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Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Sunday, November 18th, 2012
I lost 90 pounds on a "whole plant based diet" (healthy vegan), but want help in losing another 60 pounds. Are there any commercial weight loss programs that are "vegan" in nature?
Gina Kolata describes the abysmal record of the most popular programs including Weight Watchers, Atkins, and medically supervised calorie restricted diets. Her deep research indicated that the vast majority of people fail to maintain much weight loss over a period of a few years.
What commercial programs are available to vegans?
Commercial diet programs sometimes rely on pre-packaged foods. They are not commonly associated with whole foods or with plant-based foods.
Congratulations on your 90-pound weight loss! Most likely, you are now feeling much more energetic and exercising more each day. Since you have been so successful, and you have been eating plant-based whole foods, you must have been doing much of your own cooking.
I think you will like these websites to help you with webcasts, blogs, recipes, and nutritional information. Perhaps you have already seen them.
21-day Vegan Kickstart
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Fat Free Vegan
Peas and Thank You
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Im a vegetarian and id like to become vegan, but i want to avoid processed foods as much as possible, so i need to get my protein from products not made from soy like tofu. And I need to get everything I am supposed to be eating, or if you have any tips or advice about being a healthy vegan that would be great. Thanks
Beans, peas, lentils. Protein is made up of about 20 different amino acids. Your body makes most of those amino acids; the rest must come from your diet. Animal products (meat, eggs, dairy) contain all the amino acids your body needs to make complete protein; most veggies don’t. A veg*n needs to eat a lot of a wide variety of veggies/grains every day (not necessarily every meal) so their body can combine the different amino acids in each veggie/grain into the complete protein it needs to grow and function. There are internet sites that will tell you which amino acids each veggie/grain contains and combinations to eat. Whole wheat bread & peanut butter, beans and rice, for example.
One of those amino acids, lysine, seems to be difficult for vegans to get. It’s found mostly in beans, peas and lentils. You should eat at least one serving a day, three servings is better, of those foods.
You need to take pills. At the very least, you need a vitamin B12 pill. B12 is not found in any plant. None, nada, zip. The Vegan Society, the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) and two online vegan registered dietitians say "supplement for B12". It’s an important nutrient. Here’s a link to VeganHealth’s recommendations for nutrients that vegans (and some vegetarians) need to be watchful for in their diet: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/dailyrecs
BTW, it’s good to be careful with soy. As you say, most soy foods are highly processed and it, of course, also contains estrogen like compounds that can be harmful.
Friday, November 16th, 2012
I read that vegans tend to be on the overweight side, but I’ve also heard that they are quite thin and look healthy. My mom told me I will most likely gain a lot of weight, but I am determined to eat a healthy vegan diet. Can you give me some tips on being a healthy vegan without the risk of gaining a ton of weight? Thanks so much!
First of all congrats on becoming a vegan, your awesome! The best thing to do is just eat foods with simple ingredients, chances are if you cant pronounce it its probably not good for your body. Also eat plenty of veggies, all kinds just eat the rainbow. the same applies to fruit. The thing you need to remember is that vegans come in many different sizes, and none of them are bad. As long as you stay away from the accidentally vegan sweets like smarties and Twizzlers, or pretty much all processed sugar you should be fine. Another thing is that just because you eat healthy doesn’t mean you don’t have to exercise, an active exercise regiment is also going to keep you healthy. Now one of the most healthiest vegan diets is the raw vegan diet, raw vegan is all raw veggies, nothing is cooked at high temps. it is actually very healthy, really the healthiest way to go, but being a vegan is very healthy as well. another thing is try not to eat a lot of the processed vegan foods out there, i mean its OK to eat them every so often just don’t eat them for every meal. also instead of using vegetable or canola oil try using olive, grape seed, and coconut oil, it is a lot healthier for you. that’s really all i can think of, if you want to know more about healthy vegan foods YouTube has plenty of vegan cooking channels, it helped me a lot. I hope i helped.
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
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Friday, September 21st, 2012
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Why eating vegan and veganism will be bad for your health. This is my take on eating vegan (not vegetarian!) if done with replacing needed macro-nutrients with grains, legumes, beans and worst: processed soy products, that are not fermented.
As I am against eating grains I also don’t recommend a vegan lifestyle with whole grains or processed grains at all, although it works for many people.
