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4/3/12 1:04 P

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Omg I cannot figure out how to track omega 3's! I have 3 sources telling my daily value should be approximately 1.1g/day, but there's no micro-nutrients listed in nutrition fact labels. Just eat a spoonful of olive oil a day?? (yuck) .. seeds/fish.. I couldn't find it on the labels of any supplements either. You know, at Wal Mart lol but still.

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4/3/12 9:46 A

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I don't know if your a fan of Dr. Oz, but I just watched a video of his called 5 nutrients your not getting enough of. His list was B-12, fiber, calcium, Vitamin D, and omega 3 fatty acid.

Rob

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4/2/12 3:50 P

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I will keep all that in mind. :)

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4/2/12 3:01 P

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The most important for vegetarians is B12 and protein. After that it will vary by person. I used to track potassium and calcium because of leg cramps. I still track sodium to make sure I keep it low. Women need more iron than men so that might be something for you. The last study I read listed vitamin D as the one more Americans were short on.

Just remember your best medicine is to eat a healthy diet from a wide variety of fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

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4/2/12 2:02 P

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Oh a multivitamin! Good idea! Your doctor obviously needs to open his mind up a little more ;) However, he does have science on his side. Whatever. .. Do you have suggestions for what besides B12 I should track.. I got a list of of Wikipedia but it may or may not be legitimate.. Btw I really appreciate your responses.

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4/2/12 11:37 A

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Yes, while you are tracking your food you might as well keep an eye on your nutrients. It is a great way to see which food you are not eating enough of. You can also keep an eye on protein another thing vegetarians can come up short on. I take the multi-vitamin to keep my Doctor happy, he is a little skeptical of vegetarians.

Rob

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4/2/12 10:38 A

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Thank you, Rob!

I am going to pick up a supplement today for a B-12 vitamin. Also, do you log "nutrition tracker" style of certain nutrients or do you just go with it and assume you are getting enough?

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4/2/12 8:45 A

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Hi Sara,

I am a vegetarian and don't eat any dairy. As long as you eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables especially the bright colors and dark greens you are good on nutrients with the exception of B-12. I was using nutritional yeast on my food for B-12, but at my last doctors appointment he recommended that I take a daily multivitamin just to be safe.

Rob

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4/1/12 10:51 P

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Hello Team!

My name is Sara, and I kind of just realized that I don't really ever eat meat. I have researched and am thinking that I would like to make this happy coincidence an actual choice! I've looked up nutrient deficiencies on Google, and I'm slightly wary of not receiving enough vitamin B-12 and others due to having vegetarian tendencies AND dieting. It appears that a lot of the nutrients needed come from consuming large amounts of dairy (high in fats!) and whole grain, which is pretty caloric if the recommended servings are followed. Is there any veteran vegetarians out there that could maybe give me a little advise?? :)

Thank you!
Sara

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