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    Default Getting basic knowledge of a healthy vegan diet...

    how would you reccomend going about getting an idea of how much protein/other nutrients you need and all that jazz? any books, sites, etc?
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    multivitamins

    enough fresh veggies and fruit
    that is better than what most eat

    i eat tofu a few times a week and nuts every day- i think protein is overrated

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    Peace, love, and happiness.

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    PCRM.org physicians commitee for responsible medicine.
    Eat a variety of foods and don't worry too much
    the only animal ingredient in my food is cat hair

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    is 150 lbs ok for somebody who's 6'1"?
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    That sounds healthy to me. But weight is just a number. How do you feel? Do you have energy? Is your skin ok and are your hair and nails shiny? Any trouble in the bathroom? Etc. If you feel fine and you're getting a variety of foods, then there should be no need to worry.

    If you want specific information on how much protein/fiber/fat etc. to eat, a good book is Becoming Vegan. It's extremely thorough and easy to understand and explains vegan nutrition really well.

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    Default Re: Getting basic knowledge of a healthy vegan diet...

    Quote xjohnx
    is 150 lbs ok for somebody who's 6'1"?
    I'm 6'2 and I was about that weight for many years until my late twenties. It's on the lower edge of normal of the BMI scale, but shouldn't cause any problems. I found that I could eat what I wanted, but I was so active that I never put on any weight.

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    Yikes, I'm 150 and 5'2.
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    my sis is 5'1" and is 145 so yeah...
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    Quote pat sommer
    PCRM.org physicians commitee for responsible medicine.
    Eat a variety of foods and don't worry too much
    I love them. They have been running some great ads in various publications as of late. Especially their "Milk, it is not all it is cracked up to be" ad.

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    Quote Tigerlily
    Yikes, I'm 150 and 5'2.
    Sound like a healthy vegan to me.

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    YAY! I used to be 190 has an omni! Yikes.

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    I've gotten fatter since going vegan. lol

    I'm probably also deficient in a few vitamins, but when I start using fortified nutritional yeast I expect most of my energy problems to disappear.

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    Quote Pilaf
    I've gotten fatter since going vegan. lol

    Funny you should say that - obviously when I was an anorexic vegan I was a skinny (skinny skinny skinny) vegan, but now I am bigger than I was before I was vegan. I am not fat, but not thin either. I don't weigh myself though.

    Just a warning to anyone who is going "vegan" for health reasons, the following does exist in vegan forms:

    - CHOCOLATE
    - ICE CREAM
    - CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES
    - CHOCOLATE CAKE
    - STICKY DATE PUDDING
    (just to name a few)

    And, no they are by no means 'healthy' or low calorie .

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    mMm chocolate cake

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