Perhaps combined with lots of chronic cardio, to kill the tons of carbs.. Or combined with lots of healthy fruits, to save your gut from the damaging gluten from wheat …
Also I want to quote one reader from my facebook page, Donovan:
“Originally I was convinced veganism was the true path to wellness and reversing disease. I don’t regret it, it was a learning experience that placed more emphasis on veggies which I wasn’t too good at eating anyways. I ate an impeccable vegan diet for over a year full of organic, high quality grains, soy, beans, fruits of all kinds, vegetables, and vegetable proteins. During this time I joined a gym and started lifting weights 5 days a week. Little did I know, all that soy protein and and high glycemic carbs were destroying my insides. At my annual check-up, I developed high blood pressure 140/90 (I was never above 120/80 before this), hypothyroidism with my TSH at 7.1, dyslipidemia (HDL-15, LDL 130, TRI 230), and a jiggly pot belly even though I was also gaining more muscle. Even my chest has a layer of fat under my new muscle. My blood sugar also cheeped up to 95. The doctor wanted me to go on statins, beta blockers, diuretics, and anti depressants. I said no and started taking fist fulls of health supplements (literally fist fulls, just ask my wife) to battle the blood pressure and cholesterol – they worked, but not that well. In the middle of all this, I got a hernia.
Five weeks ago I started eating 100% paleo as an experiment while also eliminating fruit except for one grapefruit in the morning. I’ve lost 13 pounds (183 to 170lbs) while retaining all the muscle I’ve built. In fact, my muscle has been GROWING while I’ve been loosing weight! This is typically unheard of in body building! I’ve had my blood tested and I’ve reversed all the above mentioned problems. My cholesterol is way down, HDL almost at 40, blood pressure an incredible 115/75 with the lowest reading at 99/69 last night! WOW! Essentially, all those “healthy vegan organic” foods created metabolic syndrome despite the added exercise. I’ll never touch another soy product ever again or any grain for that matter. Without the dairy, coffee just wasn’t the same so I gave that up too and switched to white tea (low in fluoride). I’m so impressed with this way of eating, I’m thinking of switching careers so I can help other people attain their ultimate fitness too. I want to share what I’ve got!
15 years ago my left big toenail died and never grew back except for some ugly looking flaky stuff. I believe it was from the trauma of an ingrown toenail removal at the doctor’s. Since I started the paleo diet 5 weeks ago, it has started to grow back in clear, strong, and thick. This is perhaps the most amazing thing that’s happened to my body yet!
So, what is there more to say?
My results with paleo diet: I have been following the paleo diet (low carb, no grains) since Februar 2010 and lost ~50 pounds now(no chronic-cardio, just weekly strenth and daily walks)! Back to my weight 12 years ago! Went from pants 37/38 down to 30/32! And you can do it, too!
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Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Healthy Recipes – Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie – as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Hi, I am Rebecca Corby with Green Island Catering and today I am going to show you how to make a very easy delicious pumpkin pie. And this is what the pumpkin pie looks like. And I am going to just go through the ingredients with you. Now, if you want to make the pumpkin pie completely from scratch you would want to use a pie pumpkin, so not the big jack o’ lantern style pumpkin. But since we are making an easy pumpkin pie you can go ahead and just use pumpkin puree. So you are going to want to blend the following ingredients in a blender or using a mixer to make the filling. You are going to use one can of pumpkin puree, you are going to use one cup of coconut milk, a quarter cup of corn starch, and the corn starch is going to help the pie hold together in place of the eggs, since we are not using eggs.
You are going to use 3/4 cup of evaporated cane juice. Evaporated cane juice is a vegan form of sugar. It is a less refined form of sugar, and the reason it is vegan is because refined sugar uses animal products in the processing. We are also going to add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice. You will notice that these are almost identical, I have apple pie spice so I just used that. If you do not have that you can just use cinnamon. So those ingredients are going to get blended together, and then you have your pie filling ready to pour into your pie crust. For your pie crust there is a couple different options. You can find a ready-made pie crust, just check the ingredients to make sure that it is vegan. Or you could make your own crust. For this particular one I made a pecan crust, it also happens to be gluten-free, so this pie is not only vegan, it is gluten-free.
