Is it possible?
Is it possible?
The main worries are protein and B12, and there are good vegan protein powders to make up for the first, and a good methylcobalamin supplement can fix the second.
I’m not sure if it’s possible to get all the nutrition u need on a vegan diet with no supplements or fortified food.
B12 being the main concern but I also wonder about calcium and vitamin d and zinc.
N they are all important.
I might need to add a weekly portion of fish into my diet as an attempting vegan myself.
Creatine helps with mental acuity. Meat eaters get it naturally from their food, vegans don’t.
The long term effect of a low-fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks), a low-fat diet can be employed for when you need a detox. However, the long lerm effects of low-fat diets are miserable. A low-fat - high carb diet will lead to high insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low HDL, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. If this is a lifestyle being forced on you by other people, you are well within your rights to refuse. The health benefits have resisted scientific demonstration, but the moral statement is powerful.
You will need to supplement. Get guidance on obtaining sufficient B12, iodine, vitamin D, iron and the others from an informed, sympathetic physician. You’ll also need to get plenty of protein and to remember that the nutritional value of something isn’t guaranteed just because it’s “for vegetarians.” Maintain a healthy lifestyle and compliance with evidence-based guidance by your physician.
beans, seeds, and nuts can provide stuff that some meats provide. also soy milk can provide some diary stuff. i’m not quite sure what vegans eat though, so those things might not be allowed in the vegan diet. i just know those are common alternatives for people who don’t like eating meat or animal products
it takes a lot of work. I don’t like to cook personally, when I was vegan (4 years) I didn’t always meet my needs. basically I would have a smoothie in the morning and a salad at night…stuff that was easy to prepare. I would consume nuts and seeds and put a liberal amount of oil on my salads for the calories. also i would occassionaly just snack on chips. I was 10 pounds underweight at the time.
I never had bloodwork done or anything to see what deficiencies developed but I can say that I was experiencing voices all day everyday. I believed it was part of being a clean animal. there were some positives, I had a high sex drive, lots of energy, and clear skin
lastly you have to know that is not easy being vegan if your not in a supportive environment and disciplined. personally my family eats meat everynight, which meant I had to do all my own cooking and grocery shopping. I definitely developed a me vs them attitude…I would judge them based on what they ate, I thought I was better than them. im eating fish now, and im relatively healthy
anyways good luck going vegan. worth a shot…I couldn’t keep it up.
When u were a vegan did u feel different anyhow? Did u go the whole four years without even tiny relapses?
Of course. You could also just eat vegan and have milk or something once in a while. Peanut butter or peanut powder (pb & me) is a great source of protein too.
I got a little piece of chicken in my food at a Mexican restaurant. I thought they put it in there on purpose. I spit it out. I was disciplined for sure…no relapses…but after my involuntary commitment I gave up about being vegan. I had no support and I couldn’t do it all by myself.
this might trigger some, but I really started to hate animals, I started to think of them as a curse from god to taint mankind. I wasn’t an ethical vegan. I was inspired by Leviticus and 7th day Adventists in California who lived long lives eating vegan.
I feel about the same…my energy is a little less
Yea my main reason is health reasons too. Ive just seriously maltreated my body so much for a while now so I feel I gotta keep attempting this vegan ism thing.
best wishes on your journey…I couldn’t devote enough time in the kitchen to be a healthy vegan. there are more frozen meals widely available now though
also i’d say I had an unhealthy obsession about food. I had years worth of food journals…and meal plans. I don’t do that anymore, which is nice.
I’m glad u got over the food journal thing. I mean I know it helps some people but for others it can become a negative thing like it can become too obsessive and drain u. Life shouldn’t do that to us. I know it did that for me in the past too.
I tried going Vegan, and it lasted 2 days.
I like meat too much.
I mainly eat chicken but I do enjoy deli meats as well.
i’m vegan whenever meat is too expensive or mom doesnt cook.
It’s definitely possible. A lot of omnivores have poor diets that lack nutrients. It’s a matter of what you eat. It can be more difficult to easily get some nutrients but if you’re aware of that then you can definitely find plant based sources.
Yes but you should plan your diet and take b12 supplements.