Vegetarian and Vegan Diet (cont.)
In this Article
- Introduction to vegetarian diets
- What types of vegetarian diets are there?
- What are the potential problems from consuming a vegetarian and vegan diet?
- What are the benefits of a vegetarian and vegan diet?
- How do I develop a vegetarian or vegan diet plan for myself?
- What are sources for vegetarian and vegan recipes?
- What's included in the vegetarian food pyramid?
- What's included in the vegan food pyramid?
- Where can I get more information on vegetarian and vegan diets?
What's included in the vegan food pyramid?
Vegan Food Guide Pyramid
It's important to remember that you can consume too many calories following a vegetarian or a vegan diet. Too much of any food can lead to weight gain and the health problems associated with being overweight. Part of consuming a balanced diet means moderation. You also want to include water and physical activity in your plan. This is about making a healthy lifestyle change and making choices that "feed" your body and mind in the right way.
Where can I get more information on vegetarian and vegan diets?
Books and magazines
Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet by Brenda Davis, RD, and Vesanto Melina., MS, RD. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company. 2000.
Being Vegetarian for Dummies by Suzanne Havala, MS, RD. Cleveland, OH: IDG Books Worldwide. 2001.
New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide to a Healthy Vegetarian Diet by Vesanto Melina., MS, RD, and Brenda Davis, RD. Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company. 2003.
Simply Vegan: Quick Vegetarian Meals, 4th ed. Debra Wasserman; Nutrition Section by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD. Baltimore, MD: The Vegetarian Resource Group. 2006.
The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets: Issues and Applications, 2nd ed. Virginia Messina, Reed Mangels, and Mark Messina. Boston, Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 2004. The
Vegan & Vegetarian FAQ: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions. Davida Gypsy Breier; Nutrition Section by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD. Baltimore, MD: The Vegetarian Resource Group. 2001. 2
Vegetarian Times: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/
Veg News: http://www.vegnews.com/web/home.do
American Vegan Society: http://www.americanvegan.org/
North American Vegetarian Society: http://www.navs-online.org/
Go Veg: http://www.goveg.com/
Vegan Action: http://www.vegan.org/
Vegan Outreach: http://www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/
In a Vegetarian Kitchen: http://vegkitchen.com/
The Vegetarian Resource Group: http://www.vrg.org/
The Vegetarian Society: http://www.vegsoc.org/
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