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If you are vegetarian, did you start healthy or just not meat eating and worked into more veggies?

My 17 y/o is vegan, and although he will eat veggies and fruit, beans, nuts and the like he leans more toward junk. It seems like he is trying to exist on Ramen and chips :\ I know junk food is a typical teen thing, but I feel like he has special nutritional requirements being vegan. I'm not sure how to meet these needs.

 
blessedwithree

Asked by blessedwithree at 5:30 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • good luck
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 7:32 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I have been a vegetarian for many years, I meet mine by eating soy products, soy milk is delicious and I also drink whey protein drinks for extra protein.
    older

    Answer by older at 5:33 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • A true vegan eats healthy, no matter what-fruits, veggies, all organic-tofu, nuts, seeds and so forth, cooked and raw. My father and step-mother were vegans for many years and I am what they call a semi-vegetarian when I only eat meat on occasion (well, I do right now because I am pregnant, but I find it hard to stomach the meat). My sister-in-law is a vegan as well.
    AnasMommy7

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 5:34 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Thanks for responding :) We do keep soy milk in the fridge, I don't think he will 'do' whey protein isn't a milk product?

    I like that, a 'true vegan'. I'll talk with him later today about that.
    blessedwithree

    Comment by blessedwithree (original poster) at 5:38 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I've been a vegetarian for years. I do eat junk sometimes when the mood strikes me. I gave up meat pretty much cold turkey, no pun intended. I make sure I take a multivitamin everyday and drink loads of water.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 2:11 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

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