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...

Cronometer vs MyFitnessPal: Which is the best Food Tracker?

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When I first went vegan I wanted to track my food intake to see if my new diet would result in any deficiencies and health problems. This is a smart thing (in my mind) to do for any new diet, whether it’s going vegan, or other uncommon diets like keto (side note: here’s a list of the best vegan foods for keto). Two of the most popular options are Cronometer and MyFitnessPal. Both have a...

Is Beano Vegan? (Probably Not, Try These Vegan Alternatives…)

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Beano is almost certainly not vegan. For a long time, their products stated that they contained fish. It appears that those statements have been removed from their products and website, but there’s still no clearly statement that it’s vegan friendly. Even if that is no longer an issue, there’s still another potential issue in the ingredients for Beano: Cellulose gel, mannitol...

Are Vegans Fatter Than Meat Eaters? [Data]

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While you can definitely gain weight 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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While some people accidentally gain weight on a vegan diet, more often than not it’s a challenge. 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...

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...