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How to Gain Weight on a Vegan Diet [High Cal Foods & Recipes]

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I’m going to assume you know the basics of bulking up. More calories than you burn = weight gain. And with enough protein and stimulation (i.e. strength training), you grow more muscle. I’ve played semi-professional soccer for years, and I’ve bulked/cut throughout that time, some of it as a vegan. In my experience, hitting macro targets on a cut is difficult, but bulking on a vegan diet is...

Vegetarian vs. Vegan vs. Pescetarian [Differences and Health Effects]

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Maybe you want to reduce your environmental impact. Maybe you’re trying to be healthier. Or maybe you have ethical concerns about eating meat. These 3 diets may all be options for you. But which one is best for you? I’ve created a detailed, but simple comparison of these diets on this page. By the end, you should have a clear idea of the positives and negatives of each diet and which...

Meat Withdrawal: Side Effects and Benefits from Going Meat-Free

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Meat withdrawal is a real thing. When you’ve depended on something for most (if not all) of your life, and suddenly take it away, there are going to be consequences. In the case of meat withdrawal, there are both potential benefits and side effects from suddenly going off meat. I’ll give you an overview of both the good and the bad in this post. Common Negative Side Effects of Not Eating Meat In...

Why Am I Gaining Weight on a Vegan Diet?

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Before you went vegan, you saw tons of stories of people losing weight on a vegan diet. But for some reason, you’ve started gaining weight. What gives? There are a few possible reasons. I’ll break down each of them in this guide, and you can see if you think any are causing your weight increase. First Things FIrst: Are You Actually Gaining Weight? This is not a silly question, I promise. When you...

A List of 25 Vegan Foods Highest in Fat

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Fat has been made out to seem evil over the last few decades, but more and more people are realizing that it’s not evil. You need at least some fat to be healthy. When you first switch to a vegan diet, a lot of your food sources of fat disappear. This can lead to cravings and actual health side effects. I’ve created a large nutritional database for vegan foods using data from the USDA. Then, I...

The 50 Best High Lysine Low Arginine Vegan Foods

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There’s a lot of research showing that a high lysine and low arginine diet is effective at preventing herpes symptoms like cold sores from appearing. Dairy is great for this, but obviously not an option on a vegan diet. Two things matter. First, the amount of lysine. You want to aim for at least1.5-3 grams of lysine per day. Secondly, you want a reasonably low amount of arginine...

The 50 Highest Calorie Vegan Foods (Per Serving)

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Adopting a vegan diet often goes one of 2 ways. Either you eat too many calories if you rely on vegan processed and prepared foods (junk for the most part). Or, you can’t eat enough if you focus on whole foods because of the big increase in fiber that’s typical. So if you’re looking to gain weight, you need to focus on high calorie vegan foods. Clearly you’re trying to do that since you’re here...

The Complete Vegan Ketogenic Diet Food List

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A ketogenic was something that always interested me, but I ruled it out once I went vegan. While I still have no plans of following a keto diet, I’ve seen that many do without any problem. To create a vegan ketogenic diet food list, I collected data for about 120 vegan whole foods using the USDA food database. The results are broken down on this page. There’s 80 foods in total here that I believe...