Questions tagged [transitioning-diets]

changing from one diet to another, for example, from omnivore to vegetarian, from vegetarian to vegan, and so on. You are very welcome to ask for advice on transitioning diets here, but please make your question specific and answerable rather than inviting discussion.

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Need help in transitioning to vegetarianism/veganism due to allergies. What choices do I have?

Preface I've spent a year as a vegetarian and I tried to go vegan (for the ethical argument), but I could only last about a month (28 days, to be precise). As the new year is coming, I'm wondering if ...
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Is the change from meat eater to pescatarian comparable to the change from pescatarian to vegan?

I'm wondering if health-wise and ecology-wise the change from omnivore to pescatarian is comparable to change from pescatarian to vegan?
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How can I become vegetarian/vegan when I have allergies to many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices?

I eat too much meat and often think about reducing it, but I seriously don't know how to replace the meat and avoid being hungry all the time. I read that veganism can help with allergies, but my ...
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Is bloating after a six month vegan diet transition period still normal?

I have been vegan for about half a year now, but the bloating and gas are still a problem. I've read that the body will get used to it after a certain time, but I think it should be better by now, ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

Traveling with any kind of specific dietary habits can be tough, but vegan/pescetarian travel can be extremely difficult. In the last 5 years, I've been travelling a lot for my job. It can take me ...
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At what age can a kid change their diet from vegetarian to vegan?

We usually give kids cow/goat milk, ghee and some products for better health (calcium for strong bones and so on). At what age we can change a kid's diet to vegan from vegetarian without affecting ...
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Does suddenly stopping eating meat cause any difficulties to the body?

Does a suddenly stopping eating meat after eating it habitually for a long time cause any problems in the human body, particularly to the digestive system?
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What proportion of people raised vegetarian eventually quit?

I am a lifelong vegetarian, having been raised on vegetarian principles and chosen to stick to them after reaching adulthood. I'm curious how many people make that choice, and how many decide to ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

I've found that many pre-made fake meat (vegetarian "burger" or "sausages") products are very expensive relative to other foods. Are these necessary for a vegetarian diet? What alternatives are used ...
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What foods to eat when changing from meat to vegetarian to vegan? [closed]

So let me explain the process that me and my family went for about 5 years and now we are ready to go to 100% vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. 5 years ago we were meat eaters. Basically every day. ...
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What are the reasons people switch from vegetarianism to veganism?

Many vegans I know have been vegetarians for some time, before switching to veganism. What are some reasons for this? Why not going straight to veganism? Also, are there any benefits for not becoming ...
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What are the steps a vegetarian/vegan should take to start eating meat again? [closed]

I've heard stories about vegans/vegetarians trying to eat meat again after a long period of time of vegetarianism and getting sick. Just an example, one of my best friends talking about his girlfriend ...
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Does becoming vegan need a transition?

I recently decided to be vegan. One of my concerns is the impact on health of a sudden change of eating habits. So, speaking about health, does becoming vegan need a transition? Do I need to "teach ...
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Is it true that vegetarians who eat meat become ill?

I've been a veggie for years, but recently I've been told that if I ever accidentally or intentionally eat meat again I may become violently ill, because my body isn't used to it. I've eaten small ...
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Pros and cons of trying a vegetarian diet for a few months as a transition to veganism?

I'm interested in becoming a vegan, and cutting all animal products out of my diet. Should I go cold turkey (pun intended) and just stop eating animal products immediately, or should I try to be a ...
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