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At what age can a kid change their diet from vegetarian to vegan?

It's actually possible for children to be vegan from any age, assuming they are breastfed or appropriate formula can be sourced (vegan infant formula is rather difficult to get hold of though). You ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

No, these fake meats are not necessary for a good vegetarian diet. In my opinion, they are mostly not tasty, fatty and not healthy. Also, heavily processed food, like they often are, reduces the ...
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Does becoming vegan need a transition?

Yes, but because you need to learn what the heck you are going to eat. (And supplement.) People misunderstand why transition is necessary. Your body can handle new foods just fine. I am more worried ...
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Is it true that vegetarians who eat meat become ill?

Short answer: Most likely not. Long answer: A sudden transition from a vegetarian diet to an omnivorous one will clearly have some effects, as any sudden change in diet will have. According to ...
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Pros and cons of trying a vegetarian diet for a few months as a transition to veganism?

I recently transitioned from non-vegetarian to vegan (since May, 2016) I'll be answering based on my own personal experience not something backed up by research or facts. Going cold turkey can be ...
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Does becoming vegan need a transition?

No need to. I was a teenager when I transitioned and it was cold turkey. Few pieces of advice: Try to change as little as possible. For instance, replace milk with almond milk, meat with soy protein, ...
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What proportion of people raised vegetarian eventually quit?

It's hard to find quantitative data on your specific question. Even on vegetarianism and veganism in general, there are only very few quantitative and representative scientific studies. Faunalytics ...
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At what age can a kid change their diet from vegetarian to vegan?

Yes, it's actually possible for children to be vegan from any age, but please read carefully the sections "Calcium and vitamin D" and "Vitamin B-12" (among others) in the above provided link (it's ...
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Is it true that vegetarians who eat meat become ill?

Yes, it's possible. I wouldn't say it's a guarantee though. I was raised vegetarian and haven't had more than two or three meals with meat in my life (tried it, didn't like it). I can always tell ...
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What are the reasons people switch from vegetarianism to veganism?

Vegetarianism is a diet that refrains from consuming the flesh of animals, sometimes for religious, spiritual or ethical reasons, sometimes following tradition or culture, and sometimes for health ...
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What are the steps a vegetarian/vegan should take to start eating meat again?

I have some experience with this. After being vegetarian for a couple years, I started eating meat again a couple times, mostly while on trips. I didn't observe any major side effects. My digestion ...
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Pros and cons of trying a vegetarian diet for a few months as a transition to veganism?

I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian of six years so far. I go vegan occasionally for a month or so at a time. I experienced a learning curve the first time I went vegan in the thought process in what I eat ...
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Does becoming vegan need a transition?

No, I don't think it's necessary. Many people become vegetarian first and transition to vegan. This is more a developing change and ethics and culture. I've never heard of anyone on a vegan or ...
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Does becoming vegan need a transition?

In my experience of food counselor I've met several people who turned vegan without a transition time, and they were enjoying a plentiful life. So I can definitely say transition time is not necessary,...
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Does becoming vegan need a transition?

You might experience side effects such as gas from too many beans, or a stomach ache from too much fiber, but those can be avoided by eating a varied selection of foods, and might not even be an issue ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

No, meat substitutes are not necessary nutritionally nor socially. Socially Grilled vegetables are great at a BBQs! Veggies The following items are great on the grill. Either put a fine metal mesh ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

I travel quite a bit and for me using apps like Happy Cow ,which locates veg*n restaurants near you, has been very useful. You can try using this kind of apps to look for something that is both ...
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How can I become vegetarian/vegan when I have allergies to many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices?

With such a long list of allergies, you should seek professional advice rather than hope to find it on the internet. Certainly, this long list of allergies will mean that becoming vegetarian or ...
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Is the change from meat eater to pescatarian comparable to the change from pescatarian to vegan?

To address the 'ecology' side of your question, there are a few factors to consider: How much meat/fish you are eating in both scenarios - probably an obvious one How is the fish caught? Pole and ...
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Is it true that vegetarians who eat meat become ill?

It can happen but it depends on your medical situation. I wouldn't describe it as an allergy but some people are intolerant to meat. I literally haven't been able to stomach meat for a very long time....
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At what age can a kid change their diet from vegetarian to vegan?

There is no evidence that you should have bovine lactose (cows milk), and the case for calcium from milk is weak at best. Human milk is the best milk for humans. Cow's milk drinkers risk a variety of ...
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Does suddenly stopping eating meat cause any difficulties to the body?

Switching to a vegetarian diet can have numerous side effects, but they can be countered. Two of the most common issues are increased flatulence and bloating. This is primarily due to a large uptick ...
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Does becoming vegan need a transition?

The best arguments for or against a transition period have to do with habits. We need approximately 30 days to form a new habit. If we really want to go vegetarian or vegan, we can do so right away, ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

Of course they are not necessary. It really narrows down to how you're going to arrange your food. If you refuse to eat fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans, then you would probably need ...
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Pros and cons of trying a vegetarian diet for a few months as a transition to veganism?

Do you know what you're going to eat tomorrow? Can you make a meal plan that you'll stick to for a week (or a month) right now? If you can't from the top of your head, think about the time you need ...
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Is bloating after a six month vegan diet transition period still normal?

If a lot of your meals tend to contain beans of any sort, it can cause this issue. Reportedly, if you use the Mexican spice, Epazote (available on Amazon) when cooking your meal containing beans, you ...
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How can I become vegetarian/vegan when I have allergies to many fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and spices?

There are tests for allergies in a lot of countries, you should check with your personal doctor or if there is any clinic close to you that provide them, That should be your first step, even if you ...
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What foods to eat when changing from meat to vegetarian to vegan?

A typical balanced meal is a bean, a grain and a vegetable. Grains are carb-heavy and if whole grain the protein complements beans. (Research is ambiguous on whether this is important). Quinoa stands ...
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What foods to eat when changing from meat to vegetarian to vegan?

First and foremost, it might be needless to say that you must eat vegetables.. all of them, any kind. If you do that, you're probably just fine. I have a friend who tried to go veg, but she didn't ...
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