recipe for oven-baked mango habanero cauliflower that tastes just like chicken wings. I never thought that could fill me up but a quarter of the head suits me for at least 6-8 hours.

We tried being vegetarians for about 3 weeks (for ethical reasons as well) but we both felt physically drained and we were always hungry. We added fish to our diet about 2 months ago and we are slowly weening ourselves back off of it. Its been about 2 weeks now since the last time we had any.

Have you tried the black bean veggie burgers? Those are awesome.

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09 Jun 2016 01:57 #244098 by RyuJin
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thomaswfaulkner wrote: We tried being vegetarians for about 3 weeks (for ethical reasons as well) but we both felt physically drained and we were always hungry.
Have you tried the black bean veggie burgers? Those are awesome.


this....this is what happened to me when i tried to omit meat...after my appendectomy the dr said no meat for at least a week...after 3 days despite eating everything in sight that wasn't meat, i was so physically weakened that i was barely able to hold up my own weight...

now i'm diabetic and require mostly protein and fiber...i've tried those type of burgers and soy burgers...soy based foods make me sick, and anything not meat leaves me hungrier than before i ate it...

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02 Jan 2017 20:58 #270890 by Anthw793
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You need carbs, there has been this idea pushed around to limit your carb intake as low as possible, when in reality, you need carbs. Your brain will starve without carbs nutritionfacts.org/

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02 Jan 2017 21:24 #270894 by Figment
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Like others have said, there are some really great cookbooks out there for vegetarians and vegans. Learning to cook for yourself is the best way to do things though. You will be surprised what you will find you like and don't like.

Another good suggestion is learning a number of hearty soups, such as minestrone, vegetable tomato, potato, cream of broccoli, and the like. For example for lunch today I am having homemade udon soup with tofu.

As a carb lover myself, I understand your dilemma. Having healthy carbs in your diet is important but also learning to enjoy and like as many veggies is as well. I have seen many vegetarians become sick from the mac n' cheese, bread, and pizza diet.

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02 Jan 2017 22:06 #270903 by Wind
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Hi!
I'm Vegan and I eat often a mix of vegetables sauté with a starch (that is different for each meal)... And some cereals.
Good luck for your cooking!

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09 Mar 2017 03:05 #277938 by JamesKenobi
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There is no research to show being a "carbatarian" is unhealthy! So long as the carbs you eat are mostly grains and veggies. I've been vegan for almost 2 years, the first 2 months were difficult. But eventually you find food that isn't fake and processed and is still very filling. Try beans, veggies, tofu, rice, chickpeas, fruit, and peanut butter, those are the staples.

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