Win a Copy of The Abundance Diet

The Abundance Diet

We’re giving away 3 copies of The Abundance Diet. Open to U.S. residents only – sorry everybody else! Somer McCowan offers a 28 day weight loss plan to help you lose weight quickly and safely while eating abundantly and never counting calories. The key is a whole food plant based diet of mostly fruit and […]

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Fat Free or Low Fat, How Much Does it Matter?

Fat Free

Many plant based diet gurus advocate fat free or low fat diets for health and weight loss Dr. McDougall – The McDougall Program, Joel Fuhrman M.D. – Eat to Live, Dr. Neil Bernard – 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and Robert Pritikin – The Pritikin Principle, Dean Ornish, M.D. – Eat More, Weigh Less are all […]

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7 Yr Old Sugar Addict Won’t Go Vegan with Dad

Kid Won't Eat

Dad goes vegan, wants son to give up sugar & eat healthy First of all, thanks for creating the Savvy Vegetarian web site! A little story about myself: I have struggled with weight issues most of my adult life. Recently I decided (educated myself) that there are tremendous flaws in the western diet. When I […]

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5 Weight Control Tips for (Mostly) Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian Weight Gain

When I try to go vegetarian – except for fish & eggs – I gain weight. I eat quinoa, but generally find I must leave beans and rice alone. I’m 68, in good shape, and very active outdoors, hiking, snow shoeing and camping. How can I control my weight and still be mostly vegetarian? Thank […]

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Senior maintains healthy weight range with diet & exercise

Healthy Fit Senior

Weight Loss Story: Active senior maintains heart healthy weight range for 44 years with diet & exercise plan, needs  balanced healthy diet for more weight loss Message for Savvy Vegetarian: I am a 68 year old male in much better than average condition; heart healthy, active all 4 seasons. I have “fought” the weight loss battle for […]

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Vegetarian Weight Loss & Anne Collins

Anne-Collins

Should Anne Collins give advice on vegetarian weight loss, vegetarian nutrition and online weight loss support? I’m really bothered by the fact that you keep telling people to go to Anne Collins’ website. I had to search for quite a few minutes to find her credentials and, to my surprise, she is not a Registered […]

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Lose Weight on Veg Diet: Cut the Cheese

Cheese

Calories in cheese and cheese in processed foods explain weight gain on vegetarian diet A while back we received a letter from a reader who was asking about vegetarian weight loss.  She had experienced unexplained weight gain on her new veggie diet instead of the usual weight loss. Why do some vegetarians experience weight gain […]

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How Many Avocados Can You Eat & Still Lose Weight?

Avocado

New to vegetarian diet, wondering how many avocados you can eat and still lose weight. How many calories in avocado? I have asked this question of my many friends on Twitter and Facebook but no one seems to know or have the answer. How many avocados can a person eat and still lose weight? I […]

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60 Year Old Vegetarian Wants To Lose Weight

Yoga Woman

Daily exercise, plant based diet and counting calories for weight loss Hi! I’m 60 and have been totally veg for about 8 months. I eat a plant-based, whole grain, no oil diet. I don’t eat any soy products except non-fat Westsoy milk in coffee and cereal. I’ve stopped being diabetic and hypertense and no longer […]

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New Vegan: Are Cravings Normal? What About Soy?

Meat Cravings

I just started my new vegan lifestyle. I want to know if my cravings for meat and dairy are normal, and how much soy is too much? I just started my new vegan lifestyle about a week ago. I was searching the internet to see if my cravings for meat and dairy were normal and […]

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