Vegetarianism vs. veganism: what’s the difference?

Vegetarianism vs. veganism: what’s the difference?

In the past I have written a lot about vegetarianism but never gotten into specifics about the different variations of it. I also have not talked much about veganism, so I am here to change all that for those of you that still have questions! This is a brief breakdown on the differences between vegetarianism and veganism. If you are thinking of making the switch to a meat-free diet, this will help you decide what route is the best to take. Vegetarianism, a few kinds you didn’t know about: Despite of what many people think, vegetarianism is not a […]

Vegan But Not Losing Weight: What You’re Doing Wrong [VIDEO]

Vegan But Not Losing Weight: What You're Doing Wrong [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON – MAY 20: A salad of grapefruit and avocado with pickled ginger and ginger vinaigrette, the second course at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw during the weekly five course prix fixe raw dinner on May 20, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo : Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) In spite of the association between a vegan diet and a low body mass index (BMI), many vegans find themselves not losing weight. There are a few reasons why they do not achieve their ideal weight and worse, some even gain weight. Vegans who consume portions larger than what their body requires should not be […]

Vegans who consume portions larger than what their body requires should not be surprised at the weight they gain. The idea that they can consume an unlimited supply of nutrients found in healthy foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seeds and nuts should not be entertained.

Including more beans, lentils and peas in their meals can help vegans add protein, an essential nutrient for maintaining muscle and bone mass. Vegans who do not lose weight and feel tired most of the time may not be aware that their meals do not have sufficient amount of protein.

Eating large meals at the time of the day when they are least active contributes to weight gain– whether one is vegan or not. Light but filling meals are recommended for the evening.

Drinking plant-based beverages can also make it difficult to lose weight. Vegans should check the ingredients, nutrition facts and serving size on the label, Health reported.

4 Responses When Someone Asks Where You Get Your Protein

4 Responses When Someone Asks Where You Get Your Protein

Eating an array of fruit and vegetables provides more than enough protein for the average person. In 1984, Clara Peller asked the United States, “Where’s the beef?” This catch-phrase reverberated throughout the country, and as owner of the 10-acre, 100-percent vegan Stanford Inn by the Sea , I still get asked that question today. In fact, it’s a question my wife Joan and I have been asked since 1980, when we purchased the former Big River Lodge in Mendocino to live a more integrated life. We chose to “grow” the inn sustainably (long before the term was popular), and […]

Lola Berry’s Vegan Chickpea & Kale Scramble Is A Complete Protein Breakfast

Lola Berry’s Vegan Chickpea & Kale Scramble Is A Complete Protein Breakfast

Image via Food To Make Your Glow by Lola Berry

Getting enough protein is the most common concern people seem to have when discussing a vegan diet. They seem to think you must eat meat to get protein when we know there are many items in the vegan diet which contain a great amount of protein. This is a great recipe and article about getting protein. Enjoy.

If you’re a vegan , you’ll often be asked one common question: “where do you get your protein?” It’s silly, really. Plants have protein too. Where do you think the herbivorous rhinoceros or elephant gets their protein from? They don’t seem to have a problem. That being said, unlike meat, no plant contains all nine essential amino acids meaning that no plant food can provide a complete protein. So, when eating vegan meals , it’s important to consider the ingredients and their nutritional profile, which is just what our […]

That being said, unlike meat, no plant contains all nine essential amino acids meaning that no plant food can provide a complete protein. So, when eating vegan meals, it’s important to consider the ingredients and their nutritional profile, which is just what our friend, Lola Berry has done.