12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

A balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits. These diets have been associated with weight loss, better blood sugar control, a decreased risk of heart disease and a lower risk of certain types of cancer (1, 2, 3, 4). However, it can be challenging to maintain a well-rounded vegetarian diet that provides all the nutrients you…

17 High Protein Vegan Breakfasts That Are Easy to Make

Finding breakfast recipes that are high in protein and low in starchy carbs – plus filling and tasty! – can be challenging enough, never mind if you have any type of dietary restriction. For a healthy breakfast that will cut down on cravings, I recommend dishes with at least 20 grams of protein plus fiber,…

4 reasons you’re NOT losing weight on a vegan diet

There is one response that probably tops most lists of health goals: Weight Loss. Historically over the generations and still today, there is often room for a downward shift in the figure that appears on the weighing scales, whether it’s a priority or not. More recently, another health goal may well be a new contender…

How to Eat Healthy Vegetarian and Vegan Food and Diet During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Vegetarians and vegans can eat a healthy diet in pregnancy as long as they follow certain rules. Establish the appropriate weight gain: There is no better indication of healthy pregnancy eating than healthy weight gain. During the first visit to the obstetrician, a generic weight gain chart should be established offering the vegetarian a guide to…

Top 10 Tips For a First-Time Vegan

Last year, I decided to go vegan for an entire month, chronicling my thoughts, challenges, health, and weight the entire time. I thought it’d be a fun exercise, that perhaps I’d gain some insight into my own diet and into the lives of those who live, well, a little differently than the rest of us. I never…

12 top tips for cooking vegan on a budget

A lot of people mistakenly assume that being vegan is expensive, but I’ve found the opposite to be true. Below are a few tips and tricks to keep food costs down, without sacrificing flavour or variety. 1 Cook from scratch Regardless of your diet, it isn’t really possible to eat affordably if you buy ready-made, jars of…

7 Supplements You Need on a Vegan Diet

One common concern about vegan diets is whether they provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs. Many claim that a whole-food, plant-based diet easily meets all the daily nutrient requirements. Some even encourage vegans to avoid all supplements. Despite meaning well, this type of advice can do more harm than good….

Vegetarians are unhealthy and ‘mentally disturbed’, says new research

I knew it You’ve probably spent the first month of the year listening to suddenly healthy friends harping on about their couch to 5k, Dry January or new vegetarian/vegan lifestyle which is vastly superior to your garbage diet. And that’s probably been hard. But here’s some news to make you feel better. A study from…