The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
As a pet owner, what you choose to feed your dog or cat is probably one of the most important decisions you can make for his or her long term health—yet it's surprisingly complex. With hundreds of brands and varieties available, where do yo... Read more
"What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing m... Read more
I'm not giving an opinion on this one but thought that it was an interesting article that might be worth discussing here.
As always, let's try to do this while being respectful of other people's choices.
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I'm a long time ovo-lacto vegetarian, but I want to make the switch to healthy vegan eating. I started yesterday and I was so hungry, even while eating proteins throughout the day. I started off with a fruit smoothie with light soy milk and was starv... Read more
Which works better...
1) to have a daily deficit of the same amount or
2) to have an avg desired daily deficit with the desired total weekly deficit? Or...
3) it makes no difference
In other words, if I want to lose a half-pound a day, I... Read more
I had been trying to lose the same 10 pounds for 10 years with little to no luck. When my sister suggested I try a vegan diet, I was skeptical. I was already vegetarian and thought my diet was healthy enough. I switched to a vegan diet for 3 months a... Read more
Editor's Note: Did you know that SparkPeople was home to almost 250,000 vegetarians and vegans? It's true. In addition, 4% of Americans are either vegetarian or vegan, according to a Vegetarian Times survey, and up to 10% of Americans follow a parti... Read more
Vegetarian Awareness Month is wrapping up, but the meat-free mealtime fun doesn't have to end! In addition to giving away 5 copies of our e-book "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Ba... Read more
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