CategoryDiet

Are You Eating Too Much Sugar on a Vegan Diet?

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Vegan diets are notoriously carb-heavy. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll also eat a lot of sugar, but it can. It’s a common question to wonder if you’re eating an unhealthy amount of sugar. I’ll try to clear this up in this short post. Fruit vs. Processed: The Source Matters The biggest thing to realize here is that sugar is sugar. Processed sugar is “bad,” while sugar from fruit might...

Do New Vegans Get Diarrhea?

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New vegans typically do experience with their stools, but diarrhea itself is not that common. However, it does happen. I’ll go over a few other potential causes of diarrhea in new vegans here. Regardless, you should check with a doctor just to be on the safe side, and make sure that it’s not being caused by an underlying condition that isn’t related to being vegan. 1. Your Body Is Still Adjusting...

Dairy Withdrawal: Cause and Duration

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Just like meat withdrawal, many new vegans claim to experience dairy withdrawal. So even though it’s not a medically documented condition, there’s probably some truth in it. I didn’t drink much dairy before going vegan, so it makes sense that I didn’t experience anything of the sort. However, I’ve read many anecdotes and summarized the main causes for dairy withdrawal and what to expect...

No Appetite As a Vegan? 4 Common Causes

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Studying appetite is fairly difficult to do, so there’s not a lot of research about it. However, having a lack of appetite as a vegan, particularly a new vegan, is a commonly reported problem. So while I can’t give you any clear answers from research, I can summarize the most common things that cause a limited appetite in vegans. Vegans Typically Eat Way More Volume When you first go vegan you’ll...

Does Flaxseed Cause Gas? (It Can, Here’s How…)

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While flaxseed doesn’t cause excessive gas in most, it definitely can cause gas! There are a couple of ways this can happen, I’ll go through each one quickly. If none of these seem like the cause of your gas, it could be something else in your diet. Flaxseed Has a Lot of Fiber Gas is caused when fiber or certain carbohydrates ferment in your large intestine (your small intestine can’t digest...

Is Beano Vegan? (No, But Here Are Vegan Alternatives…)

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Beano is not vegan. It’s clearly stated on their website under the ingredients for Beano: Cellulose gel, mannitol, potato starch, magnesium stearate, colloidal silica, calcium gluconate Contains: cod, flounder, redfish But the active ingredient in Beano – Alpha-galactosidase enzyme – is also in other products that are vegan. Vegan Alternatives to Beano There are 2 good...

Are Vegans Fatter Than Meat Eaters? [Data]

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While you can definitely be fat as a vegan by eating too much junk food (there’s a lot of vegan junk these days), vegans are thinner than meat eaters in general. Quite a few studies have confirmed this, I’ll go over a few in this post just so you know the significance of the difference. We’ll also look at why there is a difference. Study 1: BMIs of 60,000+ People in North...

How to Gain Weight on a Vegan Diet [Best 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: Symptoms, Side Effects, and Benefits

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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...