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I have to vent. I'm having difficulties Staying on a vegan diet! Help!

Laura Earle
@laura-earle
3 years ago
233 posts

This.

Thank you.

Yeah, even saturated fat serves a purpose. Everyone needs a tiny bit of it on a daily basis -- saturated fat insulates organs and aids in building cells.


Jules Victoria said:

But you need fat in your diet. There is almost no nutritional value to lettuce (depending on the lettuce - and then still very little) you cannot live off lettuce!!!

As I said, it's not about eating as little as possible (or as few calories) and exercising as much as you can to lose weight.

You will go into starvation mode and you will hang on to fat. Now, I'm not saying that you have to eat meat. Just that you don't have to be a veggie or vegan to lose weight. You need to give your body the good fats (from healthy meat, avocado, seeds, particular oils, etc) so you can function hormonally (especially for women) or your body will hang onto anything it can get for dear life.

One thing to keep in mind is that we are all different and no one rule works for everyone.

The other thing is that if you are eating fake foods (processed, manufactured, etc) or ingesting lots of pesticides then your body will hang onto fat to protect itself from the fat soluble toxins you are ingesting.

Oreos are vegan... doesn't mean they're good for you.

soaring eagle said:

lean meats still have more fat content then a head of letuce


updated by @laura-earle: 07/23/15 07:37:55AM
Kelsey Cliche!
@kelsey-cliche
3 years ago
122 posts
I am a healthy living coach and I'm hosting a free health and wellness challenge that starts on Sept 3rd. It includes meal plans--they are not vegan, but may help you come up with different options. I also offer health essentials that are certified vegan and gluten free. Email me at happyavo@gmail.com if you're interested. :)
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@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,427 posts

i didnt say thawt but u sure dont need that much protein

beans seeds nuts ..hemp seeds are the highest form of protein..

however

as an experiment me abd a freind ate nothing but oranges for 2 months

i couldnt walk anywhere..cause i bounced..i skipped i hopped

i couldnt simply walk i had sooooo much energy with every step i bounced 2 feet off the ground

it was amazing

but wouldnt recomend ppl try that long term


Laura Earle said:

Ya think lettuce would be an adequate replacement for meat, then? FYI, it has next to no protein.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-lettuce000000000000000000000.html

soaring eagle said:

lean meats still have more fat content then a head of letuce




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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,427 posts

no i dont mean non meat

just try a glass of hemp seed milk and u get a rush from the protein




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Laura Earle
@laura-earle
3 years ago
233 posts

Are you actually serious when you're making these claims here?

Okay, after no more than 10 min of research...

Everyone is different when it comes to protein requiments, but these are standard.

http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html

Sedentary people would need less; athletes would need more. Besides, I thought this argument was about fat in lean meat vs fat in lettuce?

And.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4326/2

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4284/2

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4312/2

Some seeds as well...

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3076/2

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3067/2

Notice that these are the stats for one ounce of each. Of course, there are many other nuts and seeds out there. These are just the most common types. Now, for common types of lean meat...

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/poultry-products/699/2

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/poultry-products/857/2

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/finfish-and-shellfish-products/9244/2

Ounce for ounce, lean meats have a greater protein content than legumes, and have about the same protein content as the seeds I listed (actually, 2-3 oz is the standard serving size for meat, but proving that would be an entirely different mission...).

Aaaaand two months is NOT NEARLY long enough to do any sort of nutrition study. If that's what you were trying to do. I really don't know.

soaring eagle said:

i didnt say thawt but u sure dont need that much protein

beans seeds nuts ..hemp seeds are the highest form of protein..

however

as an experiment me abd a freind ate nothing but oranges for 2 months

i couldnt walk anywhere..cause i bounced..i skipped i hopped

i couldnt simply walk i had sooooo much energy with every step i bounced 2 feet off the ground

it was amazing

but wouldnt recomend ppl try that long term


Laura Earle said:

Ya think lettuce would be an adequate replacement for meat, then? FYI, it has next to no protein.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-lettuce000000000000000000000.html

soaring eagle said:

lean meats still have more fat content then a head of letuce

GoldenEagle
@goldeneagle
3 years ago
389 posts

Just adding this thought to the whole Vegan/Vegetarian, general, conversation.

I am vegan....just for the sake of information.....

There are fruits that can be eaten instead of just vegetables while following a vegan or vegetarian eating lifestyle.

 
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