For the pie crust what I used is pecans with some brown rice flour, and I used 1 1/2 cups of pecans and 1 cup of brown rice flour. And also I added a little bit of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of our evaporated cane juice. And what you do is just process this in your food processor until the pecans resemble the flour, so they break down. Then you are going to go ahead and add 1/4 of a cup of vegan butter. And what you want to do is cut this into chunks before you add it to the food processor. And I brought two different types of vegan butter to show you; both of these I found at the regular grocery store. This one actually says vegan on the side, so if you turn it over you can actually see and then you know it is. On this one says on the front that it is guaranteed all vegetable, and then if you go ahead and read the ingredients you can verify that it is just made of vegetable oils and soy milk. And so there is two different options for the butter.
And you just pulse that with the pecan meal and the brown rice flour and then you also want to add two tablespoons of water and then you just press it into your pie plate, you do not need to pre-bake it and it is all ready to go. So after you have pressed your pie crust into the pie plate and you have blended up all of your filling ingredients, you just pour it in. And then I am going to show you a trick that I do to make sure that the edges of the pie crust do not get burnt. Some of you may have what is called a pie shield at home. If you do not you can just make one really simply with some aluminum foil. So to make a shield for your pie crust, just pull off a piece of aluminum foil. Make sure that it covers the length of the pie pan. And then you are just going to fold it up into quarters. And just take a pair of scissors, hold it over the pie pan and just cut around so that it is a circle, this way you know it is going to be a circle. And then you want to also cut out the hole in the middle, because you just want to make a shield for the edges of the pie crust. Then when you open it up, you have a pie crust shield.
And I like to just stretch it out and fold down the edges to help anchor it on to the pie plate. And then you can just place this over the top so the that crust would not get burned. This pumpkin pie you want to bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes, so just under an hour. And then you want to take it out, let it cool completely to room temperature, and then chill it so it that sets up firm. So far all of the ingredients I have showed you to make this vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie you can find at your regular grocery store. However if you want to splurge on something a little extra special, you can go to your local health food store and find this vegan whipped cream. This one is called Rice Whip, it is made with rice milk. It is also soy-free in addition to being dairy-free and gluten-free.
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Healthy Recipes – Making Vegan Meatloaf – as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
Hi, I am Rebecca Corby with Green Island Catering. Today, I am going to show you how to make a delicious vegan holiday meal. This is perfect for a main meal. This is a vegan meatloaf. This particular meatloaf, I use lentils for the base. Now, these are just some regular lentils I got at the regular grocery store. They are kind of a greenish brown variety. There are dozens of different types of lentils, so you can feel free to use whichever kind you like. Now, lentils are a really great source of protein, fiber, iron. And a little known fact about lentils, is they also contain the amino acid, tryptophan. And that is the substance that is known for giving you that really calming, really full, and some would say even sleepy feeling after eating them. So lentils are going to make this dish really satisfying, really nourishing, and healthy.
Now, some other things you can add to your vegan meatloaf are some mushrooms and onions, and you would want to sautee those first. I have also added some oats, some Italian seasoning, and some whole grain bread crumbs. Now, if you wanted to make this gluten free, you could just use some brown rice instead of the bread crumbs. You could also add some other vegetables, like some shredded carrots or zuchinni are are really nice. And what you want to do is when you get all your ingredients together, and your cooked lentils, you are going to place it into a food processor, and just pulse it. That is going to break down the texture, so it kinda resembles, like, the ground beef.
Now let us talk about some seasonings you might wanna add to flavor your meatloaf. You can use some Italian seasoning, you could add some garlic, some black pepper. If you want a little kick, you could add some Cayenne Pepper. Just make sure, just use a little, and taste it first, because it is very potent. Um, you can add some soy sauce, that is also going to give it a darker color as well. And if you want to splurge, this is a really great product. This is a vegan Worcestershire sauce. This is the only thing I had to get at a specialty store, so it is optional. You do not have to use it. But it does give that really traditional meatloaf flavor. And I like to add a little bit of Dijon mustard as well. And again, when you are making this meatloaf, since there is no raw meat, the great thing is, you can just taste it as you go along, and add your own seasonings according to your taste.
Now, after you have mixed up your meatloaf really well, and it is holding together, you are going to want to press it into your pan. Most meatloafs use a bread pan. And just press it in, cover it with foil, and bake it in the oven until it is nice and brown. When it comes out, it is ready for you to slice, and this would be delicious served with a vegan mushroom gravy and some mashed potatoes.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
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Sunday, September 16th, 2012
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