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You might be gaining weight on plant-based diet from eating too many fruits and vegetables. Yes, I said it. Let me explain. People are often attracted to plant-based diets by the promise of weight loss. And, yes it’s true, herbivores tend to be slimmer than omnivores. Yet, many people find they actually gain weight when …

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In IBS, FODMAPS (found in many plant foods) can trigger unpleasant gastro symptoms. These include bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and constipation. If you have IBS, this can make following a plant-based diet hard. The biggest issues is that most protein-rich plant foods contain one or more FODMAPS. But armed with knowledge and simple strategies, an IBS …

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How does a vegan or plant-based ketogenic diet stack up against traditional keto? Is there even such a thing as a plant-based keto diet? Yes…you can be plant-based and keto Granted, it’s harder and takes more planning, but there are many benefits to the plant-based versions of keto, over meat-heavy ones. What is keto? Essentially …

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Vegan and plant-based diets are on the rise as the problems with the current food systems and standard Western diets become increasingly hard to ignore. As a plant-based dietitian, I feel qualified to share some tips on starting a plant-based or vegan diet for beginners. I’ve helped many people with this over the years and …

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As plant-based eating becomes mainstream, it’s good to appreciate the versatility of humble old tofu. Aside from being a nutritional powerhouse, tofu may be the most practical of all soy products, because of its neutral flavour and meaty texture. When transitioning to a plant-based diet, replacing animal protein with a similar amount of plant-based protein …

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Setting the record straight The same, tired old stories about soy pop up in the media every now and then – even though current evidence about soy is overwhelmingly – and increasingly – positive. Sadly, people continue to avoid soy because of old misconceptions. So let’s look at the facts. What is soy? Soy is …

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There is good evidence that when combined with a calorie-controlled diet and exercise, meal replacements can be an effective weight loss strategy. They help people eat fewer calories by temporarily replacing one or two meals per day with a protein-based supplement. As there are more plant-based options on the market than ever before, it’s important …

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It’s the simple things in life! Who doesn’t love peanut butter?? It’s a delicious nutritional powerhouse that has so many uses – both sweet and savory. Even though I’m a massive peanut butter fan, I was still surprised how well these vegan peanut butter cookies turned out when eggs were replaced with chickpea (garbanzo bean) …

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I’m always advocating for people to add more plants to their diet, regardless of whether they are plant-based or not. One of the easiest ways to do this is by swapping the protein source in your favourite recipes. This is great because it means you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, think of new recipes, …

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