(By: Robin Boorsma)
> My daugter has been a vegan for the past year.
> [she's having problems] What could be going on?
A "vegan diet" can be almost any diet at all, as long as it does not contain any animal-derived products. So there are theoretically MILLIONS of ways to eat a vegan diet. If her current food choices are giving her trouble, she can change it around in all sorts of ways (more cooked food, less raw, more greens, less starchy food, etc), until she arrives at a diet with a variety of foods that she tolerates well and thrives on. Keeping a "food diary" may help a lot. That way she can figure out which foods cause trouble, and which ones don't. Tell her not to give up.
(By: Chef Deb)
Chef Deb gave some very good advice but I am going to add something else. If your daughter is on a junk vegan diet then she will almost surely have trouble. A junk vegan diet is one of the worse diets in the world. We vegans need to take a vitamin B-12 supplement. That is basically all that we miss on a GOOD vegan diet. A good vegan diet is one of the best diets, if not the best diet, that anyone can eat. When I say a junk vegan diet I mean things like candy bars, sweets, chips, and food and snacks without good nutrition value to them. A good vegan diet had a lot of fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, soy (like tofu), and other foods with good nutritional value.
Please have your daughter use the resources of VEGAN 2050 including this sub area of it. We are more than happy to help her and Chef Deb will give her some great recipies. All you need to do is ask any of us. Chef Deb has her own sub section of VEGAN 2050.
> Please have your daughter use the resources of VEGAN 2050 including this
> sub area of it. We are more than happy to help her and Chef Deb will give
> her some great recipies. All you need to do is ask any of us. Chef Deb
> has her own sub section of VEGAN 2050.
> (By: Doc)
VEGAN 2050 also has a Facebook page, with lots of vegan "mini-recipes" and ideas.
(By: Chef Deb)